Bryan, College Station Chiropractor Dr. David Bailey
by Dr. David Bailey, College Station Functional Medicine Chiropractor
“I asked my friend Mike, why is an intelligent fellow like you going back to school to be a quack?”
He had just told me he was going to Texas Chiropractic College to become a chiropractor. At the time, we were both high school teachers. I taught physical science and he taught biology. As it turned out, we both found ourselves in the Houston area. He was going to chiropractic college, and I was hired as a chemist by an engineering company. The more time we spent together, the more I became intrigued by his journey into chiropractic. My preconceived notions were challenged; my skepticism gave way to the reality of the art and science of chiropractic. So it came to be that I joined him at Texas Chiropractic College, and graduated in 1985. It was a challenging and rewarding educational experience. My degree in chemistry from Texas A & M University (class of 1973) had prepared me to think critically and was a key foundation to my success. Soon after graduation from Texas Chiropractic College, I established my practice here in Bryan.
Continuing My Education
I continued my postgraduate education by taking a course of study in chiropractic orthopedics at Texas Chiropractic College and at Los Angeles Chiropractic College. I became board certified in chiropractic orthopedics three years later in 1988. This training gave me a deeper understanding of the proper function of the muscles and joints, preparing me further to be able to provide effective treatment to relieve the suffering of my patients. In September 2004, I decided to broaden my health care education, and enrolled at Texas A & M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. In December 2005 I was awarded a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in health policy and management. The MPH degree included training in the proper evaluation of research articles, health care organization management, epidemiology, occupational health and safety, and the interface of government and health care delivery. I also trained with Dr Mark Hyman at Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, a week-long intensive conference at the Institute for Functional Medicine. This the best opportunity to consolidate my work on natural methods to treat chronic diseases using functional medicine. My top mission at the Bailey Health & Wellness Center in the Bryan College Station area is to provide cost effective, high-quality care to people of all ages, to be a partner in making each person’s life more fulfilling. We strive to not only help correct your health problems, but to provide information and understanding to prevent problems in the future.
On a Personal Note…
I am married to a wonderful lady, Agnes. The joy of my life is my five children, Ben, Amanda, Zachary, Melissa and Melanie. Agnes and I enjoy motorcycle trips, fishing, and lots of good books. I am dedicated to community involvement. I am a member of the Bryan Rotary Club and College Station Noon Lions club and actively participate in community service projects. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”, and matches my guiding principle of life, as does Lions “We Serve” motto. Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our College Station Bryan chiropractic office a call, or email me and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.