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Dr Cari & Dr Dave—The ONLY Wife & Husband team of Chiropractic Doctors in New Iberia History!
Dr. Dave Darby DC, has Decades of Experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic—helping the people of his hometown, New Iberia. To our knowledge, Dr. Dave is the First, and Only, licensed Doctor of Chiropractic from New Iberia who ever came back home, and who has maintained a private Chiropractic practice in New Iberia for decades. He went to North Lewis Elementary, NI Junior High, NI Freshman High, and New Iberia Senior High, graduating in the Honors Program in 1987. He majored in Biology/Chemistry at USL. He went on to finish his undergrad studies at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri in the PreProfessional Health Sciences. Dr. Dave earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in the accelerated 9 Trimester program from Cleveland Chiropractic College/Cleveland University in Kansas City in 1994 with a cumulative gpa of 3.45. Dr Dave completed an extended preceptorship in Omaha, Nebraska after graduation. After returning home to New Iberia, Dr Dave worked along side, and was mentored by the Legendary Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr Virgil Bryant, in New Iberia. Along with Dr Cari, Dr Dave has been the owner of Darby Chiropractic of New Iberia since 1999.
Dr. Dave focuses on General Chiropractic Practice, but has decades of experience in complex back and neck conditions in the Chiropractic scope. Dr Dave lives with a congenital lower back condition called Spondylolisthesis with a severely degenerative L5 disc, so he does his best to practice what he preaches. This has led Dr Dave to want to offer the best equipment, and give his best for his hometown, so that others can live a better quality of life through Chiropractic also. Dr Dave also has a special interest in Nutrition and Sports Chiropractic. An avid athlete, Dr. Dave does weightlifting several days per week. His focus is on core strength, and the functional integrity of the Spine. Dr Dave strives toward being a living testimony to the benefits of long term Chiropractic Care.
Dr. Cari Darby DC, has Decades of Experience. Dr Cari is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Daniel J. Gross High in 1987. She then attended the University of Nebraska majoring in Psychology. She finished her undergraduate studies in the PreProfessional Health Sciences at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree with Cum Laude Honors, cumulative gpa of 3.71, at Cleveland Chiropractic College/Cleveland University of Kansas City in 1994, in the accelerated 9 Trimester DC Degree program. Dr Cari completed an extended preceptorship in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr Cari also worked with with Dr Dave at Bryant Chiropractic Clinic in New Iberia. She has been the co-owner of Darby Chiropractic of New Iberia, with Dr Dave since 1999. She has decades of experience in Chiropractic and enjoys the family atmosphere of practice. Her special areas of interest are Cold Laser, Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy, Nutritional Supplementation and exercise, as she practices yoga several times per week. Dr Cari’s Strengths are structure, organization, and getting down to the root causes of problems. An Amazing Mom, she truly understands what other families go through in giving their all for their children, and brings that concern and experience in helping our patients—and letting them know they have a Doctor of Chiropractic who understands life’s challenges. And even with a super busy schedule, Dr Cari has helped many people by participating in Meals on Wheels, and in helping people in our communities with reading challenges. Dr Cari’s compassion and commitment to caring are unsurpassed.
Dr. Dave and Dr. Cari met in undergrad in 1990. They got married in 1994 after graduating from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City. Dr Dave and Dr Cari completed the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program in an Accelerated 9 Trimester Curriculum. This means that Dr Dave and Dr Cari completed their DC degrees with up to 30-36 credit hours per Trimester in courses such as Neuroanatomy, Gross Anatomy, Spinal Anatomy, Biochemistry, Radiology, Diagnosis, and Other Rigorous Health Science Courses, along with Multiple Chiropractic Techniques, while achieving very high gpa to be able to stay in the Accelerated Program. Cleveland University of Kansas City, according to the Dean of Academics, is one of the most rigorous and challenging Doctorate level programs, and has the highest rankings of National Board completion scores, nearly 10 points over the National average. Cleveland University-Kansas City/College of Chiropractic celebrates 100 Years in 2022, and has the Highest Accreditation a Chiropractic College can attain.
Dr Dave and Dr Cari completed all National Board requirements, as well as licensure requirements to Practice Chiropractic in Louisiana. They complete Continuing Education every year.
Dr Dave & Dr Cari have been blessed with 3 beautiful children, and totally understand what it means to raise a family in tough times, especially when health concerns arise. We are here to help, as much as we possibly can with great Chiropractic care—for the long haul. We have been here for decades, and we will be here for decades to come.