I have been going to Dr Berry for years and he is the best chiropractor I have ever found. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional I never have to wait for long periods of time in his office and he is so kind. He has treated me when I have been pregnant as well and it has helped me immensely. His prices are very affordable and his staff is top notch. Every time I leave his office I feel energized and so much better it is worth every penny. I would highly recommend Dr Berry to anyone. 

                                                                                                                                 Victoria M.,Carlsbad


"I had a great experience at La Costa Chiropractic while dealing with severe back pain. A friend recommended Dr Berry to me and I am so grateful I listened to her. I was greeted by a very friendly staff which was much appreciated and was seen quickly. I was given great treatment and advice by Dr Berry not only for my back pain but for overall wellness to improve my back for years to come. I feel great!   

                                                                             Karl Makinen, Encinitas

Dr. Berry is the BEST! I've always had problems with my back ,and ear infections before I met Doctor Berry, now ever since I've been under his care I FEEL GREAT! Thank you Dr. for all you do for patients like me... You are TRULY APPRECIATED! 

                                                                                                                              Soraya F., San Marcos


"I heard about La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness from a co-worked and his wife who have been patients for a couple of years. I first came in because another friend became a patient and highly recommended that I visit the office, due to my complaints of headaches and lower back pain.

Since beginning chiropractic care, my improvements have been gradual and constant. However if I don't follow through with the recommended stretches and exercises, I can really feel and "pay" the difference between appointments.

I enjoy the convenience of early a.m. appointments and the entire staff is very pleasant. I also enjy the "seasonal" promotions, contests and donation drives to assist the local community and don't fprget the educational wellness seminars too!"


Coleen A.


"I first heard about La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness from a friend and first came in because of lower back pain.

Since beginning chiropractic care, my improvements have been resulting in a higher quality of life.

I would recommend Dr. Berry to anyone in San Diego. I have tried other doctors but no one has done a better job than Dr. Berry"


Bryan C., La Costa


"I heard about La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness from the Carlsbad Marathon Expo and first came in because of a calf and IT band problem.

Since beginning chiropractic care, my improvements have allowed me to continue my active lifestyle of marathon training and martial arts. I ran my personal best in a half marathon and have maintained a high level of fitness.

I'll definitely continue my treatments with La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness."


A Navy Pilot, Carlsbad



Dr. Berry,

It was important to me to send to you this e-mail regarding my recent visit to your office on Friday the 23rd of September.  I was driving to San Clemente for a morning meeting with a customer.  I knew that I needed an adjustment.  I called your office at approximately 10 minutes before 8:00 a.m.  Sheila answered the phone.  I asked her, if it was possible to get an appointment with you and that I needed to walk out of the door by 8:45 a.m.  She said that she would make it happen.  I arrived a few minutes later and I was put ahead of other patients that were in your waiting room.  I received the pretreatment and then an adjustment by you.  I walked out at 8:45 a.m. and I was on time for my meeting.  I would like to thank you and your entire staff for going above and beyond the call of duty for me that day and delivering a level of customer service that sets you apart from the others.  I would like to mention all of them by name, however, I cannot, as I may forget someone.  Again, many thanks to all!                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                 Best regards,

                                                                                                       Mike Diaz, Vista 


First came rosacea, followed some time later by the type of related blepharitis known as “ocular rosacea”.  Not willing to get involved long-term in the traditional, chemical medications prescribed by the doctors I visited, I started to explore options in the alternative field.  First, I found a Chinese soap that resolved the rosacea skin issues.  Secondly, after taking the initial dose of the ophthalmologist’s prescribed treatment of Prednisone combined with hot eye compresses to reduce the symptoms of the eye issues, I read up on the side effects of that particular medication and found them worrisome.   So I abandoned the Prednisone regimen and continued to search out other possibilities for the blepharitis side of the ailment.


I tried all sorts of home remedies over the years, and did get some short term relief with various herbal treatments, but the condition always came back and got increasingly worse...to the point of having constantly red, watery eyes (one eye in particular), loss of eyelashes, inflamed eyelids, and light sensitivity.   I never went anyplace without a handful of tissues to “mop” my eyes and usually got to the end of the day just worn out from having eyes that were so incessantly irritated and bothersome.


