The Staff

Dr. Kenneth Mankamyer

bioDr. Mankamyer graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic, located in St. Louis, Missouri. While at Logan, he served as a tutor to fellow students in Anatomy, Cardiology, Lab Diagnosis, Neurology and Radiology. He received awards of excellence in radiology and clinical services. Dr. Mankamyer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Logan in 2001. After graduation from Logan he received certification in the treatment of sports injuries as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (C.C.S.P.). Prior to studying at chiropractic school, he attended The University of Pittsburgh. Along with his chiropractic degree, Dr. Mankamyer holds two B.S. degrees, one in environmental biology and the other in human biology. He also worked 10 years in Emergency Medical Service as a paramedic. Since he began practicing chiropractic, Dr. Mankamyer has kept up to date on the latest advances in chiropractic treatment, nutrition and rehabilitation by taking hundreds of hours of continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care available.

Dr. Mankamyer and his wife Cindy live in the Swanton area. They both enjoy all the beauty and friendliness that Garrett county has to offer. In and out of the office, Dr. Mankamyer can always be found with his dog, Schooner by his side.


Dr. Rachel Smith

Dr. Smith is a Grantsville native. She still resides there with her husband and two minature dachshunds, Ellie and Chloe. She attended Northern High as well as Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelors Degree in Natural Sciences. She then moved down south to Atlanta, Georgia where she attended Life University and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic. While attending school, she found a passion for caring for pediatrics and pregnant women. She is certified in the Webster's Technique- a specialized technique for pregnant women, and is also currently taking classes to get her certificate from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She enjoys traveling, being outside (in the summer time), and playing fetch with her fur babies.


Angela Crosco, B.S. CA/R

Angie has worked for Mankamyer Chiropractic since September 2010. She earned her credentials for a Maryland Board Certified Chiropractic Assistant in December 2011. She studied at Fairmont State University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. After she graduated she worked in the mental health field for 7 years.

Angie was born in Baltimore, but grew up in Rowlesburg, WV. She and her husband Kevin currently live in Tunnelton WV with her two children, Alexis and Kylie and their two grandchildren Gabby and Landon. She enjoys taking long walks, going to the beach, and mostly spending time with Kevin and her kids.


Schooner

schooner1Schooner, a Goldendoodle, graduated from Garrett College as a therapy dog. He has volunteered his time to visit local nursing homes and adult day care facilities. Schooner has also bark-tated several articles which were published in quarterly newsletters for Mankamyer Chiropractic. He stays up to date on the latest techniques in cat and squirrel chasing. Schooner enjoys coming to the office everyday and is very popular with the patients.


Megan Bittinger, CA/R

Megan has worked for Mankamyer Chirpractic since Janurary of 2018. She is from Grantsville, MD and graduated from Northern Garrett High School in 2008. After highschool she attended Allegany College of Maryland, from which she graduated with an Associate Degree of Science. She earned her credentials as a Maryland Board Certified Chiropractic Assistant in February of 2019. In the office, she works with Dr. Mankamyer taking his notes and attempting to keep him in line (which in and of itself is a full time job). She enjoys outdoor activities.


Amber Layton, CA/R

thumbnail IMG 1743 Amber has worked at Mankamyer Chiropractic since June of 2018, and she has been a certified Chiropractic Assistant since November of 2019. She was born in Maryland but grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She met her husband, Seth after moving to the Garrett County area in 2014. Their daughter,Brynlee was born in May 2016. They live in the Deep Creek lake area and enjoy the local outdoor activities. In the office she is referred to as "Green Bean", be sure to ask her why. When not at work, Green Bean can usually be found shopping. She has an affinity for purses.


Erica Nice, CA/R

Erica has worked for Dr. Mankamyer since September of 2019. She is from Oakland, MD and graduated from Southern Garrett High School in 2004. She earned her credentials as a board certified Chiropractic Assistant in December of 2015 when she previously worked for Dr. Mankamyer. She is married to Dane and has three children, Alexis (Lexi) and twins Aydin and Alyssa. Erica enjoys doing anything outdoors and doing activities with her family. In the office she primarily assists Dr. Smith by taking her notes.


Suzette Merrick

Suzette has been working at Mankamyer Chiropractic since September 2019. She has been a life long resident of Oakland, MD where she currently resides with her husband Jerry and their three childred Marley, Brady, Mason and furbaby Puggy. Suzette is a graduate of Southern Garrett High School. She enjoys spending time iwht her family, swimming, skiing and reading. In the office, Suzette greets patients, handles scheduling and runs the front desk.