Dr. Steven Walker (left) welcomes Dr. Gary Biggs to Forsyth

Dr. Steven Walker (left) welcomes Dr. Gary Biggs to Forsyth

Over the past 37 years, thousands of patients have passed through the doors of the Walker Chiropractic Clinic seeking and receiving relief from life’s pains from Dr. Steven Walker, but now the end of an era has arrived. Dr. Walker will be retiring from his practice at the end of the year, passing the torch to Dr. Gary Biggs who will be officially taking over the clinic at 9 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2022. 

Walker has been working in Middle Georgia since 1982 when he accepted a position with Dr. Marshall Fink in Barnesville and moved there with his wife, Cindy. He also opened an office in Forsyth in 1984 after so many patients were driving to Barnesville from Monroe County. In 1985 he was diagnosed with a malignancy in his colon at the age of 31. Two offices were too much to deal at the time, so he decided to move to his practice fulltime to Forsyth bringing his wife and two young children. 

Acceptance of his specialty has grown over the years among both patients and health care professionals. He has treated several doctors and other doctors referred their patients to him when they felt like he could help. Walker added Forsyth has always supported him and the great employees he has hired over the years is one of the main reasons he has enjoyed his professional career so much. Gwen Music has worked with him for nearly 30 years, and Patty Goolsby and Jeannie Bunn was with the clinic for 15 years each. “I’ve been blessed with good people to work with and a fortunate location,” Walker said. “It was a good fit for me, a good place to work, to live and to raise a family.”

Walker is also well-known in the community for his skills on the bass guitar. When he was a young man, his dream was to become a rock & roll star, even opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973. But it wasn’t to be, and he graduated Life Chiropractic College in Marietta in 1982 starting his career as a healer. He still plays around town much to the delight of the local citizenry. He plans on going on a road trip with Cindy after his retirement. He said they want to visit all the “blues spots” around the country like New Orleans and Memphis.

Dr. Biggs who comes to Forsyth from the Disc Center in Macon plans on keeping the practice at the same location with his sister Kristi Biggs as the business manager. The plan is for the clinic to be open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. He is currently looking for a home in the Forsyth area, bringing his wife, Heather, and their three children.