Doug Guyot was born in Wyandotte, Mich., which he describes as a “downriver” working class suburb of Detroit. He grew up not far from there in Lincoln Park. He attended Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was a mass communications major.
He became interested in chiropractic and attended Schoolcraft College for additional courses in chemistry and biology and finally graduated from Life University as a doctor of chiropractic in December of 1980.
He was offered an intern position as an exam and fill-in doctor at a large chiropractic clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., where he further studied chiropractic biophysics. He opened a private practice there and then was offered a chance to come to Sevierville and join a practice, which he did in September 1988.
“Mountain Hope is my first board assignment,” he says. He was close to Clinic founder Alyene Reese, MD and was asked to be on the initial board. “I love the organization because it is Christian based, it serves an acute need and it is in the health care field where I have spent my entire professional life.”
He enjoys hiking, reading and spending as much time as he can with his daughters and grandchildren.