Rick Peterson joined the chiropractic/wellness clinic where I have gone for years, so I decided to see if he could help.  I must admit, after the first few sessions things seemed the same and I was beginning to be discouraged, even though he advised patience – apparently the longer a chronic condition has existed, the longer it takes acupuncture to begin to turn it around.  And he was so right!   His treatments of acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy, Chinese herbs, cupping and items from the health food store kicked in and my eyes began to respond, turned the corner, and then got increasingly better after each appointment. 


I feel like I have gotten my life back!  I now can spend the day outside without having tears running down my cheeks, I can look in the mirror each morning without red eyes staring back, the gaps in my eyelashes are filling in, I can wear eye makeup again, and the tissues are relegated to my purse for other purposes.


                                                                                   Rosemary Crowell

                                                                                    San Marcos, CA


Rick is such an amazing, healing spirit. I initially came to him on a friend’s recommendation, as I was looking for treatment of my ovarian cysts. For the past several months, Rick has shown himself to be both very knowledgeable about his craft and extremely caring about his patients. I have not had any ovarian pain in months, and much of my reproductive health is due to Rick’s acupuncture treatments. He has also shown himself skilled in cupping and CranioSacral Therapy, as he uses his wisdom and nurturing energy to help my body out of dampness and back to homeostasis. Rick is a very skilled acupuncturist, and I am so grateful for his healing presence in my life. 

                                                                                                  Kelly L.


“I never thought that I would go to an acupuncturist, “it just wasn’t for me”. I was convinced by my friends to go to see Rick about a year and a half ago when I was having trouble recovering, after I had the flu. Rick was so caring and skilled in his treatments, and I started to get better quickly. After Rick had been able to help my with my recovery, I was so impressed that I ask him treat me when I had a shoulder problem and , at the same time, tennis elbow. I do not play tennis, I am a hairstylist. I guess 24 years of holding my left arm up was taking it’s toll. So, Rick gave me some powerful treatments acupuncture, combined with TENS. It was about 3 1/2 weeks, I was out of pain completely! (even at work!!!) Kaiser wanted to give me cortisone shots for both!!! So, after that- I asked Rick to treat me for menopausal symptoms. I have pretty regular hot flashes- followed by sweats- day and night- but mostly at night. This make sit a real challenge to be rested at all. My work includes some extremely extended hours at times, so my endurance is tested. Again, when I was able to stay to a schedule of Rick’s treatments, I have had a definite reduction in frequency of the hot flashes-I timed them!!! (I get better rest, so I can have a much better day!!) I will always ask Rick to see if he can fix any problem when I need help.”

                                                                                                                 Connie M.


“I was diagnosed by my medical doctors with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (with constipation). After a lot of disappointment regarding the treatment scenario from my medical doctors, my co-worker suggested that I try her acupuncturist.I have seen Rick Peterson for a little over a year now and my whole life has changed. Rick has successfully managed to treat my IBS (with constipation) to the point that it has completely disappeared; my lower abdominal pain is gone, my constipation is gone and my indigestion is gone which makes my life so much better. Rick treats me monthly to maintain my healthy digestive system.

“Rick Peterson is an amazing person and fabulous at his job. I came in for water-retention, weight-loss and back pain. Within a few visits my immediate problems went away and I was on my way to a more healthier life-style. I also feel much better in general from using Rick’s suggestions regarding nutrition. Rick is very knowledgeable as well as being a very caring person. He is a great communicator, understands problems quickly and puts his patients at ease. He is genuinely concerned with the all-around health of his patients which I found impressive and very comforting. I feel very lucky to have found him.”

                                                                     Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value
                                                                                                      Mary Lou Staight



“Up front, Rick is my brother. It makes it very easy for me to present him with questions and ask his opinions on issues I am frequently presented with as a surgeon. I have been able to refer my patients to providers who can offer a range of services that I have minimal to no knowledge about; just a few examples of patient needs have been alternative approaches to weight loss, smoking cessation, and optimization of healing after surgery. If he ever leaves San Diego and comes up to Seattle, I and my patients would be very well served by Rick his skills. Don Peterson, MD”

                                                                                             Donny Peterson