Blanchard Chiropractic, which opened in 1956, will be changing hands as Dr. Ken Carwile will be taking over the clinic from Dr. Dave Blanchard.
Posted on 5/15/15
By Melissa Anderson
Blanchard, who began practicing in 1980, is glad to see the next generation of chiropractors coming to the community of Langdon.
“I would have never slowed down until somebody was here to take over and continue to care for my patients,” Blanchard stated.
Originally from Sturgis, S.D., Carwile graduated on April 10 from Northwestern Health Sciences University located in Bloomington, Minn. Prior to his completing his doctorate at Northwestern, Carwile graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and health care specialization.
Carwile has been finishing his last rotation of internships with Blanchard for the last few months. Under Blanchard, Carwile learned the needs of the patients that he will be working with in the future.
The rotations that Carwile completed before coming to Langdon included pediatrics and pregnancy chiropractic.
“I have a lot of experience with children and pregnancy,” Carwile said,
Carwile also worked with a lot of high school athletic chiropractic needs and cross fit gyms.
“I have experience with athletics at many different levels,” Carwile stated.
Dr. Blanchard will continue to maintain his current hours while Dr. Carwile will be holding a full time schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This schedule will be in place until Dr. Carwile moves his practice to a new location a few doors down to the building he will share with the new dental clinic that will opened under the care of Dr. Brian Larson and Dr. Nick Beneda of Park River. The time line is to have both practices operating in the new space by the end of the summer.
Dr. Carwile is looking forward to his years in the Langdon Area and has already started the process of becoming a part of the community. Currently, Dr. Carwile works with the Langdon Area High School track team. He assists particularly in the weight room showing the student athletes the proper lifting technique so that they will not injure themselves.
“I enjoy working with athletes. I like working with sports and have a competitive spirit,” Carwile said.
Carwile has expectations of more involvement in the Langdon community once he has his practice established and looks forward to being more active in the community.
“I like how you can connect one and one [with patients] and the small town feel that Langdon has in spades,” Carwile stated.
Congratulations to Dr. Carwile on the gaining of a new practice and thank you to Dr. Blanchard for the years of service and care of the community. To make an appointment, call 256-2720.