November 30, 2017
I'd like to take this
opportunity to express my gratitude to every patient who has crossed our
threshold since we first opened our doors in Garfield on November 30,
Dr. Ray Nicastro and I named
our business Garfield Family Chiropractic Center and it really was a
family operation! Ray and I had been married only a few months before.
My dad and his dad helped us put up sheetrock in the adjusting rooms; my
mom had helped me to get a business plan and financing through the SBA;
a few years later, our son Christopher was born and he came to work
with us for nearly a year! After Ray's untimely death, I took over his
part of the practice and found great support from all the patients. My
Aunt Cathy came in to run the office at that time and stayed with me for
about 7 years! Chris and I were so blessed to form a new family with my
husband of 24 years John, and his beautiful daughter Valerie. A year
after that, I moved the office to Hackensack to be closer to our home.
In the following years, Valerie came to work as a massage therapist for
some time and my niece Bernadette worked the Saturday hours at the front
desk for years, as well! I am grateful that many of my staff members
over the years have come to be like family to me and to the patients,
too! Some of those earlier patients are now bringing me their grandchildren to be adjusted...I've even had several families with 4 generations under care at one time! It has always been about Family Chiropractic to me!
Thank you for the confidence
you have shown in me...for sending me your loved ones, your friends and
acquaintances to care for! Thank you for the opportunity to serve
humankind ( and the occasional canine or feline) in the best way I know
how! My fervent wish is to continue to serve my current and future
patients with compassion, skill and love for years to come!
Thanks for everything! See you soon!
Carmel-Ann Mania, DC