When I was just a 19 year-old doing volunteer work in Israel, I was told my mom may not be alive by the time I got back. What else could I do but pray for a miracle? Epilepsy! Several severe grand mal seizures every day for months, and getting worse. A friend of Mom’s referred her to a chiropractor in town. The results weren’t immediate, but they were dramatic. Over the course of about a year, he brought her back to virtually perfect health. By the time I got back from a couple of years of service with the Baha’i Faith in east Africa, she was not only alive, but thriving. 19 years later, I still have a wonderful, healthy mother, thanks to chiropractic!
I was first introduced to chiropractic thanks to my dad, Dr. William Laughlin. While he was in chiropractic school and upon graduation, he would adjust my spine to help me stay healthy. I would bounce back quickly from illnesses, thanks to each adjustment! Following in my dad’s footsteps didn’t come right away. I attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism. After graduation, I worked as a sportswriter for two years at the Hobbs News-Sun in Hobbs, New Mexico. It was a fantastic job, but due to the goals my wife Kathleen and I had at that time, I decided to take a new career path. We talked about me going back to school to become a chiropractor, and the rest is history!
I grew up on a small farm in North Alabama, in a strict Christian environment. Hard work and service to others were big principles in our household. Because of that foundation, I knew that a career where I could serve others was the calling that was laid upon my heart. I attended Anderson University (Anderson, IN) where I majored in Exercise Science and Biochemistry. My initial intentions were to graduate and attend Doctorate of Osteopathy school at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. I took the MCAT in order to get accepted to the program, and made a decent score, so I thought I was all set! Until a friend of my family, who was a Chiropractor, asked me to come shadow him at his Chiropractic clinic for a full workday. I took him up on the offer and was fascinated by the Chiropractic approach to healthcare. I could help people by healing their musculoskeletal conditions, as well as aid in doing my part to serve the community that I am apart of! After weeks of critically thinking this decision over, I decided to go to Chiropractic school with D.O school as a backup, and I never left! I graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX where I got my Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, discovered the SDCC team, and the wonderful city of Denton that I now call home!
I am the Practice Representatives for the Clinic. I plan and coordinate health fairs and special events, handle marketing, advertising and public relations, and teach our class called “How To Stay Young Your First 100 Years”. I also occasionally help patients with various therapies. The staff here is the most amazingly positive and caring group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It touches my heart every day to witness people’s journey towards health, healing and relief from pain. I look forward to meeting you, being of service and watching your healing journey.
I assist in the business office. I love talking with our patients, hearing about what brought them to us and witnessing the progress they are making. I didn’t know much about chiropractic care until one of my children was diagnosed with several autoimmune disorders. After years of testing, research and medications a friend convinced her to see a chiropractor. Not only was chiropractic care able to help manage her pain, it also helped her through difficult pregnancies, pneumonia, kidney stones, and more. She now manages her disease with diet and chiropractic care and is currently training for a Triathlon. I can not even begin to tell you the difference this has made in her quality of life! Please come in and meet our amazing team!
My interest in fitness, exercise and health started as a student and then progressed to a profession as I became an instructor, coach, program director, general manager and trainer (of various ages, activities and facilities). I have been a Personal Trainer for many years after receiving my Advanced Physical Fitness Specialist and Water Aerobics Instructor Certification from The Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research in Dallas.
My career goals were to utilize my God-given talents, abilities and life experiences to serve others. I sought to work for a company with high integrity and solid core values that supports its employees to grow its business, as well as serves the patients and the community. I feel so blessed and love working at SDCC as a Therapy Technician and at the Front Desk.
My position includes both Front Desk and Therapy. I have awesome co-workers. It has been a blessing to have found Dr. Baugher and SDCC. My husband and I are both patients here. Our chiropractic treatments have decreased our pain and given both of us a much better quality of life. Working for SDCC gives me the opportunity to care for others in a way I haven’t done before. It is so fulfilling to see patients improve as they go through their treatments.
I am the Office Manager. I am in charge of making sure all the moving cogs of our practice run smoothly. I am tucked away in an office, but you may see me giving new patients tours of the office or stopping by at the front desk. I am continually inspired by our patients and absolutely love working with this amazing staff!
I am the HIPAA Compliance Manager and Technical Support Manager. I ensure that all your patient information stays safe and secure and that our computer systems and sign in technology are working properly.
I am proud to be a member of The Spinal Decompression & Chiropractic Center team! There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing the healing of people who are in pain, and I look forward to supporting you through your journey to a better quality of living!
I’m part of the front office team and will be the person that helps you get checked in and out, and schedule appointments. The staff here truly care about our patients and want to give you the very best care that can be provided. I enjoy seeing others feel better and I love being part of our chiropractic team.
You'll see me around the clinic helping you at the front desk or assisting with your therapies.
Working for a chiropractor is something I never imagined I would be doing. But after seeing the joy on patients faces, when they finally experience relief, it's hard to imagine doing anything else. I look forward to meeting each of you and helping you navigate your healing journey in any way that I can.
My role here at the clinic will be assisting you with your therapy as well as at the front desk. I began my journey here as a patient. I am so happy that chiropractic care has given me a better quality of life! I am truly inspired working with such a great team who genuinely care about each and every one of our patients. I look forward to helping you on your healing journey!
My position here at SDCC includes welcoming you at the front desk and assisting with any therapy recommended by the doctor. It's such a joy connecting with our patients and seeing how much we can improve their quality of lives. I get to come to work every day with gratitude for my purpose here at SDCC and the genuine staff I have the privilege of working with. I look forward to helping you with your healing journey!
Hi, my name is Backster, the Chiropractic Panda! I am the cute and cuddly mascot for the clinic! My job is to go around town with our clinic team to educate people on the wonderful healing benefits of chiropractic care. Well, actually, they do the educating, and I just look cute and take pictures with kids and other people. *Please let the clinic know if you would like me to make an appearance at your next employee health fair or school event for teachers and students.