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NUHS – Looking Back, Looking Ahead 2012 has been a year of diverse accomplishments at National University, with 2013 promising even more excitement for alumni, students, faculty, and staff. As Dr. DeMatte states in his column, the opportunities that come with change are to be anticipated and embraced. • The most noteworthy change announced at Homecoming 2012 is the impending retirement of Dr. James Winterstein after 26 years as president of National University, and the installation of the institution’s sixth president, Dr. Joseph Stiefel, currently dean of the College of Professional Studies – Florida. The changing of the guard will take place during Homecoming 2013, June 20-22. • On October 15, 2012, National University of Health Sciences received word that the Naturopathic Medicine Degree Program had received accreditation by the Council on Naturopathic Medicine Education (CNME), after a multi-faceted, multi-year process. The first students were accepted in Fall 2006 and the first class graduated in Fall 2009. • Another achievement for National and the naturopathic program was the hosting of the Naturopathic Gathering of 2012, November 9-11. The Gathering allows ND students from all schools to meet with experienced naturopathic physicians and educational leaders to deepen their understanding of the roots, history and philosophy of the profession. The event was an unqualified success for the profession’s newest educational program.
Inside Alumnus Poltical Correctness vs. Tradition
President Winterstein discusses how today’s political correctness threatens our national holidays.
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• Another of National University’s newer degree programs, acupuncture and oriental medicine, added a milestone to the university’s history and the acupuncture profession in April 2012 with the acceptance of interns from the master’s degree programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine into a clerkship program at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). • National University proudly announced that PubMed, the prestigious search engine of the National Library of Medicine, recently included the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities (JCH) among its indexed publications. Now all three of the NUHS journals are indexed in PubMed. • National University now lists five clinics serving the public with the grand opening of the NUHS Whole Health Center – Pinellas Park in Florida this past November. This second Florida clinic joins the NUHS Whole Health Center housed in the Caruth Health Education Center of St. Petersburg College (SPC), which exclusively serves faculty and students within the SPC system. • A new video on the home page of the NUHS website was unveiled in September, presenting a bold new picture of the National’s unique strengths in health care education. Personal perspectives from several students, faculty and administrators give the video a focused and heartfelt message that speaks directly to those aspiring to the healing professions.
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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou Yes… there is a lot going on this year at NUHS! I was discussing with a colleague how excited I was to have the opportunity of participating in an historic occasion — bidding farewell with fond memories and special thanks to one president and enthusiastically welcoming with full support a new president. I have always been one to embrace change and look forward to new challenges and opportunities that come with change. Dr. John DeMatte IV
When I was thinking about the concept of “change”, I recalled the proverb/saying that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” When I brought this topic up to a few people about writing an article for the Alumnus, many asked why I would want to discuss something negative? I was surprised, as I’ve always considered the saying positive and if nothing else, rather insightful. So let’s look at some documented interpretations of this proverb and about change itself. According to Wikipedia: “Change is the one thing that we can be sure of; the only thing that is consistent in life is that nothing is permanent.” The Chinese interpretation is somewhat similar — making the observation that “turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.” Then, there is also Heraclitus and Carl Jung who both agree “change and conflict are necessary and normal aspects to human existence; to resist change is to resist life.” So change itself is inevitable, and neither positive nor negative by nature, but the outcome of change is determined by the actions, choices and interpretations of those involved. Often times, one’s level of involvement and commitment to change provides the foundation for the outcome. It is analogous to those who complain about who won or lost an election but never actually voted… Change...
