Tallmadge Chiropractic has recently hired a new chiropractor and has plans to expand with a new smaller office in the Fairlawn area within the next six months to serve their growing number of patients.
Dr. Serif Krkic and Dr. Amanda Braden had been seeing a gradual increase in patients since purchasing the practice from Dr. Gregory Lucas in 2017, but saw a more rapid increase during the pandemic.
“People were scared to go to hospitals, so they were seeking other care for aches and pains,” said Dr. Amanda Braden. “They were hurting, so we got a lot of first time chiropractic patients, which is cool for the world of chiropractic to show what we can do.”
People came for adjustments, but were also seeking acupuncture to relieve stress and insomnia, and were seeking nutritional help and help identifying food sensitivities.
However, with only two doctors and one acupuncturist in the practice, it was taking several weeks to get new patients into the office for a first-time consult that could take anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours.
Plus, Krkic began coaching Tallmadge soccer, and Krkic and Braden, who are married, recently had their first child.
With the hire of Dr. Joe Tait on June 1, they are now able to get new patients in on the same or next day.
Tait, originally of Girard, received his bachelor of science in exercise science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy from the University of Akron and worked as a health fitness specialist at Summa Health and Wellness Center in Hudson for three years before learning about chiropractic. He then went to Life University in Marietta, Georgia for his doctor of chiropractic.
Although Tait had never met Krkic, the two men were in the same program at University of Akron and graduated the same year.
Another former classmate of Krkic’s, Sarah Roeder, will lead the future Fairlawn office.
“Because we’re fairly busy here, we want to expand and touch more patients with functional medicine,” Krkic said. “We’re in the process of finding a location in Fairlawn, something small for offices and a couple of private contractors like massage therapists, possibly a yoga studio and then if we could acquire someone in the medical realm, like an MD, to collaborate with our care of patients. We’re really excited.”
Roeder, a registered nurse, recently obtained earned a master’s in nutrition.
“We’re all interested in this type of medicine that is well needed these days, and really digging into the primary cause of disease and treating that rather than the symptoms,” Krkic said.
Krkic and Braden also recently purchased their building from Lucas, but has no plans to expand into the rental portions of their building, currently occupied by TLC Restoration.
For more information about Tallmadge Chiropractic, visit https://www.tallmadgechiro.com/.
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