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TOWer THE MAGAZINE OF LOGAN UNIVERSITY | SPRING 2014
Practicing Integration: Logan Graduates Work in Collaborative Environments Maximizing Human Performance: 2014 Spring Symposium Logan Researcher Studies Spine Biomechanics
At the Forefront of Chiropractic Education
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Progression of Chiropractic Education
Team Effort: Logan Graduates Practice Integrative Medicine at Mercy
3+3 Success: Logan Articulation Agreement Program
The Insider: Dr. Barry Wiese
The Long Road to Logan: Dr. Mozammil Hussain
Radiology Study Sparks 20-Year Quest
Moms Supporting Moms: Logan Provides Network for Students and Their Spouses
If You Built It, They Will Come: Disc Golf Comes to Logan
Dr. Robin Hunter: A Chiropractic Home Run
On the Nightstand On the Nightstand features a member of the Logan community and a book they are currently, or recently completed, reading. In this issue of The Tower, we spoke with Delia Hobbins, Tri-8 student from Saco, Maine, and president of Student Doctors’ Council of Logan University.
What are you currently reading? Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin by Ashley Montagu
What is it about? The new Alumni and Friends House serves as Logan’s “home” for both Postgraduate and Alumni Relations
This book conveys a very important message, that in the technological world we live in today, one of the most significant senses is becoming lost in the human experience—the sense of touch. The book’s author, Ashley Montagu, explores the development of the sense, starting at birth and explains the importance of fetal development within the womb, breastfeeding, nurturing your child, growth and development, sex, culture and therapeutic care. She explores research studies, personal experiences and historical events to capture the reader’s attention and relates back to their interaction and application of the sense on a daily basis.
Are there any take-aways from this book that could be applied to chiropractic?
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I was drawn to this book because chiropractic care providers are one of the few health care professions that utilize our hands for healing. Touch and love go hand-in-hand in healthcare and human interaction. I recommend this book to every practitioner if they are interested in learning about the magnitude of their healing ability, not only from a physical standpoint but from psychological perspective as well.
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The Logan Five
Logan University is one of five chiropractic institutions in the country awarded residency in a pilot chiropractic care program with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The program will begin July 2014 and will be supervised by Logan Associate Professor Pamela Wakefield, DC, DABCA.
Logan students organized a food drive in November, benefitting Saints Joachim & Ann Care Serviceâ€™s Food Pantry. Nearly 130 pounds of food was collected through the Bogey and 79 Crossing Health Centers.
Essential Formulas (EFI), a distributor of probiotic and omega products, established the Dr. Thomas E. Speer Scholarship for adult students wishing to launch a second career as chiropractic physicians. EFI will contribute $5,000 annually to fund the scholarship which honors decorated World War II veteran Thomas Speer, who received his DC degree from Logan at the age of 51.
Logan Universityâ€™s chief of staff Michael Wittmer, DC, was named recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching, sponsored by the Emerson Corporation. The award recognizes St. Louis-based educators who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields.
Logan University is launching a new website using responsive web design which allows the user easy reading and navigation on computers, mobile phones and tablets with minimum resizing and scrolling. The site is set to launch in early Spring.
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Update from PRESIDENT CLAY MCDONALD Looking back on 2013, I am honored to have presided during a dynamic and exciting year, full of promise and opportunity. University Branding We officially transitioned to Logan University with our flagship College of Chiropractic and College of Health Sciences, to further encompass the various degree programs offered by our institution. Within that, we are making improvements to curriculum and clinic educational program.
Inaugural Spring Symposium We announced Logan’s first Spring Symposium, which will be held April 10-13. We look forward to the opportunity to gather alumni and friends on campus to hear from nationally-recognized speakers and recognize the achievements of our students, staff and colleagues. We welcome you to visit the Logan Alumni & Friends House – the newly renovated on-campus space for alumni to gather, learn and network – and participate in the many events we have specially planned throughout the weekend. 4 SPRING 2014
Collaborative Efforts Our students’ clinical experiences continue to flourish as we partner with health providers and organizations that see the value of chiropractic, complementary and alternative medicine as a opportunity for collaboration to best meet the needs of the health care population. The nation’s largest integrated health care system has selected Logan University to participate in a pilot chiropractic care program at its St. Louis facility, beginning in July 2014. Logan is one of five chiropractic institutions in the county that will engage in residency training with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to provide recent Doctor of Chiropractic graduates with advanced clinical training in complex case management to further the scope and depth of their clinical knowledge and experience.
Logan Retirements On a sad note, in 2013 we said goodbye to several dedicated staff and board members who gave their time, talent and passion to help make Logan a stronger academic institution for our students. Sharon Kehrer, Patricia Jones, Bob Stearley and Dr. Carmen Hutchcraft are also shining examples of dedication and service to others with a deep commitment to chiropractic and education. They will be greatly missed and I wish them the best in their future endeavors.
Fiscal Responsibility We renewed our commitment to fiscal responsibility and pledged to increase transparency among our constituents through the 2012-13 Annual Report, which this year, includes our financial report and standings. The Annual Report will be available on the Alumni & Friends website this Spring. We are proud that for years, our financial soundness has allowed us to maintain our debt-free and no deferred maintenance status; to operate within our projected budget; and to grow cash reserves, year-over-year since 2008. Thanks to conservative planning and management of university funds, we remain one of the top academic institutions for chiropractic and health sciences.
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Collaboration in Practice
hen patients need access to quality health care, former paramedic and ER nurse Dr. Mark Eavenson believes every second counts. Amid today’s fragmented health care system, he has created a place where patients have access to a team of multidisciplinary health care providers—all under one roof; all under his direction. To create such an environment, he built his practice around the patient, effectively tearing down barriers that plague access to quality care. Bringing medical doctors, physical therapists, nurses, surgeons—including world-class orthopedic surgeons Dr. George Paletta, head team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals, and his affiliate, Harvardtrained, Cardinals’ team physician Dr. Luke Choi—into his chiropractic-based health center. “We’ve simply brought our referral network under one roof so we can direct patients to the right level of care at the right time,” he said. “For instance, when I discovered a patient was suffering from deep vein thrombosis upon examination, we were able to provide immediate, and quite possibly life-saving, care. With our new 16,000 square foot office and renowned surgical team, we are proof that skilled, well-trained medical professionals will happily share patients with the chiropractic community.” Eavenson credits Logan for providing real-world 1988 Logan Graduate training and effective Dr. Mark Eavenson chiropractic techniques. “When I reflect upon my time at Logan, I credit my professors Drs. Barrale, Filson, Hilgartner and Wittmer with illuminating my path to private practice. I give back to Logan to honor these professionals, creating a lasting tribute so future Logan visitors and students Online at alumni.logan.edu can celebrate their contributions to chiropractic education and patient care.” or by contacting Jamie Bass
W Alumni Resources Finally, we continue to provide resources and opportunities for our many alumni to stay connected to Logan. Our most recent addition is an online alumni directory, which can be found at alumni.logan.edu/connect. Two months in the making and under the direction of Brad Hough, PhD, the directory was designed with three goals: to allow current students ready to graduate to network with Logan alumni in a certain location; to provide a vehicle for Logan alumni seeking to reconnect with classmates; and to offer a resource to the public looking for a Logan graduate in their area. The directory is currently set up with basic information for each graduate, such as name, city and graduation year, beginning with Logan’s first graduates in 1935. We encourage our alumni to provide additional data, such as contact information, or specialized areas of practice, to complete the directory, making it a comprehensive resource for users.
We hope you enjoy this issue of The Tower which highlights our students, faculty, staff and alumni in stories that touch on integration, research and innovation. We look forward to continuing to update you on our progress.
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L I V I N G T H E VISIO N
The Progression of Chiropractic Education Immersive, Collaborative and Outcome-Driven
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Logan’s Health Center Clinicians Team
Twenty-five years ago, the landscape for immersive learning opportunities within chiropractic education looked vastly different. The industry grappled with the American Medical Association for legitimacy, and patient interest in complementary and alternative medicine was low, resulting in relatively few options outside classroom walls for students to treat complex patient cases. Fortunately, the last decade has brought both change and opportunity. An increased acceptance and growing demand for integrated healthcare has opened doors…not just for the chiropractic industry, but for chiropractic institutions seeking learning environments that challenge and test students’ skills and abilities. Logan University’s partnerships with other providers is a shining example. From a small outreach program with The Salvation Army begun in the late 1980s, to a residency program with one of the largest health care providers in the country, Logan has established itself as a leader in cultivating unique partnerships to engage students in immersive learning environments. The result: a highly robust, successful program where students receive a valuable, integrated experience as a way to differentiate themselves from peers; patients gain quality chiropractic care in an otherwise non-chiropractic setting; and the industry as a whole benefits from an increased awareness of how chiropractic can positively impact health, wellness and quality of life.
