About this Episode
Welcome to the very first episode of the new monthly podcast series on WholisticMatters: Nutrition Education and Racial Disparities in Health. This month we’re talking with chiropractor and co-founder of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching, Dr. Edgar Everett. Dr. Everett practices in St. Louis, Missouri, and is passionate about serving his practice members, volunteering at community clinics, mentoring chiropractic students, and public speaking.
We talk with Dr. Everett about what originally motivated him to become a chiropractor, a journey we learned began with a successful chiropractor Dr. Everett knew in high school. After completing his chiropractic degree, Dr. Everett first began his career in an affluent community, but it didn’t end up being a good fit. He had the chance to open his own practice not too long after graduating, when he made the strategic move to a central location in St. Louis, Missouri, and the rest is history:
“I went where the need was.”
In this episode, Dr. Everett reflects on 13 years of delivering the message of chiropractic to the people of his community, a message that was often the first those individuals had ever heard of chiropractic. Even more, they had never met or heard from a chiropractor that looked like Dr. Everett – a new sort of representation for people of the community that Dr. Everett met in churches, community centers, non-profit organizations, and other community groups.
Dr. Everett is one of three co-founders of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching, an organization focused on empowering minority chiropractors to overcome these obstacles, build successful business, and ensure success after finishing their schooling. Dr. Everett is also passionate about “challenging the status quo and stretching your consciousness”:
“I like to ask the tough questions, bring up the tough topics, and be direct about the issues we have, so we can solve them.”
About Dr. Everett
Dr. Edgar Everett III attended Illinois State University before Logan College of Chiropractic. Over the past decade of serving his practice members, volunteering at community clinics, mentoring Chiropractic students, and public speaking, his views on the solutions have been molded. He is a member of the ABCA, IFCO, and the ICA. Dr. Everett is driven to bring to his practice members a caring, inspiring and solution-based style of health care. Since being in practice he has seen the chiropractic landscape shift dramatically.
Dr. Everett currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a partner at Proficient Chiropractic in the metro area and founding partner of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching.