Dr. R.J. Peters embarked on a health care career in 1966 as a dental technician, fabricating partial dentures, then moved on in 1969 to realize a lifelong dream of becoming a chiropractor.
After graduating in 1973, teaching classes in Physical Therapy and Public Health while waiting to be accepted into the internship program at Spears Chiropractic Hospital in Denver, Colorado, the position opened up and a 13-month residency at this renowned institution provided experience and training to deal with people who had some of the most unusual and difficult terminal diseases and conditions.
While many of these people were considered hopeless by their respective medical doctors and presented themselves for “last hope” care, many others were referrals from alternative care practitioners from all over the world. Results varied, of course, but they all experienced different levels of comfort and success.
This was a good introduction to the world of alternative health care, when many non-medical therapies and professions were under attack by the established scientific community. Fortunately, attitudes are changing now, as more people seek natural health care, and more practitioners are needed to provide it.
During the course of a 25 year career, post-graduate studies were pursued in nutrition, occupational injury evaluation and treatment, orthopedics, and radiology. Some of those courses were offered through certain medical schools in outreach programs. Dr. Peters’ articles have appeared in professional publications, and in a health column for local newspapers, called Back Talk, during the 1970s and 1980s. Now retired, Dr. Peters has found a voice on the Internet.