In the Clinic The opportunities are far-reaching and diverse. From military environments to organizations that serve the uninsured and disabled population, Logan seeks partnerships where students can make a real difference. “We look for collaborative health settings where our students, guided by a licensed clinician, are active in the co-management and treatment of patients,” said Michael Wittmer, DC, chief of staff for Logan’s health clinics. Such was the case with Paraquad, a St. Louis organization that helps promote independence for SPRING 2014 7
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L I V I N G T H E VISIO N people with disabilities through more than 30 programs and services. Logan associate professor Dana Underkofler-Mercer, DC, MS, initiated contact with Paraquad after searching for unique and immersive patient opportunities for her sport and rehabilitation master’s degree students. Today, the facility features a free clinic where Logan interns perform rotations and provide treatment to Paraquad participants. Similarly, Logan alumni Linda Smith, DC, fostered a relationship with CHIPS after treating the facility’s director, Judy Bentley, as a patient. Smith helped connect CHIPS, a nonprofit organization that provides health care and social services for St. Louis’ underserved and uninsured, with Logan where students now conduct patient exams and administer treatment to those in need. Dr. Wittmer says these partnerships are a win for students as well as the chiropractic industry, and with each new relationship, Logan increases overall interest in complementary and alternative medicine. “It helps us get our foot in the door because once we are there, we can prove ourselves,” he said. “Our interns have done so well and there has been an increase in demand for what we provide. “For example, when we started working with Scott Air Force Base, we were sending one student intern. Now we’re sending four. We also just started a preceptorship program with Mercy Hospital in St. Louis this past Fall. Every year, our programs continue to grow and expand, and it’s gratifying to me that our chiropractic care is so well-received.”
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While Logan’s immersive internships program is healthy, Dr. Wittmer is always looking for more opportunities to expose students to a broad range of experiences, whether treating a paralyzed, wheelchair-bound individual, or performing hospital rounds with orthopedic surgeons. “When the range and depth of what students are seeing in these kinds of environments is broad, it builds their confidence, and their patients see us as a valuable resource,” Dr. Wittmer said. “We are constantly solidifying our reputation through the work we do and the referrals we receive.”
On the Field From treating challenging patient conditions to working alongside medical professionals, Logan is truly preparing students to practice in a modern day health care system. But clinical space isn’t the only area where Logan students are making strides. Within the masters of sports science and rehabilitation degree program, future graduates are applying training and rehab methods to help prevent athletic injuries and enhance human and athletic performance where their services are in high demand: on the field. “We’re treating high school students to NCAA Division I athletes at stadiums and fields across the state on a weekly basis, sometimes more,” says David Parish, DC, CSCS, DACBSP, director of Logan’s BIOFREEZE® Sports and Rehabilitation Center. “Athletes are excited about what we bring to the table, a nd we make sure their needs are met at every level.” With the growing success of BIOFREEZE on the Road, Logan students gain real-world experience in providing injury management and performance training to athletes at the University of Missouri, Missouri Baptist College and Lindenwood University, in addition to local St. Louis high schools. “I think what we’re doing differently is broadening the scope of human performance,” Dr. Parish said. “Many schools haven’t embraced sports and rehabilitation to the extent that we have, while we’re expanding educational opportunities and taking practical experiences to the next level.”
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L I V I N G TH E V I S I O N What began as a service to athletes in just a few sports has now expanded to a wide range, from track and field, wrestling, lacrosse, to football, baseball and soccer, to name a few. Locally, Connie Hayes, DC, assistant director of BIOFREEZE, and several Logan students are working with members of the St. Louis Rugby Rams, a wheelchair rugby team. “It’s almost no longer necessary for us to find opportunities for our students; people are coming to us,” Dr. Parish said. “Just recently, we were asked to provide support to a Strong Man competition. We almost have to pick and choose as we try to accommodate as many organizations and leagues as we can.” Dr. Parish said he looks forward to further expanding the residency program and providing valuable experiences for Logan’s future leaders. “We definitely have a lot of great opportunities, and hope to bring more opportunities to our students down the line as we establish relationships with athletic training staff who are supportive of chiropractic and understand the benefit we can bring to their athletic program,” he said. “These partnerships expose athletes to the talents and abilities of our students and raises further awareness of what we are doing to maximize human performance in all individuals.”
Advancing Integration With a solid foundation established on the local and state level, it’s no surprise that Logan’s efforts are being recognized nationally with the largest integrated health care system in the country. Logan was recently awarded residency by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to participate in a pilot chiropractic care residency training program at its St. Louis facility. Logan Associate Professor Pamela Wakefield, DC, DABCA, who will serve as the residency director when the program begins in July 2014, said the most significant benefit of this partnership is the fulfillment of two shared missions. “The VA and Logan both have key components of the mission ‘quality healthcare in an educational environment,’” she said. “Because this residency program was created through the government and not through a chiropractic college, I suspect it will be years before another opportunity like this comes along.” Logan began their partnership in 2005 in response to the VA’s need for chiropractic clinicians. Through an internship program, Logan students have the chance to treat patients without access to routine chiropractic care. The idea of creating a residency program came from Anthony Lisi, DC, VA chiropractic program director, who wanted a residency program to provide recent Doctor of Chiropractic graduates with advanced clinical training in complex case management to further the scope and depth of their clinical knowledge and experience. “This is an excellent opportunity to provide high-quality clinical training for new chiropractors,” he said. “Our goal is to develop providers who are highly competent in integrated team care, enabling them to better serve VA and the nation.” The program will offer training that emphasizes the provision of chiropractic care in an integrated healthcare system and in collaboration with primary care Patient Aligned Care Teams, specialty care and other medical health care providers.
“A central focus of the program is a commitment to interprofessional education,” said Dr. Lisi. “When providers from multiple disciplines train together they become better suited to collaborate in patient care, which can lead to improved outcomes.” SPRING 2014 9
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TEAM Effort One of the largest Catholic health care systems in the country, Mercy, offers a full spectrum of medical services to more than 3 million patients in 33 hospitals and nearly 700 outpatient locations in four states. And back in 2001, that included a small integrative medicine practice in St. Louis that offered chiropractic and a few other alternative medicine services.
Michelle Smith, DC, manager at Mercy Integrative Medicine and Therapy Services
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Logan graduates practice
integrative medicine at Mercy Michelle Smith, DC, a 2000 Logan graduate, joined Mercy in 2002 to lead its Integrative Medicine and Therapy Services division. While the Sisters of Mercy were strong supporters of integrative medicine, Smith said there was a healthy dose of skepticism about it among the physicians in charge of medical care. “We have to get approval from the Medical Executive Council for each service or treatment option we want to introduce,” she said. “When I started, there were only two physicians on the council who were supportive of the program.” The program started with chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy. Smith said the skepticism toward alternative medicine slowly started to change as physicians saw better outcomes among their patients who were referred to integrative care. “It grew on its own through increased physician support and success,” Smith said, adding that Integrative Medicine now has 40 employees, including five Logan graduates, and four outpatient locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Smith added more services to the practice, including auriculotherapy, healing touch, reflexology, guided imagery, aromatherapy and nutrition counseling. Integrative Medicine also expanded to the inpatient setting, starting with therapies for cancer patients to help manage pain, nausea and anxiety. “We kept track of outcomes with the oncology patients, looking at pre- and post- pain levels, anxiety levels and nausea,” Smith said. “We saw phenomenal outcomes in oncology, and that group of physicians shared those results with other Mercy physicians.” When Mercy opened its 328,000-square foot Heart and Vascular Hospital in 2006, Smith said the cardiovascular group specifically requested the Integrative Medicine department have a presence at the hospital. In a few years, Smith had helped expand the department from a small office offering a few services to four
locations throughout the St. Louis region and services in multiple inpatient departments. This diversity of work attracted Deborah Ducar, DC, a 2002 Logan graduate and current Active Release Technique instructor, to Mercy in 2005. Using Mercy’s resources and the electronic medical record system, Ducar can see what the physician, physical therapist or medical oncologist has done and work with them collaboratively. “With this model, you have so many more options to help your patients,” Ducar said. “Here, I have an entire network of people I can work with. It’s not just a referral system.” It wasn’t always that way when Smith started at Mercy 11 years ago. She remembers a lot of adversity toward Integrative Medicine. Now, however, the opposite is true. “The last time I had to present at the Medical Executive Council, more than three years ago, I had more physicians in support of the services than physicians against the services.”
