Dr. Laubach marks Fortieth Year
MUNCY – Dr. Ernest Laubach, whose offices are at 5632 Clarkstown Road, Muncy; credits “divine intervention” as responsible for two of the most important decisions in his life. Wedded to his wife of 42 years, and choosing a vocation which on June 5th marked its 40th year.
The Benton native met his wife while both were students at different schools in Davenport, Iowa. “I was at the Palmer School of Chiropractic and she was at a business college, ” he said.
Back home and working in construction, the couple’s spare time was driving to various places in an effort to find a location for an office. “We were seriously considering the Danville area but a delay in the process caused us to continue looking. When we drove through Muncy we said, this is it.”
In April 1972, they purchased a home at 25 S. Washington Street which doubled as an office. A delay in the arrival of reception room furniture necessitated borrowing folding chairs from their church. “This was a God send for six months,” he said.
“My wife, one-year-old son and I, no more than settled in before hurricane Agnes came. We were not affected but so close to the damage. We were on the sight seeing tour and so many noticed our sign,” he said.
“I was apprehensive about starting my practice and fortunate to have befriended two chiropractors who guided and motivated me,” said Dr. Laubach.
Lack of parking was a problem, so in 1978 a move was made to the current location. A former home, the building was revamped.
“In 1980, I met Muncy native Christian Barlow who was attending Sherman College of Chiropractic and interested in working at the office. I then qualified as an extension faculty member for Sherman and Barlow was able to work as my assistant.”
Work at the Muncy Chiropractic Center was divided so each would have full office access three days each week. When son Kristopher graduated from Sherman in December 2004, he served as an apprentice and in 2005 began his own practice here.
Outside the office Laubach enjoys tennis and landscape gardening. Patients enjoy the manicured lawn and well kept flower beds. The doctor also enjoys his five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
“I haven’t worked a day in my life since I opened my practice. I’ve been blessed with a job I truly enjoy and met many amazingly wonderful people along the way,” Laubach concluded.