Get to know Dr. Bill Sisson:
I am a Wilmington native and graduated from New Hanover High in 1965. I completed my BA at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware Ohio in 1969 with a History major and a minor in Spanish. I then did a year of post graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in Latin American Studies. That was the tumultuous 70’s and many of us were trying to find ourselves amidst the chaos of Viet Nam and the cultural upheaval that accompanied it.
I then studied Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Berkeley because I thought I could better help people in the developing world with that kind of degree. When I discovered that agricultural economists mostly did work for agri-business I decided to go back to Latin American Studies and transferred to UCLA where I completed my MA in 1975 with a specialty in planning. In the process I found a mentor in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning who had worked in Latin America and decided that Planning was a good way to pursue my goal. I received my MA in Planning from UCLA in 1977, specializing in environmental planning and the study my group did for Los Angeles County on the recreational carrying capacity for Catalina Island continues to be a pioneering work in this field.
After school I secured an internship with the LA Redevelopment Agency working there for several months until a position in Los Angeles City Planning Department opened up and I was lucky enough to get it. I worked for LA for 4 years until politics intervened and undid 3 years of work trying to help to revitalize Hollywood. Unbeknownst to me, I was supposed to credit the office of the councilwoman for the Hollywood District for my work and when that did not happen she had me transferred to the Outer Mongolia of the Planning Department. About that time I met my wife Joy and after the stress of the planning situation we decided that I could best help others by pursuing an interest in health care. My interest began when I got my massage license to help earn money during grad school. A friend had entered Chiropractic College and when I heard about all the things he was learning and particularly about the seminars he attended I realized that he was on the cutting edge of health care which is where I wanted to be.
After a year of completing the dreaded science prerequisites that I had avoided in college I entered Palmer College of Chiropractic – West in Mountain View CA. In 1985 I graduated and faced the chore of starting a practice. I knew I was too old and too ornery to work for anyone else. By that time we had our first son Misha and I knew that, given my circumstances, opening a solo practice in CA would be cost prohibitive so we moved back to the last place to which I imagined I would ever return, my home town.
I opened my doors in 1986 on Wrightsville Av. In 1988 our second son Ari was born and I moved my office to its present location on Oleander Dr. I am certified in, and have practiced Applied Kinesiology for over thirty years.I believe it affords me the most complete system for evaluating and addressing the body’s needs.Along the way I have become certified to use acupuncture in my practice by the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners and hold a certification as a Chiropractic Sports Practitioner.I have also been named adjunct professor in the Department of Natural and Traditional Medicine at the Mariano Grajales Medical School in Holguin, Cuba and have taught in Cuba, Argentina and Mexico.
I love my work and I love my patients. You all keep me going and make my profession more than just a job. I love exploring new areas of knowledge and hopefully putting that knowledge to work helping all of you improve the quality of your life.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone or email. If you would like to request an appointment online, click ‘Contact Us’ above. A member of our staff will follow up with you.
Our practice accepts cash, check, and credit cards. Unfortunately, at the present time, we do not file insurance, but we do file for Medicare. If you would like to file with your insurance provider, we will provide you with an insurance form that you can send.
If you would like to cancel an appointment, we require that you provide us with at least 24 hours notice. A fee will be charged for a no-show or a cancellation in less than 24 hours, and patients may be discharged from our practice for repeatedly missing scheduled appointments.
We treat a variety of conditions here at our office including:
Questions about our practice, our policies, or the conditions we treat that aren’t answered by this page? Don’t hesitate to contact us!