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From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Palmer leads in corporate chiropractic

Palmer Center for Business Development student ambassadors recently presented a corporate chiropractic panel session featuring West campus alumni who provide care in tech-based health centers throughout the Silicon Valley and greater Bay Area.

Front, left to right: Drs. Dickison, Lum and Lord; back, left to right: Drs. Young, McCormack and Ptacek.
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West campus panel members included: Rhiannon Dickison, D.C., ’12, Google; Daniel Lord, D.C., ’08, Facebook; Patrick Lum, D.C., ’98, Google; Matthew McCormack, D.C., ’14, Motiva Health; Kale Ptacek, D.C. ’14; and Morgan Young, D.C. ’07, Cisco Systems.

“At each of our clinics, we’re exposing a percentage of the general population who otherwise may never have gone to a chiropractor—and when the patient experiences positive outcomes, it’s a real game-changer, because the ripple effect of that experience ultimately touches the entire profession,” says Dr. Lord, physical medicine lead at Facebook’s health center in Menlo Park, Calif., since 2012.

When he joined the Facebook health-center team, Dr. Lord said the number of chiropractors at the group of Silicon Valley-based health centers was relatively small. He now estimates the number of chiropractors providing some form of on-site care has grown to more than 30 including five fellow Facebook chiropractors who are West campus alumni.

In addition to Dr. Lum, Dr. Dickison also works with other West alumni at the Google Health Center including Robert Murray, D.C., ’98, and Nicole Chan Murray, D.C. ’98. She credits the quality of the Palmer program for enabling her and fellow alumni to earn their corporate-chiropractic positions.

“I didn’t think I’d have an opportunity like this for 10 or 15 years,” says Dr. Dickison. “But we get a great education at Palmer, which provides multiple opportunities to gain valuable experience.”

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