"Doctors Confession to the City of San Angelo"
"And why despite it all, I still do what I do"
Confessions are tough. Real tough. But, sometimes a confession can set the record straight, and I want to give credit where credit is due. Before I talk about my confession, though, let me say a few other things first.double your immune capacity
Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter. You know, when I meet people in town they usually say, "Oh, yeah, I know, you, you're Dr. Tim. I've seen your ad with that picture of you and your family." Well you might have noticed that we have a new photo .... and I am the lucky guy.
Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. Let me tell you my story.
"When I was a young boy I was at a sleep over at my best friend's house. We spent most of our night jumping on his trampoline until, while showing off, I fell through the springs. You can imagine that it hurt like crazy so we decided that it might be time to call it a night. The next morning when we were called for breakfast by his mom I tried to get out of bed and couldn't move my left leg. It was like it just fell asleep and wouldn't wake up. Of course I was rushed off to the doctor who was baffled. He decided to call it a "sprained hip" and added that he wasn't sure what to do. But, there's more...
My mom, upset with my decided fate, was convinced to try another doctor. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then 'adjusts' my spine. The adjustments didn't hurt, it actually felt good. And guess what? I started getting better right away. Oh. did I mention that this doctor was a chiropractor? It worked so well for me, and I was so impressed with the other 'miracles' I saw in his office, that I eventually went to chiropractic school myself. And that's how it happened!"
Now for Trinity, who is the cute little boy in the photo. During the first year of his life he was plagued with chronic ear infections. He was constantly on antibiotics and never really seemed to get better. I asked his pediatrician if there was anything that we could do to prevent this from continuing and he suggested surgery to place tubes in Trinity's ears. I knew that there had to be another way.
That's when I decided to start having him treated with Chiropractic. Within a few days there was a huge change (decreased drainage, clear ears and he slept all night for the first time). That seems like a small thing, but it makes a huge difference to him (and us). He hasn't been on antibiotics since.
The other child in the picture is my beautiful daughter Sydney. Sydney was born without complications and received her first gentle adjustment when she was 3 days old. When she first started to walk, she managed to fall about every five minutes. With adjustments I knew that she would be able to prevent future problems that kids often develop from those falls.
It's strange how life is, because now people come to see me with similar problems. Also they come to me with their headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder / arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few.
Here's what some of my patients had to say:
- 'I've had a lot of trouble getting around for the last few years, and last week I took my wife Dancing."
- "No more migraines and no more neck pain!"
- "I feel better than I ha ve in a long time!
Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can't really take the credit. My confession is that I've never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. We get tremendous results. It's as simple as that!
Being a chiropractor can be tough, because there's a host of so-called experts out there. They tell people a lot of things that are just plain ridiculous about my profession. But the studies speak for themselves, like the Virginia study that showed that over 90% of patients who saw a chiropractor were satisfied with their results, That's just incredible!
Also in our office we are implementing a procedure new to West Texas that is unbelievable in my eyes. We are using Decompression Therapy with the new DTS for patients that have herniated discs. It is amazing the difference this can make, even for those patients who feel like they have tried everything or don't want surgery. Forty-eight million Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits are reduced. That's where chiropractic comes in. Many people find that they actually save money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor. Ronald Pero, Ph.D.'s study showed that chiropractic may double your immune capacity, naturally and without drugs. The im-mune system fights colds, the flu, and other sicknesses. So you may not be running off to the doctor as much.
You Benefit from an Amazing Offer-Look, it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg to cot-rest your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care ex-penses, you may as well write one for a lesser amount for chiropractic. When you bring in this article (within 2 weeks) you will receive my entire new patient exam for $27. That's with x-rays, paraspinal surface EMG .... the whole ball of wax. This exam could cost you $350 plus elsewhere. And, further care is very affordable and you'll be happy to know that I have affordable financing plans. You see I'm not trying to seduce you to come see me with this low start up fee, then to only make it up with high fees after that. Further care is very important to consider when making your choice of doctor. High costs can add up very quickly, And yes, if you have insurance we will file it for you.
Great care at a great fee ... Please, I hope that there's no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You'll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications ... I'm a graduate of Parker College who has extended education in Pediatrics. I've been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to the elderly. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who need care.
Tara is my assistant and she is a really great person. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an except-tonal fee. Our office is called OMEGA CHIROPRACTIC and it is located at 3712 Sherwood Way. Our phone number is 223-WELL or 223-9355. Call Tara or myself today for an appointment. We can help you.
-Tim Pittman, D.C.
P.S. When accompanied by the first, I am also offering the second family member this same examination for only $17.
P.P.S. Can you imagine not having to wait at a doctor's office? Well, your time is as valuable as mine. That's why we have a no-wait policy. You will be seen within minutes of your appointment.