Education of Doctors of Chiropractic

Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed to practice in all 50 states and in almost all nations of the world. Chiropractors undergo rigorous education in the health sciences similar to that of medical doctors. Following an undergraduate degree program, students must complete a thorough four year academic program that includes 4,200 hours of classroom time followed by a minimum of one year in a clinical based program or externship dealing with actual patient care to the general public. Over 500 hours are dedicated to learning adjusting techniques and spinal analysis. Successful completion of this program results in a D.C. (Doctorate in Chiropractic) degree. Both National Board and Individual State Board exams must be passed to obtain a license to practice chiropractic. Each state has a Chiropractic Board of Examiners to review the potential candidates’ qualifications and to govern the practice of chiropractic in their state.

The Integrative Chiropractor - The Chiropractor of the future

"Integrative" refers to the use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professions, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.  It is important that the patient's PCP or family doctor is informed of their diagnosis, treatment and outcome. We have worked very hard over the past 30 years to develop an integrative network of physicians that have one thing in common - "the best interest of the patient".    The group confirms that annual exams are being performed, including but not limited to physicals, blood work (blood sugar levels, cholesterol, PSA levels, etc.), prostate exams, breast exams, PAP smears and addressing of nutritional concerns.