Waterford Medical Center
509 Olde Waterford Way
Suite 201
Leland, NC 28451

Dr. Pamela Betz
D.C., C.I.A.

Dr. Betz grew up in the small town of Alexander, Iowa. She was a four sport Varsity athlete throughout high school in Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, and Softball. She particularly excelled in Track and Softball where she was All-State in both sports and shattered her school’s Track records in the 100m, 200m, and long jump.


Upon high school graduation, she attended the University of Iowa where she majored in Sociology and fulfilled her pre-chiropractic requirements. Dr. Betz enjoyed her time as a Hawkeye where she graduated with Honors in 2004. She then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Betz was a teaching assistant during her time at Palmer in spinal anatomy, gross anatomy, and histology labs. Dr. Betz excelled academically at Palmer, graduating at the top of her class as Valedictorian of the Doctor of Chiropractic program. During her time at Palmer, Dr. Betz studied the art of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and offers this as an accessory to chiropractic care. Before relocating to North Carolina, Dr. Betz worked with a chiropractor in Des Moines, Iowa and also traveled to Brazil for two weeks for a chiropractic mission trip. Dr. Betz enjoys staying active, golfing, being outdoors (when it’s not too humid), reading, and has also found a place in her heart for arts and crafts.

Dr. Chris Rizzo
D.C. , C.P.T.

Dr. Rizzo grew up in Montville, New Jersey where he found the inspiration to become a chiropractor as a Freshman. During Varsity soccer tryouts, he partially tore his right quadriceps and thought his chances of making the team were gone. A family friend, who happened to be a chiropractor, suggested a visit to his office. Chris received care and was back on the field the next day! He went on to be a three sport (soccer, basketball, and lacrosse) Varsity athlete.

He received All-State recognition in soccer and was the Academic Athlete of the year as a senior. Dr. Rizzo turned down a number of Division I and III soccer offers to concentrate on academics at Boston College. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there and fulfilled his pre-chiropractic requirements, while graduating with Honors from BC. Go Eagles! He then enrolled in world renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his last two years at Palmer, Dr. Rizzo taught gross and spinal anatomy labs. He also began taking courses to specialize in extremity and sports injuries to become a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner. Dr. Rizzo went on to graduate with Honors from Palmer. He has also gone on to become a certified personal trainer. Dr. Rizzo loves playing all kinds of sports especially basketball, softball, and golf (more accurately, attempting to play golf!). He also enjoys watching his alma mater dominate the ACC in football and basketball, while he roots on the New York Yankees and Giants in professional sports.

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