Megan Traficante is fairly new to Fayetteville. She has been here about two months working with Dr. Karen Goldsmith at Atlas Chiropractic, and she is excited about what the future holds for her here.
Coming from a family of chiropractors, Traficante knew from a young age that she would spend her life helping others.
“I grew up with chiropractic all my life. My uncle and my brother are chiropractors,” said Traficante. “In under-grad school, I did the whole pre-med background curriculum but I wasn’t sure if I was going to go to chiropractic school or medical school. I knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare field. I never was into taking any drugs and growing up with chiropractic I knew that that is what I preferred to do rather than push drugs. I couldn’t push drugs — that is why I chose chiropractic over medical school.”
With her degree in hand and high hopes for what she can bring to the community, she’s joined Atlas Chiropractic with every intention of making a difference in the lives of her patients. She’s heard the stories all her life about how this particular form of medicine changes lives and has even witnessed first hand the benefi ts of chiropractic when she was in college.
“When I was in school, I had a patient who came into the clinic in a wheel chair. He was a Vietnam vet and he was on so much medication that when you asked him questions he would just repeat himself,” she explained. “We worked with him, and after a few adjustments, he was walking into the clinic which was a amazing! He told us that for the fIrst time in I forget how many years it was, he could walk to his mail box and take his dog out to walk. That was a pretty good story/testimonial.”
A native of Pennsylvania, Traffi cante sees Fayetteville as a happy medium between Florida, where she attended chiropractic school and her family up north. “I was kind of nervous when I moved to Fayetteville. I always had school and you are forced to meet people there, so I wasn’t sure how I was going to meet people in Fayetteville,” said Trafficante.
Turns out, that hasn’t been a problem.
“The people here are so friendly. I really love it down here. My first weekend I met people. It was July 4th weekend and I went to the symphony concert at Festival Park. I met people there and ended up going to a pig roast. People are very welcoming here. I really can’t name just one thing that I like best here. I love going downtown and just sitting outside and going out to eat down there or for a drink I really like that area of town.”
Atlas Chiropractic is located at 4542 Raeford Rd. 426-2272.