Chiropractor at Bethesda Medical Center Takes Care of Congress and Supreme Court
An interesting article
appeared on the March 1, 2006 CNN.com health website, that came from the CNN
partner MedPageToday.com. The story is of a Chiropractor, Dr. William
Morgan who is the first chiropractor to receive hospital privileges at the
National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland.
The story starts of by
saying, "When a Supreme Court justice is nursing an aching back or a senator
has a crick in the neck, Dr. William Morgan is the man they may call for
help." Dr. Morgan is not new to the military. His history noted that
after high school, he joined the Navy where he received training as a
hospital corpsman, He was assigned to a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit and
a Navy special warfare unit.
After his time in the Navy,
Morgan did not know what career to follow. That is where fate seemed
to step in. The story notes that he found a career after he injured
his back. "For months I tried traditional treatments and had no
relief," he said. "Finally, when I could barely walk, I went to a
chiropractor. I was 90 percent better in just a week."
His experience led him to
attend chiropractic school and he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
After school he started his chiropractic career with a three-month
missionary team in western Africa. He then practiced for 13 years in
California when he heard that the National Naval Medical Center was looking
for a chiropractor. He commented, "From my time in the Navy I knew that
Bethesda was a world-class medical center and that working there would be
something very special."
With his history in the
military, and his desire to serve at Bethesda, Dr. Morgan packed up his
family and moved to Maryland, where he became a contract employee of the
U.S. Navy. Since then he has enjoyed his time of being the
chiropractor to many government officials. Dr. Morgan concluded the
article by saying, "I have the best job in the hospital and I get immediate
gratification for what I do. When people come to me they are at the end of
the line. They have tried everything and nothing worked. So, when I try
something and it works, I am gratified."