Deborah Ducar, DC, Mercy Integrative Medicine and Therapy Services
“With this model, you have so many more options to help your patients,” Ducar said. “Here, I have an entire network of people I can work with.
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Logan Articulation Agreement Program Going Strong As the health science field continues to grow and consumers demand more options for their care, educational institutions are seeing a greater need to provide diverse health career pathways. For years, Logan University has partnered with colleges and universities that offer degrees that precede or complement chiropractic and health sciences whereby students complete their first three years of undergraduate study at their undergraduate home institution and then transfer to Logan to start the Doctor of Chiropractic program. These partnerships are called “3+3 articulation agreements.” This past Fall, Logan added another two to their roster of more than 50 partnerships: the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), a nationally-recognized liberal arts college with a 150-year history of preparing students for professional studies in business, law and the medical field, and Dillard University, one of the top historically black, comprehensive liberal arts institutions in the country Both programs make it possible for qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Science in biology degree from the undergraduate institution and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan’s College 12 SPRING 2014
of Chiropractic in just six years—one year less than the traditional academic study required by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. “It is our goal to provide viable options and resources to students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Chiropractic degree,” Boyd A. Bradshaw, EdD, vice president of enrollment management. “Our partnerships with these schools make it both efficient and economical for students to earn a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree.” For undergraduate colleges, the program is a win-win situation as it provides students with yet another pathway to achieve their career goal as well as a quicker and more affordable pathway to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. “UMF has a rich tradition of preparing students for professional studies in business, law and the medical field,” said Kathryn A. Foster, president of the University of Maine at Farmington. “This new program expands those choices for
our students while connecting them with one of the top chiropractic colleges in the country.” Administrative leaders at Dillard University are also excited at the prospect of shortening the time to it takes for students to earn their degree, given the current national time-to-degree discussion. “The articulation agreement meets the growing demand for chiropractic degrees,” said Abdalla Darwish, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of physics at Dillard. “We look forward to forging this new relationship that will drive students to our academic degree offerings, in addition to helping students fulfill their career aspirations at Logan.” Logan’s office of admissions continues to strengthen and leverage Logan’s existing partnerships within the 3+3 program as well as form new partnerships with educational institutions that historically send students to Logan.
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SPRING SYMPOSIUM Maximizing Human Performance
April 10-13, 2014 Nationally recognized speakers 24 hours of continuing education Early bird registration by March 27 - $99 After March 27 - $119
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About The Symposium
lease join us April 10-13, 2014 for our inaugural Spring Symposium—a Logan event celebrating academic achievements, milestones and advances in the chiropractic and health sciences professions. The theme of the symposium is “Maximizing Human Performance,” which you’ll see woven throughout the weekend’s activities, from award recognitions to collaborative research endeavors. Reconnect with faculty, staff and colleagues at social events and attend seminars led by nationally recognized speakers for continuing education credit. Our new Alumni & Friends House will also be open for tours. We encourage you to register now to lock in the early bird rate and look for more information in the upcoming Tower magazine and on our website at alumni.logan.edu/symposium.
Featured Topics, Speakers & Special Attractions Anti-Aging, Obesity & Metabolic X Syndrome, Dr. Paul Tai The 2nd Factor in Chiropractic, Dr. Louis De Palma Viscero-Somatic Stress Management, Dr. Howard Loomis Maximizing Your Performance to Maximize Your Patients’ Performance, Dr. Drew Stevens Spinal Biomechanics (from the perspective of a Neurosurgeon), Dr. Paul Matz Spinal Biomechanics (from the perspective of a Chiropractor), Dr. Arlan Fuhr Physical Examination, Dr. Donna Mannello Early Cancer Diagnosis & Lab Exam, Dr. Paul Tai X-Ray and Diagnostic Imaging, Dr. Terry Yochum The Neurology of the Adjustment, Dr. Jeff Kamper Whole Body Nutrition, Dr. Doris Kutz-Compton Rehab, Dr. David Parish Maximizing Human Performance in the Athlete, Dr. Ralph Filson Worksite Wellness, Dr. Bryan Muth Maximizing Practice Performance (Billing, Coding & Compliance), Dr. Charles Copeland Risk Management in the DC Office, Dan Zimmerman 14 SPRING 2014
SPECIAL ATTRACTION Thursday Afternoon Dr. Roy Hilgartner and Dr. Drew Stevens
Unplugged! An interactive session on Philosophy, Motivation & Practice Success Contemporary Issues in Chiropractic— Real World Answers with Dr. Roy and Dr. Drew
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(Cost of participant included in registration; see guest cost included on registration form)
Taste of St. Louis 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Purser Center Lobby Platinum Sponsor: Loomis Institute™/Enzyme Formulation® Connect with classmates, colleagues, faculty and staff while enjoying favorite local cuisine, such as toasted ravioli, barbeque and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Musical entertainment provided.
State of the University Address & Scholarship Awards/Lunch
Logan Board of Trustees Cocktail Reception
12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Friday, April 11 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, St. Louis-Chesterfield, MO Platinum Sponsor: Standard Process® Dr. Clay McDonald highlights goals, challenges and accomplishments of Logan University and recognizes scholarship recipients.
6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 The Cafe at the DoubleTree Hotel Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails hosted by the Logan Board of Trustees
Benefactors’ and 50+ Class Reunion Luncheon 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12 DoubleTree Hotel
Continuing Education Thursday, April 10
Logan Campus/Purser Center 10 a.m.
Anti-Aging, Dr. Paul Tai
Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome, Dr. Paul Tai
The 2nd Factor in Chiropractic, Dr. Louis De Palma Overview of VisceroSomatic Stress Management, Dr. Howard Loomis
Friday, April 11 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, St. Louis-Chesterfield, MO
Spinal Biomechanics (from the perspective of a Neurosurgeon), Dr. Paul Matz Spinal Biomechanics (from the perspective of a Chiropractor), Dr. Arlan Fuhr
Lunch on your own Benefactors’ and 50+ Reunion
Rehab, Dr. David Parish
Maximizing Human Performance in the Athlete, Dr. Ralph Filson Worksite Wellness, Dr. Bryan Muth
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Physical Examination, Dr. Donna Mannello Lunch
State of the University Address/Scholarship Awards
Early Cancer Diagnosis Physical & Laboratory Exam, Dr. Paul Tai
Sunday, April 13
X-Ray and Diagnostic Imaging, Dr. Terry Yochum
Welcome Dr. Clay McDonald
Saturday, April 12
Maximizing Your Performance to Maximize Your Patients’ Performance, Dr. Drew Stevens
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Whole Body Nutrition, Dr. Doris Kutz-Compton
DoubleTree Hotel Registration
7:30-9:30 a.m. Neurology of the Adjustment, Dr. Jeff Kamper
DoubleTree Hotel 7 a.m.
7:30-9:30 a.m. Maximizing Practice Performance (Billing, Coding & Compliance), Dr. Charles Copeland 9:30-11:30 a.m. Risk Management in the DC Office, Dan Zimmerman
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Includes: • Nationally recognized speakers • 24 hours of continuing education • Taste of St. Louis, State of the University Address and Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Logan Board of Trustees Cocktail Reception, Benefactors’ and 50+ Class Reunion Luncheon (if applicable)
Cost: • $99 per individual by March 27 (early bird); $119 after March 27 • For further information, call 1-800-842-3234
Hotel Accommodations: • Call The DoubleTree by Hilton for an $84/night room rate 636-532-5000 Use the group name “Logan” DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis-Chesterfield 16625 Swingley Ridge Road Chesterfield, Mo 63017
Maiden Name (if applicable)
State(s) of Licensure & No.(s)
Symposium Registrant $99 by March 27; $119 after March 27 (Symposium registration includes all social events.)
