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.