Congratulations to Dr. Smith, (@DrSmithChiro), winner of the #MedicalMonday Healthcare Twitizen of the Week, sponsored by Schedgehog.com. Stay tuned for this weeks nominees for Healthcare Twitizen of the Month for August.
About Dr. Smith
My chiropractic education began with undergraduate studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, after which I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While at Palmer, I was certified in several chiropractic techniques in addition to those taught as Palmer’s core curriculum. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in February of 1999, as well as being inducted into Pi Tau Delta, the prestigious chiropractic honors society.
Dr. Stephan J. Smith
After graduating from Palmer, I worked for over three years as an associate doctor with Salvatore Gennero, a prominent chiropractor in Highland, Michigan. There I gained valuable clinical, as well as practical experience. When Dr. Gennero opened a satellite office in Grand Blanc, Michigan, I went there to run that office. I was in Grand Blanc for five years when I decided to start my own practice. My wife, Brenda and I purchased Chiropractic Health Center in February of 2008 and we have been caring for the fine people of this community ever since.
I have been married to my wife Brenda for 20 years and we have three children, ages 12, 13 and 14. Brenda and I enjoy working in our yard and garden, volunteering at our children’s school activities, gourmet cooking and various other artistic endeavors. I find that family life, with all of its varied characteristics, closely parallels a family chiropractic practice. Both have many challenges and rewards and both make our lives happier, healthier and more fulfilling.
Thanks to you, Dr. Smith for making the world a better place by sharing your valuable expertise with the public through social media – we salute you.
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