Dr. Bays grew up in West Virginia where she earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University. After college, she sought out experience in the medical field, becoming an EMT and shadowing various doctors. After gaining experience with the traditional medical model, Dr. Bays felt there must be a better path to health than prescription drugs. It was then that she took a job working for a local chiropractor. She immediately fell in love with the hands-on approach to healthcare and emphasis on patient education.
Dr. Bays soon found herself at Palmer College of Chiropractic where she learned about the human body, how it functions, and how to maintain optimal function without the use of drugs or surgery. During her time at Palmer, Dr. Bays served as an academic tutor and clinical teaching assistant. Her special interests include neurology and nutrition, two topics she continues to study to be able to better serve her patients. Outside the office Dr. Bays can be found doing yoga, hiking, gardening, reading, or playing fetch with her cat Indi.
Describe yourself in three words?
Organized. Goal-oriented. Compassionate.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Helping my patients exceed health goals and empowering them to live life with vitality.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Begin working on my master's degree in functional medicine so that I may better serve my patients.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to open a coffee & tea shop.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I don't. I live the wellness lifestyle that I preach, and I'm constantly learning. I consider myself lucky that my work is my hobby.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Hiking, brewery hopping, and checking out local events/festivals. .
What is your goal for retirement?
I see myself teaching part-time and gardening. I'm really looking forward to having time to sit in a garden all day just pruning flowers.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Pick something you love doing.
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I am a Virginia Native, who has recently moved to the Chattanooga Area with my handsome husband and 3 gorgeous children. I am a movie lover, a motherhood advocate, an absolute introvert…but if you get the chance to know me well, I am an absolute nutcase. I am slightly OCD and love organization to the fullest extent. My planner is almost as important as my family.
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