by JANA WILSON
Dr. Karin Drummond knew she wanted to be a chiropractor from the time she was a little girl. “I wasn’t interested in pills, I was interested in how to get well without pills,” she says. Now, after 20 years as a chiropractic doctor in Bloomington, her passion for treating people hasn’t diminished, and that’s after having treated more than 10,000 patients.
Drummond, 46, says her success comes from what she calls the Drummond Difference: “We cater to the treatment of the specific needs of the patient—we don’t have ‘cookie cutter’ treatments.”
This means that Drummond and her partners, Drs. Scott and Mandi McCoy, prioritize listening to their patients and explaining treatments in a way that resonates with the individual, without using medical jargon that makes understanding treatment plans and diagnoses more difficult.
A big part of what they do is educate patients about what a chiropractor actually does. “The biggest misconception is that a lot of people don’t understand we are primary care physicians,” Drummond explains. “We look at the whole body.”
In addition to neck, back, knee, and foot pain, Drummond also treats asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other ailments.
The Victoria, British Columbia, native earned her four-year Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. There, she met her husband, Dallas, also a chiropractic doctor.
In 2000, the couple moved to Bloomington, Dallas’s hometown, and opened their practice on the east side.
Last year, they purchased the building at 565 N. Walnut and renovated it to accommodate their expanding business. Drummond continues to see patients, while Dallas handles the business side of the practice.
With their goal of educating current and prospective patients about chiropractic care, Drummond Chiropractic has made use of social media through weekly Facebook Live sessions, books, and educational videos on YouTube.
For more information, visit drummondchiropractic.com.