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Meet Dr. David Shreve

Dr. David ShreveWhile growing up, Dr. Shreve’s dream was to play college football. Sadly, a post-play injury separated both of his shoulders, and his life soon became centered on appointments with medical doctors that said that surgery was required. Since he was at the end of high school and considering his future, he decided to become an orthopedic surgeon.

However, while working in the hospital during his undergrad Dr. Shreve witnessed far too many unsuccessful back surgeries. This led him to reconsider his future and decided he wanted to help people without drugs and surgery.

A Chiropractic Education

With his undergraduate schooling completed at the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University, he pursued his Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. His years there included studies in biochemistry, anatomy, human physiology, diagnosis, X-ray, various chiropractic procedures and patient care.

While there, he focused on studying the Gonstead Technique, learning from its founder Dr. Clarence Gonstead. Dr. Shreve graduated in 1978 and returned to Knoxville to open Bearden Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic.

The postdoctoral studies Dr. Shreve has undergone include certificates in functional blood, chemistry, acupuncture and neurology. He is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. Additionally, he has held the honor of being selected as Chiropractor of the Year by the Professional Chiropractic Society of America.

Life Outside of the Office

Dr. Shreve and his wife Tracey have three children: Masen, Matthew and Gracie. Most importantly, they strive to find a balance in their lives, while maintain a healthy plant based diet.

Though he finds it tough to resist a good cookie sometimes, he likes to work out and meditate. His family hikes, backpacks, plays tennis and goes camping together, and they focus on eating vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and sometimes fish. Most importantly, they strive to find a balance in their lives.

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