Kevin McDade grew up in suburban Philadelphia as the youngest of three children. At the age of 15 he realized his great desire was to join the U.S Navy. In 2008 he enrolled at Drexel University on a Naval ROTC scholarship. Throughout his freshmen year he completed four triathlons, helping him make great headway toward his military goals. But he was about to learn that God had other plans for him.
In his sophomore year, Kevin began experiencing constant, unexplained back pain. Over the following two years he was sent down every medical avenue imaginable. He saw multiple specialists, had three lumbar epidurals, and even had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. All treatment attempts failed: he was never even given a diagnosis. It soon became clear that a life in the Navy was no longer a realistic endeavor. This experience has helped him identify with those who have been grinded up by the current medical system. However, it was in this difficult time that Kevin was first exposed to chiropractic.
At the end of his junior year, he began searching for alternative career options and, due to his positive experience, explored chiropractic. It was an instant fit and when God opened up a door in his senior year, the decision was made. Six weeks prior to graduation, Kevin voluntarily denied his commission as a Naval Officer to pursue a career in chiropractic. He graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 2012 and moved to South Carolina to begin chiropractic school.
Over the next 3.5 years, he developed his vision for helping others. Dr. McDade is a 2015 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. He graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian of his class and was the recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award, the highest honor awarded by the college. Outside of practice, Dr. McDade enjoys spending time with his wife Emily. They are active members of Blue Ridge Christian Church in Mills River.
Meet the Staff: Emily McDade, Chiropractic Assistant
Emily was raised in Yardley, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple University, earning a double major in K-12 Education and Spanish. She teaches Spanish part-time at Veritas Christian Academy. Outside of work, Emily enjoys walking, cooking, and watching movies. She loves getting to know new people and spending time in downtown Hendersonville on Main Street.