Dr. Paula Weihler
Despite what many may think, not all chiropractors were “born” to be chiropractors; some become chiropractors in spite of the way they were raised. This statement couldn’t be truer for Dr. Paula Weihler. She came from a very medically based family where every bump, scrape, scratch and illness resulted in a trip to the medical doctor which was then followed by a trip to the local drug store. It was only through a series of unlikely events that Dr. Weihler became interested in chiropractic.
While studying exercise and sport science at Iowa State University, Dr. Weihler was also serving her country as a second lieutenant in the Iowa Army National Guard where she drove semi-trucks for the army. After long convoys, she began to notice that she would have intense headaches that would last for days and would eventually develop into earaches that would last for months. Having a medical background, she had been using medicinal ear drops and they would sometimes take care of the earaches but eventually the medicine quit working. She told a friend of hers, whose dad happened to be a chiropractor, about her earaches. When her friend tried to convince Dr. Weihler to go to a chiropractor, Dr. Weihlers first thought was, “My back and neck dont hurt, so why would I go to a chiropractor?” However after a few more weeks of intense ear pain, Dr. Weihler, finally went to the chiropractor convinced that she would prove her friend wrong.
After a thorough exam and x-rays, the chiropractor did something to her neck and about twenty minutes later she noticed a warm draining sensation in her neck on the same side as her earache and by the end of the night her earache was completely gone! With her “seeing is believing” attitude it didn’t take long for her to realize that chiropractic actually worked. This also made her very curious as to “how” chiropractic worked especially with issues other than headaches and low back pain. She began asking her chiropractor about chiropractic and after months of questions he finally convinced her that she should become a chiropractor so that she could show the rest of the world the incredible healing powers of chiropractic.
Within months Dr. Weihler applied and was accepted at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she graduated on the Deans list with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In addition to receiving an excellent education, she had the privilege of participating in the “Clinic Abroad Program” where she had the opportunity to adjust hundreds of Bolivian people, who suffered from ailments ranging from the usual neck and back pain to Bells Palsy and, yes, even earaches. She also met her husband, Stuart, and they are now the proud parents of a healthy boy named Peyton who received his first adjustment just a few days after he was born.
Dr Andrew Weihler
Dr. Andrew grew up on a farm in western Illinois just outside of Sherrard, Illinois. Growing up on the farm instilled values of hard work and responsibility. At Sherrard High School, Dr. Andrew participated in cross-country, basketball, and baseball. Playing sports, he learned the importance of working as a team, being a leader, and having a competitive spirit.
Dr. Eric Dickerson
Dr. Eric Dickerson is a licensed Chiropractic Physician who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois and is excited for the opportunity to finally deliver chiropractic care to the people of Illinois. Prior to receiving his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Eric went to Arizona State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. During a senior internship at a chiropractic clinic in Tempe, Arizona, Dr. Eric witnessed first-hand the miracles of chiropractic; he knew then that he had to change his focus from physical therapy to chiropractic. Dr. Eric wants to provide high-quality, conservative healthcare to others and is not satisfied with the traditional models of care. After being introduced to chiropractic during his internship, Dr. Eric knew he was destined to become a chiropractor and pursued his dream. Dr. Eric’s mission is “…to restore and improve health, wellness, and quality of life through chiropractic care and help Priority Health Chiropractic establish itself as one of the primary healthcare leaders in our community…”
Dr. Eric believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their life through chiropractic care. Because of this belief, as a senior graduate student at Palmer College, Dr. Eric traveled to Salvador, Brazil to deliver chiropractic care as humanitarian aid to those who could otherwise not afford or access it. He hopes to one day provide a similar service to men, women, and children of the United States of America who find themselves in similar socioeconomic situations. Dr. Eric spent his last four months at Palmer College as a Clinical Teaching Assistant in the Palmer Outreach Clinics.Here, he was responsible for supervising and assisting interns with patient health records (paper or electronic), their performance of physical examinations, chiropractic analyses, and developing appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans.
Dr. Eric is a very physically activeindividual and enjoys participating in all sports, exercising, hiking, camping, swimming and fishing. He strives to be a healthcare provider who “practices what he preaches” by being active and maintaining a properly balanced, healthy nutrition.
Life is not static. It moves on whether you want it to or not. Every decision you make with regard to your health will place you either closer to your health and wellness goals, or further away. Which direction do you want to go? We are here to help you live the life you want, one that is active and healthy.
Here at Priority Health Chiropractic, we serve the needs of all people from infants to the elderly.
Chiropractic care is an important aspect to your overall health, whether you are suffering from a minor affliction, or dealing with a life-long condition. As a holistic health-care approach, chiropractic care focuses on a whole-body approach to health. Problems like stress can affect multiple body systems, and other difficulties can affect more than one portion of your body. We do not focus on the site of the pain, but on your entire body.
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