I like to work with my hands. If I weren’t a chiropractor, I might be a chef or a carpenter. Maybe a sculptor. My hands are my most valuable tools. They are skillful, competent, sensitive, and strong. This is an important bridge between clinical knowledge and clinical skill. It’s important to be smart, knowledgeable, and personable…but a chiropractor who isn’t good with his hands is not going to consistently get the kind of results that change people’s lives.
Chiropractic has been an important part of my life since I was born. My grandfather was a chiropractor. My uncle is a chiropractor. I was probably 10 years old when I decided that I would be a chiropractor. In our family, when you were sick or broken, the first stop was always for an adjustment. It was understood that a properly functioning spine and nervous system were crucial to the body functioning at it’s best. Medicine had it’s place, but we understood that it had it’s limitations. Health comes from inside out and not the other way around.
I have been a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) since 1997 and have practiced in Omaha since then. I received my education at Creighton University and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where chiropractic began.
My wife and I are the grateful parents of 2 awesome kids and 3 big dogs. I love animals and have virtually never been without at least one dog in my life.
I often say that I’ll either retire from this job or that they’ll have to drag me out. I’m loyal like that. Dr. Powers has been my chiropractor since I was about 13 and I’ve been his front desk assistant for 5 years. I spent a lot of time and money studying to become a Cosmetologist, then Dental assistant. Who knew that I’d end up being so happy working with this team.
Once I get to know you, I’ll never forget your face or your name. You can count on me to greet you with a smile, even if I’m not having the best day. I once worked the afternoon shift while my lips and eyes swelled from an allergic reaction. Doc was too busy with patients to notice and I didn’t want to bother him with my trivial anaphylaxis.
Outside of the office, I hope to meet a man who appreciates me and start a small family. Until then, I’m working on my Crazy Cat Lady collection and hanging with the lucky few I call great friends.
When it comes to money, I’m tighter than skin on a grape. My mom taught me how to make a little go a long way. I suppose we were poor growing up, but we had what we needed. I think this makes me uniquely qualified to be responsible for billing here at Powers Chiropractic. I’m very particular about handling people’s hard-earned money and I take the responsibility seriously. Insurance billing can be tricky, but I do my best to make sure that you never have to pay a dollar more than you should. I’ve been known to reach into my own purse for change on more than one occasion to bring a patient’s account to zero.
When I’m not obsessing about doing things just right, I’m busy being my family’s chief cook, maid, counselor, arbitrator, and laundry goddess. I’ve been known as many things in this lifetime: Mother of the Year, Wife of the Decade, Pastry chef, insurance analyst, homework tutor, and wedding planner.