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Dr. Tanya Doster

Chiropractor Asheville Dr. Tanya DosterSince the age of 19, I have suffered from severe low back pain that would completely incapacitate me for days and weeks at a time. After trying everything traditional medicine had to offer, I found Chiropractic. Now, with regular chiropractic care and exercise, I am free from the constant fear of not knowing when my next back pain episode would occur.

The Road to Chiropractic

After high school I was accepted to Duke University and The University of Texas at Austin. My preference was for Duke, however, the University of Texas came with a full academic scholarship, so I chose Austin. At this time my future husband and I had been dating for about a year, however, he was living in Charlotte, NC and I was in Austin, TX. Needless to say, I was not very happy about this arrangement. So, after two years in Austin, I transferred to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Although I had completed two years of College I had not picked a major. I had tried biomedical engineering, thought about medical school and considered Law, however, nothing felt right.

My husband had just started college after being in the work force for several years. He had chosen to go back to school to become a Chiropractor and on several occasions had talked to me about becoming a chiropractor as well. I didn’t know a lot about chiropractic but I didn’t think it was the choice for me. I continued to search for a major that excited me but I couldn’t find anything so in the end I chose nursing. Two years later I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and we moved to Dallas, TX so my husband could begin Chiropractic school a few months later. I didn’t take long for me to become disenchanted with Nursing. I wholeheartedly believe in the value of nursing and medicine, however, I began to see that my beliefs were more in the conservative and preventative direction. The day my life changed was the day of my husband’s orientation day of Chiropractic school. I had the day off and decided to attend his orientation with him. By the end of the orientation and the welcoming speech by the founder of the school, I was hooked. I had finally found a profession that promoted health, prevention and was conservative while making a positive change in people’s lives. One year later, after going back to school for prerequisite classes, I attended my own orientation.

Chiropractic Education

I attended Parker University in Dallas, TX. I chose Parker for a couple of reasons, first, my husband was a student there. Although this made Parker the only logical choice, I had been very involved in my husband’s evaluation of various Chiropractic schools and his ultimate decision to choose Parker as his school which made Parker the logical choice for me as well.

My Philosophy

Through our Asheville chiropractic practice I work towards improving the lives of as many people as possible. My overall philosophy is to balance minimal care with maximum results. A key rule that I always follow is to treat my patient the way I want to be treated. This has always worked for me and I believe my patients understand this as well. I enjoy wonderful results with my patients but the best results are always seen with the patients that follow all of my recommendations, follow through with recommended visits, at home exercises etc.

On a personal note…

I am married to a wonderful, giving husband and have two very caring sons. We enjoy spending time together at the lake, practicing Tae Kwon Do, going camping and just hanging out at home. I love to travel and see new places. My local favorites are Savannah, Hilton Head, Charleston and visiting family in Texas.

Chiropractors Need Chiropractic Care Too

I receive Chiropractic care at least once a month, unless I am dealing with a specific issue, then at least three times a week or more if needed. I practice Bikram yoga 1-3 times a week for an hour and a half each time. I have also started Tae Kwon Do classes recently with my husband and two sons.

Nutrition has always been a passion of mine and because of this we focus on eating organic as much as possible, avoiding high fructose corn syrup, drink only water, coffee and the occasional juice. My boys have had soda only a couple of times in their life. Since we never offered it to them, they never asked for it and on couple of times they have had it they didn’t have more than a sip or two and refused to drink anymore. We focus on making healthy choices and trying to instill good habits in our kids, including regular chiropractic care, that will last them a lifetime and keep them as healthy as possible.

Doster Chiropractic | (828) 236-2200