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Expatpreneur Awards 2018: For Doctors Janelle Dong MacBay and Derek MacBay, Setting Up Their Chiropratic Practice Together In Singapore Was The Obvious Choice

Co-founders of Pinnacle Chiropractor Health Group, Janelle and Derek are married with children – an almost-6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son – and spend their days working and playing together, whether it’s doing yoga or partaking in their kids “sporty activities” like martial arts and scooting around town.

And they wouldn’t have it any other way. “We are business partners as well as life partners,” says Janelle, who met Derek in chiropractic school in their home state of California. “We share the same passions, purpose and vision.”

What led them to open their wellness-based clinic in 2011? To service the cross-cultural community of Singapore. “Our goal is to treat everyone as humanly as possible,” she says. “We know we are doing a great job, when a taxi driver drops us off at work and says, ‘I’ve heard great things about you’.”

Having lived in Singapore for 10 years, the American couple has also created an innovative programme called MovementMatters, which helps parents and caretakers to engage with their babies and help optimise their nervous system and brain development. Janelle also works as a doula. “We are our business, and we are what people trust.”

Click here to find out more about Pinnacle Chiropractor Health Group.


About The Finder Expatpreneur Awards
In 2017, The Finder debuted its first-ever Expatpreneur Awards to honour foreign-born entrepreneurs running successful expat-owned businesses in or from Singapore. This 2018, a new batch of 23 Expatpreneur Awardees have been unveiled! All of them have one thing in common: Their brands help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s core mission. (Find out more about the Expatpreneur Awards judge who coined the term “expat-preneur” in 2015 while you’re here!)



By Sushmita Mohapatra and Savitha Venugopal, The Finder Issue 292

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