My name is Sheila Johnson and I am the Office Manager. I have worked for Drs. Lou and Laurie Briegel since 1997. My responsibilities include overseeing all areas, payroll, personnel, purchasing, payables, general accounting, management of Medicare billing, trouble shooting, patient financial consultant.
I am also a mother of 3 wonderful children, Joshua, Jordan and Morgan. Before I started working here I was a patient that knew very little about chiropractic. It took 6 months of my sister-in-law trying to tell me how chiropractic could help my neck and shoulder pain. I finally listened and made an appointment in April 1997. Dr. Laurie explained to me about the nervous system and when a bone is out of place, and is putting pressure on the nerve, the body is unable to function at it's full potential and eventually can cause pain.
I was amazed that after only a few weeks of chiropractic adjustments my pain had disappeared. At that point, I only understood chiropractic could help with pain. It wasn't until a few months later I also realized that I no longer experienced that occasional headache or heartburn that I would treat with over the counter drugs for temporary relief.
When I started my children under care I really didn't have the full understanding as to why children should be under chiropractic care. After I saw my oldest son's x-rays I was shocked to see he had partial scoliosis. About 1 ½ years prior to Joshua going under care he had been diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) by my pediatrician in which he prescribed Ritalin. I hated the thought of him taking a mind altering drug, but I thought my pediatrician knew what was best. After Joshua started under care I soon learned that ADD can be caused by nerve interference and the communication to the brain is cut off. I immediately took Joshua off Ritalin and when he started school the next year, his teachers could not believe he had ever been diagnosed with ADD. Through chiropractic adjustments, Joshua's body healed itself. Chiropractic did what drugs could never do, which is to get to the cause of the problem.
My middle child, Jordan, had experienced several ear infections since he was 4 months old and he has had 2 sets of ear tubes. Jordan also experienced seasonal allergies. When Jordan's allergies would flare up he would experience flu-like symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat and fever. I thought this was something he was going to have to live with. My family had told me he had inherited these allergies.
But once again, only a few weeks of chiropractic adjustments and he stopped having ear infections and when spring came around he no longer had allergies. Jordan's x-rays showed interference (which is called subluxations) in his neck, which was the cause of his ear infections and allergies.
My youngest child, Morgan, I feel like she is the luckiest because she was able to benefit from chiropractic adjustments early. She was also beginning to show allergy symptoms, but since she is SUBLUXATION FREE her body is able to function to it's full potential. Chiropractic has literally changed my life and how I look at health. When any member of my family is not feeling well, I know we need an adjustment and the body will heal itself. We have never been healthier, or happier!
Hi, my name is Stacey Baity and I am the front desk receptionist. My duties include greeting our wellness partners and checking them in and out of the clinic. Answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments, maintaining flow though the office and a variety of administrative tasks that keep our office running smoothly and efficiently.
I have always had a passion for wanting to be involved with helping people get and stay well and I have worked in the holistic and chiropractic field for over 10 years now. I have long believed we can do so much to prevent disease and unnecessary suffering with a variety of chiropractic and holistic approaches. I believe western medicine only focuses on the symptoms and doesn’t find the underlying cause of the illness which becomes an ongoing cycle of drugs and more drugs. It is very rewarding to me to offer people an alternative for better health.
I am married with one son and one step son. We are new to the area coming from south Atlanta where I have lived my entire life. I am thrilled to get to know and help the residents of Cherokee County and surrounding counties and to help in your quest for better health.
Jamie Hughes, CA
Hello! My name is Jamie Hughes. I am a new employee with Wellness Chiropractic Center as of mid-January 2018, though I have been a patient since late 2015! I can be found in the Functional Movement center, supporting the adjustments you receive with our wonderful Doctors!
When I first came to see Doctor Laurie, I was in tremendous pain, taking Advil upwards of 3-4 times a day! I also suffered from severe panic attacks that kept me from leaving the house. Within a few months of being under care, I completely stopped taking pain reliever, my panic attacks nearly diminished, and I was finally discovering a new ‘me’ that I had never seen before! I owe so much of my success story to chiropractic, which released my inner ability to heal. Now I can tell when I need an adjustment, and whatever issues I may be having, quite literally, float away.
I have a beautiful, thriving, 1-year old daughter, Maicyn Grace with my husband Kyle. Around the time I became pregnant with her, my passion for health, wellness, and all things holistic began. I knew my precious girl was created perfect in Gods image and that she needed no amount of medical intervention to help her body grow and flourish! She has been under chiropractic care since just hours old, as Dr. Laurie was with me during labor and delivery, supporting me and my natural ability to birth! She has hit every milestone months early, walking at 9 months and saying full sentences at 15 months old! Chiropractic has completely started her life on the right track, giving her body the full ability to develop the way it was meant to.
Ansley Smith, CA
Hello, my name is Ansley Smith and I started working here the summer of 2017, but I've been a patient of the Briegel's since 2008. I absolutely love it! I am senior in high school at The King's Academy and dual enroll at Chattahoochee Technical College in Canton. I hope to pursue a career in the medical field or the business world.
I am a back office Chiropractic Assistant. My main job is online marketing.
I work part time for my grandma at her Real Estate office, I've been working at Hutson Realty for two years as an executive assistant. I'm involved in several clubs through my high school. I go to Revolution church, and almost every year I go on mission trips. I've traveled to Guatemala and Honduras to support and provide aid to the people of those countries. I cannot wait to see what my future holds!