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EVVVVVERYBODYYYY…..SIT UP! Dr. Mark Roerick derives his greatest satisfaction by teaching patients how to help themselves. By Gail Ivers PERSONAL PROFILE

Mark Roerick, 48

Hometown: Tolna, North Dakota

Education: Northwestern Health Sciences University Family: Wife Donna, son Austin, daughter Amanda Hobbies: Lawn care and landscaping, travel, deer hunting, restoring his mother’s 1962 VW bug. “I do love cruising around and seeing the back roads and taking them wherever they lead.”

Business Central: How did you decided to become a chiropractor? Mark Roerick: I was planning on being an eye doctor. I got through my first year of pre-med and they came out with corrective eye surgery. I figured there wasn’t much future in that field anymore, so I asked an advisor what I could do. He said I could complete my pre-med and become a doctor, a podiatrist, or a chiropractor. My dad used to see a chiropractor and it helped him, so I thought that was the way to go.

TIMELINE 1989

BC: How did you end up in St. Cloud? Roerick: I was an associate chiropractor in the Twin Cities and the man I worked for said he thought it was time for me to go out on my own. I wasn’t bringing in the number of clients he thought I would. I was newly married, had a baby, so I looked at Idaho, Winona, Sioux Falls, and St. Cloud. Dr. Tom Schuller in St. Cloud said, “I think you should buy my practice.” I said, “Good, because I want to.” I borrowed money from my family and Dr. Schuller financed me for five years. When we came here in 1996, we didn’t know anyone. And I didn’t know anything

about running a business. I joined the Chamber to get clients. But I found so many resources – professional people who could help me and help the business grow. That was a nice surprise. And of course, the friendships have been great. BC: What do you like best about being in business? Roerick: Being a business owner has opened a lot of doors for me that probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise. It’s given me the opportunity to help others grow. I love helping people, teaching them what they can do to feel better. I always say, “Let your stress levels indicate your level of care.”

AT A GLANCE

Advantage Chiropractic 32 32nd Ave. S, Suite 100 St. Cloud, MN 56301-3830 (320) 251-1080 info@advantagechiro.net advantagechiro.net

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Chamber member since 1998

Business Description: Chiropractor, back pain, headache, sports injuries, prenatal therapy, wellness, nutrition, pediatrics, health, posture, wellness education

Owners: Mark and Donna Roerick Opened: 1996

Number of Employees: Four, including Mark and Donna

Mark Roerick graduates from high school in Tolna, North Dakota

1994

Roerick graduates from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn.; he spends 1.5 years working as an associate chiropractor in the Twin Cities

1996

Roerick moves to St. Cloud and purchases the chiropractic practice of Dr. Tom Schuller, located in downtown St. Cloud

1998

Advantage Chiropractic relocates from downtown to Plaza West

2004

Advantage Chiropractic moves to a larger space in Plaza West

2013

Roerick purchases a building and moves his practice into it at 32 32nd Ave. S, St. Cloud

2017

Roerick purchases the building next door to his practice and leases the space

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