Light’s son Benjamin also joined the family business in 2000. Light says he suspects that the family’s affinity for the business is in their DNA. “You can pass all the tests, but I think that just shows you can do it on paper. I think you have to be born with this talent at least a little bit and it has just been handed down to us as a gene that runs in the family,” Light says. Getting to work together with his father and son over the years has been a perk of the job. “There are no arguments in here,” he says. “There can’t be because our goal is to make it work for the patient. You put your egos aside and work together as a team.”
The pair splits their time between offices with four locations: three in Illinois and one in Missouri. “Whatever city we’re in, whether it be Springfield, Illinois, or Springfield, Missouri, we try to donate to that community and be part of that community,” says Light.
Regardless of the location, Light also focuses on building a relationship with each patient who comes into his office. “We take care of the people when they come in,” he says. “One way or another we help them find a solution.” Light says they truly place an emphasis on getting to know the patient so they can understand how they can best help them.
Most importantly, Light truly enjoys what he does. “If it were a job, I would’ve quit a long time ago,” he says. “It’s like a crossword puzzle every day trying to figure out how to make it work properly for people with no pain involved.”