MARSHALL - Dr. Kim Fier had no problem moving to work in a local chiropractic practice.
Fier recently joined Sherman Chiropractic and Rehabilitation with Dr. Jason Sherman, starting on May 8.
She grew up in the Taunton area and received her undergraduate degree from Southwest State University, now Southwest Minnesota State University. She has a background in physical therapy, but there weren't many jobs when she graduated. Then a friend told her about becoming a chiropractor. She went onto Northwest Health Services University in the Twin Cities and graduated in 2007.
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Dr. Kim Fier is the new chiropractor at Sherman Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. She grew up in the Taunton area and recently moved back home after practicing in Edina.
"I love it, it was what I was meant to do," Fier said.
She started practicing in Edina once she graduated. But there was that pull to come back to the area she grew up.
"My parents (Tom and Kathy Fier) wanted me to come back to the area for quite a while," Fier said.
Fier said her sister was a patient of Sherman's.
"(He asked) "how is Kim doing?'" she said. Sherman then asked Fier's sister for Fier to give him a call, she said.
Dr. Sherman was also her chiropractor, Fier said, so she was familiar with his clinic.
And she's glad she made the decision to move back home.
"It's been pretty busy here, it helps that we can offer more hours and options for patients," Fier said. "It's been busy and exciting and fun to be back." On Thursdays and Saturdays, Fier said she is by herself in the clinic.
Fier said the practice in Marshall is a lot different from her practice in Edina.
"I always tell the patients people go out of their way to get to know the people here," she said.
She said she is in the process of selling her clinic in Edina.
Fier said that in the last month, she has picked up a few things from Sherman.
"I've already learned a lot from him in the short time I've been with him," Fier said.
She's also looking forward to getting involved in the area, taking part in community events, such as 5K runs.
"It's really wonderful to go out in the community and see patients," she said.