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Dr. Wenger maintains practice and tradition for more than 50 years

Dr. J. Calvin Wenger
Dr. J. Calvin Wenger

For J. Calvin Wenger, D.C., his start in chiropractic began at home. His father, 1937 Palmer graduate S.G. Wenger, D.C., maintained a practice at the family’s house in which J. Calvin was raised. J. Calvin would follow in his father’s educational and career paths by earning his own chiropractic degree at Palmer in 1953.

After Dr. Wenger married his wife, Shirley, a year later, he began practicing chiropractic on Nov. 26, 1956. Last summer, on Aug. 30, he marked his 50th year at the practice his father—who passed away in 1993—opened in Lancaster, Pa.

Today, Wenger Chiropractic Group is the second oldest chiropractic clinic in Dr. Wenger’s county, with five other Palmer chiropractors and two dozen staff members.

While being committed to his patients, Dr. Wenger also has provided care and comfort to his community as an ordained minister. For 13 years he served as assistant pastor at the Lancaster Church of the Brethren.

In the midst of his busy schedule, Dr. Wenger has still managed to find time to give his support and service to his alma mater which Palmer College has acknowledged by naming him a Fellow of the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic in 1986.

He also has been an active President’s Club Member for 18 years and gave generously to the College’s recent capital campaign. Efforts such as these resulted in his name being listed on the Heritage Endowment Wall on the Davenport Campus. Once again he was upholding a family tradition since his father also earned the same distinction through his generosity to Palmer.

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