Dr. Sara Koch Jernigan, B.S. D.C, is a natural born teacher and leader. She is a mother of 4, but her youngest went to heaven at the age of 6. She spent her youth as an athlete, developing a “can do” attitude. She was heavily involved in a variety of sports, such as swimming, volleyball, running track, and playing basketball. She still held track records many years after she left her high school, Wichita Collegiate. She had a full ride scholarship at Tulsa University to play basketball. At Tulsa University she received the Most Inspirational Player Award. She wanted to be a teacher for the deaf so for a summer she taught them to swim. She decided to transfer to the University of New Mexico and was a redshirt there for a year.
However, instead of basketball, she found a new passion for teaching physically challenged people how to ski. She taught people with one leg to ski with outriggers, blind people to ski, as well as paraplegics. Before she graduated, she went to a college for one year and just focused on studying the Bible.
For that year, she studied nothing but the Scripture. Then she went back to the University of New Mexico and graduated with a Physical Education degree. This is when she met David Jernigan, who was stationed in Albuquerque with the Air Force. After being married for 4 years, she and David decided to go to Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. Her first year at the school, she was on the National Dean’s List. When she graduated in 1995, as a Doctor of Chiropractic, she had also gotten another Nutrition degree from Park University in Missouri. Her postgraduate studies include specialized training in formulating herbal remedies in Germany with the Wala Company.
She has spent countless hours studying functional and biological medicine in addition to using bio-resonance scanning. She is the co-founder of Jernigan Nutraceuticals, but now completely owns, harvests, and manufactures the herbal remedies. While Dr. Sara enjoys being hands-on, you will often find her praying over the people who buy the Jernigan Nutraceuticals products, asking that each person finds the proper tools to help their bodies heal no matter where the tools come from.