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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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