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Meet Dr. Chris Carringer

“Traditional Medicine Wasn’t for Me”

Toccoa chiropractor Dr. Carringer

Dr. Chris Carringer

Dr. Chris Carringer knew he wanted to go into the medical field and possibly be an orthopedic surgeon. He studied pre-med at N.C. State and volunteered at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Then it hit him.

“I didn’t like any aspect of it,” he remembers. “I was stuck with a pre-med degree and didn’t know what I wanted to do.”

Discovering Chiropractic Care

His father knew several chiropractors and suggested that Chris look into chiropractic as a career. The rest, as they say, is history. He knew very little about chiropractic at the time, but visited Life University near Atlanta.

“I visited the campus and got the idea that I could help people without drugs or surgery. That fit with my way of thinking,” he explains.

“I loved the idea that, if you treat the human body properly and keep it running to prevent disease, then the human body works like it’s supposed to.”

More than a Career

Dr. Carringer came away from Life University with more than just a chiropractic education.

“I got married in Atlanta and had a child. When I graduated, we knew we wanted to leave Atlanta and start our own practice. And, here we are today!”

Getting Back to Small Town Roots

Dr. Carringer was raised in the small town of Murphy, North Carolina. He knew he wanted to leave Atlanta and get back to a small town. “It’s how I grew up, and it’s how I wanted to raise my kids.”

He and his wife Kelly settled in Toccoa, which is convenient to both of their families. “It’s definitely a small town feel. Toccoa is family oriented, and everybody knows everybody. You know who’s teaching your kids, because you’re friends with them! This is where we wanted to be.”

At Home in Toccoa

Toccoa isn’t just where Dr. Carringer works – it’s the place he calls home. He and his wife Kelly live in Toccoa with their two sons.

They are active at Ebenezer Baptist Church and teach children’s church there.

Dr. Carringer’s family also maintains a very active lifestyle. “We’re outdoors people – if it’s nice, we’re outside.” You might see them playing tennis, swimming, hiking, or riding their bikes. Dr. Carringer likes to play golf, and his children play soccer and basketball. Dr. Carringer also stays busy as a coach for his boys’ teams.


Stop in or give us a call today! We offer two locations to serve all your chiropractic health needs in Toccoa and Lavonia.