Meet Our Doctors
Dean Chance, D.C. Chiropractic Kinesiologist
Dr. Chance studied Exercise Physiology while receiving his Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida in 2000. He was a mainstay on both the Dean’s Honor role and Presidents Honor role. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with the highest honors of Manga Cum Laude in 2004. Dr. Chance currently holds level 2 certification in Quintessential Applications and NET (Neuro Emotional Technique). Formerly, he was a nutrition instructor at Dragon Rises College of Acupuncture. Currently he is taking diplomate specialization in both Nutrition and Neurology. He is also board certified in Acupuncture.
Dr. Dean changed his academic focus from pre-med to Chiropractic after a life-changing experience that chiropractic provided to his then-girlfriend by his father.
Dr. Dean is a fourth generation Chiropractor and proud father of two children. In his free time, he enjoys distance running, golf /disc golf and playing with his kids by the pool. Dr. Dean is also a die-hard Gator fan.
Kristin Shiver, D.C.
Dr. J. Kristin Shiver is a fourth generation Floridian who moved to Gainesville at the age of 15 with her family. She attended Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida, where she majored in Nutritional Sciences. She attended the Florida School of Massage prior to deciding on her career path of chiropractic.
Dr. Shiver began going to a chiropractor as an infant with colic. Her mother took her to see her own chiropractor after having been in herself (for being a complete mess due to lack of sleep and stress), the chiropractor urged her to bring her baby in because he could help. Her mother didn’t understand (how could chiropractic help a stomach problem?) but brought her infant in out of sheer desperation. Three adjustments later, baby Dr. Shiver was no longer colicky and received periodic adjustments when her parents would go in for their adjustments. Later, as a 6 year-old, Dr. Shiver suffered from back pain. It was discovered that she had a mild scoliosis and through a series of chiropractic care, the scoliosis was reversed. She continued to have back pain on and off throughout her life and would go see a chiropractor when the pain was severe.
Later, when she was in chiropractic school and had the ability to be adjusted every week, Dr. Shiver noticed she became more coordinated. She had never been able to throw a frisbee or jog more than a block without severe pain in her diaphragm. Her grandmother always said she would trip over her own feet-and she actually did! Through regular chiropractic care, she was able to be more active, coordinated, and gain strength. Dr. Shiver truly believes she becomes more healthy with age!
Dr. Shiver wants everyone to know that chiropractic isn’t only for pain. It can increase the quality of your life and help optimize your health and strength.
Annabelle Mac Auley, D.C.
Dr. Annabelle Mac Auley graduated in December 2015 with the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College’s Florida Campus. She was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence award for Class 154, and traveled to Hyderabad, India to offer free care to this impoverished region. She has always loved experiencing different cultures, connecting with beautiful souls all over the globe and traveling, and continues to pursue new adventures to add to the list of countries she has visited; her favorites include Switzerland, Croatia and Israel. Prior to chiropractic school, she completed a dual Bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and presented genetic research related to cattle farming that was completed on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She practiced in Panama City Beach before moving back to her hometown of Gainesville, FL to be closer to her aging grandparents.
“Dr. Mac”, as she is affectionately called by patients and colleagues, originally was only exposed to chiropractic adjustments on horses. After working as a chiropractic assistant following her undergraduate work, she was amazed at the difference she would see in patients from the time they entered the office to when they left each day. She noticed they were not just physically changed in posture and movement, but they were emotionally and mentally ready to accomplish their goals and enjoy life! The understanding that chiropractic is really about neurology, movement and allowing the body to achieve health naturally is what drew her to immediately change her original path of veterinary medicine to her current practice as a chiropractic physician.
Dr. Mac is extremely active in her profession, which she attributes to her role models: her grandparents. She is currently represents the State of Florida as Alternate Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association, works with and mentors students from chiropractic schools across the country as the National Student Liaison for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, and is current President of the Mid-Florida Chiropractic Society. She was recognized as one of the Florida’s Chiropractic Association’s emerging leaders, an honor she feels is due to her mentors, her supportive family and her drive to continually better patient care. She has completed extra training in pre-natal chiropractic care, and loves working with patients through their pregnancy!
Currently, Dr. Mac Auley enjoys reading, anything outdoors, performing Tahitian dance, traditional archery, horses, spending time with her family, friends, her fiancé Dr. Doug, and her two dogs.
Doug Guilbault, D.C.
Dr. Douglas Guilbault or “Dr. G” as he is known around the office, is the newest chiropractic addition to the Back In Balance team having joined the practice in the beginning of 2020.
A state champion golfer in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Guilbault put his golf clubs away to focus on a pre-medical degree. After graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Biomedical Science and a minor in Biology, he moved to Florida to attend Palmer Chiropractic College in Port Orange. After graduating in 2015, he moved to Panama City Beach where he practiced for a year before moving to Gainesville.
Dr. Guilbault’s chiropractic technique combines chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue mobilization, and rehab exercise to help eliminate pain and restore function. He is renowned in the area for providing Active Release Technique or ART. ART is known in the chiropractic community as the soft tissue gold standard. It is a hands-on technique that helps heal both acute and chronic soft tissue ailments such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Guilbault was inspired to study chiropractic after a life changing car accident in 2011. Chiropractic helped rehab his injuries and restore his range of motion. Fittingly, he also enjoys treating car accident and personal injury victims.
Meet our Team
Jennifer is a Florida native that has been raising her family Gainesville, FL since 2006. She has been working as a medical biller since 2002. Jennifer brings many years of extensive knowledge and skills to Back in Balance, adding great worth and expertise to our dynamic team.
Front Desk Manager
With 10+ years of guest relations experience she is always prepared to address the needs of our staff and patients. Carrie is also experienced in the medical field with a current CNA licensure, and as a professionally trained Birth and Postpartum Doula. In her spare time, she is a part-time college student, and homebirth assistant to the local midwifery practice in her hometown, Lake City. She is the mother of two awesome kiddos, whom she loves to travel and explore with. You can typically find them paddle boarding, long boarding, and checking out the local farmer’s markets. Feel free to strike up a conversation, Carrie is extremely personable and always willing to give out a smile.
Front Desk Coordinator/ New Patient Coordinator
Veronica is originally from Harrison, New Jersey. She moved to Florida in August of 2018 with her fiance for a change of pace. She has been a hairstylist for 15 years and works at a salon here in Gainesville. Veronica comes from a large family and loves to work with people and build relationships. When she isn’t working, she likes to spend her time volunteering, in nature, with her fiance and their two pups, or doing anything art related. Most of her volunteer work has been with Camp Fatima, a non profit organization for special needs children and adults.