Chiropractor in Greenfield for 30 years to teach in Texas
GREENFIELD — David N. Taylor, who opened Taylor Chiropractic Office in Greenfield 30 years ago, has sold the business and moved to Texas, where he will teach until he retires.
The 58-year-old University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate said he loves Franklin County, so he’ll be back someday, but said he couldn’t pass up “such a great opportunity.”
He said he will be able to continue his clinical skills while working with interns.
“I’ve taught before,” said Taylor.
He said he has presented papers, done a lot of research and worked with grant writers. He was part of the adjunct faculty at the National University of Health Sciences in Florida after he graduated from Chiropractic School.
Taylor, who first opened his practice at 377 Main St. and then moved to 74 Main St. 15 years ago when he bought the building there, said he will be an associate professor of clinical science at Texas Chiropractic College.
Kimberly Lange will now be seeing patients at 74 Main St., he said. She will open her practice on Monday.
Lange also has an office in Northampton and is board certified in sports medicine, said Taylor, who is board certified in neurology.
“She’s going to take good care of my patients,” said Taylor, who said his one regret is having to leave his many longtime patients.
“In some cases, I have seen multiple generations of families,” he said.
Taylor owned the building at 74 Main St. for about a decade and then decided to sell it and lease the downstairs from the new owner. He did that for the past five years.
He said he saw more than 6,000 patients during his 30 years practicing in Greenfield.
“I am really humbled and honored by the affection and outpouring of my patients,” said Taylor, who was born and raised in Randolph.
“I will definitely be back to Franklin County after I retire,” he said. “I’ve loved it here ever since I went to UMass.”
Taylor said he is looking forward to this next chapter in his life and the opportunities it will provide, but said he won’t forget Greenfield or Franklin County and all of his patients.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenges I’ll face,” he said.
Taylor said his wife, Karen, will remain in the Greenfield office to help with the transition before she joins him in Texas.