Pay by phone with your credit card by calling (800) 842-3234 or (636) 227-2100, Ext. 1960
Taste of St. Louis
x $15 = $
State of the University Address & Scholarship Awards/Lunch
x $15 = $
Or mail check (payable to Logan University) to: Logan University Postgraduate Department, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 Or register online at: alumni.logan.edu/symposium
Board of Trustees Cocktail Reception (21 and over) Total number of attendees:
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Guest cost for social events is as follows:
(no charge) $
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TH E I N S I DE R
Grateful for the Opportunity to Treat Dr. Barry Wiese’s chiropractic career has provided him with incredibly diverse experiences—from teaching and administration positions to a sports medicine practice, mission work and even hospice care.
is background has already proved valuable in his position as Logan University’s new executive clinical business director. It’s a role that requires him to wear many hats: management of Logan’s student health and outpatient centers’ business operations, as well as patient and customer services; marketing and compliance; quality assurance of patient files; billing records; and staffing and credentialing. Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, came to Logan from Texas Chiropractic College where he served as dean of clinics. Prior to that, he held positions with New York Chiropractic College and Palmer College of Chiropractic. Additionally, Dr. Wiese operated the Colorado Sports Chiropractic Center; serving as the chiropractor for a national-level men’s rugby team and several professional athletes, as well as Olympic and World Champion-caliber competitors. He has also served as the team chiropractor for a professional ice hockey team and has traveled to Katmandu, Nepal, to help people who suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal problems. It’s this varied care, treating patients across the spectrum—from elite athletes in peak physical condition
to hospice patients living out their last few days—that taught Dr. Wiese the most about patient care. “What I learned, especially from my time working in hospice care, is that as doctors we should consider ourselves privileged to be involved in the lives of our patients,” he said. “To give them comfort and relief from pain, even in cases when the ultimate outcome isn’t ideal.” As a reminder of the many patients who have touched his life, Dr. Wiese keeps the obituaries of two patients he treated. He feels a sense of gratitude to them and all his patients for the opportunity to provide care, and in many cases, healing. “It just feels really good to help people,” he explains. That feeling of gratitude extends to teaching. Dr. Wiese cites moments when “the light goes on” for a student as amazing. According to him, it’s all about doing whatever you can to give patients a better quality of life. And teaching students the skills and techniques, as well as the philosophy of being grateful, for the chance to make a difference in someone’s life.
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The Long Road to Logan Mozammil Hussain, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Research, came to Logan in 2007 and has quickly established himself as a leading researcher in the field of spine biomechanics. But the road that brought him to Logan was anything but easy. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Gujarat University in Patan, India, Dr. Hussain arrived in the U.S. for postgraduate work and subsequently earned a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Starting in 2003, Dr. Hussain began research into the biomechanics of the spine with a professor at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for his doctorate program. In his research, Dr. Hussain developed models of cervical spine segments that track degeneration of disc tissues under various circumstances. He earned a doctorate in bioengineering from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. As a native of India, in order to remain in the U.S. after his student visa expired, Dr. Hussain had to find a way to qualify for permanent residency. “It’s very competitive,” Dr. Hussain said. “The U.S. only gives out a limited number of visas each year.” After considering all of his options, Dr. Hussain decided to apply for a visa in one of the toughest categories: outstanding researcher or professor. The visa is given to academics who are recognized as accomplished researchers in a particular scientific or scholarly field, and in order to qualify, Dr. Hussain had to present documentation of original published research, significant contributions to his field and proof that he was recognized as an authority by his peers. Though tedious and time consuming, the process was well worth the effort. Dr. Hussain finally received his visa in January 2012. 18 SPRING 2014
“It felt very good to know that I would be able to continue my work at Logan,” Dr. Hussain said. “I came here to explore research that could validate chiropractic interventions and treatment techniques. Now, I’ll be able to continue doing that for as long as possible.” While Logan was his first choice, it wasn’t Dr. Hussain’s only option. He turned down an offer for a postdoctoral position at Harvard University because he felt Logan was the better institution for applying his unique bioengineering background to make significant contributions to chiropractic research. “I came to Logan because it was an opportunity to distinguish myself as an independent researcher, as opposed to working on somebody else’s research,” Dr. Hussain said. What drives his research is a desire to understand exactly what makes the difference between a healthy spine and a diseased one and which interventions have the best outcomes.
With his expertise in bioengineering, Dr. Hussain studies the differences in tissue between spines at various stages of the disease process and tries to create models that can predict the impact various interventions will have. Using these models, he has helped advance the understanding of mechanisms leading to fluid retention in the healthy discs and guide spine doctors in selecting the most appropriate manipulation therapy as a first line of conservative intervention. “It’s essentially structural engineering for the spine,” Dr. Hussain said, “and I see great potential in this area with chiropractic.” As Dr. Hussain continues his work in the areas of disc degeneration and how inflammation occurs in the spine, he will focus on interdisciplinary research opportunities with national and academic institutions. Dr. Hussain’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as The Spine Journal, Medical Engineering & Physics and Spine, among others. He also acts as a peer reviewer for various scholarly journals, including Spine, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Clinical Biomechanics, and serves on the editorial board of the World Journal of Orthopedics.
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She’s worked under five Logan presidents. She’s watched enrollment grow from less than 500 students to more than 1,100. And she supervised nearly every department, outside academics, from facilities and purchasing to technology and human resources.
Sharon Kehrer, MBA Dedicated and passionate
For many, Sharon Kehrer has been as much as a part of Logan as Logan has been a part of chiropractic. And now, after 40 years of serving the institution that she helped build, Sharon is leaving her post as vice president of administrative affairs. “It’s been rewarding working for Logan and I’ve loved being part of a team,” she said. For Sharon, working at Logan has the perfect blend of two passions: business and education. She was an editor at Scott Air Force Base before moving to the Manchester area with her husband and small children. “I was looking for something for just a few years, but ended up falling in love with the people,” she said. Sharon was hired to work with the alumni association in 1973, and in 1981, she was appointed alumni director, a position she came to enjoy as she worked with graduates. “I had a passion for what I did. I never felt like I was coming to work, rather it was just something I did.” In 1993, she received her master’s in business administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. and was appointed to administrative affairs. Sharon was present for some of Logan’s most significant milestones: the building of the Montgomery Health Center, the Science and Research Center and the Purser Center; Logan’s 50th and 75th anniversary; becoming debt free; and acquiring an additional eight acres of land. With every reward came challenges, from keeping up-to-date with technology to remodeling and renovating facilities. Sharon helped put procedures, processes and policies in place, and knew that communicating as well as being a good listener were essential qualities of her job. Another characteristic that Sharon brought to the job was employee buy-in. “With everything, it was important that our employees felt like they had a stake in whatever we did because they take such pride in what they do,” she said. “I always felt Logan was only as good as its employees, and I think we have the very best staff and students.” Sharon says she has truly enjoyed the journey toward retirement and can’t think of anything in the world she would have been more passionate about. “Looking back, I had no idea that when I started I would be here as long as I was,” she said. “I could go to every city in the country and know someone from Logan, thanks to the people I met here and the alumni I worked with. I feel like they are still my friends, and I think that says something about the culture at Logan. It’s a forever thing.”
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For the better part of her career, Patricia Jones has played an instrumental role in the lives of students. Whether it was through education, or raising money to improve curriculum and facilities, she has always been drawn to positions that have an impact on the next generation of leaders.
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“My real motivator has been young people,” she said. “I have always loved working with them and helping make an impression on their lives.” After nine years as Logan’s vice president of institutional advancement, Jones is retiring. Prior to coming Logan, Jones spent more than 20 years teaching all ages and abilities, from preschool children to senior citizens. In 1987, she started working in a part-time position for the American Youth Foundation, where she developed a year-round leadership program for high school students in seven cities across the county. It was here that her career in fundraising would start. In addition to establishing an advisory board of fundraising, Jones raised corporate donations for three international leadership conferences for youth. And just as that door was closing, another was opening. In 2004, Jones arrived at Logan to serve as the vice president of institutional advancement and was immediately tasked with leading a capital campaign to raise between $3.2 million for the building of the Purser Center and campus improvements. Without the support of a department or staff members, Jones surpassed that, raising $5 million “It was my biggest challenge and my biggest opportunity,” she said. “I felt like I ended up here for a reason, and this was where I was supposed to be.” Throughout her career at Logan, Jones has enjoyed getting out in the community and meeting with alumni, donors and friends. And, she never felt it was about her fundraising abilities; rather, it was Logan’s vision that enabled her to generate so much support. “People loved the projects, and they were excited about what was happening on campus,” she said. “I enjoyed helping raising money for missions that I truly believed would make a difference for our students, whether it was campus enhancement or curriculum development.” Because her position allowed her to interface with nearly everyone at Logan, from faculty and staff to students, the Board of Trustees and alumni, Jones said she will miss the people who have helped shape the last nine years of her life the most. “I feel so blessed, and I thank Logan for the opportunity to serve here,” she said. “I think when you’re so connected to one place, you never really leave. You just move on. I look forward to continuing the relationships I’ve built here and watching Logan progress for many years to come.”
