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— More than doubling the space, Dr. Delilah Williams opened her practice in her new building March 30.

An open house is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7

In business in town since October 2000, Williams opened her practice in a small house with about 1,000 square feet. In 2004, while she was on maternity leave, the owner of the building doubled that space by adding on to that building.

As her practice flourished, Williams saw the need to increase the space again. She purchased the lot just north of the post office on the corner of Tinnin Street and North Curtis Avenue.

The new building has 5,300 square feet, three exam rooms, an acupuncture room, three massage rooms, a spacious lobby, office and storage space and a specially-constructed Xray room. There is also an infrared sauna.

Another advantage to the new location is plenty of parking.

"The people of Pea Ridge and the surrounding area make it a pleasure to be here," Williams said. "I love what I do and can think of no better place to be doing it.

"I was often told by a patient of mine from Garfield that he thought I was going to leave. He said every time we get a doctor in town they stay for a while and then leave. I have been telling him for eight years that I am not leaving, I love it here. The first time he came to see me in the new office, I said 'I have been telling you for years that I am not leaving, now that I have a 20-year mortgage do you believe me?'"

Williams credits her staff and patients with the success of her practice.

"I owe a debt of gratitude to the people who helped me get started, for believing in me. I also couldn't have experienced this growth without my talented staff and wonderful patients."

Williams has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Mo., a bachelor's in human biology and her doctorate of chiropractic medicine from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City..

She credits her staff with much of her success. Staff members include officer manager Carisa Booyer, who has worked there since 2005;

Rachael Booyer, chiropractic assistant and daughter of Carisa, part time since 2005;

Sarah Harrison; and four licensed massage therapists, Amber Cypert, Jennifer Ramsay, Sandy Schafer and Julia Townsend.

Area, Pages 9 on 07/29/2009

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