Tallmadge Chiropractic recently hired a new chiropractor and plans to expand with a new smaller office in the Fairlawn area within the next six months to serve the growing number of patients.
Dr. Serif Krkic and Dr. Amanda Braden, since purchasing Dr. Gregory Lucas saw a gradual increase in patient numbers in 2017, but saw a faster increase during the pandemic.
“People were afraid to go to hospitals so they looked for other treatment for their pain,” said Dr. Amanda Braden. “They hurt so we have a lot of first-time patients in chiropractic which is cool for the chiropractic world to show what we can do.”
People came to make adjustments, but also sought acupuncture to relieve stress and insomnia, and sought help with diet and help with identifying food intolerances.
With only two doctors and an acupuncturist in the practice, however, it took several weeks for new patients to come to the practice for an initial consultation, which could take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours.
Also, Krkic started training Tallmadge football and Krkic and Braden, who are married, recently had their first child.
With the appointment of Dr. Joe Tait on June 1st they can now admit new patients the same or next day.
Tait, originally from Girard, received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy from Akron University and worked as a health fitness specialist at the Summa Health and Wellness Center in Hudson for three years before moving into chiropractic care. He then went to Life University in Marietta, Georgia for a PhD in Chiropractic.
Although Tait had never met Krkic, the two men attended the same program at Akron University and graduated that same year.
Another former classmate of Krkic’s, Sarah Roeder, will head the future Fairlawn office.
“Because we’re pretty busy here, we want to target more patients with functional medicine,” said Krkic. “We’re in the process of finding a location in Fairlawn, something small for offices and a few private contractors like massage therapists, possibly a yoga studio, and then if we could get someone in the medical field like a doctor to work together.” with our patient care. We’re really excited. ”
Roeder, a registered nurse, recently earned a master’s degree in nutrition.
“We are all interested in this type of medicine, which is badly needed these days, and we really target and treat the root cause of the disease and not the symptoms,” said Krkic.
Krkic and Braden also recently purchased their building from Lucas but have no plans to expand into the rental parts of their building currently used by TLC Restoration.
For more information on Tallmadge Chiropractic, please visit https://www.tallmadgechiro.com/.
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