Charlotte Chiropractor Dr. Lemuel Byrd Jr. is originally from Rockingham, NC.
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His undergraduate education was completed in pre-med at Sandhills Community College (Southern Pines, NC) and Pembroke State University (part of UNC system at Pembroke, NC). His post graduate education was completed at National College of Chiropractic. He received both a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and his Doctorate of Chiropractic, graduating in April, 1980. In June 1980, he and his late wife, Karla, moved back to Charlotte, North Carolina and he joined the staff of Keith Clinic of Chiropractic (August, 1980) working with Dr. Fletcher. With the exception of 15 months (November 1985- March 1987, when he returned and practiced in Illinois) he continued to work with the Keith Clinic West.
Dr. Byrd has continued to further his education with post-graduate studies from multiple Chiropractic Colleges (National, Logan, Palmer, Palmer-West, Life, and New York State) as well as multi-disciplinary studies through UNC. He was a member of research study of low back pain through UNC-Chapel Hill. He also added a certification in spinal trauma and soft tissue injuries (C.C.S.T.) to his continuing post graduate education. He was listed in Who’s Who in 2005/2006.
Dr. Byrd has two daughters. His oldest is married with two children and recently received her B.A. in criminal justice. His youngest has a degree as a Certified Veterinarian assistant and is working on becoming a writer.
Outside the office, Dr. Byrd enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and hiking, fishing when possible, and studying/reading/exploring North and South Carolina history.