For more than 20 years, Dr. Greg Sweet has served the Hope community with his chiropractic practice located in the building that once housed the post office. The 56-year-old Shelby County resident recently offered insight about what inspired his career path and how he came to settle in the Hope community.
What was it about Hope that attracted you?
I didn't know Hope existed. My wife, Sherri, and I moved to Edinburgh in 1990 and got married and found a place in Edinburgh to practice. A couple years later we were driving around the countryside and all of a sudden we run into Hope. I thought, "Oh my gosh, this is the neatest little town."
What is it about hope that makes it so quaint and special?
A lot of it is the downtown atmosphere; I love the atmosphere of how everything sits on the square. Ever since I came to town 25 years ago, the people are just as warm as the square looks. It's a wonderful relationship.
You have been in practice here long enough that you are probably treating generations of families, right?
Definitely, they were brought in as babies and now they're having babies. It's an incredible community.
Are you involved in other areas of the Hope community?
I am the president of the Main Street board. That has been an honor to be able to revitalize the downtown area. And I am so thankful that I was asked to serve on it.
What was it about chiropractic that caught your attention?
My late father and uncle were chiropractors. So I grew up in this atmosphere. And I have two cousins who are chiropractors. But it is a gene that unfortunately hasn't been passed on to my five incredible children who haven't shown any interest. I am holding out hope for my youngest.
Did you encounter any hiccups along the way?
I have been so blessed; there have not been any hiccups. Ever since I came the town has received me so well.
Where do you see this going in the coming years?
Other than the fact that, gee, I'm getting older. My father retired at 65 and it was the worst thing he ever did. So I'm going to hold on as long as I can. I anticipate another 25 or 30 years of serving the community.