Do you know what I love about my job? I get to wake up every day to do something I love. Every day I get to educate my patients and my community, not only on their own health and wellness but the health and wellness of their families as well.

Do you know why I get excited about having the privilege to work with patients every day? I get excited because every day is different and every day brings a new challenge. It is NEVER boring in our office.

If you donít have good health then you may as well not have anything at all. However, our society doesnít typically feel that way. I do believe there is a movement that is propelling us toward looking at more natural alternatives to medicine. Now, donít get me wrong there is a time and a place for medicine, but I also believe that people are figuring out that the best way to manage their health is to prevent disease in the first place. This is where I feel I can educate and inspire my patients to make healthier choices.

It occurred to me several years ago while I was adjusting patients one day that there was a huge gap between a holistic approach to healthcare and an allopathic (traditional medicine) approach. But why? They both work and yet the two have a really hard time communicating with each other. It was that day that I decided I wanted to be the bridge between that gap. I wanted to create a space in which patients felt safe to make an informed decision. Every patient has to make their own healthcare choices, the choices that are right for them and their family. I wanted to provide patients answers to questions that they didnít feel comfortable asking their other providers. Do I have all the answers? No. But I will do my best to help my patients make the best informed decision that they can for themselves. Doctors were not put here to dictate healthcare. The word doctor means ďto teachĒ. We are here to educate our patients.

So, I do what I do, because I hope to inspire people to be the healthiest version of themselves that they can be, not only for themselves but for their family. I may be a little selfish though. I love my patients and I want them around me for as long as possible.

It is easier to stay well than it is to get well. Knowledge is power so be empowered!