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Robert Stearley Loyal and business-minded After serving 12 years on Logan’s Board of Trustees, Robert J. Stearley has retired.
Carmen Hutchcraft, DC Inspiring and driven Dr. Carmen Hutchcraft likes to say that she ‘grew up at Logan.’ From the age of 14, she had settled on a career to improve patients’ health without the use of drugs or surgery. “I knew Logan was where I wanted to go, and it was my experience as a student that made me want to come back and serve,” said the December 1993 graduate. After four terms on the Logan Board of Trustees, Dr. Hutchcraft vows to stay connected to the institution that molded her into who she is today. “The board and faculty really groomed me and took me under their wings,” she said. “I’m grateful for everyone who played a role in that process.” During her time on the Board, Dr. Hutchcraft said she was most proud of watching the building of the Assessment Center come to fruition, obtaining higher learning credentialing and being a part of the team that helped transition the new President. “It’s been such a humbling experience, and I feel fulfilled ending on a positive note,” she said. “I don’t really look at it as leaving. Logan has always been a home to me and the people have been my family. With the Alumni and Friends House and resources to help me stay connected, Logan will always be there for me, and I enjoy having that security.”
“I enjoyed more than 20 years of association with Logan and really enjoyed all the people I served alongside,” he said. Stearley was asked to join the Logan Board of Trustees after meeting former Logan President Dr. Beatrice Hagen. Stearley said it was his financial expertise, having worked as an engineer and executive in Des Moines, New York City and St. Louis, that convinced Dr. Hagen that he would be a good addition to the board. Stearley served from 1989 to 1997, and later again from 2009 to the present. Reflecting on his service, Stearley said his biggest accomplishment was helping Logan earn a debt-free status. “When I first started, the college was losing money, and I played a minor part in helping turn that around,” he said. “In between board memberships, I also watched over the construction of the Purser Center.” Stearley said he will miss the everyday challenges and rewards of serving on the Board, as well as being involved in the progression of the University.
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Radiology Study Sparks 20-Year Quest for Expanded Views and Some Answers Origins “The chiropractic profession would do well to … associate ourselves closely with the detection and correction of biomechanical faults….” said Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, and author of Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, in an article he wrote for Chiropractic Economics. “We would then be the only profession whose goal would be to correct these structural imbalances (even in the absence of symptoms), and not just provide symptomatic care.” Dr. Yochum advises that chiropractors first exam the origin of all imbalances: the feet.
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In 1996, Radiology published a study conducted by Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, and Lawrence M. White, MD, from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Their research—performed with 12 asymptomatic volunteer patients between ages 19 and 41 with no evidence of pathology or bone marrow edema—evaluated the effects of altered biomechanical stress on the human skeleton. The study included three sets of images taken before, at baseline, and two weeks after altered weight bearing, which was accomplished (without casting) by placing a 9/16” (1.4 cm) longitudinal metatarsal arch pad underneath the lateral aspect of one foot to increase pronation. After two weeks of altered weight bearing, the volunteers underwent MR images of their lower extremities, which showed 11 of the 12 volunteers demonstrated bone marrow edema on the over-pronated side. The tibia was affected in three volunteers, one proximately and one distally. Additionally, in three other volunteers, the femur was involved, one affecting the proximal femur and two affecting the distal femur. Eleven of these 12 volunteers expressed pain directly over the areas where bone marrow edema was identified. At MR follow-up, after the pad was removed in two of the three volunteers, the MR images returned to normal. However, in the third volunteer, MR images demonstrated minimal persistent edema with approximately 50 percent resolved. All of the volunteers were asymptomatic immediately after the pad removal and at clinical follow-up (at one week, one month, one year). According to Dr. Yochum, “The most interesting aspect of this study is that bone marrow edema and symptoms directly over the area of edema were created with only two weeks of altered biomechanical weight bearing.” He wondered about longer terms effects of pronation on the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints.
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Research team Now, Dr. Yochum is on the verge of addressing this nearly 20-year-old question, with help from his daughter Alicia Yochum, DC, RN, and Logan University’s Diagnostic Imaging Resident.
Closer Look at the Kinetic Chain As principal investigator, Dr. Alicia Yochum is leading a research team to effectively reproduce the 1996 Schweitzer and White study, extending the original study and imaging to the SI joints and lower lumbar spine. The study will include 25 students who will wear the insert for four weeks, compared to two weeks in 1996. They’ll rely on MR imaging to show the effect on the kinetic chain, up to the SI joints. The team hopes their modern research will determine whether altered biomechanics can cause adverse effects in the kinetic chain. They’ll explore if bone marrow edema persists after four weeks in an altered state; the physical effects of pronation; and its correlation to pain. The team hopes to release the study’s outcomes by the end of 2014.
Principal Investigator Alicia M. Yochum, DC, RN • Second year Diagnostic Imaging Resident at Logan University’s College of Chiropractic. • Will be organizing/scheduling the screens/scans and collecting the data. Co-Principal Investigator Gary Guebert, DC, DACBR • Board certified chiropractic radiologist for 29 years. • Assistant Professor of Radiology at Logan University’s College of Chiropractic • Will be responsible for data collection and scheduling. Co-Investigator Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR • Has been a board certified chiropractic radiologist reading MRI scans for 36 years. • Assisted in IRB construction and study design. • Relevant publication: Bone marrow edema caused by altered pedal biomechanics. Co-Investigator Kim Christensen DC, DACRB • Has been in chiropractic practice for 34 years evaluating and treating biomechanical dysfunctions in patients. • Will be evaluating the photographs taken for biomechanical alterations. Consultant Jeff Thompson, DC, DACBR • Works at Texas Chiropractic College. Has been a DACBR reading MRI scans for 17 years. • Will be interpreting the MRI images for this study and assisted in IRB construction and study design. Consultant Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, FRCPSC • Is an experienced medical radiologist. • Has authored many publications in the medical radiology field • Publication related to the study: Does altered biomechanics cause marrow edema? • Assisted in IRB construction. Consultant Reed Phillips DC, DACBR, MPH, PhD • Has served as head of the research department at Los Angeles Chiropractic College before becoming President there. • Currently serves as the Ex. Dir. For the NCMIC Foundation. • Assisted in IRB construction. SPRING 2014 23
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Moms Supporting Moms: Logan Provides Network for Students and Their Spouses
When Lauren Cookâ€™s fiancĂŠ Jason Holt decided on Logan University for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, the young family packed up their three children and made the move from Columbus, Ohio, to St. Louis, leaving behind family and friends. 24 SPRING 2014
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e knew Logan was the best choice for Jason so the decision to move was easy,” says Lauren, who stays home with the couple’s children. “However, you underestimate the importance of having family and friends nearby while you’re raising kids.” Adjusting to a new city and a demanding course load was not easy when the couple made the move in the summer of 2013. Factor in three children—ages eight, six and seven months—Lauren struggled to meet other moms while juggling the needs of her children and Jason’s intense schedule.
