Dr. Patrick Johnson is the chiropractor at Water's Edge Chiropractic, PLC. As a Gladstone native, he has enjoyed the community and the many outdoor activities the U.P. has to offer.
Dr. Patrick knew where his career was headed since his sophomore year in high school. He had a football injury and received great care from a chiropractor at that time. Water's Edge Chiropractic PLC was the way he chose to help others in the same manner he was helped.
He has always enjoyed the U.P. and knew he wanted to start a practice where he grew up. Dr. Patrick went to Gladstone area schools, Bay De Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2008.
He's not just a doctor. He enjoys running, weight lifting, tennis, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowboarding. Attending community events is another way he enjoys spending his free time.
Patrick Johnson, DC
Gerry Tatrow, Massage Therapist
Tracey Harju, Office Manager
Tammy Varney, Massage Therapist
Ms. Varney is from Beloit, WI. She graduated high school in 2002 from Beloit High School and moved to Gladstone, MI shortly thereafter. She went to school for cosmetology and then took 8 years off to travel. In 2012 she moved back to Gladstone.
Ms. Varney has since decided to pursue a career in Massage therapy. A person’s health and wellness are extremely important to her. Knowing there are people out there who struggle with physical limitations and other health concerns is what drove her to want to help them live a more physically active life. She will always have a passion for helping others.
Aside from work, she enjoys renovating homes and outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, paddle boarding, bike riding and walking. Her favorite pastime is laying on the beach soaking up the sun.
Bethany, Office Assistant
Bethany is the Office Assistant at Water’s Edge Chiropractic, PLC. Originally from Traverse City Michigan she moved to the Upper Peninsula approximately 20 years ago. She graduated High School from a correspondent school, Christian Liberty Academy and went on to Bay College to Study Sociology. Beth loves spending time in the outdoors with her three children. She practices yoga and Pilates daily and enjoys trail riding with her horse, Sioux. She also enjoys singing and tending to her herb garden.
Beth has been a great addition to Water’s Edge Chiropractic with her eagerness to learn. Her ability to understand new things and get the job done is a true asset. Her smile and laughter is contagious and the patients, along with the employees, enjoy her presence.
Tracey has come to Water's Edge Chiropractic with more than 10 years of experience in an office setting. She brings a heartwarming smile and an "at home" attitude every day. She will be able to answer most of your insurance questions, and if you stump her, she will get the answer for you.
She has always been interested in the health care field. Helping others in need is what Tracey has loved most in her life. "The feeling you get when you can bring a smile to someone's face is like a miracle cure." Tracey grew up in a family deep in the health care profession. Her parents were volunteers for the ambulance service and her sisters both work in the health care field. It was in her bones to work in a health care setting.
Originally from the UP, he moved back to the area 5 years ago. He presently lives in Garden. He has lived in numerous states with jobs in Construction Management with experience of participating in projects from single family developments to 50 story buildings.
He played football for 4 years in high school, then spent 4 years in the USMC. He graduated from Rider University with Degree in Accounting and attended Mommouth University for his MBA. He attended Marquette School of Massage Therapy and is a License Massage Therapist.
He got interested in Massage Therapy due to a lifetime pursuit of physical activities which include weightlifting, running and yoga. He has competed in numerous road races from 5k to a marathon. He started weight lifting when he was 14 years old.
While participating in these activities he discovered the benefits of massage therapy in healing muscle and tendon injuries.
He decided to pursue the benefits of Massage Therapy as career. One’s greatest enjoyment is helping others to live a pain free life.
His hobbies include golfing and bow hunting. Golfing for the one or two shots that make you want to come back, and bow hunting for the nearness to the wonders of the natural world.