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Meet the Chiropractor

Dr. Doug Gerard

Shortly before I moved back to Lodi (1977). I developed a severe sore throat. It just wouldn’t go away. It was so severe that I often was only able to swallow liquids for days at a time. Multiple visits to the doctor ended in prescriptions and recommendations for a tonsillectomy and possibly more surgery. I was told that surgery was the only option. I decided against surgery. I just couldn’t figure out how such a healthy guy (25 years old) couldn’t get rid of this now severe condition.

I moved back to Lodi and met a girl who convinced me to give her doctor a try. The doctor gave me an exam, took some x-rays of my neck (the ONLY thing the others didn’t do) and then adjusted my neck. It felt good. Three weeks later my sore throat was gone. I’ve never had it since. The experience changed my life. I decided that I had to find out more about this stuff so I decided to go to chiropractic college myself. That was 35 years ago. Oh, by the way, I married that girl.

Education

I enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic- West and got onto the fast track. I was able to graduate in three years instead of four. Back to Lodi I came. That was 1982. I continue taking post graduate courses every year. There is so much new info that one must be taking courses constantly to keep ahead. There will never be a time when I will know it all. It is all very fascinating to me.

Treating Families of Lodi

From cradle to grave, I treat all ages, sizes and shapes. It is quite an honor. The entire health care scene is changing for the good and the wellness model(Chiropractors have been on this for over 100 years) is now recognized as best and safest way to approach better health. Case in point; medical mistakes are recognized as the third leading cause of death in America! In a nutshell; medical care can be dangerous. Everyone needs a MD, just not as often as they think.We are not anti-medicine, we just feel that everyone needs to take a more active approach to health.