“I never thought it was fair that doctors get to know their patients but patients don’t always get to know their doctors.”
Back in 1992 something happened to me that changed my life forever.
I was a very successful Contracts and Business Manager and very physically active. I was standing in my office one morning and twisted to pick up my coffee cup and had shooting pains in my low back that were almost crippling. I had difficulty performing my daily activities. I remembered back to a family friend in New York who was a Chiropractor and thought I should give it a shot because he had helped my dad and grandfather for years. I was now living in Maryland so I called a local Chiropractor and made an appointment. The chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I got relief, and I could move about without any pain. Chiropractic care had such a large impact on my life that I decided to change careers and go to Chiropractic College to help others who were in need.
I live in Columbia with my lovely wife Dawne, daughter Brooke and my two “bonus children” Brian and Jillian where we all attend Grace Community Church. I grew up in Monsey, New York and attended Northeastern University, in Boston, where I received a B.S. in Business Administration.
I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1998 from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and received the distinguished award of Clinical Excellence. I was pleased to be awarded the “Outstanding Young Man of America” and was nominated by the husband of a patient.
I enjoy exercising, camping, mountain biking, reading, hiking, skiing, watching old movies and more.
The Facts About Chiropractor Education
Doctors of Chiropractic are highly educated and take many undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, and physics even before attending a four-year Postgraduate study at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. I underwent an extensive course of study in normal human physiology, proper body bio-mechanics, radiology, pathology, nutrition, biochemistry, health promotion, and adjusting techniques.
A lot of people ask how chiropractic education compares to medical education. Since both work with the human body, there is much similarity in their studies, but there are important differences as well.
The chart below compares medical and chiropractic education. It was compiled from a review of the curricula of 22 medical schools, 11 chiropractic colleges, and updates from the National Health Federation Bulletin.