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It’s Not ‘Turkey Day’ or ‘The Holidays’! By James F. Winterstein, DC NUHS President I was listening to what those who deliver it call “the news” last month and the anchor lady said something like “people are getting ready for ‘Turkey Day,’ and many are already off work for the entire week!” People will want to be careful on the roads and blah, blah, blah. Really? “Turkey Day”? Why exactly would more and more people be using this kind of language when referring to Thanksgiving Day, a day that had its beginning in 1621 — yes, that is an American tradition of nearly 400 years and now, people want to refer to it as “Turkey Day”? How inappropriate, not to mention that the informal definition of “turkey,” is something that is “extremely or completely unsuccessful, especially a play or movie, or for that matter a stupid or inept person.” (New Oxford American Dictionary) According to Wikipedia, the first Thanksgiving day was celebrated by 53 pilgrims and 90 American Indians because the colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating thanksgiving days of prayer, thanking God for blessings. Thanksgiving Day was made an official holiday in the United States in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens, to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.” “Turkey Day” is a long distance from the actions and intentions of the Pilgrims and all those who followed, through Lincoln’s time and even up through most of
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my life — until recently when, it seems that people of the United States have become “too good to give thanks,” because doing so might suggest a spiritual or religious connotation. We have come to the point, far from the days of our forefathers, where we have adopted something we call “political correctness,” an oxymoron if ever there was one. What about politics today seems even remotely “correct”? To make matters worse, even before Thanksgiving has arrived, commercial enterprise and all of the related media are giving homage to “The Holidays”! “The Holidays”? How about Thanksgiving and Christmas? Nothing about using those terms will negate the beliefs of those who celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanza, but the traditions related to these special days should not be thrown away because of an oxymoron called “political correctness.” I would venture to say that if the people of our country returned to their spiritual roots, politics in this country would look far different from that which we face today with a national debt that one cannot even imagine, not to mention the jobless and homeless people in this country. Perhaps once again, people would develop a real work ethic rather than the “Europeanization” that currently leads to an expectation of more and longer “vacations.” The weekend before Thanksgiving, people all over the country were “taking the week off because of upcoming turkey day!” According to Forbes, the average American works 25 hours per week (Imagine that — only 25 hours!), but the average Frenchman works 18, the Italian a bit more than 16, and even the British average only 21 hours per week. Furthermore, Europeans take far more “holiday time”, with the average for Frenchmen being 12 weeks per year! What’s my point? Well, to me, it appears that people are less and less committed to the principles that made our country great and more committed to “time off”, getting as much from government as they possibly can, and being “politically correct.” Where does this lead us? Take a look at Greece, Italy, Spain, if we want to see where the United States is headed. I think it all comes back to “Turkey Day” and “The Holidays” and the attitude we have developed toward our “spiritual celebrations.” Our lack of concern for religion and spirituality goes hand-in-hand with selfishness. Well, I have had my say about all of that, but right now, I want to give thanks to all of you who continue to make National University all that it is. Your support and your contributions have meant so much to me personally during my presidency and so much more to the success of our alma mater. This Thanksgiving Day, I took time to thank God for all the blessings in my personal life and to thank God for all of you, my colleagues. May your blessings be many.
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if you are not an active participant in the process, it is impossible for you to have any involvement in the outcome nor have you earned any right to render judgment. So what does all this have to do with my message as President’s Cabinet International (PCI) and President’s Advisory Counsel (PAC) chairperson? It is more important now than ever for us to show our support for our alma mater in one of the many ways of giving. If you have been waiting for a special occasion or deeper reason, I can think of no better time or mission than for all of NUHS alumni to show an unprecedented percentage of support. Here is an opportunity to truly show Dr. Winterstein our gratitude for his many years of commitment and dedication to National by attending homecoming this year and by letting Dr. Stiefel, our incoming president, know that he has the full support of the alumni. Change can be a very good and positive thing if the support and cooperation of the alumni is strong and unwavering. By becoming an active dues-paying alumni or joining one of the numerous levels of the PCI, you can become an active participant in the change that NUHS is about to experience, and through your support, make this change a positive and prosperous time for your alma mater! Check out the NUHS website (www.nuhs.edu) or contact Shawna McDonough, director of alumni and development, (email@example.com) to learn more about these programs. So I hope to see you, my fellow alumni, at homecoming to celebrate this exciting event and enjoy some old friends and perhaps meet some new ones. Have you considered sponsoring a student to homecoming? This is the third year of the program and it has been well received, so if interested, please contact Ms. McDonough. In closing, let me say without fear of contradiction, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela NUHS affords you and me the opportunity to invest in the future commitment to educational excellence that can and will change us as alumni, future graduates and ultimately the profession that we are committed to serve.
John J. DeMatte, IV, DC Chair, President’s Cabinet Internationale Chair, President’s Alumni Advisory Council
Nicholas Trongale, EdD, dean of the College of Professional Studies – Lombard, was appointed vice president for academic services, effective November 2, and will also continue as dean for the immediate future. Vincent DeBono, DC, resigned his position as vice president for academic services to pursue opportunities with his company MOTUS, LLC. Daniel Strauss, DC, has been appointed interim associate dean of the Florida campus. In addition to his new position, he will continue to teach clinical science classes for the immediate future. Jennifer Illes, DC, requested to be released from the position of interim associate dean at the Florida campus to return to her clinical science teaching duties and spend more time with her family. Tamara Sukup, ND, DC, MS, clinical sciences instructor, has been appointed assistant dean of the Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education. Frank Yurasek, PhD (China), MSOM, assistant professor and assistant dean of acupuncture and oriental medicine, has had a poster accepted for presentation at the Society for Acupuncture Research Conference in April 2013. His poster focuses on “Primary Hypertension Treatment Using Plum Blossom Needle Hammer Therapy.”
