Thanks for visiting my website and giving me the chance to tell you a little about my personal side. I think it’s important for a patient to feel comfortable with the doctor they choose- to make sure it’s a “good fit”. So here goes.
I grew up on a farm “out in the country” here in Lawrence County. My Mom and Dad were great parents of modest means. They are no longer present in this life but their spirit and influence lives on in me and through my daughters. I graduated from Mitchell High School, and since I now live in Bedford I can proudly proclaim “dual citizenship”.
When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do. I had given some thought to dentistry, and since I knew I was going to have to pay for college myself, I decided the smart thing to do was to sit out for a year and work. So I went to work on an assembly line and built school buses at the old Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell. It was hot, grimy, dirty, back-breaking and honest work. During that year I decided to attend Indiana University and perhaps persue becoming a dentist.
When I started IU, little did I know that instead of going on to dental school, I’d end up attending chiropractic school in St. Louis. That was 20 plus years ago, (seems like yesterday) and, looking back, it was the absolute best career choice for me. This has been the most enjoyable “job” that I could ever imagine.
I’ve been blessed by good health and live a very active and health conscious lifestyle. I watch what I eat and take vitamins and minerals every day. I love to dabble with gourmet cooking and have a weakness for garlic and chocolate –just not in the same dish. I’ve been a runner for over twenty years and my greatest running satisfaction is running the Boston Marathon. I’m also an avid bicycle rider and general outdoors enthusiast. My most recent adventure was a 17 mile trek from the South rim of the Grand Canyon down to the Colorado River and back up to the rim in just over ten hours. It was an incredible experience and beautiful beyond words. Take “majestic” and multiply it times ten and then triple that and it’s still not close to describing it.
I’m not sure what my next adventure is going to be, but I’ve got my eyes open!
Those of you that know me know that I’m always looking for ways to enhance my treatment methods and improve my ability to help more people in more ways. That’s why I’ve spent the time and effort to become one of only ten DC’s in Indiana that is Board Certified in Orthopedics and in Sports Chiropractic. It's a level of expertise that is UNMATCHED in this area.
Then when you add in the fact that I'm also a Licensed Acupuncturist, with over 12 years of experience, the options (and experience) that I offer my patients is second to none!