I grew up in a small rural town in Western New York and Graduated from D’youville College of Chiropractic. Promptly after graduation I knew I had to follow my sense of curiosity and adventure and come to Tennessee to start my own clinic.
I have always had a natural curiosity for things. I believe I received my curiosity from my mother who is a lifelong learner, a nurse, & diabetic educator. I am glad to have this trait it will suit my profession and my patients well.
I originally thought medical school was right for me, so I sought out education with human anatomy planning on a premed degree. However, the age of the opiate epidemic had hit, and this was something in my peripheral vision that scared me. So, I sought out natural methods instead and decided to go to massage therapy school.
Then, I discovered chiropractic when my father had a devastating back injury. Followed by years of numerous chiropractors, conventional medical doctors, and physical therapy. This culminated into back surgery. I never understood the effect that this injury could have, and that pain could be experienced not just by the individual but shared by the entire family. During his searching and treatment, my father found a neurologist that advocated for specialized chiropractic care & had numerous chiropractors on his team.
This is when I realized that every patient has a doctor that can make the world of difference in their life.
This also made me realize that there needs to be more doctors in this world that can educate patients and help them. Teach them how their bodies can find ways to get through their pain cycles. Teach them that there is a time and a need for conventional medical care and a time and need for chiropractic. There needs to be more doctors that help patients find a way to live the life they are meant and deserve to have. The very technique that was used on my father I perform at my clinic because I personally have witnessed its efficacy and believe in its results.
In school I did not know what I was getting into, and I began to realize that chiropractic is not just a profession but a gift. I cannot believe the friends and extended family that I now have because of chiropractic.
Today I enjoy the life that chiropractic has given me and my family.
When my boyfriend Steve and I are both away from the office, we enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the state on our motorcycle. Or we just stay home enjoying time on our porch reading, playing guitar, and snuggling with our cats.