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Dr. John "Rick" Ortego

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Dr. J. Rick Ortego is a native of Saint Landry parish. He was a distinguished athlete of Football, Basketball and Track at Sacred Heart in Ville Platte, LA. He received a scholarship to McNeese State University for Football where he played for 3 years. Dr. Ortego became a Chiropractic patient after he sustained a neck injury during his football career at McNeese. He was able to see first-hand the benefits that Chiropractic care can have on a patient with a specific injury, aspiring him to pursue a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He completed his undergraduate work from McNeese with a B.S. in Nursing in 1978. He went on to attend Life Chiropractic College, graduating Cumme Laude in March 1982.

Dr. Ortego has built one of the most successful chiropractic clinics in the greater St. Landry Parish area. He opened his clinic Ortego Chiropractic Clinic on August 1, 1983. He is a member of Chiropractic Association of Louisiana and American Chiropractic Association.

In his spare time Dr. Ortego enjoys spending time at his Camp, Fishing on his boat and spending time with his wife Venise and daughters Leigha, Monette, and Julianne.

Abby - Office Manager


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Andrea - Receptionist


Katie - Chiropractic Assistant


Tammy - Chiropractic Assistant/ Massage Therapist

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7:30 am-4:30 pm


7:30 am-4:30 pm


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