As an undergraduate studying biochemistry at the University of Alabama, Dr. Vince Baugher, owner of The Spinal Decompression Center, in Denton, was on his way to becoming a research chemist—something he had wanted to do since he was a kid. He still recalls his childhood visions of mixing chemicals and watching them bubble and change colors. But when he took his first chemistry lab in college, he strongly disliked it.
Like many students in college, Dr. Cecilia Yu, owner of Synergy Balance, in Dallas, was unsure of her career path. As a student at the University of Illinois (UI) at Urbana-Champaign, Yu says she “majored in everything at one time,” but was leaning toward physical therapy when she was urged to explore chiropractic. Once she did,
Dr. Karen Asbury began her career in the healthcare industry as a nutritional counselor. It was during this time that she witnessed individuals not getting the help they needed with traditional medical treatments. “Doctors told them they were fine, but I knew they weren’t,” she explains.
Dr. Nevein Amer can’t recall ever wanting to be anything other than a dentist. She began her journey by working at a dental practice in high school and then went on to attend the University of Texas, in Arlington, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology. Amer later graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas.