Blanton Chiropractic now open on north Fifth Street

January 11, 2024 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY —  After 21 years at the corner of Broadway and First Street, Blanton Chiropractic is kicking off the new year in a new location at 1700 north 5th Street.

“We look forward to seeing our patient family at our new location,” said Dr. Tim Blanton.

The decision to move was made after the Ponca City Housing Authority, who owns the property on Broadway, presented a new lease that included a significant rent increase and new property requirements that the Blantons could not agree to.

Echo Blanton, who is a former Housing Authority Board member and was asked to step down earlier this year, said that after wrestling with the question of what to do, they decided that finding a new location before the imposed 45 day deadline was their best option.

“We both cried,” said Echo. “We have raised our kids in that building and have built many memories there.”

After dealing with the unexpected emotional blow laid upon them, Echo and Dr. Tim Blanton began the search for a new location and decided on the north 5th Street location. They share the building with Dr. Derek Smith, DPM.

“I think we have moved on up,” said Tim. 

Echo said the pair and family members spent the week of Christmas moving to the new location.

“We had many offer to help us move and we appreciate every offer,” said Echo.

Blanton’s 21st Annual Customer Appreciation Day was held on Dec. 21 at the original location. Echo said many came and enjoyed a snack and bid farewell to Blanton Chiropractic’s original Ponca City home.

Prior to housing Blanton Chiropractic, the location on Broadway was the home of Loftis Insurance and Brick House Jewelry.

Dr. Tim Blanton, Echo Blanton and employee Gabby Lee inside their new location.