About this Episode
In the sixth episode of the Nutrition Education and Racial Disparities in Health podcast, our guests are Dr. Edgar Everett, Dr. Xavier Tipler, and Dr. Frank Vaught Jr, co-founding partners of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching. Our guests joined us for this conversation to discuss the interpersonal relationships they have cultivated through the Evoke Chiropractic community, the obstacles faced by minority healthcare practitioners, and their words of encouragement for the next generation of chiropractors.
Evoke Chiropractic Coaching is an organization dedicated to assisting minority chiropractors in improving their businesses and setting them up for a successful career. In this episode, we talk with our guests about the importance of representation and relatability in healthcare for members of a diverse community.
“Relatability is one of the best ways we learn.” – Dr. Everett
Additionally, our guests describe some of the biggest barriers to achieving a healthy life for people of color. One of the largest is the lack of education when it comes to overall health, as well as a lack of access to good healthcare and simply knowing health professionals who look like you:
“One of the biggest barriers is the lack of education and access to good healthcare.” – Dr. Tipler
Listen all the way to the end of the episode for advice from each of our three guests for minority chiropractors and healthcare practitioners looking to start a thriving business and career, offering the best care possible for their communities.
“Chiropractic is an art, a science, and a philosophy.” – Dr. Vaught
About Our Guests
Dr. Edgar 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.
Dr. Xaivier Tipler
Dr. Xaivier Tipler started his journey into chiropractic when he was introduced to the profession by a recruiter from Logan College of Chiropractic, while he was completing a BA in Biology at Central Methodist University. It was not long after beginning his education at Logan College of Chiropractic that Dr. Xaivier became driven by an intense passion for helping others and a desire to change the current health views within the minority community.
Dr. Xaivier currently resides in the beautiful city of St. Louis, where he is a highly regarded chiropractor in the community. He has had the honor of working alongside his business partner of 10 years Dr. Edgar Everett. Dr. Xaivier and Dr. Edgar have two flourishing offices located in Overland, MO, and Fairview Heights, IL.
Dr. Frank Vaught Jr.
Dr. Frank Vaught Jr. is the founder and owner of Health on Earth Wellness Centers, LLC. Dr. Vaught is a chiropractic physician, community leader for personal health and wellness, and an inspirational speaker. Early in his life sacrifice, ethics and hard work was a choice and engrained in his DNA. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Vaught’s primary focus was helping people maintaining composure in the face of adversity.
After college, he served eight years in the U.S. Army. His military schooling was hospital medical nutrition in Fort Lee VA and Fort Sam Houston, TX. Since 2004 he has been practicing chiropractic and physical rehabilitation at the Health on Earth Wellness Centers, LLC in Crestwood, IL. The practice focuses on prenatal/family care, athletic injuries, and personal injury. Also, Dr. Vaught is the co-founder of three other health and wellness locations in Illinois.