Former chiropractor, co-defendant sentenced in insurance fraud scheme – The Eagle: Local News
“They’ve tried everything else,” she said in a phone interview on Monday. Bracken is cautious about terms and prefers “complementary,” to “wholistic” when describing the treatment she offers. Like Davis, Bracken uses knowledge of trigger and pressure points to treat an animal. “Nothing is a cure-all for everything,” she said, adding that some pets need multiple forms of treatment to recover from an ailment. And that doesn’t always include alternative treatments. She said a dog was brought to her for acupuncture services, but when she realized the dog needed surgery to repair a torn ligament, she recommended surgery and didn’t use acupuncture. Davis said it’s important for pets to have a veterinarian exam. Most of her referrals come from area vets, she said. According to New Mexico state law, chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy on an animal must be performed with the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
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Electrical issues sparked fire inside Muskegon chiropractic clinic, fire marshal says | MLive.com
The 4 a.m. fire on April 14 has been ruled accidental, according to Muskegon Fire Marshal Major Metcalf. We cannot rule out electrical, he said. The storm that blew through Muskegon on Saturday, April 12 , may have contributed to the electrical issues at the clinic and surrounding bayview sheppard chiropractic areas, Metcalf said. There was some arcing in the electrical panel. The fire first stated in the doctors personal official where there were big loads of books and book shelving, he said. There were a lot of combustible materials. The fire likely ignited in the area of the power strip, Metcalf said. He estimated approximately $30,000 in damage was caused to the building as a result of the fire. The chiropractor is still seeing patients as another local physician has offered him office space to keep him going, Metcalf said. Heather Lynn Peters covers police and fire, and writes a statewide food column, The Spunky Kitchen, for MLive Muskegon Chronicle. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter @HLPNEWS.
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Oil-Swishing Craze : Reality or Myth? – News of the World
Keith Overland of Wilton Chiropractor of the Year Keith Overland Wilton man named ‘Chiropractor of the Year’ 0comments WILTON –The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently honored Immediate Past President Keith Overland, DC, CCSP, with the prestigious Chiropractor of the Year award during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes exceptional service, achievement and/or leadership to the north york chiropractors profession. Overland exhibited all of these qualities and more during his two and a half-year term as ACA president, while working to advance the profession and the association within the reformed health care landscape in the United States. Overland served as president of ACA from Sept. 2011 to March 2014, during which time the association sought increased health care choices for patients and parity for chiropractic physicians as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was implemented across the country. Overland lead ACA in the creation of a 10-year plan that aims to position chiropractic favorably as health care providers work in increasingly integrated settings. “Overland is a true example of determination and leadership and has shown a great dedication to his patients and profession,” said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. “This award recognizes his unique contributions and honors him for devoting a tremendous amount of time and effort to advancing ACA and the chiropractic profession in light of the increasingly obvious fact that our health care system is broken and that giving patients choices is part of the solution.” First elected to the ACA Board of Governors in 2005, Overland is chairman of the ACA Legislative Committee and the ACA Fundraising Committee, in addition to his role as immediate past president. He is also an active member of the Membership Executive Committee. At home in Wilton, he has served as co-chair of the Connecticut Governors Committee on Physical Fitness, a member of former Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) Health Care Task Force and a member of the Connecticut Department of Health Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
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The Illinois Chiropractic Association Will Sponsor The First POWER Play in Sports SAFE Gameplan© Certification Program | North Fork Vue
We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the youth athlete through prevention and recognition. The S.A.F.E. program is literally, Supporting Athletes and Families through Education, states Sokoloff. A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported that key messages from published concussion management guidelines have not reached community sports coaches and sports trainers. We felt that this needed to be readdressed to maximize the safety of all of those involved in community sports, which is why weve taken the lead to build out these important public health workshops, said Greenstein, CEO of Sport and Spine Rehab Companies in the Washington DC metro area. On May 22, in Chicago, the Illinois Chiropractic Association will sponsor the first POWER Play in Sports SAFE Gameplan Certification Program that will certify other Chiropractors to deliver these programs and allow them to bring the message to their local communities. The program will provide the doctor of chiropractic with four workshop topics. Each workshop is designed to be taught individually or together. The education provided delivers the cutting edge, research based, healthcare techniques that cross all disciplines and sports developed by Greenstein, Baron, and Sokoloff. The four essential categories for each of the areas that will be addressed in the community workshops are: Module 1: Concussion Prevention and Recognition Module 2: Dehydration and Heat Related Conditions Module 3: Nutrition in Sports Module 4: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Maximizing Performance In addition Professional Development Modules will be offered: Module 5: Developing Strong Community Relations Module 6: Step by Step Implementation Strategies The Professional Development Modules takes the learner through each of the critical steps of scheduling, implementing and performing outstanding community workshops to ensure maximum success. The certification program is scheduled for 8 am to 5 pm on May 22, 2014 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. If you would like more information please contact Dawn Burchett at dawn(ta)ilchiro(dot)org or call (217) 525-1200. If you would like to register, here is the link: http://bit.ly/1jV8BhH .
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Lindsey received a 24-month term and Jessie was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Each will also have to pay about $1 million in restitution and remain on probation for two years after their release. Lindsey and Jessie are among five people convicted of conspiring to submit $3 million worth of false billing claims — which insurance companies paid at least $1.2 million of, according to federal officials. Marion Young, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of wire fraud in April 2013. Edward Graham, 37, and Earlie Dickerson, 41, were convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 30 counts of mail fraud following an eight-day trial. The three are scheduled for sentencing in July. Four Bryan chiropractic clinics were used by the co-defendants in carrying out their scheme from about February 2007 to December 2009, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Lindsey, who has since had his chiropractic license revoked, worked as a chiropractor at the clinics — all of which were owned by his co-conspirators — and would see patients who’d allegedly been injured in auto accidents and were being referred to Lindsey by Sanjoh & Associates, a law firm managed by Dickerson and where Jessie also worked, according to U.S. prosecutors. The clinic owners had agreed to pay Lindsey $2,000 per month to provide evaluations and recommend treatment for clients recruited by Dickerson, according to U.S.
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Wilton man named ‘Chiropractor of the Year’ – Thehour.com: Community
In an interview with HealthDay, Marc Halpern, a chiropractor and president of the California College of Ayurveda said, In Ayurveda we oil all the tissues of the body, from head to toe, every day. Studies have shown there can be an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action. Halpern added that he has seen positive results in many people. Some have even reported better results in eczema with coconut oil. In March, Discovery reported that oil pulling technique has been gaining more followers as it can treat insomnia, chronic pain, gingivitis, bad breath, kidney ailment and meningitis as well. Typically, it is recommended to swish oil in the mouth for 10-15 minutes with one teaspoon or two, as per choice. Some people also find it beneficial to massage oil on their gums in case of pain. Sesame oil, almond oil and coconut oil are suitable for the technique. The American Dental Association spokeswoman Lydia Hall said that study is needed to clarify the health benefits of oil swishing. There is no medical proof regarding the benefits of the technique. However, there is not harm in trying it as well.
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