Dr. Robert has been co-director of the Zivkovic Chiropractic Center since relocating from Detroit, Michigan in 1985. While he enjoyed practicing in Troy, Michigan at the Herfert Chiropractic Clinic, one of the largest practices in the country, he grew tired of the bitter winters, and decided to head south with his wife and co-director, Dr. Annette Zivkovic.
Dr. Robert graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia in 1984. He also has a degree in engineering from Lawrence Tech University in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as an engineer for Ford Motor Company before entering chiropractic college, where he discovered his true passion for helping others achieve improved levels of health through chiropractic care.
Dr. Robert has held positions as a board member of the North Florida Chiropractic Society, and has been a longtime member of the Florida Chiropractic Society and the Dynamic Essentials President's Circle.
Dr. Robert has done numerous postgraduate studies in the fields of sports chiropractic, Gonstead adjusting technique, Pierce-Stillwagon adjusting technique, and cold-laser therapy.
On a personal note, Dr. Robert has been instrumental in aiding the refugees from the Bosnia/Serbia conflict who have relocated to Jacksonville. He has helped in numerous fundraising projects for both their resettlement and their church. He has served both in the capacity of their health-care provider and, in many instances, an interpreter for those with language difficulties as they learn to acclimate to their new country.
Dr. Annette has been co-director of the Zivkovic Chiropractic Center since 1985. She practiced in Michigan at several large clinics, including the Lorente Chiropractic Center and the Gallagher Chiropractic Clinic. Although Dr. Annette grew up in the north, she developed a love for milder weather after graduating from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia in 1984.
Dr. Annette was salutatorian of her graduating class and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College.
Dr. Annette also majored in music and automotive design prior to chirporactic college. She met Dr. Robert while working in the design department at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. However, she grew up in a family of health nuts, and decided her true interest was in helping people achieve improved health through natural health care, and decided on a career change to pursue this passion.
Dr. Annette has been very active in health education in her community, writing various health columns and presenting a series of health lectures throughout the schools and community.
Dr. Annette has done extensive postgraduate studies in the Thompson Adjusting Technique, the Pierce-Stillwagon Technique, pediatrics, nutrition, and the Activator and Torque-Release Technique. She is also certified in Cranial Release Technique and MC2.
In her personal life, Dr. Annette is a teacher of children's liturgy at her church, Sacred Heart in Green Cove Springs. She has served as a board member on various community and chiropractic boards, including Grace Episcopal Day School, Clay County Young Life, and North Florida Chiropractic Society. She has been named Chiropractor of the Month by Chiropractic On Purpose, a chiropractic research organization.
She is excited about expanding her practice in the area of support to families of children experiencing problems with ADD/ADHD/Autism spectrum disorders.
The doctors are most proud of their family. They have been married since 1980, attended chiropractic college, and then began practice together.
Their daughter Stephanie is a graduate from the University of Central Florida, where she graduated with honors with a degree in creative writing, and is preparing for her masters in sequential art. She is currently employed by Apple and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently writing and performing her own songs in Atlanta.
Nicholas is a student at University of Florida in Gainesville and is enrolled in the Heavner College of Business. He is intern teaching for the Warrington Business School, and is a referee for basketball at the University. He has played piano since he was 4, and also plays saxophone, guitar, and ukulele. He is a Young Life leader at UF, loves to camp and play soccer, basketball, frisbee and wallyball. He is often seen working at our office during breaks.