PHOTO: Family Chiropractic Services in Monticello welcomed Dr. Cian O’Neill last week. He will be working alongside Dr. Emily Recker several days a week. O’Neill also has his own office in Hiawatha with his wife. (Photo by Mary Yanda)
By Kim Brooks, Express Editor
There’s a new face in Monticello, working with Dr. Emily Recker at Family Chiropractic Services.
Dr. Cian O’Neill, D.C., started seeing patients last week.
“We’re growing our office,” said Recker of why she was looking to hire another chiropractor at her office after Sheila McGreal moved away a year ago. “We see a lot of people and I needed the assistance.”
O’Neill and his wife live in Cedar Rapids, having met at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport. O’Neill graduated from Palmer last year.
“Palmer is like the Harvard of chiropractic schools,” O’Neill offered.
After leaving Palmer, he moved to South Carolina where he had an internship. He and his wife then started their own practice in Hiawatha, O’Neill Family Chiropractic, upon moving back to the area to be closer to family.
“My parents decided to move to Ireland to retire, so we moved back to be closer to my wife’s parents in Manchester,” said O’Neill.
His professional background is quite interesting, aside from his current profession as a chiropractor. Prior to attending Palmer, O’Neill worked in the journalism industry in Manhattan, N.Y., as a producer for CBS Evening News when it was hosted by famed journalist Katie Couric.
O’Neill, whose parents both work in the medical industry, were huge advocates of him pursuing a medical career. After realizing veterinary school would require a lot of schooling, O’Neill fell into the chiropractic field. He explained he was in a car crash years ago and went to see a chiropractor for his aches and pains.
“I felt 100 percent better afterwards,” he said of the adjustment.
While working at Family Chiropractic in Monticello, O’Neill will offer all of the services Recker currently has, with the exception of acupuncture. His hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings. Recker will continue her current schedule as well on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Stop in and welcome O’Neill at Family Chiropractic, located at 216 N. Main St.