Meet The Staff At Willis ChiroMed
Chiropractor Ray Willis D.C.
I am a third generation Chiropractor. My grandfather is Dr. Joe Willis; he practiced in the Pee Dee area for more than forty years. I have grown up with Chiropractic in my blood. I am beginning my chiropractic career here in Florence, SC.
I grew up right down the road in Darlington, SC. I attended high school at James F. Brynes Academy. After graduating from high school I attended Francis Marion University. I graduated with a B.S. degree in June of 2005.
After finishing my undergraduate degree I attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. Palmer Florida is directly related to the first Chiropractic institution in the world. I graduated in June of 2009 after a 4-year intensive program as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
I am board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners. I am also a member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. During my final year of Chiropractic College, I began an internship in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic. While there I worked with highly respected Chiropractors who taught me what it takes to care for every type of patient.
After graduating I moved to Surfside Beach in South Carolina. At this time I was an associate for Dr. Scott Willis. After a year of great work in Horry County I made the move with my family back home to Darlington. While there I worked side by side with Dr. David Eads.
My experiences have given me a great opportunity to learn to care for a wide variety of ailments from which my patients may suffer. My mission as a Florence, SC Chiropractor is to restore health through natural Chiropractic care, allowing my patients to live their lives to the fullest.
On a personal note…
I am married to a wonderful woman, named Heather. Together we have two beautiful children, Madison and North. We live in Florence and we could not be more excited about beginning the rest of our lives here.
I look forward to meeting you and your family in person and learning how I may be of service to you. Give our Florence, SC chiropractic office a call and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.
Chiropractor Glenn Stengel D.C.
I was skeptical that a chiropractor could help me, but I went anyway out of desperation for pain relief. That day changed my life forever...
When I was growing up, my older sister used to say, “I wish I could go to a chiropractor and have him ‘pop’ every bone in my body. That would feel soooooo good!” I thought she was crazy…why would anyone actually wish to go to a chiropractor if they didn’t need to? I didn’t even like to “pop” the knuckles of my hands, so letting someone “pop” the rest of the bones in my body, especially in my back and neck, seemed way too scary for me. My sister can go if she wants, but count me out!
When I was in high school, I hurt my neck badly while exercising. My best friend urged me to see his dad who was a chiropractor. Not knowing much about the profession, I was skeptical that he could help me (and I was scared to death), but I went anyway out of desperation for pain relief. That day changed my life forever. Not only did he help rid my pain, but he also spent an hour explaining my condition and the philosophy of chiropractic care. After reading a few books about chiropractic that he lent to me, I was hooked. I loved the simplicity and logical nature of chiropractic. Eventually, I became convinced that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so I chose chiropractic as my career.
After completing my undergraduate studies at Ohio University, I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While I completed the rigorous core chiropractic curriculum, I also placed special emphasis on sports injury and extremity adjusting; as such, I interned with a prominent local chiropractor, taught fellow students in the sports injury club, assisted teaching at extremity technique seminars, and assisted teaching at the International Conference on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Chicago, Illinois.
I graduated summa cum laude as class valedictorian with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in February of 1996. I have also attained an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree. While graduation day from chiropractic college was one of the happiest days of my life, it was certainly the scariest – I was so nervous that I thought I would actually pass out while standing at the podium delivering the valedictory speech in that auditorium filled with so many doctors, faculty members, and families! I still get nervous thinking about that day.
While broad in scope, my post-graduate education has included special emphasis on neurology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, nutrition, spinal trauma, and new treatment technologies including low-level laser therapy and spinal decompression therapy. I have received special certification in the evaluation and treatment of spinal trauma and whiplash disorders from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with Willis ChiroMed my entire career. I started as a treating physician and clinic director shortly after graduating in 1996. In addition to maintaining my growing practice, I was promoted to Director of Operations for Willis ChiroMed in 2001. I purchased my practice in 2004, but elected to retain ties with and the name of Willis ChiroMed since the corporation has such a sterling reputation throughout the state.
Outside the Office
When I’m not in the office helping patients, I spend the majority of my time with my family. I am married to a wonderful, beautiful woman. Kim and I met at St. Andrew’s church in 2003. When I learned that she shared my love of Harley Davidson motorcycles, Dallas Cowboys football, and health care (she is a veterinarian), I knew that she was special. But it was our shared love of our lord, Jesus Christ, and our Catholic Christian faith that sealed the deal…we married in 2005. Since then, we’ve been blessed with two children – Jacob and Abigail – who have kept us running all day and night. I also enjoy camping, cooking, and studying scripture and early church history. I have the worlds biggest sweet-tooth (that’s a hint to all you patients that enjoy baking cookies) and also love the hottest, spiciest chicken wings that can be made. I realize these aren’t the healthiest diet choices, but we all have our vices, don’t we? Just remember: everything in moderation.
I hope to get the opportunity to meet you in person to discuss your specific health challenges. I will give you an honest assessment of your condition and, if we decide that chiropractic can help you, I promise to give you the best care I can offer. Since we have good relationships with other local health professionals, if we decide that another specialty would better suit your condition, then we will offer to make an appropriate referral appointment for you.
Chiropractor Shauna Mazique D.C.
Surfside Beach Location
Dr. Shauna Mazique grew up in Bellefontaine, Ohio. During her adolescent and teenage years, she was very active in many sports, especially basketball. Towards the end of her freshman year in high school, Dr. Shauna found herself unable to run down the court and couldn't continue in the game. She saw a family friend who happened to be a chiropractor the next day. After her first adjustment, she already had relief and continued to use chiropractic to keep her on the court throughout the rest of high school and college.
When she was a sophomore in college Dr. Shauna spoke with her family chiropractor about becoming a chiropractor. After some extensive research, she decided she would attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa after attaining her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sports Medicine in 1999. In June 2005 Dr. Shauna graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic magna cum laude.
Dr. Shauna believes that dwelling within each and every one of us is a healing power and feels blessed for God to have chosen her to help patients tap into that healing power within. Healing comes from the inside out; physically, emotionally and spiritually. When you come to see Dr. Shauna you can rest assured she will listen to your concerns and needs and will meet you where you are at in life and begin walking along with you in your health and wellness journey.
Chiropractor for you and your animals, Suzanne D.C.
Loris - Nichols Location
"God Had a Plan for Me to Get Here"
Dr. Suzanne always wanted to bless people and touch as many lives as she could. "I want my hands to be His hands, I want to shine His light and be a blessing."
"I've always loved helping people and animals," says. Dr. Suzanne tenWesteneind. "Now, after over 20 years, I still enjoy helping and putting the chiropractic philosophy to use each day."
An Education Ready to Help
Attending New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Suzanne spent a lot of time digging into her education, memorizing and embracing the overall educational experience.
"Now, I specialize in Chiropractic BioPhysics® and trauma care for car accidents, worker's compensation, and more. If you need me, I'm here."
A Thorough Listener
Dr. Suzanne takes the time to listen to you and ensure that everything you think and feel is heard. "I'll take my time with you and make sure that I understand your health situation fully."
She'll work to understand your lifestyle, medications and more so that she can help take care of you in all aspects of your life.
Embracing Myrtle Beach and a Life Full of Family
Dr. Suzanne grew up spending time around horses so she'll always have a passion for them. Currently, She enjoys spending time riding her horse, spending weekends on the pontoon boat with her family and enjoying water parks. "I also homeschool my three children and enjoy raising them, especially while they're so young."
"Give me a call today so I can help you transform the life of you and your animals.""God Had a Plan for Me to Get Here"