About Dr. Duke

"If you are looking for one word to describe Dr. Ellan Duke, that word is passion. She is passionate about health and wellness. She is passionate about public health. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. She is passionate about lifting others up to do their best."

Bryan Campbell, CEO, Duval County Medical Society


Dr. Ellan Duke is a Chiropractor, Nutritionist and Certified Sports Physician. She has been practicing functional and integrative medicine for the past 25 years. Her passion is finding the most natural solutions to whole health, including mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Ellan Duke

Dr. Duke was born in Michigan into a family of six children and raised on a farm in Central Florida. She has been married to her husband Tom for almost 34 years. He is a self-employed architect. They live in Jacksonville, Florida. They have four grown sons and four darling grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving, biking, snow skiing, kayaking, playing the guitar, reading the bible, and church.

Dr. Duke is the founder of River Hills Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center, which she directed for 25 years. The clinic offers chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, Pilates, yoga, personal training, and nutritional counseling.

Dr. Duke's pre-med bachelor’s degree is nutritional counseling. Her doctorate degree is chiropractic from Life University. She later received certification as a sports physician through Palmer Chiropractic College. She has completed specific training in pediatrics and physical handicaps, as well as cutting-edge coursework with nutrition groups such as Standard Process, Biotics, Life Extension, and Metagenics.

Dr. Duke’s younger brother was born with cerebral palsy and hard of hearing, so she was heavily involved with handicapped individuals from a young age. Consequently, she has worked with The Easter Seals as a volunteer and as a paid counselor. She is also a certified instructor for The American Red Cross.

She is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. She is also the local facilitator of the Christian Chiropractors Association, which hosts a free clinic for the City Rescue Mission homeless shelter.

For the last eight years, Dr. Duke has been on the Jacksonville Mayor’s Council for Fitness and Well Being. This is a group of approximately 20 health care professionals who gather monthly to review policies and create programs to promote improved health to the citizens of Jacksonville. Currently, they are seeking to award Jacksonville as a “Let’s Move” city. This is an initiative created by Michelle Obama to encourage cities to better address the health of their communities. Dr. Duke’s assignment focuses on the availability of healthy food choices and nutritional education.

Dr. Ellan Duke is a public speaker and an author. Her most recent publication is Amazon’s best seller, A Cup of Coffee with Ten Leading Chiropractors.


Life Chiropractic College, Atlanta, GA

  • Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic
  • Bachelor Degree in Nutrition

Founded and grew
River Hills Chiropractic Clinic

Member of
Jacksonville Mayors Council on Fitness and Well Being

Member of
YMCA Advisory Board

Member of
Jacksonville City Rescue Mission Advisory Board

Instructor for the
American Red Cross

Palmer College
Sports Physician Certification

Member of
Florida Chiropractic Association

Member of
American Chiropractic Association

Member of
Christian Chiropractors Association

Authorized distributor for
Standard Process
whole food nutritional supplements.

Authorized distributor for
herbal medicinal supplements.

Speaker for
Woman's Worth
retirement services

Authorized distributor for
Biotics Research Corporation

Authorized distributor for
Life Extenstion
Vitamins and Supplements

Authorized distributor for
Health Supplements


Dr. Duke's mission is to educate, encourage, and empower individuals and groups in the direction of whole health. To this end, it is necessary to address Mind, Body, and Spirit.

In addition, she strives to provide quality supplies and resources to assist patients on this journey. Her passion is to facilitate Whole Health with cutting-edge, safe, and efficient solutions.

"Dr. Ellan Duke is a responsible and caring physician. I have been a patient under her care on several occasions now. The services she renders are very thorough but conservative in both utilization and cost. From the standpoint of a patient and fellow physician, I highly recommend Dr. Ellan Duke."

Dr. Paul Satish, Director ICU Columbia Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

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