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There's a new doctor in town

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By Cindy DiFazio

Staff Writer/Photographer

Dr. Tim Lee opened his new chiropractic practice, Lee Family Chiropractic, at 20 East Broadway in Eminence on May 17. Since the doors opened, Lee said he has seen a steady stream of patients.

Many of Lee’s Eminence patients came with him from the group practice he left in Shelbyville where he was known as “Sports Doc.”

“The new practice is even better than I hoped or expected,” he said.

Lee completed his formal education at Northwestern University. He worked in sports medicine for many years, notably as a trainer/massage therapist for the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres. Lee has also treated Olympic athletes, professional boxers and football players. “Now I work with high school athletes and I’m proud of that,” he said.

Following the birth of his two children, now two and four years of age, Lee and his wife made the decision to move from Minneapolis, Minn., to the pastoral environs of Shelbyville. “I knew I didn’t want to live in a big city anymore. We wanted a small town atmosphere in which to raise our children,” he said.

Dr. Lee treats a variety of back pain and injuries, but is especially proud of the spinal decompression technology he brought to Eminence. His state-of-the-art treatment table allows the practitioner to treat herniated discs without surgery. “This technology has only been available in the last eight years, and studies show that 80 percent of patients improve non-surgically,” he said. Noting that 85 percent of Americans report having back pain, Lee believes in helping people get better in the least invasive way.

He also works with children. Lee adjusted his daughter’s spine when she had issues learning to walk as a toddler due to one foot flaring out. He noted that he sees many young children with a variety of back-related problems including some with scoliosis.

In this area, Lee says he sees a great number of people with agricultural-related back issues. He empathizes with farmers whose backs he believes “take the biggest beating of anyone’s.” Lee said that he sees a large fluctuation in patient numbers during planting and harvesting seasons.

Dr. Lee’s office is open six days a week with varying hours - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-1 and 3-7; Tuesday and Thursday from 8-11 and Saturday by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and he is accepting new patients. Most insurances are accepted as well as Passport and Medicare. Same day appointments are available. Adjustment tables located in the common area as well as a private room allow Lee to work with up to six patients at a time.To schedule an appointment call 845-2225 or drop in during office hours.

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