Also taking note of these struggling moms was Jameca Falconer, PhD, Logan’s counseling psychologist, who began developing a new program designed for individuals like Lauren in Fall 2012. Dr. Falconer saw a need among student mothers, as well as spouses and partners of Logan students, to have a place where they can come together and support each other. To fill this need, she started the Mom’s Group – a monthly forum for moms to meet other moms, and share their successes, frustrations and ideas. “I noticed there was an influx of moms coming to my office for support and looking to find balance between juggling school demands, motherhood, domestic responsibilities and child care,” says Dr. Falconer. “As a mother myself, I know that having an
outlet where you can share your thoughts can be comforting and helpful. That is why I started the Mom’s Group.” For some participants, the Mom’s Group has provided solutions for balancing family life and marriage. Others are just simply reassured knowing that they are not alone in the process. “Many of these women have just moved here and don’t know many people,” Dr. Falconer said. “While the campus and student life is welcoming, it’s different when you have children to care for as well.” One of the biggest issues that comes up is child care, whether it be full time or babysitting, and the options available. Dr. Falconer has helped lead conversations on the variety of options nearby and helps moms think through resources they might not have considered. For Lauren, the Mom’s Group has provided an outlet for adult interaction with other moms—something she often misses by staying at home with her children. “Making new friends and having adult conversations is refreshing,” Lauren says. “Setting up playdates, spending time with other moms and sharing tips about what’s been helpful has definitely helped me adjust to our new home and offset the stress of moving.” Dr. Falconer is confident the Mom’s Group will continue to grow over time. “I’m hoping we can build a large enough group that moms can help start helping each other—whether it’s swapping child care or setting up playdates.” The Mom’s Group is open to Logan students and their spouses. For more information about joining, please contact Dr. Falconer at 636-230-1970 and email@example.com.
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If You Build It, They Will Come Strong research program? Top-notch curriculum?
Beautiful campus and an active student life?
The only thing missing from Logan when student Matthew Roberts came to study at the university was a disc golf course. The Danbury, Connecticut native and his friends enjoyed playing the sport at nearby parks in the St. Louis area but they believed that the Logan campus would make a perfect location for the sport. “I thought this would be a great way to utilize the amazing campus and space that we are lucky to have at Logan, and a fun way to unwind after a long day of classes,” says Roberts, Tri-5 student and vice president of the disc golf club. Roberts set out to propose the idea to Logan administration. His initial proposal was signed by 80 percent of the student body. He received a great response from the administration as well — Dr. McDonald loved the idea of building a disc golf course for students. Originally, Roberts proposed having the course be built by students but the administration got behind the idea in such an enthusiastic way that 26 SPRING 2014
they suggested the course be professionally planned and installed. In September, the state-of-the-art, twomile long disc golf course was open for play. The 18-hole course, built by Gateway Sports, is challenging, surrounds three lakes and provides players with a variety of elevation changes, an important key to making the game exciting. Roberts says the course turned out even better than what was expected. “It matches the Logan standard of excellence,” he said. “It truly is a gold standard course that allows players to really get a feel for the sport and to have a good time outside. It also allows us to visit parts of the campus we haven’t explored.” The course’s popularity is not just with Logan students. The par 63 course is wellfrequented by players from all over the St. Louis community, even as far as Illinois.
“One day we mapped out at least 40 people in just over an hour using the disc golf course,” he says. “At any time of day, you can see multiple groups of people playing on the course.” Students can either rent discs donated by Gateway Disc Sports at the Wellness Center or bring their own. The next steps for the disc golf club is building a podium at the first hole as a check in location and offer course maps to players. Roberts also hopes to eventually start a recreational league and have the sport become a part of collegiate intramural activities. “We encourage the engagement with the community and it’s a fantastic way to share our campus and bring more recognition to Logan.”
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Dr. Robin Hunter:
A Chiropractic Home Run Induction into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon a professional baseball player, coach, manager or umpire. To the inductee, it’s a dream come true, a sign that all of their hard work through the years has paid off. It’s also proof that the honoree is incredibly talented and deserving of the title. The same goes for induction into the American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Chiropractic Hall of Fame—the highest honor in the specialty of sports chiropractic. And for the Hall of Fame’s newest inductee, Logan graduate Robin Hunter, DC, it is indeed special: Dr. Hunter is only the 10th person to be inducted into the ACA Sports Chiropractic Hall of Fame and the first woman bestowed this honor. Dr. Hunter, a native of Rumson, N.J., was heavily involved in gymnastics and cheerleading growing up, but due to many sports injuries, she suffered chronic headaches and neck pain. It wasn’t until she was a senior in college that she was introduced to the benefits of chiropractic care. Realizing she wanted to work with injured athletes like herself, she enrolled at Logan. “At Logan, I got involved with the school’s sports injury council and traveled to ACA conventions, where I met the most remarkable group of sport chiropractors who became my role models,” she explains. “Logan provided an environment
of excellence in education and fostering confidence.” Dr. Hunter graduated from Logan in April 1986 and was elected to the executive council of the ACA Sports Council, where she served for eight years. “I saw my colleagues serve on the medical teams for the Summer Olympics and Pan American Games, and I knew that was what I wanted also,” she says. “It took me 10 years to reach my goal. I served as a member of the medical team for the 2001 World University Games in Beijing and the 2002 Spring Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.” With this, Dr. Hunter became the first chiropractic physician to be appointed to a Winter Games and the first-ever female to be appointed to an official U.S. Olympic medical team. Dr. Hunter vividly remembers the hustle and bustle of working at the games. “At the World University Games, we’d work out
of dorms that were converted into training rooms, starting at the break of dawn and working into the night as teams would be competing late into the evening. “At the Winter Olympic Games, I was the only chiropractor on our medical team. I’ll never forget how banged up and hurting many of our athletes were when they arrived at the Olympic Village, as many of them were just coming off their Olympic trials in order to make the Olympic team. We were so busy getting the athletes ready for competition all over again!” In 2004, Ohio State University recruited Dr. Hunter to help implement a new division within their College of Medicine. Within a year, the Center for Integrative Medicine opened, providing chiropractic, acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, Reiki, hypnotherapy, holistic family medicine, and art and massage therapy services. Two years later Dr. Hunter transferred to OSU’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, where she currently works in its Performing Arts Medicine Program as a chiropractor. In the past 25 years, Dr. Hunter has led a fulfilling career and made great strides in advancing the chiropractic profession. But perhaps her proudest moment came on September 28, 2013, when she was inducted into the ACA Sports Chiropractic Hall of Fame. Proving the rarity of this honor, the most recent induction into the Hall of Fame occurred eight years ago. “To be honored by my colleagues who I respect and admire so much was humbling and very emotional for me,” Dr. Hunter explains. “We have all worked side-by-side for more than 25 years, building upon the foundations of the profession and bringing us into the sports medicine mainstream. “Being a woman has its challenges, but with the support and encouragement of my colleagues, I persevered and became a strong, assertive leader,” she says. “I hope this serves as an inspiration for other women in my profession.”
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Brandon J. Allison
Bronson E. Baber
Andrew J. Badell
Jaron M. Banks President
Matthew M. Barnhart
Allison R. Blessing
Joshua M. Bodine Lederman
Brandon M. Brammeier
Kelsi J. Dimitt
Nicholas J. Divan
Scott J. Dodds
Dylan L. Driver
Scott B. Dukowitz
Mark C. Elam
Kristopher J. Feldmann
Joshua L. Flowers
Andrew L. Heffelmire
Daniel Heuser Not Pictured
Sarah E. Horsley
Dana B. Huisman
Shawn D. Isaacs
Raymond R. Jennings
Joshua E. Johnson
Zachary R. Kager
Derek S. Miller Not Pictured
Michael A. Miller
Logan J. Mills
Bradley S. Moffitt
Catherine L. Money
Gregory C. Nash
Daniel W. Nekolite
Shaun D. Nibbe
Erika K. Johnson
Anthony Roldos Rodriquez
Jamie L. Russell
Abigail T. Scheer
Ashley L. Seaver
Eric B. Shay
Courtney R. Silke Treasurer
Amanda M. Smith
Brent A. Spille
Tara A. Spurlock
Diana E. Toler
Robert J. Trager
Jessica K. Turner
Anna L. Vogel Secretary
Jacob D. Wengert
Justin M. White
Joshua D. Wideman
William J. Zimmerman
Tyler D. Zoesch
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Joshua R. StearnsBrowning
Erin E. Folkerts Sterling C. Foster Educational Coordinator Educational Coordinator
Lauren E. Calabra
Leigh A. Caulk
Kevin J. Clark
Martin C. Collier
Xavier A. Counts
Cory S. Davis
Ryan A. Frailey
Paul T. Frieling
Erica M. Gaitley
Sarah E. Geringer
Aaron K. Gray
Andrew J. Gunther
Derrick D. Hamilton
Bret A. Kelley
Louis R. Kenny
Dan M. Liliac
Andrew Michael Lowey
Ashley N. Marchek
Jill M. Matthews
Alanna L. McNelly
Nia M. Megquier
Mathew A. Ortman
Leah S. Owens
Jordan M. Pond
Andrew S. Rackovan
Kate E. Randlett
Aaron C. Rickelman
Brant W. Riegel
Jesse E. Riley Vice President
Michael D. Sullenberger
Abbi N. Sunner
Alexandra L. Sweeney
Pierce A. Sweeney
Ashley A. Tankersley
Joshua R. Tanner
James V. Taylor
Matthew J. Tellor
Julianne C. Thake
Ryan M. Brinker Athletic Director
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Building Awareness of Chiropractic Dr. John Bartemus is an August 2009 Logan graduate and currently practices in Cornelius, N.C. He treats a diverse population of patients, from newborns and adults, to Crossfit and triathalon athletes. In this edition of Marketing Motivation, Dr. Bartemus discusses how he personally helps grow awareness of chiropractic in the health care setting.
