“A Doctor’s Confession to Brigham City…”

And why, despite all, I still do what I do…


Dear Friend


Confessions are tough.  Real tough.  But, sometimes a confession can set the record straight, and I want to give credit where credit is due. Before I talk about my confession, though, let me say a few other things first.


Let me start by explaining the photo in this letter.  You know, when I meet people in town they usually say, “Oh, yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Hoopes. I’ve seen your ad with that picture of you and the two cute little boys.”  Well, I’m the guy in the middle.



Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever.  Let me tell you my story.


On October 31st 1989 my life changed forever.  I was in a car accident right here in Brigham City.  The insurance company told my parents that the accident was a low impact collision and that I would be just fine in a few weeks.  Well a few weeks after the accident I wasn’t “just fine.”  I started to develop headaches, neck pain, and difficulty paying attention in class.  As time went on my pain and symptoms became worse, the neck pain and headaches were so bad that I couldn’t focus in class.  My grades and citizenship dropped from honor role to even being kicked out of class for behavioral problems. I am sure that if it would have happened in this day and age I would have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.  But, there’s more…


My parents took me to a great doctor in Ogden.  He took some x-rays and made some gentle adjustments to my back and neck.  The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good.  My headaches and neck pain went away, and I was back on the honor role with in 3 weeks. Oh, did I mention that this doctor was a chiropractor?  It worked so well for me, and I was impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I saw in his office, that I eventually went to chiropractic school myself.


Now for Rowdy (the kid on the left) he is my nephew.  He was almost never born.  His parents had been tying for several years to get pregnant.  They had been to 2 specialists with no luck.  Ten months after his mom’s first visit in my office Rowdy was born.  Now he is a hand full and has more personality than any other kid I know. 

The other little boy, Stetson, knows enough to ask me to adjust him when he feels like he may be getting sick or sometimes just to stay “tuned up.”

It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their Headaches and Neck pain.  Also they come to me with their Low back pains, migraines, chronic pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, fibromyalgia, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few.

Here’s what some of my patients had to say:

“Wrestling on an elite level I have put my body through a lot.  Dr. Hoopes keeps me in tip top shape”- (Rulon Gardner Olympic Gold Medalist.)


“After two failed back surgeries I still had intense pain.  It wasn’t until Dr. Hoopes treated me with decompression and chiropractic that my pain finally went away!” (Jeff Williams – Brigham City)


“My knees use to hurt so bad I almost had to give up basketball, not anymore thanks Dr. Hoopes!” - (Cory Bennion - Perry)


Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their health problems.  But I can’t really take the credit. 

My confession is that I’ve never healed anyone of anything.  What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself.  We get tremendous results.  It’s as simple as that! 


Being a chiropractor can be tough, because there’s a host of so-called experts out there.  They tell people a lot of things that are just plain ridiculous about my profession.  But the studies speak for themselves, like the Virginia study that showed that over 90% of patients who saw a chiropractor were satisfied with their results.  That’s just incredible!

In our office we not only provide gentle effective chiropractic care but we also provide many other services; one of which is decompression therapy You may have heard about decompression therapy It gets tremendous results with disc herniations, arthritis, facet problems, and chronic back pain.  We have it right here in Brigham City, and there is no extra fee for that service in our office.  Most insurance plans will cover 100% of treatment costs.  Many of our patients don’t have insurance benefits, and that is ok too, because we keep our prices low to help everyone who needs our help.  Many people find that they actually save money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor.  Another way to save…published, peer-review-ed research indicates that the immune system may be enhanced by chiropractic adjustments.  The immune system is the system that helps the body fight colds, the flu, and many other sicknesses. Although all people respond differently to care, maybe you won’t be running off to the doctor as much once you start chiropractic.  This is especially important if you are self-employed. An entire week of care in my office may cost what you could pay for one visit elsewhere.


You Benefit from an Amazing Offer- Look, I would love to make you some fantastic offer to come into our office to receive free services to entice you through our door.  However because I am contracted with most major insurance companies it is against the law for me to do that.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that because I am a preferred provider, you can come and be treated for merely the cost of your insurance co-pay. 

I am absolutely certain that I can help you improve your health and provide lasting, pain-free results.  And while the insurance companies won’t let me give away free services to prove it, I am so confident that I’m giving away two free movie passes just for trying us out.  Call today to schedule your appointment and we’ll give you two tickets to the Walker Cinemas when you come in for your first visit.


You’ll get great care. My qualifications…I’m on staff at Utah State University, and currently author and lector on continuing education courses for chiropractors.  I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to professional athletes. After practicing in Salt Lake City for three years, I moved my practice home to Brigham City. This is my home. This is where I was born and raised.  This is the best place I have ever lived.


My assistant is Cris and she is a really great person.  Our office is friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home.  We have a wonderful service at an except-ional fee. Our office is called BODY NEEDS CHIROPRACTIC and it is at 770 S. 200 E.  (Inside of Physiques Health Club). Our phone number is 435-723-0517. Call Cris or myself today for an appointment. We can help you.  Thank you.    


- Dr.Jeremiah Hoopes, D.C.


P.S.  Can you imagine not having to wait at a doctor’s office?  Well, your time is as valuable as mine.  That’s why we have a no-wait policy.  You will be seen within minutes of your appointment.


P.P.S.  I've seen too many miracles and success stories to say it is anything less than miraculous.  Schedule your visit today, come get 2 free movie passes for any new patient, and let me show you how you can feel better than you ever felt.  Thanks again, and see you real soon.