Our Staff

Meet the Doctors

Gus Spatharakis, D.C.



Dr. Gus J. Spatharakis D.C. was born in Crete, Greece in 1968. He and his family immigrated to the United States in December of 1975 and proudly became United States citizens in 1981. Dr. Spatharakis attended Loyola University of Chicago where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995. He obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic at the National College of Chiropractic in April of 1999. During his time at the National College of Chiropractic, he served as Sergeant of Arms at the esteemed Sigma Phi Kappa fraternity. He was a founding member, president, and instructor of the Applied Kinesiology Club on the NCC campus.

Upon graduation he was awarded the honor of Clinician of His Class, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon interns for their clinical skills, work ethic, and compassion toward their patients. Dr. Spatharakis’ post-graduation education has taken him all over the country where he has amassed over 1400 hours of Basic Applied Kinesiology courses. He has learned from several instructors including founding members George J. Goodheart, David Leaf, Louis Boven, Al Zatkin, and has been personally mentored by Danial H. Duffy Sr., one of the true legends of Chiropractic.

Before finding his passion in health care through Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Spatharakis spent eleven years studying Eastern philosophy through the martial art aspect, achieving a third-degree black belt in eight different styles, and assisting in the training of hundreds of students. Dr. Spatharakis is an active supporter of a number of worthy charitable organizations including the Rape Victim Advocate Group of Chicago, Muscular Dystrophy, and the Jerry Lewis Foundation.

Dr. Nick Mallios


Dr. Nick Mallios


Dr. Nick is one of our staff doctors, caring for patients in both our Bolingbrook and Palos Heights clinics. He received an undergraduate degree from Columbia College, a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in 2011, and is certified in acupuncture through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

While completing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at NUHS, Dr. Nick also served a one-year clinical internship with a special focus on integrative medicine. Dr. Nick joined our staff after completion of a two-year internship at Applied Wellness Center under the mentorship of Dr. Gus Spatharakis with a high-level focus on Applied Kinesiology.

On a personal level, Dr. Nick is experienced and passionate about strength training/conditioning, yoga, and martial-arts. He currently trains at the Classical Martial Arts Academy in Frankfort, IL.

Dr. Jason Domico


Dr. Jason


Jason Domico is a graduate of National University of Health and Sciences for his doctorate of chiropractic and Lewis University for his undergrad degree. Jason received a full scholarship based on academics for his education at Lewis.

Dr Jason brings an old fashioned hard work ethic to every patient he sees, along with energy and a big SMILE. He also brings a high level of knowledge from his sports background, study of nutrition, power lifting, and body building background.

“From all my years of training, I have mastered how food can affect the body and the mind, both good and bad. It’s a great feeling to help someone reach their goals, whatever they may be. I love the fact that one can help a patient look and feel exactly how they desire, by just modifying diet and exercise.” – Dr. Jason

Dr. Jason will be available during our Bolingbrook Clinic hours.

Dr. Anatoly (Tony) Gorovits


Dr. Tony


Dr. Gorovits comes to Dr. Gus Advanced Health and Wellness Centers with numerous certifications and special training in hyperbaric medicine, applied psychology, and basic and clinical science. He is a licensed physician and surgeon, having studied and received his degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia and certifications from Saba University in the Netherlands and from the University of Illinois/Chicago. Prior to joining Dr. Gus, Dr. Gorovits held positions as Attending Physician in Internal Medicine/Occupational Medicine at Glen Oaks Hospital, Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital, and MacNeal Hospital, all in the Chicago area.

Dr. Gorovits speaks fluent Russian and Ukrainian, as well as basic Spanish and Polish.

Dr. Chris Rouches

Dr. Chris


Dr. Chris joins Dr. Gus Advanced Health and Wellness with an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences. He has studied Applied Kinesiology for eight years and is dedicated to the practice of integrative health care. With previous experience in the customer service field, Dr. Chris has dedicated his life to helping people.  His analytical mind allows him to help patients that have not been able to achieve the improvements they desire.

Dr. Chris is married, and in his spare time, enjoys gardening and playing with his grandkids, and plays 16-inch softball to feed his competitive spirit. Dr. Chris will be splitting his time between the Bolingbrook and Palos Heights clinics and offering appointments in both locations.