Meet the Team

Ferguson Life Health Centers


Dr. Derek Ferguson, PSc.D


Dr. Ferguson was born and raised in Boca Raton Florida. He knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a Doctor since he had childhood allergies and asthma and was treated for them through chiropractic which kept the ailments away as long as he was getting adjusted. After doing two years of college down in Boca Raton he moved to Atlanta where he attended Life University to pursue his Doctorate.

Dr. Ferguson met his fiancé Leticia Perez while working in Georgia and soon moved to New Jersey to start his family. He opened his practice in 2008 in Florham Park. Through his corrective care technique and getting to the CAUSE of the patients problems he had to move to a bigger office to accommodate the large number of patients he helps on a weekly basis.

Dr. Ferguson delivers the healthcare model of whole body health through the 5 essential health care model. In doing so has seen some of the most amazing miracles in his practice! “Lives are being changed for the better on a daily basis through the patients practicing of this healthcare model” states Dr. Ferguson, “I cant imagine a more perfect health care system then the one we have in place in the office”.

His approach to getting to the “cause” is what separates him from others in allopathic as well as functional medicine. His clients receive coaching based on the fact that God created the human body with the ability to heal itself when interferences such as heavy metal toxicity, poor nutrition, and subluxations (whether physical, emotional or chemical) are removed.

Dr. Ferguson holds advanced certification in detox, nutrition, total body health, spinal correction, cleansing, pediatric as well as prenatal care which allows him to address every aspect of sickness and disease to bring each patient and their entire family to 100% health.

Dr. Ferguson is licensed by the Pastoral Medical Association as a Doctor of Pastoral Science & Medicine. As a PMA licensee, Dr. Ferguson does not practice conventional medicine. More specifically, he does not examine, diagnose or treat, or offer to treat or cure or attempt to cure, any mental or physical disease, disorder or illness, or any physical deformity or injury; and Dr. Ferguson does not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.


Samantha Ortiz

Chiropractic Assistant

Samantha is one of the chiropractic assistants that work closely with patients to assist in their journey to better health! She believes in the importance of healing from within to properly maintain the body. Samantha's background as a licensed massage therapist deeps her passion to help our patients throughout their trials and tribulations towards a discomfort free life. Rest assured that you'd be greeted with a smile every time and she will be at your service for any questions or concerns you may have.