"Welcome to our
chamber of commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. I am so
thankful that we have such a great Chamber of Commerce
represented by Sandra, and Inga, helping the business
community communicate with the public, and with each
I am of the
opinion you would like to know something about this
physician and chiropractor who is setting up a Health
and Wellness Center in Payson.
My life began in Phoenix 9 days before
the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I grew up in a medical
family, with my Father, and Aunt, having their medical
practices in Phoenix from 1927.
I began my practice in 1964. My sons began their
practice of medicine in Phoenix in the late 1990’s, with
my daughter becoming a Naturopathic medical assistant.
Their mother was trained as an RN at Cook County
Hospital in Chicago Illinois. Dr. Brent Gear is a
valued physician at Payson Regional Medical Center. He
also has a very successful Bariatric practice on Monday
evenings in Dr. Gillette’s cardiology offices.
60 years ago
I came through Payson on horseback en route to Santa Fe,
New Mexico. The Beeline highway was a gravel and narrow
two lane asphalt track of a road where 35 mph was too
fast for many of the hairpin turns.
Sunflower was a thriving gas station with a small store and
restaurant. The new road was completed in 1958. Many
improvements have created the 65 mph road we currently
The timing of our trail master was such that my
trail companions, 3 adult men, 11 twelve year olds, 2 –
13 year olds, 1 – 11 year old, and I (a 12 year old)
rode down Main Street in the 1954 Rodeo Parade that
preceded, (on that date) the 70th
World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
The Oxbow was
a real cowboy hangout at the end of Main Street. There
were very few businesses, or people, in Payson at that
time. Population Statistics are not available for
Payson in 1954, but comparable stats are Snowflake 929,
and Springerville 689, with Phoenix sporting 106,818.
stats for Phoenix are a population of one point five
million, in 516.7 square miles of territory within its
borders. Payson’s population is 15,215 with 19.5 square
miles inside its borders, and 7 council members, led by
the Mayor, provide the guidance for the city manager to
implement, and carry out their directions.
3 years ago, I was invited to come to Payson for the
evaluation of people suffering from various ailments,
including chronic pain, and sufferings. The vast number
of people that were presented for evaluation suffered
from pain of the spine, or pain directly created by old
injuries to their musculoskeletal structures.
the people who qualified were certified to the
Department of Health. I offered my medical services as
a spinal specialist to everyone, and most of the people
who had the ability, responded by receiving enough
regular services that they were able to divest
themselves of the opioids (i.e. morphine, oxycodone),
and the codeines represented by Vicodin, that have
resulted in so much
iatrogenic disease, and death.
people scheduled for corrective invasive surgical
procedures found the procedure was no longer needed.
The great majority have found that manipulative surgery,
while sounding scary, is just what the doctor has
office, and focus of medicine, that began 3 years ago has grown
to this wonderful physical location with Naturopathic
medicine, Chiropractic health care, colonic
hydrotherapy, and nutrition, available to any, and all.
50 years of practice, there have been so many wonderful
patient cures, that it is impossible to list them all.
My web site is alive with current
information, and updated frequently.
I have opened The Payson Health &
Wellness Center to bring advancements in modern
scientific Naturopathic, and Chiropractic health care, to
you, my friends, and neighbors in Payson
on into the center, see the facility, and have a lunch
with us. Visit all the way to the back of the building. Enjoy
each room as you
"Let's eat." : )