It was a breakthrough in my own health that made me decide to help people through this awesome profession! I never intended to see a chiropractor, much less become one myself. But the experience I had changed my life.
I was planning on attending medical school, and was a pre-med student when I developed pain in my lower back and hip. It was affecting my ability to work, exercise, and even sleep. Although skeptical, I decided to see a chiropractor for relief. After a short while, I experienced relief from the pain. But I also experienced other “unintended” results. I had been on medication for digestive issues for years, and was relying on pills to get through each day. Under the care of a chiropractor, these digestive issues disappeared…and have never returned. I didn’t understand how this could happen, so I asked my chiropractor what she was doing to me that had to do with my digestion. She explained to me how my nervous system controlled everything. By working on the lower back, we were affecting the nerves that controlled my digestion. Adjusting the spine eliminated the interference in the nervous system, and my body was healing itself! It made so much sense to me that I decided that day that this is how I was going to change lives. If only I had known this earlier!
I received my Bachelor of Science from Regents College in Albany, New York. After completing undergraduate studies, I attended chiropractic college at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. At the time I was there, it was the world’s largest chiropractic college. It is just a beautiful campus! And the people I met there were so passionate about their chosen profession, that I wanted to be part of it all.
During my four years at Life University, my coursework included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Life University Public Clinic. After receiving my Doctorate, I relocated back to my childhood home town of Wausau, Wisconsin to open my practice. In late 2005, I sold my practice to pursue an opportunity near Chicago. That short tenure was a great learning experience, but I quickly learned that running my own practice was more in line with what I needed to do, so in the fall of 2006, I relocated once again with my family to De Pere.
To me, family is everything. My patients are like family to me, and the atmosphere here in the clinic reflects that. I treat my patients like I do my own mother. Most patients initially have reservations about seeing a chiropractor. I make a conscious effort to explain things completely, to ensure my patients understand why we do what we do, and are comfortable with all of our procedures. No surprises. Everyone appreciates that.
The fun part of my job is when we get the results beyond the expected. When the ear infections cease to return or the asthma symptoms are relieved…when people’s lives are impacted so positively by chiropractic…that’s why I do what I do.
I am happily married to my wife, Lacy, and we have seven children between us in our blended family. A self-taught musician, I enjoy playing guitar, and I play weekly at church, as well as in a local classic rock cover band. I enjoy many kinds of sports and recreational activities, but most of my free time is spent with my family.
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