Dr. Evelyn Higgins is a recognized international expert in functional medicine, health, and wellness. She is a graduate of the State University of New York. Her postgraduate studies at Harvard Medical School in Body, Mind, and Spirit medicine have an emphasis on resiliency. She is also a Certified Addiction Professional, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Disability, specializing in pain management. Dr. Higgins’ work with addictions has led her to create her Neurotransmitter Reset Program. She is also a graduate of New York Chiropractic College.
Dr. Higgins has had the honor of advising the U.S. Surgeon General on Physical Activity & Women’s Health. Later, she was the Regional Advisor on economic, social, and political issues to the government of South Africa for the 2004 Olympic Bid, she was the Physician Delegate for the Somali Olympic Team at the Leroy Walker Huna Performance Center at East Carolina University, and founded the President’ Council Physical Fitness and Sports, Local Georgia Chapter.
Dr. Higgins has broadcasted on both public and commercial radio, and is the host of The Dr. Evelyn Higgins Show, a nationally syndicated radio program. She has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing doctor, author, columnist, and a national health care commentator on both radio and television. She is a keynote speaker as well as an international lecturer to both laypeople and multidisciplinary physicians’ groups.
Dr. Higgins was selected as a community hero and bestowed the privilege of being an Olympic flame torchbearer. She has served as the official team doctor for the 1996 Somali Olympic team and the 1993-94 U.S./Ukrainian team for the Whitbread Round the World Race. She served as team doctor for eight years for the Atlanta Xplosion, a women’s professional football team.
Dr. Higgins’ radio show has won the prestigious Gracie Award for Outstanding Lifestyle programming, and was a finalist in the 2009 New York Radio Festival. She has been featured in All Access, Talkers Magazine, and Levine Breaking News. She is a member of the Alliance for Women in Media, formerly known as American Women in Radio and TV, and most recently has been a keynote speaker at the NYC event. Dr. Higgins was honored as one of only 20 broadcasters to participate in the 2013 and 2014 United Nations Radio Talk Day, interviewing global goodwill ambassadors such as actor Ed Norton, Stevie Wonder, the director of WHO, UN Women, and others. Her latest accomplishments include being selected as an executive producer for the upcoming New York City Cowboys film, as well as being selected as an expert for the Dr. Oz and Oprah website ShareCare. She also serves as Executive Director of MMUUSA, a global NGO originally based in Tanzania, Africa. Dr. Higgins’ most recent appointments are to Jupiter Medical Center, as a member of the Women’s Health Advisory Council, and as a board member of Veterans Resource Services.
Dr. Higgins has had numerous appearances on national and local television outlets, including NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, FOX News, FOX and Friends, The Glenn Beck Show on FOX, Rx for Healthy Lifestyles on Rural TV, and Newsmax TV. Dr. Higgins has contributed to numerous health and wellness blogs, as well as periodicals such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Family Christian, the Marietta Daily Journal, and Brenau University Magazine, along with Philadelphia Rowhome Magazine. She has authored several books, including her latest, The Dr. Higgins Guide to Health & Wellness, along with The Mystery of Happiness: A Step By Step Journal of Gratitude. Dr. Higgins frequently presents her recognized philosophy, “Prescription for Life,” when she lectures on various health and wellness topics. Her upcoming book, Three Meetings, was the result of a 534-mile trek from southern France through the Pyrenees Mountains, and across the entire country of Spain.
Dr. Higgins’ trademark “4 Pillars of Health” looks at health as more than simply the absence of disease by investigating the physical, emotional, and intellectual, as well as spiritual elements of wholeness in a complete, passionate, and edutainment style for her patients and audiences alike. As an example to other baby boomers, young and old, she enjoys an active lifestyle, including running, hiking, kayaking, weight training, and rowing. She lives a life of gratitude and practices her “Prescription for Life.”
Dr. Evelyn Higgins, DC, CAP, DABDA
CEO & Founder
Lisa grew up in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, just south of Nashville. At a young age, her parents' philanthropy within their church was geared towards assisting the less fortunate across the county. Those values instilled in Lisa a sense of compassion and empathy which has guided her throughout her life.
In her early 20's, Lisa entered the field of health and wellness, owning and working a holistic massage therapy business over the next 15 years.
She then progressed into the field of sales, and with her determination for success, became the #1 salesman in the Southeast in 2007. Wanting to assist victims of catastrophes, she then became part of the insurance industry and was deployed throughout the country.
Returning home to Tennessee after travelling the United States, she has continued to help people navigate the twists and turns of recovering from disasters.
Curiosity fueled by compassion has guided Lisa on her many avenues throughout her life and careers.
Lisa has been an ardent supporter of Dr. Higgins for the past 15 years and is passionate about the life altering field of neurotransmitters and how the balancing of the brain's chemicals can completely transform lives. Lisa's ability to empathize and her devotion to serving others, along with her customer service skills, makes her a natural fit for the NRP Team.
Patient Relations Director
Dr. Suzanne Thatcher brings 24 years of clinical experience to our patients. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida State University is utilized
to not only serve our patients from a physiological standpoint, but also from an emotional standpoint, coaching them through our 4-month Neurotransmitter Reset Program.
Before beginning her career as a chiropractor, Dr. Thatcher worked as a Mental Health Counselor in the pediatric inpatient arena. Her post-graduate coursework includes Attachment & Trauma Informed Intervention which is what allows her to incorporate multidisciplinary tools to enable the optimization of each and every patient.
As the parent of 4 children and foster mother to many, her compassion equals that of her clinical abilities, setting her apart and making her an asset to our team.
Dr. Suzanne Thatcher, DC
Dr. Evelyn Higgins, DC, CAP, DABDA
CEO & Founder
With experience in both the public as well as private sector, Jacqueline was a staffer to U.S Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas and later to U.S. Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia. She then became the Operations Director of a Super PAC and went on to lobby on federal education issues on behalf of a major south Florida university, and ended her political career as a Presidential Appointee, serving as a Special Assistant to Secretary Perry at the United States Department of Energy. Her exceptional organizational and public relations skills are a great asset to our team.
Jacqueline was the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Gracie Award presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation in America, to celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women, and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions in electronic media and affiliates.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and has continued coursework in neuroscience and telehealth regulations. An excellent athlete, she is a two-time Americas Cup Gold Medalist for USA Bobsled and a three-time All-American in Collegiate Powerlifting.