Dr. Robert Fast, DC

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Dr. Robert Fast, DC
Dr. Fast's, interest in chiropractic care began when he was the one on the adjustment table. His neighbor, in his home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was a chiropractor that used to care for Fast when he was a competitive water skier. Season after season, from one injury to the next, his chiropractor was able to keep him in competitive shape. "He enjoyed his profession immensely and was always enthusiastic about what he could do to help his patients. I found that aspect of health care very attractive," said Fast of his first mentor. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Fast moved to the St. Louis Metro area and enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic. There he specialized in spinal adjustments, physical therapy and diagnostic testing. During his training, he encountered another major influence – Pi Kappa Chi – a professional chiropractic fraternity. "The active brothers and alumni were a great resource for education and training. They were always willing to give back their time and knowledge to make me a better doctor. I try and find time to give back to the students now." After he graduated in 2000, Fast gave back by serving on the alumni advisory board. After practicing in O'Fallon, Illinois for 13 years, Dr. Fast briefly went into practice with Dr. Meinders in the west end of Belleville. Fast has since taken over the Back Pain Clinic, after Dr. Meinder's retirement in July of 2014, to continue to service the community.

5206 W Main St

Belleville, IL 62226

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Dr. Robert Fast, DC

Dr. Robert Fast, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Helping others is fundamental to being a good doctor. He is driven by these three simple principles of care: Communication is key; exercise is essential; trust is a two-way street.

Communication: "For potential patients, I set aside time on my schedule to meet and consult with them on their health needs and concerns.  During this consultation, we determine whether their condition can be treated with chiropractic care and what their expectations are.  I feel it is important for a patient to be comfortable with the doctor and the office.  These consultations are free of charge and provides me the opportunity to meet with potential patients in a no-pressure situation.

Exercise: "I am a strong proponent of exercise.  If patients are willing and able to begin a conditioning program, I am willing to help develop that individual's program for them to utilize outside the office.  One that will identify their weaknesses, in which they can perform either at home or in a gym, given they have access to one."

Trust: "Since I have a lot of patients that are active duty and get transferred to different duty stations, I always tell them to ask around before choosing a doctor.  Friends and co-workers will refer you to someone they trust.  I feel a chiropractor is a very personal choice and with that comes trust.  In turn, I trust my patients are taking my advice and doing their prescribed exercises in order to rehabilitate and regain functional movement."

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  • Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Chiropractic

Board Certifications

Dr. Fast does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Back Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash


  • Decompression
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Logan College Of Chiropractic
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Logan College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Fast has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Fast's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fast to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Fast's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Keystone Heights, FL |
Dr. Fast is the best Chiropractic doctor I have ever had care from. I moved with military for years, received care from various Chiropractors, once I moved to Illinois and found Dr. Fast I stayed with him because he kept me pain free and mobile. I regret moving as he is not here to give me care. Been in Florida for three years and haven't seen a Chiro since leaving Illinois which is killing me but I hate the thought of trying to find a good enough doctor.
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Dr. Fast accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fast has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital Belleville
4500 Memorial Dr
Belleville, IL 62226
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