Coming out of Morrisville-Eaton High School, Wayne Chapman said he knew he wanted to do something in the medical field.
He wasn’t quite sure of the specific field, so attended Morrisville State to work on his early college courses, then finished up at Finger Lakes Community College. During a summer off of college he worked a construction job.
Lifting something the wrong way, he hurt his back. To get better, he sought help from Dr. Adrien Catania of Morrisville, a chiropractor. “He treated me, and after I felt better, he said, well, you want to go into the medical field. What about this?’’ Chapman said.
Chapman spent time as Catania’s assistant and fell in love with the profession. He continued his education at New York Chiropractic College, graduating last spring. He and his wife, parents of two small sons, sifted through the possible places they could go for Chapman to practice.
“We looked at a lot of places out of state,’’ he said, “and kept coming back to how much we liked it here and had family here.’’
He heard, through the chiropractic network, of the success Dr. Jeremy Bartholomew (now practicing in Nebraska) had in Waterville.
Chapman bought the former dentist office on Main Street next to the Waterville Historical Society in September, renovated it and opened in January.
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