How do you personally build awareness of chiropractic in your community? Educational seminars are my favorite way to spread the word about chiropractic. I speak anywhere and everywhere that I can establish a relationship, such as gyms, schools, businesses, Rotary and other civic clubs. Most recently, I held a seminar on “Preventing and Reversing Cancer Naturally” at a nursing facility that is part of the Carolina’s Healthcare System. I am the nutrition coach and mobility coach
at my local Crossfit affiliate, and I also compete for that gym, so I am well known by more than 150 members. If someone is injured, wants to increase their performance by improved biomechanics, or improve their health through improved nutrition, my relationship with the gym makes me the go-to guy. I’ve conducted screenings at organized races and sporting events. I was the team chiropractor for our local semipro football team, and I’m active on social media and post a weekly video blog on YouTube, covering topics such as chiropractic, neurology, vaccination, Alzheimer’s and
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GMO foods. If it has to do with your health, I cover it from an angle that is natural and works with your body’s innate tendencies toward health and vitality.
How do you address myths and misconceptions about chiropractic? With honesty, research, and videos. My favorite misconception is that you have to “believe” in chiropractic for it to work. Chiropractic is not a religion; rather, it is a philosophy, an art and a science. There is a lot of research out there that substantiates what we do and I look for quality resources that allow me to help position chiropractic and its benefits in an honest and positive light.
Do you see a greater need for chiropractic as more patients demand less-invasive, lower-cost comprehensive care? Absolutely, and the market is there. Statistics show that chiropractic has only reached a maximum market penetration of 7.2%. That’s the percentage of people who have ever tried it. The percentage that is actively under care at this moment is closer to 1-2%. So, there is plenty of growth available. We need a chiropractor on every corner providing evidence-based care with integrity.
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How is being a part of the integrated health care movement an opportunity to build chiropractic awareness?
What more can the chiropractic community as a whole be doing to advance the practice and profession?
It provides us with the opportunity to speak with other healthcare professionals on a level that they understand. When this opportunity arises, we as chiropractors need to be well-read and ready. This requires that we continue learning on a daily basis by reading books and research, and publishing articles. Chiropractic should stay drug free and I do not think that we should compromise our principles to gain acceptance in the movement. We are separate and distinct, and always have been. However, if we can’t communicate with the medical community in the scientific language that they require, and provide them with studies to back up our claims, we will not be part of the movement for very long, or at all.
Unity. We need to have one voice in chiropractic. That doesn’t mean we all have to have the same goals, opinions or beliefs. But it does mean that we need to be unified in our message to the public and those outside our profession. Disagree behind closed doors if necessary, but be unified in public. Do you think all medical doctors get along? No. But their messages in the public are definitely unified and clear. That’s what we need. I think a good start would be an advertising co-op among chiropractors in a given community. Instead of fighting over new patients, imagine if every chiropractor in town put $500 a month into an account that paid for one unified, educational message. The same idea could be applied by the chiropractic colleges as well, but on a larger scale with more money. Instead of competing for the few students who know about or stumbled into chiropractic school, imagine the number of students that would start school knowing they want to be a chiropractor because of the education they received from the materials endorsed by a chiropractic school co-op. I am happy to announce that a project like this has been started. It can be found at DiscoverChiropractic.org.
The schools are teaming up to bring one voice to prospective students through this website. I am proud of them for taking this first step in the right direction. Lastly, we need more research on topics that can positively impact the quality of life and health care dollars, such as affect of chiropractic ROS (free radical) damage, Telomere shortening and mental health and depression. These kinds of studies can be eye opening in the health care industry.
Statistics show that chiropractic has only reached a maximum market penetration of 7.2% ... The percentage that is actively under care at this moment is closer to 1-2% ... We need a chiropractor on every corner providing
evidence-based care with integrity.
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This installment of Doctor to Doctor features a discussion with Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA, associate professor at Logan and president of the Missouri State Chiropractors’ Association, about the role of professional associations in the chiropractic and health sciences. Dr. Montgomery serves as first vice president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic. How can involvement in a local, state or national professional association benefit your career? First, chiropractic is not just a job or a career, it is a way of life. Being involved with other DCs in your area or state opens the door to ideas for you to use. These ideas run from how to handle your practice more efficiently to sharing treatment methods of differing types of patients that you will see in your office. Marketing done by a group of DCs is much more efficient in terms of branding and the spreading out of costs. A group of DCs such as a local or state chiropractic association can negotiate better advertising expenses to further the chiropractic message. Patients are impressed and proud of doctors that belong to an association, especially those who take leadership positions in that organization. State and national organizations have resources available to their members that are not available to non-members, and offer yearly Legislative Days where members come as a group to the State Capitol or National Capitol to lobby for laws favorable to chiropractors and chiropractic patients. Additionally, state and national organizations have lobbyists in the Capitol, so they have a finger on the pulse of the changing health care industry. There will always be ‘turf wars’ between competing health care professions and we need to be sure that what we have and what we offer to our patients will be protected and, at times, expanded to better serve our patients.
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What are some pressing issues taking place in the chiropractic industry that need our attention? In three words, Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a sweeping change in health care. We need to be ‘at the table.’ Chiropractic cannot afford not to be involved in the organization and operation of the ACA. The first step in the implementation of the ACA is through Medicaid. Medicaid is a state run program, but heavily financed by the federal government. Since each state runs their program, reimbursements are all over the scale. Our associations must be a part of the planning stages, otherwise, reimbursement rates may be inadequate.
Can professional associations and organizations really make a difference in the industry? The first two associations were formed early in chiropractic history, one in 1905 and the other in 1906. Before those organizations were formed, no licensing laws were passed to allow DCs to practice chiropractic without the very real threat of being thrown into jail. An estimated 15,000 DCs were arrested and jailed before licensing laws were passed. The first state to have a law was Kansas in 1913. The last was Louisiana in 1974. These laws would not have been passed without our associations and its members. As I mentioned before, bills are trying to be passed that can have a major impact on our ability to care for our patients as we see fit. Without the vigilance of our associations, we could go back to the days before 1913. Today, our national associations represent our profession in many aspects of life. They have been able to get chiropractic into major programs, including Veterans’ Affairs and our Armed Services.
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How do you go about choosing a professional association to join? Are there different benefits to joining a state association vs. a national association? I would start by joining your state association. That association has the greatest impact on the everyday life of your practice. The state associations have subchapters, sometimes called districts, other times called societies, which usually meet once a month. State associations also have benefits for their members, such as discounts on services required for everyday business. New graduates are given memberships for free for the first year and a graduated scale up to full cost within five years. Mentorships are a part of many state associations. National associations have a greater impact on the profession as a whole. In the national associations, such as the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations and the American Chiropractic Association, you can see how DCs handle problems in practice or business in other areas of the country.
Is it better to get involved earlier on, or wait until you have more time in your career? That is a good question. Some new graduates get involved right away. The reduced membership cost helps. Some new graduates are spending much of their time trying to get their practices up and running and feel that they donâ€™t have the time to be involved. However, associations can provide ideas and resources to help new doctors avoid pitfalls and take advantage of opportunities not available to non-members.
Missouri State Chiropractors Association Legislative Day 2013
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Student News • Chelsea Warnecke was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport, an organization comprised of national chiropractic sports councils worldwide and individual members that have affiliations with international organizations within the chiropractic profession and the world of sports.
