“When I was eight years old, my thirteen-year-old brother was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He battled for his life for four years.” Dr. Wickwire watched the bone cancer not only make his brother an amputee, but also ultimately take his life. With so much time spent in hospitals Dr. Wickwire knew he wanted to dedicate his life to helping others through health care.
“His treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota opened me up to a world-wide cultural experience and the observation of a vast array of medical care. For much of my time in high school I thought I wanted to go into prosthetics to help others like my brother.”
After receiving a degree to become a Prosthetic Technician, Dr. Wickwire had his first experience with chiropractic. “While hiking in the snow one day, I realized that I couldn’t lift my leg without my hips hurting. So, I went to a chiropractor and experienced pain relief and healing in a way I had never before experienced.”
That chiropractic visit changed the direction of my life forever.
–Dr. Lee Wickwire
Dedicated to Your Good Health
Dr. Wickwire was thrilled to be accepted to the internationally renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree and my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He is now dedicated to restoring faith and hope in his patient’s lives.“I want you to understand that chiropractic care is safe. I want to help restore your faith in natural healing and help you live a more active, fulfilling life.”
I Hear “You Saved My Life” All Too Often
Dr. Wickwire explains the passion and miracles he sees in his office regularly. “I understand how difficult it is to live in pain and disease. To be honest, I’ve had quite a few people tell me that chiropractic care literally saved their life, healed their pain and made life worth living again.”
“Ideally, I’d like to help you be self aware and notice small pains and signs of sickness before they get worse. That way, we can work to prevent serious health problems from even happening.”
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
Dr. Wickwire is a single dad of two wonderful children. “I love spending time with my son and daughter, enjoying the outdoors four-wheeling, working on my truck, exercising, and living healthfully.”
“Whatever your story is that may lead you to chiropractic care, I hope you will allow me to serve you. I’m always here to listen to you and help in any way that I can.”
Austin always knew whatever career path he went down, he wanted to be able to help people on a daily basis. When it came time to start deciding what he wanted to do with his life, his mom recommended he shadow their family chiropractor.
“I was a bit hesitant to shadow a chiropractor because it wasn’t a career path many of my peers were choosing, but in a single day I witnessed patients recount stories ranging from being able to play with their kids again to being able to work and provide for their family again. I was hooked.”
From that point forward he made it his goal to become a chiropractor himself so he could help people just like the chiropractor he shadowed. Austin went on to graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic for both his B.S. in general science and D.C. degrees
Austin is a people person who is very passionate about helping people get back to what they love doing. In his free time, Austin enjoys spending as much time outside as possible. This includes running road races, bicycling, and playing disc golf. He especially likes going on hikes with his dog, Diamond. He also likes playing racket sports like racquetball and pickle ball.
“When I was 16 years old, I took a nasty slide in baseball and couldn’t walk for several days due to the pain. I was couch ridden for those days and I was miserable. I had never been to a chiropractor before, but my parents decided to give it a try. I bounced back faster than I had thought was possible and I will always remember that first experience.”
“Upon receiving my Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Iowa, I remembered back to that time and decided to attend the well known, Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated with Cum Laude honors. I look forward to working with the community and helping them live a better life through chiropractic care.”
“My wife, Tess and I got married in June of 2017. We both attended the University of Iowa before proceeding into different fields of health. She will be a resident pharmacist at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City as of July 2019. In my free time I love fitness and playing sports.”
“I also enjoy spending time with my little family. We have two fur-balls, Thor (pup) and Nyx (cat) and they keep us plenty busy (for now). Tess and I enjoy golfing and visiting the local restaurants and breweries. We love supporting our Hawkeyes, and we try to attend at least one football game a year.”
“The preservation of health is easier than the cure for disease.”
Kacee SchmidtPractice Representative
Kacee is the Practice Representative. She has two children who are busy! She and her husband love exploring the outdoors with their children, going up to Lake Delhi over the summer weekends to ski and boat, reading books as a family, and playing board games! Kacee enjoys cooking 'clean' meals for her family, trying new things in the kitchen and hosting friends over for dinner! She loves connecting with people, hearing their stories, and helping people achieve their goals in any way she can!
Katie is one of the Chiropractic Assistants. Katie and her husband, Mike, recently bought a new home in Martelle. They enjoy walking their two dogs, Addy and Sheffy, cheering the Iowa Hawkeyes on in wrestling and football, and are also big Cubs fans! Katie also enjoys visiting family, reading, and drinking coffee.
Leah is one of the Chiropractic Assistants at Wickwire Chiropractic. She is a people person, and loves kids! Leah has a daughter named Hallie, and she is her world! Leah and her family love going for runs and watching Netflix! They are outdoorsy and spend most weekends in the summer camping.
Stacy is one of the Chiropractic Assistants. Stacy is thankful she gets to spend her days with Harper, her 1 1/2 year old daughter! She’s growing so fast and is truly a blessing in her life! Stacy also has a son, Austin, who is 16 and a sophomore at Linn-Mar High school who is always keeping her on her toes! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, his 15 yr old daughter, family and friends. They love spending their weekends in the summer up in Shell Rock, IA floating on the river or going to Lake Delhi. Stacy loves traveling to Florida, cooking and watching Hawkeye football.