Becoming a Chiropractor
“Back in 5th grade I decide that I would be a doctor. I was good at science, fascinated by how the body functioned, and excited about helping people,” recalled Dr. Peterson. “At that time, my dad was a pharmacist and I had never heard of chiropractic. A couple years later, he packed us all up and moved from San Antonio to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. As I made my journey through high school, my dad would tell about patient success stories from his new office, and I had a few personal chiropractic experiences to celebrate as well. I finally decided to pursue the field of chiropractic in my senior year of high school. After receiving a Bachelor Degree from the University of Texas at Austin, I was headed on my own journey to Davenport, Iowa and Palmer College of Chiropractic.”
“I was pleasantly surprised by the rigor of the course work. I was inundated with courses in anatomy, physiology, and chemistry as well as all the courses that built on that solid foundation to produce in me a Doctor of Chiropractic who was well prepared to care for his patients.”
After graduating magna cum laude in 1995, Dr. Peterson worked in his own practice, as well as, with a number of other chiropractors. In 2007 he had the opportunity to return home to San Antonio to work with his father.
“It is a privilege getting to work with my family”, Dr. Peterson says, “and each patient who comes into our office is welcomed with open arms into our family. I believe we deliver the best and most gentle chiropractic care in town along with the best customer service. Even though most people come to us as a last resort, we love to see people before they get to the point of desperation. That’s why we are a family practice that focuses on teaching and helping families live healthy lives from birth all the way through to old age.”
Aside From Peterson Chiropractic
Dr. Peterson has 3 daughters who are growing up faster than he would like. He has a passion for fitness, sports, and running trails when possible, but mostly in the competitive environment of Crossfit. If you have any fitness or nutrition concerns, be sure to ask him… it is an extremely important component to your living a healthy life.
“In my experience it is far easier to learn about health than it is to put it to action”, Dr. Peterson explains, “because health takes a consistent investment in time and energy. I am excited to meet you and help you reach your health goals.”
INTERVIEW: Health By Choice Not By Chance
Hear a recent interview of Dr. Tim Peterson, San Antonio Chiropractor, when he appears as a guest speaker on HealthNews, a popular Internet radio show which airs weekly out of the Northeast. Click the photo link above to hear the interview!