Frank Patterson DC, DACNB, FABBIR is a firm believer in connecting with his patients to solve their challenges. Healthcare often feels rushed and impersonal, but understanding and diagnosing the root cause of problems requires time, attention to detail, and truly listening to others. That’s why Dr. Patterson spends a great deal of his time with his patients explaining concepts, demonstrating exercises, and getting to know them. When it comes to our health, we all deserve a closer look.
Hailing from New York and Pennsylvania, Dr. Patterson graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His scientific pursuits initially led him to the field of transgenic technology and tissue culture medium development with EMD Millipore and Merck KGaA. Wanting to serve others more directly, Dr. Patterson went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. While earning his doctorate, Dr. Patterson pursued functional neurology and clinical neuroscience with specialty recognition in vestibular rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury. He had the privilege of assisting Dr. Frederick Carrick during his grand rounds at Life University and other facilities in Atlanta. Dr. Patterson was board certified by the ACNB in 2014 and earned his fellowship with the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation in 2015. Before settling back in Atlanta with PlasticityⓇ Centers, he was seeing patients in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Patterson has served as an examiner for the American Chiropractic Neurology Board as well as examiner and Angoff panel member for the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation. He also enjoys lecturing on neuro-rehabiliation and the importance of brain health. Dr. Patterson continues studies in the field of neurology and other health sciences, often attending conferences and classes to supplement his constant independent study and research.
Every patient has unique neurological challenges. There may be common symptoms from one concussion to the next, but every brain is different. Similarly, our patients have unique goals within their own neuro-rehabilitation journey. Dr. Patterson often talks about a mother he treated for vertigo. She was concerned that she couldn’t fully care for her children due to the condition. She was afraid she may have an episode and lose her grip on her baby. Hearing her stories of laughing and playing with her children and being well enough to return to work continues to be one of his favorite memories.
In his free time, Dr. Patterson is an active member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, supporting the education of youth and other charitable organizations. He enjoys volunteering his time at The Zone, a community organization for individuals living a life of recovery from opioids. Dr. Patterson lives in Marietta with his wife and son and enjoys cooking, hiking and backpacking with their dog Louise.