Chiropractor Charles Lenz has joined Nancy Savoia and the team at Los Alamos Chiropractic Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
It was a serendipitous meeting between Nancy Savoia, owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic Center, and her new associate Charles Lenz.
Savoia was attending a friend’s 60th birthday party in Nambe when another acquaintance pulled her aside and mentioned her daughter had just gotten a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory but her son-in-law, Lenz, who is a chiropractor, was looking for a job. The woman asked Savoia if she had any openings in her practice.
Savoia said she about fell out of her chair because she had just mentioned that she was looking for an associate for her practice. As a result, Savoia and Lenz exchanged information and Lenz began working in May at Los Alamos Chiropractic.
“I am so excited,” she said. “I’ve been here 22 years and I’m excited to have Charles to carry the business on another 22 years,” Savoia said, adding that she has no plans to leave the business but hiring Lenz will help Los Alamos Chiropractic continue to serve the community. Los Alamos Chiropractic has been in operation for 40 years.
“Having an associate allows us to see patients in a more timely manner,” she said.
Lenz said he is pleased to join the team, which also includes massage therapy, posture therapy and acupuncture.
“I’m just glad to join a team of complementary practitioners that’s really established itself in the community,” Lenz said. “I like the community here. It’s a very active and safe community.”
Local patients are very appreciative because they lead very active lifestyles, he said, “… we can help them keep doing the activities they like without drugs or surgery in most cases.”
Lenz explained that he and his wife Melanie moved to Los Alamos from Albuquerque. He had practiced as a chiropractor for eight years and previously worked in Las Cruces and even out of the country. Lenz said he and his wife were looking for new experiences and he found a chiropractor who operated a clinic in Peru. So he ended up working at the clinic for two years.
“It was really rewarding,” Lenz siad.
Being a chiropractor was something Lenz said he knew he wanted to do since high school.
“In high school I had an injury and my doctor sent me to a chiropractor,” he said. “Only after a few visits I was feeling amazing.”
At Los Alamos Chiropractic, he said, “we take care of the spine, joints and muscles.” Patients range from newborns to senior citizens, he said, and they offer, “safe, gentle treatments using hands-on and instrument adjusting techniques.”
Los Alamos Chiropractic Center is at 2610 Trinity Dr., next to the Reel Deal movie theatre. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. New patients are being accepted and Blue Cross Blue Shield, Presbyterian and United insurances are taken. For more information, call 505.662.3022.
Chiropractor Charles Lenz and Los Alamos Chiropractic Center Owner Nancy Savoia. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com