Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, Dr. Bill Merriman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Bill spent his first 10 years of practice in CA before moving his young family to the beautiful City of Bend Oregon where they are enjoying all the amazing outdoor activities this area has to offer.
Dr. Merriman experienced the benefits of chiropractic care first-hand after injuring himself in a basketball game, herniating a disc in his low back. The injury was so severe it made even normal activities extremely painful. Efforts to block out the chronic pain were impossible, and the thought of invasive and expensive back surgery was not appealing. Chiropractic care proved to be the answer!
Profoundly impressed with the benefits and pain-relief he received through chiropractic methods, he decided to change careers, become a Doctor of Chiropractic, and dedicate his life to helping others the same way he had been helped.
Throughout his studies and experience, Dr. Merriman learned that the benefits of chiropractic were not limited to the reduction of pain but were also instrumental in providing a complete health care system.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. — Thomas Edison