David R. Seaman, DC, professor of clinical sciences at the NUHS Florida campus, was a presenter on “Pain: Accurately Assessing and Diagnosing In Order To Effectively Treat” in August at the annual conference of the Florida Worker’s Compensation Institute. Marc McRae, DC, associate professor of basic sciences, was recently published in the journal, Creative Education. The title of his paper is “Using clinical case studies to teach biochemistry in a doctoral program: A descriptive paper.” Brett R. Martin MSAc, DC, clinical practice instructor, and Daniel Richardson, MS, PhD, assistant dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences, were recently published in the September issue of Clint Publications’ The Original Internist. The title of their paper is “Effects of Statin Drugs on Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease Due to Reductase Inhibition and Nutrient Depletions.” Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD, professor of research, was elected president-elect of the Massage Therapy Foundation. Her two-year term will begin in March 2014. National University’s Massage Therapy Certificate Program has again been awarded accreditation approval by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) for a period of five years, October 2012 though October 2017.
Pictured (l-r) at the ACCR workshop are Dr. Yuri Korvatko, William Bogar, DC, chief of diagnostic imaging and residency, Dr. Munyeong Choi, Dr. Rudy Heiser, Dr. Erin Quinlan, and Dr. Heather Miley.
Rudy Heiser, DC, MS, assistant professor of clinical sciences, Florida campus, and Heather Miley, DC, MS, instructor in clinical sciences, Florida campus, won the 1st and 3rd place WAG awards respectively at the ACCR workshop in October. Erin Quinlan, DC, third year NUHS radiology resident and Yuri Korvatko, DC, second year NUHS radiology resident, won 1st and 3rd place resident WAG awards respectively. In the WAG portion of the ACCR workshop, participants attempt to identify extremely difficult cases in radiology. For several years, NUHS has won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in this challenging competition. In addition, Munyeong Choi, DC, received his DACBR certificate along with five other recipients. Dr. Choi completed the radiology residency at NUHS in August 2012.
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National University of Health Sciences sincerely appreciates the following alumni who have referred students in our Fall 2012 class. You are truly our #1 source of new students. Thank You! Thank You! Hae Yong Chung, DC Jill Dortch, DC Scott Erickson, DC Kelly Farrell, DC Scott Fonda, DC Peter Georgiou, DC David Perns, DC Paul Plaskett, DC Chad Sloden, DC
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We also thank all a couple of anonymous National alumni who referred students to their alma mater. Although we can’t thank you by name, we truly appreciate your efforts on behalf of the university. We also appreciate the many non-National alumni who respect our educational programs and have referred students here.
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Alumni News 1950s
Dr. Jerry C. Archer and his wife, Lucille ‘Teal’ (Gilbane) Archer of Hartville, Ohio, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 6. The couple met at NCC while students and married in Chicago at the beginning of their second term in 1952. Both graduated with doctor of chiropractic degrees in 1954 and Dr. Jerry has been in practice since that time.
Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners and the American Board of Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine. He has also been appointed to serve on the Global Advisory Board of the International Sports Hall of Fame. 1990s Dr. Molly Magnani (1992) of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has been practicing in an integrated medical clinic in her home state since 1996 following the birth of her first son. The clinic is part of one of the three largest health systems in Minnesota. Recently, Dr. Magnani has been involved with St. Thomas University and working to create a Chiropractic Leadership Institute with the goal of developing leaders who can generate new and enhanced ways to lead their chiropractic organizations, mobilize resources, produce desired results and improve delivery of health care. The Chiropractic Leadership Institute is a national program and open to any chiropractor interested in leadership and/or enhancing their leadership skills. For details, go to http://ExEd.StThomas.edu/ChiropracticLeadership.
1960s James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, (1963) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, announces the publication of the seventh edition of his textbook, Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment, by the Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins medical publication company. The text contains the biomechanics and clinical outcome research conducted at the Loyola Medical Center, Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Hines VA hospital of specialized flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation technic. Drs. Ram Gudavalli and A.G. Patwarden are the principle investigators for the study. The biomechanics and neurophysiology of neural compromise is documented from updated literature searches as well as the thorough procedure of conducting this spinal manipulation technic in the book. This textbook is the study guide for certification and study of Cox technic procedures.
