New chiropractic office focuses on its local roots

August 28, 2023

From left: Dr. Geers, Dr. Sibley, Dr. Squires.

New chiropractic office focuses on its local roots

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Dr. Eric Geers of Fremont has announced that he is opening an office in Shelby. Geers Family Chiropractic & Massage will be located at 4140 W. Shelby Rd., Suite 2, the lower level of the former Riemer Eye Center building, now occupied by West Michigan Family Dental on the top floor. 

Dr. Geers will be joined by Dr. Lewis Squires and Dr. Dillon Sibley. Squires recently sold his Scottville office while Sibley moves back to Oceana County from southeast Michigan. 

Geers is a 2002 graduate of Mason County Central High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has been operating an office in Fremont for 14 years.

Sibley is a 2012 graduate of Hesperia High School and grew up near Walkerville. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla. For the past two years, he has been working at a chiropractic clinic in Owosso. 

Squires is originally from Evart and is a 1974 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 2016, he was named Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic. He began his chiropractic office in Scottville in 1978 and recently sold it to his son, Dr. Weston Squires. He was a long-time member and served as president of the Michigan Chiropractic Society from 1998 to 2001. He has also served on the Michigan Association of Chiropractors Board of Directors and was the Michigan delegate to the American Chiropractic Association from 2004 to 2016 and a member of its Board of Governors. He also has served on the Michigan Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He’s a Palmer Presidents Club member. Squires also serves on the Mason County Board of Commissioners. 

The connection between Geers, Sibley and Squires is no coincidence, however. Both Geers and Sibley are proteges of Squires. Both credit Dr. Squires for their decisions to become chiropractors. 

“When I was in high school at Mason County Central, I shadowed Dr. Squires,” Dr. Geers said. “I fell in love with chiropractics. He supported me in applying for Palmer and when I earned my graduate degree, he helped me start my office in Fremont.” Geers was also a patient of Squires.

Sibley grew up near Walkerville and was also a patient of Squires. 

“Dr. Squires was very supportive of treating high school athletes and his treatments allowed me to stay on the field,” Sibley said. “When I expressed an interest in becoming a chiropractor he was very supportive and guided me through my education.” 

All three doctors said they are committed to providing their rural west Michigan customers the best care equal to care that is provided in a larger city. 

Dr. Geers said his Shelby office will have some of the most modern equipment available for treatment and will feature some of the latest techniques in patient care. 

“We are all from small towns and understand our patients,” Geers said. “We are all committed to providing the best care possible while maintaining small town values.” 

Squires said his intentions were to retire and assist local chiropractors when needed. But, the opportunity to be part of an office operated by two doctors he helped mentor was something he couldn’t turn down.

“I’ve always been a big supporter of advancing chiropractic care,” Squires said. “I’ve also been a big supporter of our local education system. This practice includes all local chiropractors. Dr. Sibley is from Oceana County and is now living in Hart. Dr. Geers grew up just north of here in Scottville and I have been in Scottville for my entire adult life. Oceana County is in much need of these services and we are proud to be here and serving our local patients and also our local school athletes.” 

Geers said the office will be open sometime in early September. More information can be found on at the Geers Family Chiropractic Facebook page or website. 

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