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Get to Know Your Doctor: Dr. Jordan Meyers

Photo caption: Dr. Jordan Meyers with NHL legends at a Nashville charity hockey tournament in 2018. Left to Right: Stu Grimson (former NHL hockey player), Steve Rice (former NHL hockey player), Justin Price (former NCAA Division I hockey player) and Dr. Meyers.

 

When he’s not seeing patients or spending time with his family, Dr. Jordan Meyers can’t wait to lace up his skates and hit the ice. Dr. Meyers played hockey when he was a Pirate at East Carolina University, and he continues to play in an adult recreational league to this day! At the rink, you might spot his biggest fans: his wife Katie and two young daughters, who are the center of his world.

5 Questions With Dr. Meyers:

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Making people feel better and returning them to doing what they love. A lot of the time we are able to do a few simple, easy treatments for patients that really gets rid of their pain fast. I tell patients, “My job is to try and get you better as quick as possible, then have you forget all about me because your pain is gone!” I also truly enjoy getting to know my patients and making friendships. It is really fun for me to connect on a personal level and learn more about them, where they come from, and establish long-lasting relationships.

If you could make one rule everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?

Do something nice for others every single day. If we all did something nice, or made someone feel good about themself every day, this world would be a much better place. “Change starts with you,” as the saying goes, so I challenge everyone to try and lift others up and make them feel great!

What’s your favorite food?

Sushi! That being said, it’s challenging for me to come across food that I don’t like.

What was your first concert?

My parents took me to see Elton John at Walnut Creek when I was 12-years-old. It rained like crazy towards the end. We were muddy and soaking wet, and it was an absolute blast!

Who inspires you to be better?

My family. They are my everything, and I thank God every day for them. I feel this “Hallmark Channel moment” when I see them, where no matter how crazy the day was or what kind of sadness is happening in the world, they make all things feel right. My wife and two girls make me want to be the best version of me that I can be, which challenges me to improve all aspects of my life.

Bonus Question: What have your kids taught you?

Enjoy every simple, little thing. Appreciate the beauty and wonder of even the most basic of things. Take your time, take a step back from the hustle, bustle, and chaos, and truly try to live in the moment. I had no idea how much having children would change my life for the better. They have a way to make every day really special!

Dr. Meyers earned his bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University, attended medical school at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his advanced foot and ankle surgical training at the University of Louisville Hospital. He is an associate with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. To learn more about Dr. Meyers, click here.

If you or someone you know is experiencing foot or ankle pain, Dr. Meyers would be happy to help get you back on your feet quickly. Schedule an appointment with him today at (919) 850-9111.

Dr. Jordan Meyers, DPM

You Are Unique– That’s Why You Deserve A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

You deserve the absolute best when it comes to your healthcare. Fortunately, with today’s medicine you have a team of specialists at your fingertips to ensure you are getting the best possible care for your unique situation. Dr. Alyssa Carroll explains the benefit of using a multidisciplinary approach to your care in this article.

I Saw a Patient Today…

I saw a patient today who came in with heel pain, but as it turns out, that was not the only thing she wanted to discuss. She mentioned how happy she was with herself during the conversation because she was so chatty. This is an unusual comment during a medical examination. As it turns out, she is taking some classes with a psychologist to learn how to be more social, because she suffers from bipolar disorder. She feels that they are working very well and that it is time well spent. She discussed her life a little bit, and it is difficult because she has this mental condition. It seems more difficult for her because people often perceive her lack of social grace as being aloof or that she is dis-interested. Also, on occasion she will have to be hospitalized for several weeks. This, of course, takes her out of the very social circles she wants so desperately to be a part of. It is also very difficult to explain where she has been when she returns. Without a pretty constant struggle, this patient finds it very difficult to continually engage with those she knows, works with, and sometimes even with her family.

The lesson for us here is perhaps that when we meet someone who is not as socially adept as we are or as we would like for them to be, that we might extend them a little grace and compassion. Perhaps they are in a situation like this young lady and are desperately trying to find friends and be accepted. Just a little extra effort on our part when we meet people different from us might really, in both the short term and long term, actually change her life. I have made a commitment since I met this young lady to really try to be more flexible, patient and tolerant of those not exactly like I would like them to be or exactly like the people I’m used to being around. This young lady turns out to be a wonderful person and wants to be loved and appreciated just like all of us. I want to help them just like I would want to be helped if I were them. Maybe someone should come up with a golden rule about that!