Meet the DoctorsDr. Meg and Dr. Carroll have a deep friendship and true partnership reaching back to 1991, when they completed their post-graduate studies together and opened the doors of their practice in Scarborough, Maine. With wonderfully diverse styles and personalities, they are bound by a shared philosophy and a deep commitment to providing the highest quality chiropractic health care. Every practice member at Chiropractic Family Wellness Center benefits from their combined 54 years of experience and rich history.
Dr. Carroll Ann Coyle, D.C.
It was in the world of traditional medicine, as an assistant head nurse in a neurosurgical intensive care unit, that Dr. Carroll first noticed the remarkable power of the human body (and spirit) to heal itself. A lecture by a visiting chiropractor ignited her passion to move in this new direction. Four years later, in 1990, she had graduated from New York Chiropractic College and soon moved to Maine to be with her husband, Doug, and open her first practice with Dr. Meg. Three children and 27 years later, she is just as passionate about helping others to connect with the miracle of their own physical, emotional and spiritual power.
In Dr. Carroll's words...
My friends and family thought I was crazy going back to postgraduate studies for 4+ years after finishing a rigorous baccalaureate degree in nursing, and being a successful intensive care nurse,” remembers Dr. Carroll.
I even remember the chiropractic school recruiter questioning me about leaving a lucrative career as an assistant head nurse in a neurosurgical intensive care unit to go back for study and student loans!
The question seemed absurd and only further sparked the desire to follow my passion. I remember how I learned about the chiropractic paradigm, and the principles of the true innate abilities of the body to heal itself, at a lecture given by a chiropractor. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about educating practice members about how they can take charge of their health. My experience working with nervous system and brain injury patients, and realizing that the power to heal came from within, fueled my passion to begin chiropractic school.
In 1990, I graduated from New York Chiropractic College after receiving several awards, including peer counseling and a distinguished service award. My husband Doug and I have three fantastic children, Jaime, Josh, and Tim. All three children are unvaccinated and medication free. They are incredibly fit, conscious children.
I hope we can be a source of hope and healing for you. It is my personal goal to serve as many people as I can through the healing of chiropractic, releasing the gifts God has given them.
Dr. Meg Pickering, D.C.
Dr. Meg began her journey at the young age of 16, when she went to work in a local chiropractor’s office. She was so inspired by watching people who were genuinely excited about regaining their health, that she soon had her eight siblings and her parents coming for care. An avid skier, that early passion for chiropractic has never wavered, except, of course, for a short break when she had the chance to teach skiing at a prestigious resort. (For this, she can be forgiven, for she met her husband, Rich, on those slopes.) A deep interest in wellness care was nurtured at New York Chiropractic College, where she met Dr. Carroll – and the dream of a vibrant family practice took shape. These twenty years have brought two children and an active family of accomplished skiers (both snow and water) and engaged church and community members!
In Dr. Meg's words
My primary focus when I went to college was to tailor all of my studies so that I could attend chiropractic college. Of course, being the avid skier that I am, when I received the opportunity to teach skiing at a prestigious resort in Idaho, I took time between undergraduate studies and postgraduate work to pursue my dream of skiing and teaching out West. This turned out to be a wonderful experience in many ways, not the least of which was the fact that I met my future husband on the slopes! I chose a school back East, however, closer to family who supported me as I went through the rigors of chiropractic college.
At New York Chiropractic College I had so many amazing experiences, and incredible opportunities to study with some of the pre-eminent doctors in our field. It was there, in Long Island New York, that my passion for wellness care took form. It was also there that I met my soon-to-be business partner, Dr. Carroll. We discovered that we shared a dream of a vibrant, happy family practice where we could serve all ages and facilitate healing in a warm, caring environment. We are both dedicated mothers and our unique business set-up allows us each to be at home with our children and follow our passion to create and grow this practice. We feel truly blessed.
My family and my work are my two biggest passions, but I also love running and have completed the Maine half and full marathons, along with numerous other races. My husband Rich, my children Alex and Grace, and I all are accomplished skiers on snow and water, and we love to swim, play soccer, and spend many hours in our gardens. At Chiropractic Family Wellness Center we are focused on creating healthy communities, and that focus carries on for me in my personal life with my involvement in our church. I lead the children’s choir and chair several committees and, with my family, volunteer at local soup kitchens.
Healthy living is a way of life for me and one that I love to teach others. Health is a conglomerate of all that we do: physically, mentally and spiritually. When I see the children in our practice become healthier, more capable and more aware of what health is, and learn how they can participate and make healthy choices, that is incredibly rewarding for me. I love adjusting people and seeing them heal, but I really love when they become empowered to choose to be healthy for their lifetime!