Logan in the Community • This past Fall, Logan Health Centers’ interns and practitioners were once again active in the St. Louis community.Interns participated in health fairs and presented informative lectures at several locations. Event highlights included the Scottish Games, West Newsmagazine’s Better Living Expo, Bi-National Health Fair and Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run.
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• Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, was named executive clinical business director of Logan University. Dr. Wiese is responsible for the management of Logan’s student health and outpatient centers’ business operations as well as patient and customer services; marketing and compliance; quality assurance of patient files; billing records; and staffing and credentialing. • Ralph Barrale, DC, is now overseeing alumni relations for Logan University. In his new role as vice president of chiropractic affairs and alumni relations, Dr. Barrale will handle both post-graduate education and development. • Marty Kaeser, DC, MA, presented at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in November in Boston. More than 12,500 public health professionals from across the country and around the world convened to present the latest research and explore new strategies to address today’s leading health challenges. Dr. Kaeser addressed the feasibility of using a standardized patient encounter for training chiropractic students in tobacco cessation counseling.
• Logan’s Office of Marketing and Public Relations launched a new blog (loganuniversitynews.blogspot.com) dedicated to news about the Logan community. Items from faculty and staff can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and items from students can be submitted to James Paine, PhD, dean of student services, at email@example.com. • Congratulations to Ellen Dickman, MLS, director of the learning resources center at Logan. Dickman was elected to the Executive Board of the St. Louis Metro Area Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and will serve as Treasurer. SLA has more than 100 members locally and supports corporate, academic and government librarians through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives. • Jennifer Reed, MBA, has been selected to serve on the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. • Adil Khan, MBA, CPA, CSBO, is now overseeing administrative affairs. In his new role, Mr. Khan will handle both the accounting and administrative affairs of the university.
Events • Logan students placed third overall in this year’s Chiro Games held Nov. 1 through 4 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Sports included men’s and women’s basketball, flag football, golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, tennis, beach volleyball, swimming, running and hockey. • The Missouri State Chiropractic Association (MSCA) held a lunch for students on Oct. 10 on the Logan campus. The organization provided information on practicing in Missouri, licensure requirements, insurance reimbursement and scope of practice. MSCA representatives and field doctors were present to answer questions.
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Logan sponsored the First Annual Great Pumpkin Carving Contest wherein groups of students were encouraged to carve or decorate pumpkins. Entries were judged by students, faculty and staff, and cash prizes were awarded to the top three winners. Decorations around campus further set the scene.
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Logan Letters Brent Anderton, son of Thomas R. Anderton, DC, January 1965 Logan graduate, contacted the Logan administration to obtain a new diploma and certificates that had faded over the years. Brent arranged a trip to St. Louis and surprised his father with a visit to the Logan campus in October to receive the documents. Below are excerpts from a letter he sent, prior to his arrival at Logan: “I have heard many great stories throughout the years about mom and dad’s start of their marriage going to school in St. Louis. On many occasions, my parents have said that it was the “being out of state experience” and having only each other that really solidified their marriage.…The time [on campus] allotted to us is received with much gratitude. Thank you again for making this happen. We will have some fun stories to share while on campus. In fact, one is about the quality of education received at Logan.”
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Every trimester, Logan hosts Club Day where students can learn about, and connect with, a variety of co-curricular activities, sports and organizations on campus. Students enjoyed the festivities including a free lunch at the Fall and Spring Trimester Club Days.
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Class of August 2011
Class of September 1952
Congratulations to …
Holly A. Tucker, DC, and Jude Miller, DC, who welcomed the birth of their son, Tristan Xavier Miller, on July 9, 2013.
The family of Ransy Rogers, DC, who recently passed away.
Class of September 1950 William Speitel Jr., DC, who was named 2013 convention honoree by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. The award is presented to a chiropractic physician who demonstrates a strong commitment to his or her profession and community. Dr. Speitel practiced in Nashville for 39 years. Class of April 1992 Stephen Heney, DC, who was recognized with Extraordinary Service Award by the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society. The award is periodically given to doctors who render extraordinary services to the chiropractic profession, volunteering time and skills with passion, for the betterment of the profession, their colleagues and the community. Dr. Heney owns a private practice in Pembroke, Mass., and is active with many local, state and national chiropractic organizations. Class of August 1995 Noel Taylor, DC, who received the Sacro Occipital Research Society International’s (SORSI) Presidential Award for “outstanding dedication and devotion going above and beyond the call of duty.” The award was presented during the organization’s annual symposium in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Taylor serves as the executive secretary for the Board of Directors of SORSI, a chiropractic teaching and research organization founded in 1952. Class of August 2002 Eric Kaple, DC, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Ohio Senate, District 13. The election is in 2014.
Logan University Expresses Sincere Sympathy to … The family of Logan Tri-3 student David “Blake” Hanger of Columbus, Ind., who passed away Nov. 10, 2013. The Logan Student Doctors Council, in collaboration with the Trimester 3 class, sponsored a “Benefit for Blake” fundraising event on Oct. 30, raising more than $2,000 for Blake’s family.
Class of February 1953 The family of Ralph Brewer, DC, who passed away Oct. 19, 2013. Dr. Brewer served as past president of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society and was active on various state and national boards. He retired from his practice after 52 years, nine of those years which he practiced alongside his son, Mark Brewer, DC. Class of March 1954 The family of Chester McNash, DC, who passed away on Oct. 25, 2013. Class of September 1970 The family of Bob Beasley, DC, whose wife Judy passed away earlier this year in Bradenton, Fla. Judy, the twin sister of James McCumber, DC, Logan September 1968 graduate, worked in the Logan University clinic while her husband Bob attended school at Logan. Class of January 1972 The family of Daniel Duffy, DC, who passed away on Sept. 30, 2013.
Class of March 1951 The family of Larry Hutti, DC, who passed away on Jan. 21, 2014. Dr. Hutti ran a private practice for 30 years and later became a Professor at Logan and President of the Alumni Association. Many members of Dr. Hutti’s family have also chosen a career in chiropractic including sons Stephen Hutti, DC, class of January 1979 and Mark Hutti, DC, class of September 1979 and grandsons, Timothy Hutti, DC, class of August 2007, Jonathan Hutti, DC, class of April 2012 and Sean Neary, Trimester 9 student scheduled to graduate in August 2014. The family of Ernest E. Quatro, DC, who passed away.
Class of January 1973 The family of Al Parry, DC, who passed away Dec. 6, 2013. Dr. Parry was a Fellow for the International College of Chiropractors and served a former director of Logan’s postgraduate department and director of Logan’s archives. He was a member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic Board of Directors, an author and faculty member honored. Class of September 1974 The family of Charles S. Wallace, DC, who recently passed away. Class of September 1979 The family of George Richards, DC, whose wife Janet passed away Nov. 7, 2013. Janet is the mother of Patricia Richards, DC, and mother-in-law of Mark Drake, DC, both December 1992 Logan graduates. SPRING 2014 37
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Logan University was barely a glimmer in Dr. Hugh B. Logan’s eye when the members of the Missouri State Chiropractors’ Association held their 14th Annual Convention at St. Louis’ Marquette Hotel in June 1927. Though Dr. Logan would still be practicing with his son Dr. Vinton Logan in Los Angeles for several more years, this particular meeting was an historic moment in chiropractic as members celebrated the recent passage of a law that allowed chiropractors to practice in the state of Missouri. Many prominent leaders and visionaries in the chiropractic field were in attendance, including (highlighted from left to right):
Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, Sr., founder of Central Chiropractic College in Kansas City. Dr. Cleveland took over the Los Angeles branch of the Ratledge System of Chiropractic Schools and rechartered the school as Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles in 1950.
Dr. Thomas Maher, first secretary of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and first Chairman of the Logan Board of Trustees. At the time he was the Chair, Logan was named the International Chiropractic Research Foundation College of Chiropractic. Dr. H.B. Logan was the Dean and would not take the title of President until 1936. In 1937, the college was renamed Logan Basic College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Sylvester Walters, a graduate of Missouri Chiropractic College. After Dr. Walters passed away, his wife donated $800,000 to Logan University, which subsequently named Walters Auditorium in the William D. Purser Center after the practitioner.
Dr. Henry C. Harring, who graduated from St. Louis Chiropractic College in 1918 and then co-founded the Missouri Chiropractic College, which opened in 1920 with 12 students.
Historical information provided by Patrick Montgomery, DC, FASA, associate professor, Logan University
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