Meet Our Doctors
What got you interested in becoming a chiropractor?
Dr. Dooley: “I got interested in being a Chiropractor after injuring my lower back during a high school football game. I was not able to walk right for several days and was worried I would miss a game. I was adjusted one time and that was pretty much it. I returned to the playing field almost immediately. If I knew then what I do now I would have been having regular treatments.”
Dr. O’Bryan: “I first became exposed to chiropractic care and it benefits when I was 5 years old. My mother took me to see Dr. Steinbach, of whom was my grandpas best friend, due to ear infections I had been having. She had heard how chirorpractic care could help with drainage of the eustachian tube and decrease the onset of future infections. A number of years later, I saw another chiropractor with my Aunt of whom really took the time to explain to me what chiropractic was and over the next few years, became somewhat of a mentor to me. Throughout high school and college, chiropractic became a very important part of my success as it kept me out of pain and prevented injuries. I felt the level of involvement I had with sports over the years combined with the chiropractic care I received is what caused me to pursue this career choice.
Do you have a specific area of interest in chiropractic care?
Dr. Dooley: “I don’t have a specific area that I enjoy doing more than others. I am extremely focused on correctly diagnosing all conditions whether it be strain/sprain injuries to specifically diagnosing shoulder injuries. I enjoy working on everyone including; car accident victims, workman’s compensation injuries, sport injuries to weekend warrior back injuries.”
Dr. O’Bryan: “Within the field of chiropractic, I find the simple art of working with my hands to fix peoples problems to be very intriguing. Its one thing to go to school and get a degree to be allowed to give out medication to help with certain conditions, but I believe it is more effective and takes more of an art to be able to rid conditions with the use of manual and hands on therapy. The body heals itself, not medication, so being the vessel that provides the proper environment for the body to heal faster is fascinating to me.”
Where did you go to school?
Dr. Dooley: “I graduated Madeira High School in Cincinnati in 2000 and signed to play baseball at Ohio Dominican University. Following my freshman year I transferred to Ohio University and graduated in 2005. From 2006-2009 I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida and graduated near the top of my class.”
Dr. O’Bryan: “I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic is Port Orange, Florida. I started in 2009 and graduated in 2012. Throughout the 4 years of school, I took classes in Anatomy, microbiology, spinal anatomy, chemistry, pathology, physiology, orthopedics, neurology, obstetrics, diagnosis, radiology, spinal manipulation, nutrition and many more. Over these years I accumulated roughly 440 credit hours of classes. To put this into perspective, the average undergraduate student requires about 120 hours of credits and takes them approximately 4 years to achieve. Basically, one year of graduate/chiropractic school would be equivalent to 4 years of undergraduate studies. I believe it is also important to educate people about the level of schooling that is required to become a chiropractor and how they would compare to an average medical doctor’s education. A chiropractor finishes school with approximately 4,700 contact hours whereas a medical doctor/student accumulates approximately 4,500 hours.”
What’s the best part of your job?
Dr. Dooley: “The best part of my job is working on patients who can hardly walk and seeing them leave the office feeling infinitely better. I get immense satisfaction appropriately diagnosing their origin of their problem and watching them get better quickly.”
Dr. O’Bryan: “The part of my job that I enjoy the most is the people. Plain and simple. I love being able to interact with different people everyday and listen to their stories. I love being able to provide a solution to their problems as well as be very patient education based. I take pride in taking the time to explain and breakdown the exact reasons for why things happens, how they happen, etc. It makes me happy.”
What’s your favorite food?
Dr. Dooley: “Mexican food is easily my favorite. I enjoy spice and in any shape or form that Mexican food comes in!”
Dr. O’Bryan: “My favorite food, I feel, encompasses a lot of different things and is dependent on mood and location. My wife and I have been together for almost 16 years (married for 8) and without question, she makes the best meals. Between my mom, mother-in-law and her, I have been very blessed to enjoy their cooking over the years. My wife is always on the same wavelength as me and knows exactly what to make and when, and I so very appreciate the effort and skill she puts into it.”
What’s your favorite football team?
Dr. Dooley: “I am a big fan of the Cincinnati Bengals to a fault. I’m an enormous football fan overall and tend to watch any and all levels of the sport.”
Dr. O’Bryan: “Bengals! I am a huge NFL fan and a forever faithful fan to the orange and black. I love Ohio state football as well and thoroughly enjoy rooting on the buckeyes. My Miami Redhawks could be argued as my true allegiance as I not only had the honor of playing for the University but football itself, both on and off the field there, significantly attributed to the person I am today. I will never forget that.”