Panzer Clinic in Marion raises funds for students

Kodi Panzer and her associate, Kyler Clawson, review patient notes as they prepare for the day.Panzer Chiropractic Clinic raised $1,070 for Marion County’s Back-to-School Fund last week at the grand opening of its Marion satellite clinic.

One goal, Kodi Panzer said about the fundraiser, was to support a local business by purchasing those supplies from Lanning Pharmacy in Marion.

“We did $10 adjustments that day,” Panzer said. “We didn’t send anything into insurance that day. Patients just came in and donated $10, which is a taxable donation for them.

Attendees received those adjustments by Panzer and associate chiropractor Kyler Clawson.

“We didn’t ask for the donations, we were working for them,” she said with a smile.

Between the two of them, the chiropractors saw 105 people, Panzer said, plus held seven raffles, ranging from Biofreeze to pillows to two free adjustments that patients can use in the future.

“We went through 125 cookies,” she added.Panzer Chiropractic recently had an open house for its Marion branch clinic at 203 S. Third.

At the event, area residents could meet Clawson, who came on board Feb. 1 to the Hillsboro location, which will mark its eighth year in November. The Marion clinic is located at 203 S. Third.

Having the satellite clinic in Marion can make it more convenient for those who live there.

“It’s only 10 miles over (to Hillsboro), but when you’re working you don’t want to get away that long,” she said.

Patients can schedule appointments at either location by calling the Hillsboro clinic.

“We’re all on computer now, so that makes it easier with files,” Panzer said. “We get a lot of walk-ins, so it doesn’t matter what day it is, (patient files can be accessed).”

Also, people may drive to both locations, depending which doctor they see.

“We have it split pretty evenly,” she said. “We’re in different places at different times.”

Because Clawson studied at a different chiropractic school than Panzer, he uses some alternate techniques.

“Some people prefer different techniques, and we have a good balance,” she said. “If they prefer his technique, that’s OK by me.”

With opening the second clinic, Panzer said they now offer lumbar flexion distraction.

“At the grand opening, a lot of patients tried it,” she said. “It’s a table where you do adjustments and muscle work at the same time.”

Lumbar flexion distraction is appropriate for conditions “causing low back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain,” according to the technique developer’s website.

Panzer said her office accepts Medicare and most insurance providers.

“If a patient has an insurance that we’re not a provider for,” she said, “I fill out the paperwork.”

Panzer said she believes having the two locations can better serve their patients.

“It’s been good—just trying to get used to where I need to be when.”

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