Meet Dr. Franklin

What is your health goal?

Mine is to find the underlying cause of your pain and correct it. When we correct the reason you have pain, we leave you healthy. Really, truly healthy, not just feeling better. If we treat the pain itself, it may abate, but you are still sick. Which do you prefer?

Hi, I’m Dr. Ford Franklin. I’ve been in practice since 1978, 37 years as of this writing, and have lived in Red Hook since 1962.

After graduating from Red Hook Central High School (across the street from my present office) and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY (BS, biology) I headed off to the New York Chiropractic College on Long Island.  While starting my practice on West Market Street, I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Bridgeport University.

I frequent clinical seminars to keep up to date, and in fact take many more hours than needed to renew my license – usually three times as much – so I am always “up” on the latest. For example, I was one of the first to employ spinal motion analysis, which is way more accurate than the old alignment methods, and finds problems that alignment misses.

My goal is and has always been to help sick people get well, to help every patient to achieve the best level of health for them at the most cost-effective fee. I want to help get you back to doing all the things you probably are missing due to illness.

If you have your health – especially optimum health – you have just about everything!

My purpose is to educate as many people as possible about what health really is, and to adjust as many families as possible toward optimum health.

Why am I a Chiropractor?

Because I know the inborn potential for everyone to be truly healthy

Because I desire to help the newborn, the aged, and those without hope.

Because I choose to care for the patient with the disease, not the disease

Because I wish ti assist rather than intrude … to free rather than control

Because I seek to correct the cause of the problem, not suppress the effect

Because I know that doctors do not heal … only the body can heal itself

Because I have been called to serve others and to make a difference

Because I know it is right

Because it works!