The Doctors

Dr. Jay M. Perniciaro, B.S., D.C.Dr. Jay M. Perniciaro Chiropractor

Dr. Jay Perniciaro was raised in Kenner and attended Archbishop Rummel High; received his Bachelor of Science from the UNIVERSITY of NEW ORLEANS in 1984. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from LIFE UNIVERSITY in Marietta, GA In 1991 and returned home to begin his private practice.

Dr. Jay is the Clinic Administrator of Total Care Injury and Pain Centers with offices in Donaldsonville, Plaquemine, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and Gonzales, LA

  • He is one of only eight Louisiana physicians to complete the Collision Reconstruction Course – from Texas Engineering Extension Services, Texas A & M University.
  • He is one of only fourteen physicians in Louisiana to complete the advanced certification in Whiplash: The Master’s Program for the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
  • He recently received a Fellowship in the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
  • He is a Qualified Expert Witness in Chiropractic: Orleans/ Ascension/Assumption/Terrebonne Parish Courts.
  • He has 120 hours post graduate certification in ERHARDT X-RAY Studies-. advanced instruction in Radiographic Skeletal Analysis.
  • He is past-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission.
  • He has held leadership positions in numerous community organizations including the Donalsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Donaldsonville Elks Club, Donaldsonville Rotary Club.

Dr. Jason Beeharilal MD
Dr. Jason Beharilal

Dr. Jason Beeharilal, a native of Washington, DC, graduated at the age of 23 from Howard University College of Medicine, after which he pursued a career in Internal Medicine, with a focus on Intensive Care. His versatility in the practice of medicine allows him to treat and comfort patients in all stages of disease, from the clinic, to performing procedures.

Even prior to his medical career, "Dr. Bee," as his patients fondly call him, embraced a love and talent for art and music, still playing for cultural functions in various cities, and presently drawing portraits for leisure. The latter sparked his interest in medical aesthetics, where he applied his proficiency and knowledge of the 3-dimensional characteristics of the face, and effects of light on skin and tissue texture to achieve the most natural results from his enhancements and treatments.

His knowledge of wellness, fitness, and nutrition, along with living the lifestyle he recommends to his clients affords them the opportunity to see, first hand, another person on the same journey; at the same time, his clients also benefit by the ability to use the principles of wellness for both their medical and aesthetic health. Many clients, therefore, become able to use fewer medications, and eventually use fewer aesthetic products to achieve and maintain their goals.

Dr. Adam Reeves, B.S., D.C.Dr. Adam Reeves Chiropractor

Dr. Adam Reeves was born and raised in Eunice, LA. He played baseball at Eunice High School; graduating in 2002.

After receiving an Associate of Science Degree in 2004 from Louisiana State University-Eunice, he attended Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2004, where he completed undergraduate pre-requisites for matriculation into Texas Chiropractic College.

At Texas Chiropractic College, he was active in Student American Chiropractic Association, Student Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, Council on Sports Injuries, and served as class vice-president.

He received Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology in 2006 from Texas Chiropractic College; receiving then, his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College in 2008.

From 2009-2014, Dr. Reeves also worked with Impact Wrestling, a worldwide professional wrestling organization, at many live events across the state of Louisiana. His work was recognized by his alma mater and published in Together: The Texas Chiropractic College Magazine in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue.

Since 2009 he has been the team chiropractor at St. John, Plaquemine, White Castle, and Ascension Catholic High Schools for many sporting events, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, track & field, and cross country. He works alongside athletic trainers and medical doctors to help get injured athletes back in the game. Dr. Reeves has worked with 4 LHSAA state championship teams: ACHS 1A girls outdoor track & field (2016 and 2017), and WCHS 1A boys basketball (2017 and 2018).

In addition to chiropractic and rehabilitation, Dr. Reeves uses Kinesio Taping and dry needling to treat many athletes with various sports injuries. These techniques are also very effective in treating soft tissue injuries caused by trauma, stress, and excessive activity.

Dr. Reeves has testified as an expert witness in chiropractic medicine in Ascension Parish Court.

Currently, he is qualified to perform commercial driver's license (CDL) exams for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

He is a member of the Iberville Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Knights of Columbus at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine.

His hobbies include fishing, watching college (LSU) and pro sports, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Reeves resides in Plaquemine with wife Nikki and children Emily, Alex, Natalie, and Jase.

Dr. Peter Dickinson, B.S., D.C.Dr. Peter Dickinson Chiropractor

Dr Peter Dickinson is a New Orleans native. He is a 2001 graduate of Brother Martin High School. After High School Dr. Dickinson received his bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2005.

Attending Texas Chiropractic College, he obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2010. While at TCC, Dr Dickinson was a member of the Student American Chiropractic Association and participated in the Rice University fall sports rotation.

Dr. Dickinson is currently working towards certification in Kinesio Taping. He brings a youthful energy and skill to the spinal injury team of Total Care. He is a diversified chiropractic practitioner with skills in instrument adjusting.

His hobbies are spending time hunting and fishing and occasionally playing some golf.

Dr. Dickinson resides in Baton Rouge with his wife Kelly.

Dr. Kathryn Kortering, B.S, D.C.Dr. Kathryn Kortering Chiropractor

Dr. Kathie was born and raised in Michigan where she graduated with honors from Muskegon High School. She was a valuable member of the track team, swim team, gymnastics team and still holds the springboard diving record.

She graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. She ran Cross Country for the "U" and participated in swim team, water ski club, and diving team.

In 1991 she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. She served as the Student Council President and a member of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students as the presidential representative from Life University traveling to California and England. She was the only female triathlete competing for Life University.

She opened her office, Kortering Chiropractic, in Mammoth Lakes, California in 1993 where she was the treating chiropractor for many World Cup skiers and snowboarders, including Sochi Olympian, John Teller (ski cross). She coached the boys and girls cross country running teams at Mammoth Lakes High School and was the race director for the grueling Tioga Pass Run. She competed in 10k road races, marathons and ultra-runs. She was the female winner in snowboarding for the Village Championships at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

She appeared as the featured chiropractor in Today's Chiropractic with her patient, jazz pianist, Joe Sample during her first year in practice.

While practicing in Michigan, she was the team chiropractor for the West Michigan Blizzard, semi-professional hockey team.

Dr. Kathie brings her experience and knowledge of athletics and athletes to the Total Care team. She is a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and member of the Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce and the Business Associates of Ascension.

Dr. Kathie lives in the Prairieville area and is the mother of two daughters. She continues to participate in running, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, rollerblading and is an avid sports fan.

Dr. Kelleigh Payne, B.S., D.C.

Dr Kelleigh PayneDr. Kelleigh Payne was born and raised in Eastern New Orleans and currently resides in Metaire, LA. She is a 2005 graduate of Eleanor McMain Secondary School. Following the completion of high school, Dr. Payne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Anthropology from Berry College in 2009.

In 2013, she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College. While at TCC, Dr. Payne participated in rotations within the Greater Houston area. The rotations were performed with the Rice University Athletic Department, El Centro de Corazon Health Center and The Bridge Over Troubled Water Women's Shelter. She was also a member of the Student American Chiropractic Association, in which she lobbied in Washington, D.C. for the chiropractic profession during February of 2012.

Dr. Payne is certified in Graston technique as well physical therapy. She is a diversified chiropractic physician.

Her hobbies include traveling, watching reality tv and spending time with her family. She is a current member of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals and The Paragon Society of New Orleans.

Favorite Quote: "To whom much is given, much is required."-John F. Kennedy