Continuing with a proud family tradition, Dr. Stephen Sligh is the third generation providing exceptional chiropractic care to those in our area. In 1926, his grandparents, Dr. J. E. Sligh and Dr. Emma Sligh opened the Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic. In 1942, his father, Dr. Walter Sligh, joined the practice, and in 1977, Dr. Stephen Sligh joined the firm. Dr. David Choate has been at the clinic for 17 years. Dr. Christopher Terry, who began in December of 2006, completes todayâ€™s team of doctors. Dr. Terry happens to be Dr. Slighâ€™s son-in-law.
At Sligh Clinic, staff turnover is not a problem. Becky Bixler has worked there for 30 years, Shirley Murray and Janet Shenefield for 17 years, and Marilynn White for 5 years.
Dr. Sligh defines his specialty as a drugless, non-invasive form of health care that actively promotes good health. When seeing a patient the root cause, of the physical problems, are always addressed. Dr. Sligh regularly delivers the news that eating less and walking the lake will do wonders. He practices what he preaches.
In March of 2008, The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that Dr. Sligh had received Recognition from the Back Pain Recognition Program for providing superior care to his patients suffering from low back pain. The Committee judges doctors from all involved specialties.
The Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association, Polk County Chiropractic Society, and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
Dr. Sligh has served on the Board of Directors for the Lakeland Christian School for over 20 years. Always â€œthereâ€ for them, he is also â€œthereâ€ for people from Lakeland Lighthouse, Talbot House and A Womanâ€™s Choice who need care. All three of the clinicâ€™s doctors are avid church goers and active in church leadership rolls. The clinic has been a Chamber member since 1973.
Dr. Sligh still sees a few patients who saw his grandparents. He firmly believes that â€œa good name is to be chosen above great richesâ€.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate The Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic as the Small Business of the Month for July.
- Dr. Stephen Sligh
- Sligh Clinic of Chiropractic
- 425 South Florida Avenue
- PO Box 873
- Lakeland, FL 33802-0873