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Paradise-Based Chiropractor Finds New Beginning in Willits

2019

Recovering and picking up the pieces after a disaster can be challenging. But for chiropractor Craig Boyle, DC and his family, they have found the perfect place for hope and a fresh start, right here in Willits.

Dr. Boyle, a chiropractor with over 35 years of practice, has joined Adventist Health Howard Memorial, seeing patients in the Redwood Medical Clinic adjacent to the hospital. Dr. Boyle has been practicing in Paradise, CA for 11 years, until last year when the Camp Fire devastated the whole community.

“It was definitely one the most challenging times in our lives. No one is really prepared for that kind of tragedy. But I think we could not have found a better place for a new start,” shares Dr. Boyle.

Asked why he chose to be part of Adventist Health Howard Memorial, Dr. Boyle says, it’s not only the beauty of Mendocino County, but also the hospital. “We love the beauty of the countryside, and this is one of the most beautiful hospitals we have ever seen. The mission and vision of the administration, staff and providers is inspiring. The cultivation and use of organic produce at Roots Restaurant to nourish the patients, staff and community is wonderful,” he explains.

Dr. Boyle says he is excited to join the team and be part of the culture that Howard is known for. “The culture of working together to do the best for the patients and the family feel is truly special. I’m excited to learn how to best utilize the expertise and skills of each team member to help create a healing environment for all those in our community. When I was invited to a provider meeting, I was pleased how each provider welcomed me and how all the various players worked together to improve communication between each other and care of the patients.”

Dr. Boyle’s specialty practice centers on all aspects of high-quality chiropractic care, which involves a variety of treatment approaches and adjustments to the spine and other areas of the body in order to help improve alignment and movement, alleviate pain, and assist in the body’s healing process. “My care philosophy has always been choosing the best blend of techniques for the unique needs of each patient. I utilize both manual and instrument adjusting to insure the most comfortable and effective treatments. I also like to educate my patients about their condition and what they can do to accelerate and support their progress by using exercises and lifestyle changes,” he shares.

Adventist Health Howard Memorial President, Jason Wells, commented on what this means for patients, “We are very excited to offer this much needed service to our community. We’re proud to offer our patients a wide range of options to help them manage their chronic pain and improve their quality of life. Dr. Boyle is not only bringing a great deal of skill and expertise to our community, he also brings many years of experience in rural medicine and a reputation for personal attention and care. He will be a great addition to our team and we are excited he has chosen our community to practice.”

When he’s not busy caring for his patients, Dr. Boyle enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and exploring the outdoors. He and his wife have raised five adult children, four granddaughters and seven boxers. “My wife, Sandy and I and our current boxer, Ramius are eager to get a fresh start in this beautiful community,” he adds.

Dr. Boyle graduated Summa Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College-West and currently has an Advanced Proficiency Rating in Activator Methods, a specialized technique which utilizes muscular and neurological testing and involves instrument assisted manipulations of the body. He received his post-graduate training in Southern California and then moved to Sitka, Alaska where he provided chiropractic care to the community, including the local loggers and fishermen for 19 years. After this, they came back to sunny California to provide care for his hometown in Paradise, where his father was the captain of the fire department. Ironically, it was the devastation of the Camp Fire that destroyed their home and the Adventist Health clinic where he used to practice.

Dr. Boyle is now accepting new patients at 3 Marcela Drive, Suite C in Willits. To schedule an appointment, please call (707) 459-6115. To learn more, visit www.AdventistHealthHowardMemorial.org.

About Adventist Health Howard Memorial (formerly Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital) is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing. Visit www.adventisthealthhowardmemorial.org for more information.