Meet the Team
We’ll Exceed Your Expectations!
The philosophy at Summit Chiropractic is and always has been “Whatever is best for the patient”.
We always have the best interests of our patients in mind. If needed, we work with and refer to other medical specialists and diagnostic facilities to ensure we are doing everything we can for each individual patient. If your case is within our scope of practice we will gladly accept you as a patient and help you determine an effective protocol. If your symptoms suggest you may need further testing or procedures we will make the appropriate referral to make sure you have the right care.
It is a common practice of both Dr. Gray and Dr. Drussel to review and discuss patient cases with Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Physiatrists, and Physical Therapists.
Dr. Samuel Gray
Dr. Samuel Gray has been providing Waterford and the surrounding communities with the highest standard of chiropractic care since 1988. During that time, he has worked with thousands of patients and taken a special interest in sports and athletic injuries, disc treatments and family wellness care.
Dr. Gray is a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors as well as the American Chiropractic Association. He was first introduced to the power of chiropractic care at age eleven when he witnessed a Chiropractor help his mother avoid a spinal surgical procedure and realized it was his mission in life to help people with a natural, drug-free approach.
“I love helping people achieve their full potential. Wellness has three pillars; how you think, how you move and what you eat,” says Dr. Gray. “Consider me your health director, I sincerely have your best interests in mind.”
Dr. Gray believes chiropractic care and a more traditional medical approach go hand in hand. He has an impeccable reputation in the medical community and an extensive network of practitioners across many fields who he refers to and who refer to him. Many medical doctors in Waterford and surrounding areas not only refer to Gray but also utilize his services personally.
“My philosophy is quite simple actually,” says Dr. Gray. “I treat everyone as an individual. I am dedicated to practicing the right way. By that, I mean doing what is right for the patient. We have a success rate of more than 92% with individuals who seek out our care, approach and opinion. When I know that a patient would benefit from a different approach, opinion, or further testing, I make sure that we refer them to the right specialist in my network of practitioners.”
In addition to delivering the highest quality Chiropractic care, Dr. Gray is also a member of the Oakland County Sheriff’s advisory committee and sponsors and contributes to numerous local charities and youth sports teams. He also, along with a business partner, brought STRETCHZONE, a practitioner-assisted stretching service, to metro Detroit and currently oversees three locations.
When not helping people improve their physical health, Dr. Gray is the lead singer in The Foster Brooks Band, a local rock and roll cover band. He also enjoys tennis, travel and makes staying fit and family time top priorities. Dr. Gray has been happily married for 32 years and he and his wife have been blessed with three daughters and a son-in-law.
Dr. Teddy Drussel
Dr. Teddy Drussel, DC has been providing the metro Detroit community with innovative chiropractic care since 2015. As a Waterford native, being able to take care of the community he grew up in makes joining the Summit team even more special.
Dr. Drussel first experienced the benefits of chiropractic care at a young age when he witnessed his parents beginning to walk more upright and be able to participate in more recreational activities after seeing a chiropractor. This astonished him, as he thought that having terrible posture and not being able to have any fun was all part of “getting old.” Seeing his parents have such great results motivated Dr Drussel to try chiropractic care out for himself in hopes it could help with his injury-plagued sports career. Chiropractic care not only kept him on the field and enabled him to compete at the collegiate level, but helped him avoid hip surgery in 2006. Helping patients regain the ability to do what drives them is what motivates Dr. Drussel.
Dr. Drussel is a fitness enthusiast and was a men’s physique competitor for several years. In 2015, he won the New York State Natural and the Liberty State Natural in his height class. Although he no longer competes, he still utilizes the knowledge and skills he learned regarding nutrition and exercise to help enhance the results of his patients.
Our Support Staff
Raven is the newest addition to our chiropractic team. She loves to read and enjoys spending time with friends and family. After coming to us for an injury, she found an interest in exploring a different side of healthcare in the chiropractic field. She is currently enrolled in School Craft College and is working towards her degree in nursing.
Rachel loves to read and spend time with her family. She has been under the care of Dr. Gray almost her entire life. He has helped her through her own back problems, and now she gets to help others on their journey back to health.
Leila is our newest team member to Summit Chiropractic. She has a box turtle named skittles. She is finishing up her schooling to become an EMT and in the future would like to become a nurse. Leila is new to chiropractic but not new to healthcare.
Devin is from a small town near Traverse City, Michigan. He moved downstate to pursue a degree in psychology and came to Summit Chiropractic to gain experience in healthcare. His interest in psychology stems from wanting to understand why people think and behave the way they do. In his free time he enjoys reading a good book and trying new recipes to cook.
Robin Graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 2016. Her goal is to help provide pain relief, increase range of motion and relaxation for her clients. She specializes in Therapeutic Stretches, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage and Swedish Massage.
In Robin’s free time she loves being outdoors, gardening, spending time and laughing with her family and doing pottery!
Katey graduated from Irene’s Myomassology in 2016. Returning to Summit Chiropractic after practicing massage in Marquette, MI the last 5 years. She specialized in deep tissue, sports massage, active range of motion, cupping, and prenatal techniques. If she isn’t at Summit Chiropractic you can find Katey near a lake or hiking in the woods with her dogs.