This week’s business to be featured in the Leader’s newest community-centric “A Business Minute” is chiropractor Dr. John T. Brennan. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special.
Answers submitted by Dr. Brennan.
Tell me a little bit about your business (what you do, how you got started):
Chiropractic health care. I had a positive experience with chiropractic care as a young man and was always interested in natural non-invasive forms of health care and healthy living.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Being my own boss and helping people become, and remain, healthy without negative side effects.
What’s a common misconception about your work?
That you need numerous treatments for every condition when often, a couple of treatments will remedy many conditions.
If money wasn’t an obstacle, which charity would you most enjoy giving to, and why?
Animal shelters and animal rescue organizations because we, as a nation, should be not euthanizing animals due to our own irresponsible behavior.
What are some of your current projects?
Remodeling my house, taking most of my time and money.
What are some of the biggest challenges in your field today?
Educating the public and other health care professions on the benefits of chiropractic care. Dealing with insurance companies that seem to charge more and offer less every year.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
Helping people to get better and feel better, often when they have tried nearly everything else.
What are some of your pet peeves?
People who throw their trash including cigarette butts on the ground. People who continue to talk on their cell phones while they attempt to drive. People who treat their pets like property to be ignored or discarded when they are no longer useful or entertaining.
How has your business changed over the years?
Everything is computerized now. Managed health care has taken autonomy away from the provider, leaving bureaucrats and non-practitioners to make health care decisions.
Who/what business or business owner would you like to see featured in the Oakdale Leader?
The Oakdale Animal Shelter, Community Sharing, and Community Hospice.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. to noon, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Wednesday and weekends
190 S. Oak Ave., Bldg. 2, Ste. 4
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