Why do I do what I do? Why do I get out of bed in the morning? And why should anyone care?
These are all questions that we assume are essential to our being but are not easy to state in words.
I am a Christian, a husband, and father of four. I always knew 3 things as a child; I would serve in the U.S. Navy, I would be a pilot, and I would be a doctor.
I joined the U.S. Navy in February 2001 and served on various submarines as a Nuclear Power Plant Supervisor until July 2013. During my time in the military I developed some serious conditions which challenged my previous way of thinking about health. The most daunting thing to me was the lack of answers I was getting or the lack of progress I was making in my treatment. This would be a major contributing factor in how I treated my future patients.
After treatment and release from active service, I stumbled upon the World Health Organization’s definition of health: “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This laid the foundation for how I viewed health and the way I would approach patient care.. Due to a series of circumstances I knew that Chiropractic was my future.
Growing up with two younger sisters made it easy for me to be able to connect with children and I continue to love their innocence. I have a special interest in taking care of pregnant mothers and children and through my additional training can now give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves (Prov 31:8). During my time studying to be a doctor I attended additional outside classes towards my board certification with the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and am currently one of only 19 doctors in the state of Georgia certified to this level. I also attended additional training while in school in clinical functional neurology and advanced technique practices.
In May 2022, I started Anchor Chiropractic of Marietta as an homage to mine and my wife’s time in the Navy. Our motto is that we are “Changing lives through the love and power of Chiropractic.” I encourage my patients to not give up their health and remind them that life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors. Chiropractic is an important piece in anchoring your health to solid ground.
Most people have more faith in the scalpel or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world. We must never forget that the ability of our body to heal is far beyond what most have ever allowed you to believe.
Growing up my mother always told me that she didn’t care what I did in life as long as I did it to the best of my ability. I truly believe that becoming a Chiropractor was the greatest thing I could have done for myself and my patients. I hold myself to my mother’s standard every day in the office.
And, yes, I’m also a pilot.
You can visit Dr. Mongiello’s website at: www.anchorchiromarietta.com