Anjlene Prasad, D.C. is Chiropractor to the Fiji Islands.
Dr. Prasad first learned about Palmer and chiropractic at the age of 16, when Palmer’s Clinic Abroad team came to her home town of Labasa, on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji. She was one of many people who went to the clinic for free care, without having “the faintest idea as to the amazing results that chiropractic provided.”
“And then I watched the interns from Palmer render chiropractic care to kids [with cerebal palsy] and saw them giggle and smile with gratitude after the adjustment,” she says. “It made me smile [to think] how amazing and wonderful chiropractic is and gave me the reason to pursue a passion such as this.”
She had never “stepped out of the comforts of her home,” let alone traveled to the U.S., before coming to Palmer. But from the moment she started at Palmer, Dr. Prasad knew she had made the right choice.
“I have learned a lot of things and still am learning,” she adds. “I am grateful that God gave me such an opportunity, and I would do it again because it’s worth the sacrifice to experience the full deal of life.”
Now Dr. Prasad has returned to Fiji, and is one of only two chiropractors there. “If I can actually bring a smile to a child’s face with chiropractic care, then I think I have accomplished the real meaning of what chiropractic is all about,” she says. “There are many things that I want to do, and for that I think Palmer has been a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone.”
“Being a chiropractor is amazing, awesome. It feels like I’m not going to work every day but that I’m going to see my family. It is the greatest satisfaction to have made that connection with patients.
Each year, more than 80 students from approximately 20 countries arrive at Palmer, adding cultural diversity to the College and the chiropractic profession. Today, Palmer alumni practice in more than 60 countries.
For more information about a career in chiropractic, visit www.Palmer.edu.