Dr. Reese discovered chiropractic care at age 14, after losing his beloved brother to a medically-diagnosed illness. Two weeks after the incident, during his freshman year, he got to talk to a substitute teacher: a chiropractor waiting for his license. From the educator, the young Dr. Reese learned about the difference between life and death, as well as how all health and vitality comes from above down.
After such an event, Dr. Reese made it his mission to find more natural healing methods for optimal health and wellness. He also had his spine checked for nerve stress at an early age, which only spurred him more to become a pupil of and advocate for the wonders of chiropractic.
After finishing his undergraduate classes in Organic Chemistry at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Reese spent many years as a laboratory specialist in the United States Air Force. He was also a certified histologist at the Walter Reed Army Hospital. He was an Associate Instructor in Clinical Laboratory Science, including histology, cell biology and embryology.
Later on, Dr. Reese received his DC degree in 1984 from the Life Chiropractic College. During his academic career, he was voted first class president of his senior class and graduated among the top 10% of his batch. After graduation, Dr. Reese then scouted out for the perfect location of where to spread his passion for caring and serving others via chiropractic care.
On November 11, 1985, he proudly opened the Reese Family Chiropractic in the beautiful and historic port city of Wilmington. He later ran a live radio show, Straightalk, for 12 years, and had a live TV show which aired on local stations for three years. After more than 35 years of service, through his healing hands, he has successfully performed more than a million adjustments.
Dr. Reese was a member and speaker for Waiting List Practice Consulting firm. He has been part of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association, World Chiropractic Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Nowadays, Dr. Reese is active with the Carolina Chiropractors Association.
Donald is a proud father of his beautiful and accomplished daughter, Nicole, and best known to his four beloved grandchildren as their “Pop”. He understands the importance of a family’s health and wellness, and this perspective is what he brings to his practice.