Still Dedicated to Hometown While Expanding the Practice
The owners of DT Chiropractic are busier than ever, growing their practice and expanding their reach to help more people feel the benefits of chiropractic care. Dr. Daniel Turner started the practice in Canton in 2014, and he and his wife, Rhiannon, have opened a new office in Cartersville, with a staff dedicated to that location.
At the core of their growth is their devotion to the communities they serve, even as they are getting familiar with their newest territory. “We simply love Canton, and I want to be ‘Your Canton Chiropractor’,” Dr. Turner said.
Other things that haven’t changed, despite all the growth they’ve experienced, include not offering unnecessary care plans, specializing in personal injury treatment and sports injuries, as well as continuing to support the community.
No Care Plans
Dr. Turner believes chiropractic care should be patient-focused, rather than centered on the bottom line. He avoids selling patients wellness packages (a bundle of several appointments paid for at one time), or costly, unnecessary products or treatments. The goal is to take things one day at a time, one visit at a time, treating the cause of symptoms to achieve the quickest, most natural recovery possible.
“There is no way to know how anyone will respond to treatment. It may take only one treatment before they feel better. We do not believe in selling someone a treatment plan of 20-30-plus visits. We don’t want our patients to come to us because they have to. We want them to come to us because they want to,” he said.
“I believe that if I take great care of my patients, helping them to feel their best, they will continue to come back to us for the right reasons. And that way of practicing has served us well and helped us to grow in a way we are proud of.”
Personal Injury Specialists
In addition to traditional chiropractic services, DT Chiropractic specializes in injuries resulting from auto and slip-and-fall accidents.
“We have established many solid relationships and work closely with top-notch personal injury attorneys across metro Atlanta,” he said. “We also have an extensive referral network of medical providers. With car accident cases, we can usually treat people and handle their case with no out-of-pocket costs. Our goal is to get our patients back to the same quality of life they had prior to the accident.”
Dr. Turner didn’t follow the traditional path to becoming a chiropractor. In fact, the California native’s career plan was to become an orthopedic surgeon, following in his father’s footsteps. His undergraduate degree is in neurobiology from the University of California, Irvine.
“I grew up disliking chiropractors and thought the profession was a sham,” he said.
That changed after Dr. Turner was injured when he was a professional MMA fighter. The care he received from a chiropractor changed his views. The chiropractor took his time with Turner, and helped improve his injuries, instead of merely prescribing pain medicine.
After that experience, Dr. Turner enrolled in chiropractic school at Southern California University of Health Sciences. He started his first practice in 2009, and he has worked with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Los Angeles Kings and many gold medal Olympic athletes.
Investing in Community
Dr. Turner supports many local charities and sports teams. At Cherokee High School, he is team chiropractor and president of the booster club for Warrior baseball, and he is a football sponsor. All Cherokee county high school student-athletes are offered a special $20 rate.
The Turners also support The Miracle League of Cherokee County and co-sponsor Downtown Canton First Friday events. This month, they sponsored the Think Pink Cherokee Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, in its second year in Canton. The city’s downtown development manager, Velinda Hardy, is a breast cancer survivor and started this event last year.
When Dr. Turner moved to Canton in 2014, he bought the 16-year-old chiropractic practice of retired Dr. Scott Starrett. Since then, the number of patients has doubled year after year, a blessing that Dr. Turner attributes to his patients referring family and friends for care.
“I take pride in living in Canton. I have never felt connected to a city the way that I do here,” he said. “I want to be the go-to chiropractor for Canton and Cartersville, and earn that title year after year. I want you to be a patient for life.”
Meet the DT Chiropractic Team
Dr. Turner splits his time between the Canton and Cartersville offices; the staffs of both are bilingual.
Dr. Kevin Wood, full-time chiropractor
Lofton Wheeles, office manager
Dr. Ryan Petrini, full-time chiropractor
Lorena Reveles Cuevas, office manager
Kristin Donnelly, full-time chiropractic assistant, personal trainer
Heather McGill, case manager and billing
Rhiannon Turner, director of client services for personal injury and director of marketing