FC: How did you decide to become a chiropractor?
Dr. G: I wanted to be in a profession that attempts to find and treat the cause of pain rather than just treating the symptoms. Being a chiropractor has enabled me to pursue avenues of treatment that help patients keep doing what they love and empowering them to manage their own health and success.
Dr. B: I always wanted to work in the healthcare field, but I wanted to be a doctor that people looked forward to seeing. With my interest in sports and wanting to treat athletes, sports chiropractic was a perfect fit.
FC: Describe a day in the life!
Dr. G: Get up, work, eat, workout, sleep…repeat
It’s not too flashy… Just busy. Treating patients, trying to catch up on paperwork, posting on social media, answering emails, etc. That’s why I try to enjoy my weekends so much!
FC: You both seem to do it all! How do you balance being a doctor, owning a practice, having kids, showing up to your patients early morning races, and dominating the cross fit world?
Dr G: It’s not easy. My job is so demanding both physically and mentally, that most days when I’m done working, I just want to veg out and relax. I get a lot of inspiration and motivation from my patients. So many of them are so dedicated to their sport or activity that they don’t let anything stop them from their goals, and when I see that it inspires me to push myself as well. My kids are in college, so they don’t demand much from me anymore, except when they want money of course.
Dr. B: “Dominating?” I don’t know who told you that! Doing any of it wouldn’t be possible without help. Our office manager, Tiffany, and our staff does an amazing job handling a lot of the business responsibilities. And my wife, Amanda, does most of the juggling with the kids. I’m not a morning person, but I kind of enjoy getting up early to support a race. Especially when I have a patient competing that didn’t think they would be able to get to the starting line
FC: What is the best part of your job?
Dr. G: Without a doubt, helping patients function at their best. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing someone going from a place of discouragement or frustration from pain or injury to a place where they feel great and are able to do what they want to do again.
Dr. B: Helping people. It sounds cliche, but it’s true! Not being able to do what you want to do is frustrating. I’ve been there. It’s awesome to help someone get back to what they love.
FC: What do you find most challenging about your job?
Dr. G: Definitely the documentation and record keeping. My job would be perfect if I didn’t have to comply with all of the insurance and bureaucracy.
Dr. B: Keeping up with the paperwork!
FC: How would Dr. “G” or “B” describe you? Do you agree? =)
Dr. G: I think he would describe me as laid back and level headed. He stresses out more than me and he probably gets frustrated with me that I don’t worry about stuff as much as him. He probably also thinks that I’m the better doctor and fantasy football player (just kidding).
Dr. B: Haha… This should be good. Eric would probably say that I’m anal-retentive and obsessive. I like things a certain way, and if they’re not I get hyper focused about getting them fixed. Especially when something doesn’t make sense to me, I can’t let it go. He would be right.
FC: Besides Green Apples, what is your favorite treat (maybe so we can bring it into the office??)
Dr. G: I love doughnuts. I will say that Meghan has a really strong treat game with the stuff she brings to the office.
Dr. B: Chocolate chip cookies… For sure!
FC: What is your personal mantra?
Dr G: I must admit I have never thought about what my “mantra” is, in fact I had to look up the definition. I guess it would be a good mix between “don’t stress about things in which I have no control over”, and “any change in my life brings some level of discomfort.”
Dr. B: If you’re OK with the worst case scenario, then everything will be fine.
FC: Name 3 people you would like to have dinner with and why!
Dr. G: Tom Landry- I grew up an avid Cowboy’s fan and I always admired his unwavering faith and his ability to keep his cool in all situations.
Tom Brady- I am not a fan of the Patriots nor really of him, but I admire his work ethic and how he is able to keep his body in the shape it’s in at age 40 and maintain his level of success.
Will Farrell- because he’s funny
Kelly and Meghan Fillnow- Just because.
Dr. B: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Robin Williams. Because that would be HILARIOUS… and awkward!
FC: What is the last book you read?
Dr G: Work related – Ulitmate Back Fitness and Performance by Stuart McGill. Personal – Use of Force by Brad Thor
Dr. B: Just finished “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” Right now I’m listening to “The Gray Cook Lecture Compendium”
FC: Anything else you want to share with us?
Dr. B: I’m no stranger to injury. Most of what I see in the office… I’ve been there. Migraines, concussions, neck strain, rotator cuff tear, golfers elbow, low back strain, hip pain, hamstring pulls, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, ACL tear and surgical repair, meniscus damage, bone bruise, sprained ankles and a toe fracture… I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can think of now.
FC: Thank you so much for your time and for helping our team! We could not all do what we do without your support, treatment, and care!
Greenapple Sports is what keeps Coach K and Coach M staying healthy and getting to race around the world! They are an absolutely crucial part of their team. Visit greenapplesports.com for chiropractic, acupuncture, ART, or laser therapy care.