Dr. Anne Apatiga was exposed to the world of holistic health while working as a front office assistant at the Life University while attending Georgia Tech’s graduate program in City Planning.
She listened to the interns at Life University talking about how their patient’s conditions disappeared or dramatically improved; conditions like chronic low back pain, carpal tunnel, acid reflux, “frozen shoulders”, high blood pressure, and even fertility issues.
Her interest became personal when she overheard an intern describe how chiropractic care helped his patients’ migraines and headaches. Dr. Apatiga’s mother was a long-time migraine sufferer. She convinced her mother to try chiropractic care and her mother’s migraines and posture improved dramatically.
As a result, Dr. Apatiga wanted to learn as much as possible about the field of chiropractic care.
Dr. Apatiga left Georgia Tech’s graduate program in City Planning to enroll full time at Life University, the largest chiropractic school in the world. When she graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, she had completed over 100 hours of training in the Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific (KCUCS) technique. During her chiropractic education she traveled to El Salvador three times on spinal mission trips to serve in areas with no access to chiropractic care.
Dr. Theodore Dragoo graduated from Michigan State University in 2010, receiving a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science. He then attended Life University and graduated cum laude. He also received the Philosophy Distinction Award, given to those who truly understand and apply Chiropractic’s unique philosophy on health and healing. He interned at the Outreach Chiropractic Clinic in Marietta, Georgia, providing care to patients in need.
Dr. Dragoo explains why he became a chiropractor: “The dream of becoming a doctor has been a passion of mine ever since I was a young boy. My father was a successful cataract surgeon and instilled in me the values of what it takes to not only be successful, but to always do what is right for the patient. This was not only obvious in his words and actions, but by how his patients regarded him. I have never seen anyone who was more loved and had more respect from his patients than my father.”
Dr. Dragoo continues to express how his family has not only influenced his career but also his approach to medicine. “My mother thrived on the other end of the health spectrum. As a young child, my mother would only feed me organic foods and was a firm believer in the health benefits of sprouts and herbs. It was fascinating as I got older to find out how far ahead of the times my mother was when it came to properly fueling your body and facilitating a healthy life.”