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Community Highlights: Meet Heather Wheeler of Wheeler Acupuncture and Functional Wellness

Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Wheeler. 

Hi Heather, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
With a degree in Nutrition, I was about to enter Pharmacy school, in Arizona, when I was in a car accident. Thankfully, I walked away with only bruised ribs, but it was extremely painful. My doctor recommended acupuncture for pain management and after seeing the amazing results from acupuncture, I changed my path to attend acupuncture school instead. After graduating and passing national boards, I began practicing out of a physical therapy office in Brentwood, MO. After several years, I took a short break after the birth of my second son, then became an associate at a large office in O’fallon, MO for 5 years before opening my own office in St. Charles, MO. It was a huge risk and challenge for me to lose that security of a salaried position and open my own business, but I have never regretted it and am thankful I had the courage to go for it! It is now 3.5 years later and am very happy with how my business has grown and how we are able to help the residents of St. Charles and surrounding areas. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It is always stressful to open your own business. The first year was a lot of hard work, sometimes 12 hours just working on the computer to set up the proper interfaces and systems to make future processes run quick and smooth. I had little startup money and a family to help support, so failure was not an option. Thankfully, I have learned from some amazing acupuncturists and business people along the way and was able to make my lost salary back pretty quickly all while providing quality service to my patient in a way that I had envisioned. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Wheeler Acupuncture and Functional Wellness?
We are one of the few fully licensed Acupuncture offices in the entire St. Louis/St. Charles area. We specialize in pain management and fertility issues and have seen great success in these areas over 16 years of practice. Patients often remark how calm, clean, and relaxing the office is and we strive to create that environment for them. From a backend standpoint, we are as paperless as possible. We have utilized technology to create electronic forms for patients as well as storage of electronic records. We want our patients to know that as soon as you call our office, we will do everything possible to create a simple patient experience where your expectations are met and exceeded and you feel well taken care of. 

What matters most to you? Why?
We want patients to feel heard, taken care of and respected while maintaining an efficient and successful business. 


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