Dr. Meg Pickering
I was 16 years old when I was introduced to chiropractic during home room one morning. As I was attempting to sleep through morning announcements, one job opportunity caught my attention. A local chiropractor was looking for someone to work in his office. That was the beginning of a life-long journey. I had no idea what chiropractic was, but that first job was completely inspiring to me. I had never been to a doctor’s office that people LOVED going to! All of his patients were so excited about the health they were regaining through chiropractic; it was so motivating for me that I soon had my entire family of eight siblings and parents coming in to see him!
My primary focus when I went to college was to tailor all of my studies so that I could attend chiropractic college. Of course, being the avid skier that I am, when I received the opportunity to teach skiing at a prestigious resort in Idaho, I took time between undergraduate studies and postgraduate work to pursue my dream of skiing and teaching out West. This turned out to be a wonderful experience in many ways, not the least of which was the fact that I met my future husband on the slopes! I chose a school back East, however, closer to family who supported me as I went through the rigors of chiropractic college. At New York Chiropractic College I had so many amazing experiences, and incredible opportunities to study with some of the pre-eminent doctors in our field. It was there, in Long Island New York, that my passion for wellness care began and took form. It was also there that I met my soon-to-be business partner, Dr. Carroll. We discovered that we shared a dream of a vibrant, happy family practice where we could serve all ages and facilitate healing in a warm, caring environment.
We are both dedicated mothers and our unique business set-up allows us to be at home with our children and work following our passion. We feel truly blessed. My family and my work are my two biggest passions, but I also love running and have completed the Maine half and full marathons along with numerous other races. My husband Rich, my children Alex and Grace and I all are accomplished skiers on snow and water, and we love to swim, play soccer, and spend many hours in our gardens. At Chiropractic Family Wellness Center we are focused on creating healthy communities, and that focus carries on for me in my personal life with my involvement in our church. I lead the children’s choir and chair several committees and, with my family, volunteer at local soup kitchens. Healthy living is a way of life for me and one that I love teaching others. Health is a conglomerate of all that we do: physically, mentally and spiritually. When I see the children in our practice become healthier, more capable and more aware of what health is, how they can participate and make healthy choices, that is incredibly rewarding for me. I love adjusting people and seeing them heal, but I really love when they become empowered to choose to be healthy for their lifetime!