At four years old, Doug Matzner knew he was going to grow up to be a doctor. He was heavily influenced by his father, who insisted on proper nutrition as well as living life filled with passion, intention, and a commitment to knowledge. As acupuncture’s impact grew in the U.S. in the 1970’s, Doug felt himself being pulled towards a medical profession that would help people and communities lose weight, achieve better health, and reduce health care costs. As he began his undergraduate training at Eastern Illinois University, he realized his passion for health, wellness, and prevention was leading him into the chiropractic profession.

He opened his practice in the early 1980’s and today, Dr. Doug Matzner is a chiropractic physician – or chiropractor – passionate about helping patients with weight loss, maintenance, and stabilization. He’s also dedicated to driving overall community health and wellness and reducing health care costs for individuals and businesses.

At JumpStart, he focuses on safe, effective, and sustainable weight loss. Using the science-backed and FDA-labeled Ideal Protein protocol, he helps those seeking to lose weight, get in shape, or live healthier find their path to balanced eating, exercise, and more holistic body health.

Since incorporating the Ideal Protein protocol into his work nearly a decade ago, he has helped thousands of Champaign-Urbana residents lose over 100,000 pounds – the equivalent of nearly 30 cars!

Dr. Matzner has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for every person who not only walks through the front door of JumpStart, but for everyone across the Champaign County community for over three decades.


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  • May 01, 2018
     Many of you have likely heard about the glycemic index, but how much do you know about how it affects your health? The glycemic index is a rating of the effect of foods on blood sugar levels. Th ...

  • Feb 24, 2018
    We are very excited to announce that Dr. Matzner was recently re-elected Vice Chair of the Illinois Medical Licensing Board by his fellow Board members.  Dr. Matzner has humbly served on this boa ...

  • Jul 12, 2017
     Yoga has been known for centuries to be an effective method for reducing levels of stress hormones. New research led by Dr. Alan Kristal has found that regular yoga practice may have additional ...

  • Apr 29, 2017
    For the past 35 years, I have had the honor, privilege, and pleasure to serve the Champaign-Urbana community with multiple services including chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional support, stress red ...