Lori Meyer steps from the classroom to the clinic
By BROOKS TAYLOR
Mt. Pleasant News
Lori Meyer walked into an elementary classroom, observed, left and never returned.
Today, the Oelwein native is Dr. Lori Meyer and she recently joined the staff at Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Mt. Pleasant.
“I wanted to be an elementary (school) teacher,” she reflected. “I worked with a (elementary school) teacher and discovered I didn’t want to do it.”
So, after attending school at two different colleges in Iowa, she walked into Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine and walked out with her diploma this past October, graduating magna cum laude.
Meyer said she opted for chiropractic medicine because of her interest in medicine and past treatment by a chiropractor. “I went to a chiropractor a lot during school for headaches and the chiropractor really helped me. I also like the idea of natural healing. I always believed in it.
“There is such a wide scope of (health) issues that a chiropractor can help with, ranging from ear infections to ADHD in children,” she said.
Just beginning her career, Meyer said she has enjoyed her work and hopes to expand her area of expertise in the future. “I enjoy what I am doing,” she remarked. “I can implement my own methods. I want to branch out in the future. I would like to emphasize children’s and women’s health in the future.”
She and Dr. Russell Cox are also taking courses in scoliosis care.
Meyer said she is very impressed with Mt. Pleasant, remarking that it is reminiscent of her hometown but more vibrant. “Mt. Pleasant is a little larger (in population) than Oelwein but it reminds me of Oelwein. However, I think people are a lot more active and involved here.”
She is accepting new patients and can be reached at the Clinic, 385-1430.