Her tool box includes diagnostic equipment, like x-rays and more modern types of imaging to get an idea of where a patient is starting, that is, what their "baseline" is. She has adjusting tables and exercises for patients. And though she's physically strong, she said that's not the key to adjusting her patients; it's training, experience and good technique.
No referral is needed for a visit, and Dr. Gooden's staff can check to see what your benefits cover, she said.
"I'm excited to be a new business owner in Ottumwa, so I can educate and help people in the town I love."
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