Discovering the Perfect Career
Initially, Dr. Rick Folkman had an ambition to become an electrical engineer or a dentist.
“I really wanted a career that I was passionate about, where I could truly help people live a better life.”
So, after narrowing it down to dentistry, he began school. Then a few years in, he went out into his community to shadow other local dentists, and just didn’t feel that’s where his heart was.
“I went back to a childhood chiropractor to see if he loved his job, and he did (along with the other chiropractors in town).” So Dr. Folkman started seeing his chiropractor regularly and noticed that he just “felt better and functioned better than he thought possible.” “It was then that I was inspired to become a chiropractor, helping and healing people when no other methods could.”
Coming Out Even More Passionate After Chiropractic College
Dr. Folkman graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. He loved the chiropractic philosophy and loved his experience undertaking the program.
“With all that I learned in Chiropractic College I was so excited to get back to Kennewick to help our community thrive!”
Doing What I Love, Loving What I Do
Dr. Folkman mentioned, “My wife is from South America and didn’t know anything about chiropractic. She went for adjustments even though she didn’t have any pain just to see how it helped her. She was surprised to notice her bowels functioned better through chiropractic care. I didn’t even know it was a problem until she told me how much better she felt.”
“It’s just amazing to me that chiropractic care has the ability to allow her function better. It just shows you that it helps far beyond neck or back pain.”
Dr. Folkman is born, raised and currently resides in Washington with his wife of over 20 years and two children. He speaks, reads and writes Spanish too. “I loved spending time with my family on road trips and park outings. You could definitely call me a family man!”
I’d love to meet with you and setup a time to see how I can help. Shall we get started? Give Columbia Basin Chiropractic a call at (509) 582-3549