Grand Opening: National University of Health Sciences-Florida Veterans Clinic
National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) opened its second Veterans Clinic in the NUHS Whole Health Center, Pinellas Park, Florida, Friday, September 7. The new location joins its sister clinic in Lombard, Illinois.
“We had a wonderful turnout for the grand opening,” said Daniel Strauss, DC, dean of the College of Professional Studies, National University-Florida. “It was an honor to have Sarah Maurer, district aide to Florida State Representative Kathleen Peters, and Gershom Faulkner, outreach director and military liaison for U.S. Congressman Charlie Christ present to help with the ceremony.
The new Veteran’s Clinic offers a wide-range of health care services, including: chiropractic, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and laboratory tests. Both clinics specialize in treating disorders affecting combat veterans such as: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain, and offers natural and drug-free health options. Acupuncture services are free of charge to veterans through the generous sponsorship of China-Gel®.
This event had special family significance for National University’s Brett Martin, MSAc, MPH, serving in the Florida clinic. “My grandfather was a veteran of World War II, and was injured in combat losing the use of his left hand,” Dr. Martin said. “It really hits home–I am incredibly excited about the establishment of the Veterans Clinic!”
“This endeavor has taken two years to come to fruition,” he continued. “My grandfather literally gave his left hand for his country–I’m grateful to our veterans for all of their sacrifices. It is a privilege to serve them, and I look forward to giving something back.”
The clinic is open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information about discounted services for veterans and their spouses, scheduling appointments, therapies and fees, please contact the NUHS Whole Health Center-Veteran’s Clinic, 6630 78th Avenue N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781, at 727-873-7870.