10941 Stirling Road Cooper City, Florida 33328

About Dr. Forbess

Chiropractic, Nutrition, and Weight loss in South Florida

Dr. Stephen W. Forbess

Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Author, Educator, Speaker

Stephen W. Forbess, BS, DC, DABCN, DCBCN, CCN is a board-licensed Chiropractic Physician, by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine. He earned his doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He has been in practice in Florida since 1985. Dr. Forbess founded Stirling-West Chiropractic shortly after licensure.

Dr. Forbess is active with his local and state chiropractic associations. He was voted Chiropractor of the Year by his peers. He was elected and served as President of the Broward County Chiropractic Society. He has also served as President-elect, Treasurer, and Director of the local society. He is a current active Committee member of the Massage Therapy Board of the Broward County Public Schools.

In the years since he was licensed, Dr. Forbess has attended over 150 educational seminars, is a certified surgeon for the Manipulation under Anesthesia procedure, certified in Whiplash injuries, and has advanced certification in CPR.

Dr. Forbess is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, American Clinical Board of Nutrition, American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA), FCA Council on Orthopedics.

Nutrition Training

Dr. Forbess has advanced degrees and certification in Nutrition. He received a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Nutrition Science at Life University in 1985. He initially earned a Nutrition Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition in 2000. Since that time he has earned a Diplomates from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and a Diplomate from the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. He also earned the Certified Clinical Nutritionist certificate from the American and International Board of Clinical Nutritionists organization. These diplomates are Board Certified and require annual additional continuing education, much like his chiropractic license.

Nutrition Care

Dr. Forbess counsels individuals, couples, children, and families. He works with people who are interested in improving their health, illnesses, and conditions, and helps people achieve wellness and improved health with the aid of natural foods and food supplements, as well as other natural therapies. He has helped many with conditions affecting the stomach and digestion, liver, bone, pancreas, heart, lungs, and other areas. 

Common conditions he works with frequently include osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, digestive disorders, constipation, diarrhea, diabetes, urinary tract disorders, colds/flu, gall bladder disorders, menopause, and related side effects.


Dr. Forbess has begun penning a series of self-help books. The first is a natural approach for those with type 2 Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, and Pre-Diabetes. This first book is titled “How To Stop And Reverse Type 2 Diabetes” and is available in both print and electronic (ebook) formats. 

Buy the book at our office, or at Amazon.com. 

Educator and Speaker

Dr. Forbess is always active with his community. He educates the public, being invited to various organizations to speak on chiropractic and nutrition topics, such as natural help for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other specific conditions. He also speaks on how to naturally help reduce back and neck pain, how to reduce and correct scoliosis, and how to naturally help fibromyalgia. He recently spoke at the Diabetes Awareness Convention in Miami Gardens, Florida, and regularly speaks at area health food stores, churches, and local civic organizations. If you would like to have Dr. Forbess speak at your organization, please contact the office at 954-434-3000.