I knew I wanted to have a career doing something that involved using my hands. While growing up I was always interested in science so a job involving healthcare seemed a good fit. And so it began!
Through my research of schools to attend and from talking with other Chiropractors, Palmer College of Chiropractic was mentioned often and in a very positive way. I entered Palmer in the fall of 1977, I know that was a long time ago! It was an experience driving from my home in Maine, towing a trailer filled with all my "stuff" and not having a clue what to expect when I got there. It was interesting, to say the least, about first crossing the Mississippi River into Davenport, Iowa and seeing the sign for Palmer College with all of these students walking around with white clinic jackets. A little scary? Yup!
The fear was quickly replaced with interest at all the different people and their varying backgrounds. There were students from all parts of the globe. It was amazing to actually be in the midst of a real melting pot. I made friends with people from Europe, Australia and South Africa, to name a few areas. The different culture exchange was eye opening.
The courses I took were fantastic in their content and presentation. The instructors, for the most part, were very knowledgeable and really intent on teaching you what they knew. I was lucky in that since I really enjoyed the classes my grades were very good. I ended up graduating 4th in my class of over 120 student doctors. I know...patting myself on my own back!
I also made another one of the best decisions of my life in joining a fraternity called Delta Sigma Chi. It is strictly a Chiropractic fraternity and it helped me in a variety of ways to become an accomplished and confident Chiropractor. I would recommend this fraternity to anyone attending a Chiropractic school where one is located. I could tell you stories about the fraternal life, however on second thought no, some things are better left to the imagination.
As a Chiropractor, I Hope to Do Right by Others
I want my patients to feel that by placing their care in my hands they have made a decision that will be a positive influence on their health. My staff and I strive to provide a comfortable, caring and understanding atmosphere towards everyone trusting us with their care. We try to treat each patient with the same high quality of care that they deserve and are looking for. I know we will do our best to treat their concerns with professionalism and to make educated decisions on their health care plans. I have always been one to accept that I may not know all the answers, but I will attempt to find the answers elsewhere if needed.