The Schimp office of Chiropractic is seen Wednesday
afternoon in Hartford. The offices will be closing after
John Ehlke/Daily News
After 58 years in Hartford, Schimp Office of
Chiropractic is officially closing its doors today. All
the doctors located there are moving on and the building
is now up for sale.
James Schimp owned the business at
937 E. Sumner St.
until he passed away in April. His son, Dr. David Schimp,
practiced there and Jeff Schimp, his other son, acted in
an advisory capacity.
“With my father’s death on April 29, that necessitated
some changes,” Jeff Schimp said. Closing the practice
was the best course of action, he said.
Darlene Stern, a patient of James Schimp and Dr. James
Wilke, has been going to the office for about 20 years
and was there every two weeks with her husband.
am extremely disappointed,” Stern said. “I believe that
God will use this for good, for everyone involved.”
Schimp said his father believed God had given him
chiropractic talent to serve both God and people. James
was inspired by Romans 12:1-2 and 1 Corintheans 10:31,
There are three other chiropractic offices on the
stretch of Highway 60 that comes through Hartford for
patients to move on to. The closest to Schimp
Chiropractic Office is Hozeska Chiropractic.
never want to see someone close their doors,” Dr. Bob
Hozeska of Hozeska Chiropractic said. Each remaining
location practices differently and the patients from
Schimp Chiropractic will likely disperse evenly, he
Hozeska has been practicing for 27 years and has been at
his current location for the past 22 years.
don’t see any big change as of right now,” Hozeska said.
The temporary influx of patients will be good for him
and then it will calm down, he said.
Other patients, like Stern, will wait for the doctor
they were already seeing to open up their own practice.
looking forward to the quick resumption of Dr. Wilke’s
practice,” Stern said. Living on a farm has required her
to visit Wilke often, she said.
Other patients will be able to follow David Schimp to
his new clinic, which will open Wednesday. David Schimp
will temporarily keep his practice at the now former
Schimp Office Chiropractic building.
is possible to find more information on David Schimp’s
Wilke and Dr. Kimberly Anderson, also of Schimp Office Chiropractic, did
not respond to calls, but more information on their new
locations will be made available at