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Chiropractor Bainbridge Island WA Dr. Brian Kovara


Brian Kovara D.C.

My name is Dr. Brian Kovara and I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. I was introduced to chiropractic care at age 20, (1994), following a severe injury to my lower back. After my father referred me to a chiropractor who had helped him, I was able to move from being barely able to walk to resuming my active lifestyle as an athlete. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a doctor of chiropractic.

I enrolled at Northwestern College of Chiropractic and graduated in November 2000 when I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Biology as well as my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

After graduation, I spent about a decade practicing in Illinois and Wisconsin. I have had a great fondness for the Pacific Northwest since I was a child, so I feel blessed to finally be able to call this area my home and to improve the quality of life in Kitsap County. I continue to take post-graduate courses in sports medicine, spinal decompression, pediatrics, and nutrition. My focus is on improving or restoring others to their fundamental vitality. I have a particular fondness for working with families, not just adults.

Being a father of three, I have a passion for keeping my children living well so they receive regular chiropractic adjustments. Of course, being married to my brilliant and beautiful wife April makes everything in life better. We both embrace family time and being active in this community.

My other interests include being active in sports, biking, and reading.

Chiropractic Bainbridge Island WA April Blanchard Kovara Health Coach

Health Coach

April Blanchard Kovara

My name is April Blanchard Kovara and I was raised in Illinois and have lived in Texas, California, Wisconsin, and Washington. I am so blessed to be working each and every day with my husband Brian to provide quality care to our community here on Bainbridge Island.

It is a joy to get to know each of our patients and see them through their care. My favorite aspect of living in the Pacific Northwest is having access to so much natural beauty: mountains, rivers, lakes, ocean, and every activity you can think of. I also don’t mind those rainier days that make it easy to cozy up with our kids and be lazy in front of the fire or a good movie.

Chiropractic Bainbridge Island WA Amelia Blasche Front Desk

Front Desk Coordinator

Amelia Blasche

Hello! My name is Amelia Blasche. I was born and partly raised in California before moving here to Washington State due to my dad being in the navy. I have two beautiful daughters who take up all of my time.

I graduated from Everest College in 2008 with a degree in medical billing, but life brought me in a different direction and I taught pre-k children at an Early Learning Center for almost 6 years. I wanted to get back into the health and wellness community and am very excited to be part of this amazing team here at Living Well.