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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Stephanie Johnson, D.C., achieves ‘dream’ appointment at Walter Reed

“Working at Walter Reed is definitely the dream—my reaction to having been selected as one of the full-time chiropractors is currently an unknown adjective!” says Dr. Johnson. She continues to provide care for patients at her private practice in Annandale, Va., two days a week, and also serves as an emissary for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

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Stephanie Johnson, D.C., West ’12, was recently appointed as one of the chiropractors providing care for active military-service members in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Md.—becoming the first woman to provide chiropractic care at the world’s largest military medical center.

Dr. Johnson was inspired to pursue a position at WRNMMC following her participation in Palmer’s VA/DoD Internship program at WRNMMC. “The multidisciplinary clinical-setting, the patient demographics, and the six months of high-quality mentorship were unparalleled,” she says.

Dr. Johnson’s patients at WRNMMC are pleased by the integration of chiropractic care into DoD and VA-managed health centers. “Many express their appreciation by making a point to say their chiropractic visits are what they look forward to most in their day and comment that chiropractic is the only thing that keeps their headaches away, or their bodies functioning at optimal capacity,” says Dr. Johnson.

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