Bahia Al-Salihi Ohlsen, DC, MS, MBA, RYT, (1992) has had a second case report accepted for publication in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine entitled “Combination of acupuncture and spinal manipulative therapy: management of a 32-year-old patient with chronic tension-type headache and migraine.” She has also had a Clinical Roundup on Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine management of urticaria accepted for publication on Mary Ann Liebert’s Alternative and Complementary Therapies website (www.liebertpub.com) Dr. Ohlsen practices in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
1970s Dr. Thomas D. Stotz (1979) of Yankton, South Dakota, won his District 18 GOP seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives in the November 6 general election.
Dr. David Perns (1995) of Arlington Heights, Illinois, was elected vice president of the CCS district of the Illinois Chiropractic Society. Dr. Perns is also proud to announce that one of his patients is now enrolled as a first trimester student at National University.
1980s Dr. John S. Carr (1980) of Miller, South Dakota, was named a fellow of the International College of Chiropractors at the 2012 spring conference of the South Dakota Chiropractors’ Association.
Garth L. Edwards, MD, DC, DACBN, (1983) has been accepted into Pronger Smith Medical Care with privileges in chiropractic medicine effective September 30. The group has facilities in Blue Island, Tinley Park and New Lenox, Illinois. Dr. Jerrold Simon (1984) was elected president of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Council on Rehabilitation for a three-year term that began October 1. The ACA Rehab Council consists of over 250 chiropractic physicians from the United States and many of the provinces of Canada who specialize in rehabilitative techniques of the spine and extremities. As president of the council, Dr. Simon is the chief executive officer. He presides over all meetings of the members and the executive committee and is responsible for naming and appointing all committees with the approval of the executive committee. Dr. Simon has practiced in Lancaster, Ohio, for over 25 years and was the first chiropractic physician in Ohio to earn a postgraduate diplomate in rehabilitation. Dr. James Stoxen (1986) of Chicago, Illinois, has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the American
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Dr. John Wasco (2009) and Joann Duka were married on July 7 in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Wasco is practicing in Naperville.
Dr. Howard C. Brown (1949) of Milville, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at his home on April 27. He was 87. Dr. Mark Cyanovich, 51, of Robinson Township, Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly on August 12. He earned a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Penn State University and then his chiropractic degree from National College in 1994. Dr. Cyanovich previously practiced in Pittsburgh and Tampa, Florida, and at the time of his death was the owner of Alternative Medicine and Chiropractic in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Dr. John A. ‘Doc’ Davidson (1951) of Springfield, Illinois, a chiropractic physician and legislator, died August 21. Dr. Davidson, 87, was dedicated to both his profession and public service, retiring in 1993 after
41 years as a chiropractic physician and 20 years as an Illinois state senator. Dr. Davidson was affectionately known as “Crunch” or “Crack” because of the adjustments he would give his Springfield constituents in an office under the Capitol dome, while at the same time lobbying them for one of his causes. One of his proudest accomplishments was leading the legislative effort that secured the SIU School of Medicine to be seated in Springfield, providing world class care to Springfield and the surrounding areas. Dr. Davidson served in leadership positions in both the Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). He was named the ICS Chiropractor of the Year in 1962 and the ACA Chiropractor of the Year in 1973, the first recipient of the award. Davidson also was active in the National Chiropractic Association and National Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics. Doc Davidson World War II Navy veteran serving as a tail gunner on the USS Ticonderoga. He was a Springfield Jaycees past president, Masonic Shrine Board member, Sangamon County Board of Supervisors chair, and American Legion Post #32 member. Dr. Rupert Von Fox, 87, of Morgantown, North Carolina, passed away November 1 after about a year and a half of care at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. He served in the Navy submarine services during WWII, after which he drove a coal truck and worked as a plumber. He graduated from National College in 1971 and treated patients for more than 50 years. Dr. William D. Hall, Jr. (1951) of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died September 3 at the age of 86 after a period of declining health. Dr. Hall was a WWII veteran, a Mason, and a retired chiropractor, who practiced in Spartanburg for 40 years. Sculptor Jack Holme, 89, whose large red sculpture, “Musical Images”, has been a central landmark on the National University campus since 1995, passed away on June 23 in Evanston, Illinois, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. NUHS is privileged to have several other pieces of the world-renowned sculptor’s work on campus. “Triangulation” can be found in front of the LRC building, and “Balance” and “Torso” in the Lombard Whole Health Center. Dr. Michael William Johnson, 58, of Mineral Wells, West Virginia, passed away on July 25. He graduated from National College in 1978 and operated Johnson Chiropractic Center for 35 years. His practice was the recipient of the Parkersburg News Herald’s 2009 Viewer’s Choice Award for best chiropractic office. Dr. Johnson was a caring and compassionate man who loved how his occupation allowed him to help and heal people. Michael Lawrence Kiely, PhD, a former professor of anatomy at National University, died October 27. Dr. Kiely, 74, of Carol Stream, Illinois, received a bachelor of science degree from Lewis University in Lockport, and then his MS and PhD from Loyola University in Chicago. He spent 26 years on the anatomy faculty at Loyola University’s College of Dentistry until the school closed in 1993. He then came to National College as a part-time faculty member and was made full-time in 1994. Dr. Kiely enjoyed research and the opportunity to use creativity, imagination and his scientific background to discover new things. He was particularly interested in research In Memoriam continued on page 7
