A practice with purpose.

It’s simple. Our purpose is to enhance the health and well-being of our community by offering the highest quality care within a warm and friendly atmosphere. Alvarado Healthcare strives to become a leader of Highland by displaying leadership, trustworthiness, strong work ethic, commitment and passion for everything we do. When you select us for your healthcare needs, you join a practice with a bigger purpose. We welcome you to our family.

“Family Friendly Care” is our motto, and we stand by it. Helping families achieve greater health is what we do. This involves a multifaceted approach, including mental, physical, and emotional health. These pillars comprise an individual’s well-being, and we put our focus into every aspect to improve your life.


Meet Dr. Marcus

Dr. Marcus Alvarado is a Highland native. After graduating from Highland High School, he attended Mckendree University on a scholarship, where he studied Business Administration, Human Biology, Physiology, and Kinesiology. Dr. Marcus played soccer and football at Mckendree, as he is passionate about sports and exercise. He acquired his undergraduate degree and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to attend Logan University to pursue his Doctorate in Chiropractic.

Dr. Marcus’s parents are both practicing medical doctors in town, and always encouraged him to provide service in the healthcare field. After attaining his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Marcus began practicing in Toms River, New Jersey, at one of the top multidisciplinary Sports Medicine practices in the country! After practicing there for several years, he decided to move home to be closer to family, friends, and provide service to his hometown community.

When out of the office, he enjoys playing soccer, exercising, and reading self-improvement books. Dr. Marcus looks forward to serving his patients to the best of his ability for years to come!

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Meet Jodie

Jodie is originally from the St. Louis area but brought her family to Highland in 2009.

Jodie began working for a Chiropractor in 2007, and her life was changed forever. She became a patient and experienced first hand the incredible benefits of Chiropractic care. Since then her mission became sharing the experience with her family and community.

Jodie loves helping others achieve optimal health by assisting them in their journey to attaining wellness. She continues to lead our community by teaching how Chiropractic, exercise, and nutrition are a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle.

In her free time Jodie can be found working on her hobby farm in Pocahontas, spending time with her husband, Dan, four daughters and adorable granddaughter.

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Meet Sarah

Sarah is originally from the Smithboro, right outside of Greenville. She graduated from Mulberry Grove High School, earned an Associates Degree from Kaskaskia College, then transferred to SIUE to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communication with a discipline in Interpersonal Communication. She recently moved to Highland with her fiance, Chris. 

She spends her free time binge watching new Netflix shows or exploring St. Louis! When the weather is nice she enjoys being outdoors hiking with her fiance and dog, Buckey. Sarah enjoys participating in her community with occasional spurts to go out and travel. Other than St. Louis her favorite city is Nashville, TN. Sarah eventually wants to adventure through Europe, especially Ireland!

Sarah enjoys communication and strives to be known for offering the best customer experience in town. She loves helping others and has a passion for Non-Profits, and protecting the environment. She is extremely optimistic, positive individual who fully enjoys speaking with patients, and getting to know them personally to provide an amazing customer experience!