Meet Our Team
Thanks to our team, we are able to provide you with world-class service
Dr. Bill Schenck
Most people know Dr. Schenck as a chiropractor, educator and business leader. He is passionate about helping people regain their health and then help them maintain it for a lifetime, creating what we call “healthy longevity”. He founded The Vizuri Way of Move Well, Eat Well, Think Well, and Live Free From Nerve Interference. To read more about the Vizuri Way, read here.
His personal and professional focus is to help you reach your immediate health goal(s), and then help you maintain these to do what you love: stay active, play with your children, be productive at work, travel, dance, play hard, and sleep well.
Thank you for making the personal investment and taking the critical first step to regain and maintain your health for a lifetime.
To hear Dr. Schenck’s story in his own words, read more below.
The Heartbeat of Vizuri
Nina has been part of the development of Vizuri Health Center from the very beginning, over 25 years ago. Her extensive knowledge and skills with healthcare are an asset to our patients. Nina is passionate about health and helping patients and her favorite part of the job is getting to know our patients.
Outside of the office, Nina loves cooking for friends and spending time with her awesome family. She enjoys spending time on Lake Champlain and traveling. If your timing is just right, you’ll find her with tap shoes on!
Being part of healthcare is a comfortable place for Tammy. She thrives on assisting patients, coordinating different aspects of healthcare coverage and finances. Tammy methodically makes her way through the ever-changing sea of insurance criteria and does so with a huge smile and contagious laugh.
Tammy has a delightful family that she cherishes her time. Her four legged friends keep her active and an occasional chocolate keeps her going.
Lead Chiropractor’s Associate
As our Lead Chiropractic Assistant, Amber guides patients through their Vizuri experience. Amber comes to Vizuri Health Center as a 2014 graduate of the dietetics program at UVM and is passionate about using nutrition to help the body heal. Amber has received chiropractic care throughout her life and is delighted to be part of the Vizuri team. Amber cares for patients offering lifestyle management with appointments for nutritional counseling.
During her leisure time, Amber likes to be outside and enjoys running, hiking and paddling. When the weather doesn’t cooperate for outdoor activities, she likes to cook at home and enjoy delicious healthy food.
Meet Dr. Bill Schenck
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
When I was five “Mama,” my mom’s mom, gave me two thick medical textbooks. At the time, I was barely reading See Jack Run books and they eventually ended up in the trash. Why would she give me those books, you ask?
Fast forward twenty years- I was taught Therapeutic Touch by one of the women who created “Therapeutic Touch.” I had an aptitude and was encouraged to enter the medical field. My undergrad was in philosophy and anthropology, so back to school I went to get the requisite pre-med courses.
As a nation, our health is going downhill.
We are going downhill because no one is teaching the principles of health and the institutions that treat disease are not leading people back to health: Diseases are being managed, but restoring health is never the goal.
There has to be a better way.
Simply diagnosing a disease and treating the symptoms is not health care, it’s disease management.
When I talk about the importance of identifying the root cause of pain, removing the obstacle and providing what is missing, more and more people are recognizing this to be true. Health does not need to be elusive, you have the power right inside of you to heal.
During this time I wrote down what I wanted to do as a medical professional. A good friend looked at my list and said: “That’s not a medical doctor, that’s a chiropractor.” I responded: “No way, chiropractors are quacks.” As fate would have it, a chiropractor gave a talk at work the very next week. I happened to bring my list with me – every single item on my list he talked about – Every One. But I still thought chiropractors were quacks.
A week or so later was lifting a 50# bag of carrots and injured my back. I went to a chiropractor and he fixed me up in no time – I was amazed. I asked about schooling, he said: “Why don’t you check it out, there’s a school about 10 miles up the road.”
I toured the school and was amazed at the in-patient hospital, complete laboratory and cadaver lab – yup, dozens in various stages of, well, you know. What most impressed me was the philosophy of chiropractic – it is consistent with my view of life:
There is an intelligence in all living things and this intelligence is what maintains and heals the body. Chiropractic works by removing interference so the life force within the body can restore and heal.
Remove the blocks and provide what’s missing.
Why is there so much resistance to naturally healing the body? There’s money to be made in diagnosing and managing disease– a lot of money. Some of the brightest minds in psychology have convinced us that having disease is normal and that taking drugs to manage or mask a symptom is normal and what we can expect.
I was taking a course from one of my mentors, Dr. Jeffery Bland; he taught what is now called “Functional Medicine.” During the course, he showed graph after graph of the decline in our nation’s health and how we are now exporting that poor health around the globe. What I learned most deeply is there are simple principles that govern our health:
Move well, Eat well, Think well, Live without nerve interference.
As is most often the case, the principles are the easy part. The hard part is in the details. Figuring out how to deliver true health care has been a process.
I can say that understanding how to provide true health care has been a journey with many rewards. Tens of thousands of people have benefitted from getting on board with The Vizuri Way and moving well, eating well, thinking well, and living without nerve interference.
“To whom much has been given, much is expected.” I have been fortunate enough to have been taught how to help people reclaim and maintain health without drugs or surgery. There is a path to health that is simpler, safer and certainly less expensive than “traditional healthcare”. I recently read a study that found 60% of back surgery is considered a failure. That means patients had the same or worse pain after back surgery.
These are the people I want to help.
There are people who are told their only hope is surgery which is NOT true in many cases.
There is a better way to have what you want in life than simply covering up the body’s signals and ignoring symptoms.