Journal Center Office Hours:
By appointment only Monday through Friday.
Journal Center Office
Meet the Journal Center Office Team
Our chiropractic team in Albuquerque, New Mexico is committed to check, educate, and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health through natural chiropractic care. We look forward to serving you! Call – 505-343-6120
Dr. Phil Uphold
On February 6th, 2012 I joined the Health Quest Wellness team. I am extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing team. I am a New Mexico native but have lived all over the country. I married my high school sweet heart Mandi. In June we will celebrate 13 years of marriage and have been together for 21years. Mandi has always been the sun my world revolves around. We have three awesome kids Colt, RandiLynn, and Gage.
I started getting adjusted as a young athlete by my wife’s father. Mandi comes from a chiropractic family that has been practicing in New Mexico since 1954. I followed in the footsteps of the two previous generations and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I graduated in 2004.
For the last seven years I have practiced with my fatherin-law and sister-in-law in Farmington. My chiropractic passion is children. As a parent the greatest gift we can give our children is good health. For my family chiropractic is not just a profession it is a way of life. My kids have never taken a medication of any kind (including vaccines), have never missed a day of school because they were sick, and have only seen a medical doctor because of a trauma. I know because they eat healthy, exercise daily, and get adjusted weekly, they are on a path toward a life time of great health.
There is an abundance of intelligence, athleticism, and health waiting to be released in every child but few ever reach their full potential because they are subluxated. Out side of chiropractic, life revolves around my kids. We are always on the run. All three of our kids are involved in sports, church activities, or music. We have attended Bloomﬁeld ﬁrst Baptist since returning from Iowa. My wife has been active in MOPS, and Vacation Bible School. When we get time we enjoy camping, hiking, and skiing/snowboarding. I am an avid hunter whether in the mountains for big game with my bow or ﬁeld hunting with my two Weimaraners. While in the Marine Corps I perfected my shooting skills and am a member of our local shooters club.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about my family and me. Coming to Health Quest is a dream come true. I look forward to meeting and adjusting all of you. God Bless, Phillip M. Uphold, D.C.
Our daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 16 years old. She was going through a series of tests so the doctors could decide what her treatment plan would be, either a brace and/or surgery. During this time we were referred to Health Quest through a friend at my bible study. We made the initial appointment, met with a doctor and got her results back.
The doctors at Health Quest definitely thought she would benefit through chiropractic care. Our decision was made. We would choose the less invasive and more holistic approach, chiropractic care. We started her care and within the first year her spine had corrected 14%.
Through all the education we received from the doctors at Health Quest, we learned that chiropractic helps with more than just scoliosis and pain in your back. It also helps with allergies, acid reflux and many more internal health issues. It is also an avenue that helps people get off a lot of the medications that they are taking. In learning all of this, we realized that our whole family needed to be under chiropractic care, for our overall health and well being.
I have been very blessed to be able to stay at home with our girls for the last 20 years. However, I was actively seeking my next path in life in a form of a career. I wanted to work someplace that I could serve the community and where health is a priority. I am so pleased to say that Health Quest is that place for me.
I started receiving chiropractic care in March 2013 and it has impacted my life in a variety of ways. What amazed me is how much the office cared about getting my body to its optimal health and well being. I had always thought that chiropractors were only there to “pop” you and nothing else. It was exciting to find out how much more thought and effort goes into it. I’ve suffered from severe seasonal allergies throughout my life where breathing alone was painful.
No matter what kind of trick I would do to help or whatever allergy medicine I would take, it had no affect on me and I would suffer. I can say since I first started getting adjusted my allergies have vanished. This new discovery of healing in a very natural, non-medicated way is something that I like to share with others so they too can feel positive changes in their health as well as attitude. God being our ultimate healer has shown us to cure our subluxation right down to the source. Being a part of this family has opened my eyes and has given me new opportunities to discover, and bring out to its full potential.