Dr. Carrie Musselman, DC
Dr. Carrie’s first experience as a chiropractic patient occurred following a rebounding injury during her junior year of basketball season in high school. During the initial history and consultation, the Chiropractor became aware of her many years of suffering with migraine headaches. Even in grade school, the teachers would excuse her from class because of the eye pain, throbbing of her head, and vomiting. All symptoms related to migraines. After receiving a number of adjustments, her back pain and headaches went away.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Carrie received a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball at Division I, Valparaiso University in Indiana. Continued maintenance adjustments allowed her to perform injury free at her peak performance level. Because of the amazing results that she experienced throughout her athletic career, she accepted the offer to work for her home town Chiropractor as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA). This allowed her to learn even more about the profession of Chiropractic and the many different ailments that it effects, by boosting the bodies ability to heal itself naturally.
While working as a CA, Dr. Carrie also furthered her education and received a Certification in Massage therapy. She owned her own massage therapy clinic where she worked hand in hand with many chiropractors, acupuncturists, and medical doctors. In her heart, she wanted to be able to offer her patients more. Dr. Carrie went on to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Tim Weech, DC
Dr. Tim Weech joined PCC as an associate doctor in March of 2014. After finishing high school in Princeville, IL he went on to obtain a B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven College in 1999 and an A.A. in Accounting from Illinois Central College in 2007. He then graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October of 2012 and became a licensed D.C. in Illinois on December 14th 2012. While in internship at Palmer Clinic, he was a Clinical Teaching Assistant, specializing and establishing the electronic records system there.
Tim chose the path of chiropractic because a chiropractor treated him years ago for tension headaches and migraines. Within three adjustments he was off all headache medicine! He decided then to use the rest of his life to help as many people as he can with the natural health care that chiropractic is. Dr. Tim uses the Gonstead, Diversified, and Activator techniques. He also receives regular adjustments that allow him to continue living pain free and functioning optimally. Dr. Tim’s goal is to treat and educate whole families as to how chiropractic can really help and sustain healthy lives. He will be also continuing and furthering his education chiropractially in nutrition with Standard Process.
Dr. Todd Gander, DC
Dr. Todd Gander joined Preferred Care Medical Center September of 2016. Since 1980, Dr. Gander has successfully ran Gander Chiropractic Clinic. He is a graduate of National College of Chiropractic in 1979 and in 2005 was awarded by the Republican National Congressional Committee/ Wall Street Journal as Physician of the Year.
Dr. Cathy Gromer, DC
Dr. Cathy Gromer joined PCMC in 2013, filling in for other doctors’ vacations at first and then became regularly scheduled in 2016. After playing basketball and softball at Chillicothe High School, Cathy attended Western Illinois University as a scholarship athlete, graduating with a Business Degree in 1986. Upon graduation she pursued a variety of careers in parcel delivery, insurance, training services, courier services, and even as a craps dealer, all while continuing to play softball on nationally competitive teams. Cathy suffered a lower back injury in one of those jobs, leading to fusion surgery. This taught her the importance of being very diligent with pre and post-operative physical therapy as well as overall fitness in order to get the best result from such a surgery. It also prompted her to wonder whether there were non-surgical treatment options, eventually leading her to enroll in the Logan College of Chiropractic in 2000. This really completed the picture for Cathy, demonstrating how the combination of chiropractic care, rehab, and nutrition can radically improve one’s quality of life.
Cathy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Logan in 2004 with a BS in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She then purchased a chiropractic practice in Morton, where she met her husband Dave in 2009. After their marriage in 2010 Cathy became an enthusiastic road cyclist, while continuing to find satisfaction helping patients in life-changing ways. Cathy sold her Morton practice in 2012 to join her husband in retirement. Now after brief mid-career breaks, they’ve each returned to their professions. Cathy enjoys their church home at Northwoods Community Church, family, movies, the outdoors, exercise/fitness, and cycling - especially recreational group rides. She is grateful for the opportunity to help the PCMC team to make a difference in patients’ lives.
Dr. Matthew Mangold, DC
ABOUT MEEver since I was young I knew I wanted to help make a difference in people’s lives. I discovered chiropractic when I was 17 and woke up one day with severe neck and back pain. After trying different approaches it was finally a chiropractor who was able to help and I knew what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s of science in psychology and then from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL with a doctor of chiropractic in 2014. I have since traveled the country with my amazing wife Lisa and our three cats, Apollo, Linus, and Mango. We have had amazing experiences visiting large cities and small towns, hiking in the mountains, exploring historical sites, trying new food and meeting great people. We are very excited that all of our adventures have lead us back home to Illinois in order to serve the lovely town of Metamora.
ABOUT MEAimee is a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated with Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1996 and obtained her Master's degree from Illinois State University in 2007. Her tenure includes extensive experience in family practice, urgent care, infectious disease, cardiovascular intensive care, palliative care and hospice. She served seven years as a Medical Officer in the US Army Reserves. She has four children and two grandchildren of whom she loves spending time with. Her passions are her family, her country, and serving her communities medical needs.
Sarah Hartman West, LMT
Sarah Hartman West is our Massage Therapist for Eureka, Roanoke, and El Paso locations.