on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Dr. Kiely retired from National in 2005, and enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf, watching sports, and listening to jazz. His wife, Myra, two daughters, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson survive him. Dr. Frederick J. LaNinfa, 94, of St. Augustine, Florida, died February 27. He was a 1953 graduate of National College and a WWII Army veteran. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, he maintained a longstanding practice in Providence where he served as president of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island, and a delegate for several years. He retired in 1980 and moved to St. Augustine. Dr. Joseph ‘Joel’ Lasky, 93, of Ocala, Florida, died at home on June 3. He graduated from Universal Chiropractic College in 1940 and moved to Miami, Florida, semi-retired in 1981, having practiced for 55 years. He was a past president of the Dade County and Florida chiropractic associations, and in the 1960s, he represented the Florida Chiropractic Association in Tallahassee and successfully spearheaded a law to elevate academic standards in the chiropractic profession and have chiropractic covered by health insurance. Herbert K. Lee, DC, FICC, (1941) passed away on October 2 at the age of 101. He was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and lived and worked in Toronto for more than 70 years, caring for his patients into his 90th year. Dr. Lee assisted in the formation of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where he taught for from 1945 until 2002, and was a
founding member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic in 1980. He was inducted into National University’s Hall of Honor in 2006. Peter Paul Mach, DC, ND, AC, 91, of Kankakee, Illinois, died October 3. During WWII, he worked at steel mills and oil refineries in the Calumet area and also studied at the American Technical School and Purdue University, receiving a degree in business management. He graduated summa cum laude from National College in 1949. Dr. Mach was licensed in Illinois and Iowa, and also obtained one of the first chiropractic licenses in Indiana. He practiced in East Chicago and Gary, Indiana, and Chicago and Momence, Illinois, until his retirement in 2006. Over the years, Dr. Mach earned numerous degrees and certificates, served as the general secretary of the Chiropractic Biophysic Research Organization, and president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Central Region and Kankakee Toastmasters. Dr. Royal P. Reimer, 91, of Chicago died October 12. He graduated from National College in 1943 and was a WWII Navy veteran. One year of his tour was spent aboard the hospital ship USS Tranquility in the Pacific, which was ordered to Peleliu for embarkation and treatment of some 300 survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Dr. Reimer was president of the Chicago Chiropractic Society, 1950-52, the Illinois Chiropractic Society in 1970, and the International Chiropractic Biophysical Research Society, 1962-63. He was honored as Illinois Chiropractor of the Year in 1964. Among other activities, he helped establish the Illinois Council of Physiotherapy in 1956, serving as president from 1959, and was a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Chiropractic Society from
1965 to 1970. Dr. Reimer retired in 2002 after 55 years of practice. Dr. Albert N. Schwartz (1961) of Manchester, New Jersey, passed away on July 27. Dr. Michael E. Solan Jr. of Surabaya, Indonesia, passed away suddenly on June 25. He earned a BS degree from Indiana University Northwest, his chiropractic degree from National College in 1975, and was named a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He served in the U.S. Army Security Agency and was stationed for five years in Japan during the Vietnam Conflict. Dr. Solan also served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He was a chiropractic physician for more than 30 years with a private practice in San Diego, California, for 16 years. He then left California to travel and work all over Australia, Europe and Malta before becoming a coowner of a chiropractic clinic in Surabaya. Dr. Otto Arnold Spiegel (1949) of Sebring, Florida, died November 1. Dr. Spiegel, a WWII veteran, graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1949, from O’Neil College of Chiropractic in 1950, and received a diploma from Central States College of Physiatrics in 1952. He practiced in Decatur, Indiana, moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, in 1973, and then to Sebring, Florida, in 1976 where he was known as “Dr. O.A.” He practiced with his son, Dr. James R. Spiegel (1977), until he retired after more than 56 years of doing what he loved best – helping people. He was well known for giving free sports physicals to county students for years. Dr. Willius Vanatta (1942) of McMinnville, Tennessee, passed away in 2010.
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