Month: May 2010

2010 CCA Annual Chiropractic Convention Reno

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

June is time for the annual chiropractic convention hosted by the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) in Reno Nevada. This year’s convention takes place at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino and it begins on June 11. This year’s continuing education chiropractic convention offers chiropractors up to 22 hours of educational credits. The conference ends on June 13. Not only is it the CCA’s biggest chiropractic event of the year, continuing education for CCA members is free when preregistered for the conference.

CCA California Chiropractic Convention
I went for the Full Registration Package and am looking forward to three enjoyable days in Reno Nevada, along with the opportunity to receive all my necessary continuing education hours, which is included free with my annual CCA membership. I’ve mentioned many times before that chiropractors should be supporting their alumni association, as well as state and national chiropractic associations. If you are a chiropractor practicing in the state of California, and you’re not already a dues paying member of the CCA, it’s Time to Join California CCA.

This is not the first time CCA has offered free continuing chiropractic education to member chiropractors, and they are not the only state association to do so. Regardless of the state you’re practicing chiropractic in, it’s worth your effort to find out if continuing education credits are provided by your state association, may as well keep the funds in the family and support those that support you.

They’ll be coming by car, they’ll be coming by airplane, and they’ll be coming by chartered bus. Chiropractors in the Orange County area have chartered a bus for this years 2010 Reno Convention and it sounds like they’re going to have a blast along the way. In my experience, one of the best things about traveling amongst groups of like-minded individuals, is the amount of brainstorming that takes place. Sometimes just being around other individuals and hashing ideas out, provides the insight and information needed to grow once practice, or take one’s life to the next level.

The convention class schedule includes up to 22 hours of continuing education given over a three-day period. There is a total of 53 hours of CE classes approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners for California CE credit and by the Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians for Idaho CE credit. Select continuing education classes have also been approved for Nevada and Hawaii and all classes have been submitted for approval for Arizona, and Georgia. If you’re practicing outside of the state of California and you’re attending this conference, be sure to speak to CCA representatives to get full details on continuing education credit for your state.

There is also a chiropractic assistant program beginning on Friday which includes topics such as Medicare, health lectures, owning the Internet, bulletproofing your advertising, and steps for gaining new patients.

I look forward to seeing many chiropractors from California and other states at this year’s annual convention in Reno. @ 9:25 am | Article ID: 1274977532

The Gorman Coaching Program

By Sharon Gorman, DC

Remember me? I know, it’s been a while — I’ve been going through so many personal changes and I’ve been wanting to start writing to you again so here I am. The last time I wrote Monday Morning Messages consistently I was going through a rapid growth period of my life and now I am at the beginning of a new journey.

So let me fill you in a little for those of you that I haven’t touched base with in a while. At the end of last July Ron (my husband of 20 years) and I decided to re-locate to Georgia to be closer to Life University and Atlanta. Over Thanksgiving we actually moved. I continue to run my practice in the Pocono’s with the help of two phenomenal associates. I have been back to PA 11 times since Thanksgiving and I will be going there next week. I love my practice in PA but as a family we were ready for a move and a new start! My oldest daughter will start her undergrad studies at Life U. in the fall. Now that I feel my practice is solid in PA I am trying to decide what is next for me.

Chiropractors Riekeman Gorman KatzenChiropractors Guy Riekeman, Sharon Gorman, and Stuart Katzen at Life University in Marietta Georgia
For those of you who aren’t familiar with me I have to let you know that I know about practicing. I have been practicing for almost 26 years in the Pocono’s. Most of those years I ran 2 or 3 offices at a time. I have had almost 50 associates work for me over that period of time. I have personally built 3 of my practices to the point that they were seeing between 550 and 600 patients a week. That’s why I qualify to help you create the practice of your dreams!!


I had a program going from 2001-2003 and even though I loved doing this kind of work I found it very difficult to balance it all, at the time and I had 3 practices and I was the mom of a 9 year old, a 8 year old and 5 year old twins. NOW things are different. I am the mom of four teenagers. I have one awesome practice in PA with two GREAT associates running it and I am READY… For you?

The Coaching Program
All clients are coached directly by ME! So here is what you will get:
1 hour initial conversation of the Practice Evaluation you fill out. You will hang up from that call with concrete action steps to be taken IMMEDIATELY!
Weekly Video Conference Call with all of my clients – 1 of those calls will include your whole staff!

Weekly one on one calls which will cover:
A monthly practice evaluation of stats and goal setting conversation
A monthly public relations planning session
Discussion of your practice issues and suggestions coming from my years of experience and discovering what you really want for you

Action steps — I am all about action and you getting what you want from your practice and your life! I am looking for people who are ready to grow – let’s not waste each others time – LET’S WIN!

I only win if you win! You don’t have to feel like you are out there all alone anymore – be accountable – forward the action – this is the support that you have been looking for. Call me and I’ll send you a Practice Evaluation form, fill it out and we can have a complimentary conversation to see if we think that working together will benefit us.

My motto in practice is the same as in my Coaching Program – my goal is to exceed your expectations!

Since I have committed myself to talking to each client personally I will have to limit the numbers of clients I am committing to – If this sounds like it’s for you I urge you to take action – I look forward to serving you!!

Connect with Dr. Sharon Gorman and Focus Chiropractic on Facebook.

[Editor’s note: This was originally sent as an email. Dr. Gorman is a great chiropractor and has helped many chiropractors achieve greatness in their lives. I wanted to share it so that others could get in touch with her if desired.] @ 8:35 am | Article ID: 1274369765

Kellee Chee Khiong Financial Officer at Malaysia RHB Bank

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Been a while since we’ve had a classified advertising scam update. Thankfully, the community has really gotten awesome in spotting fraud and has been seriously kicking butt on emailing updates likety split. Not long ago a chiropractor received an email from someone claiming to be a financial officer at a bank in Lumpur. Looked and smelled like a scam and the IP address used was from an AT&T account in the USA. Great job by the chiropractor for spotting and forwarding it on to me.

IP Location

I like when I get informed with info like this since we take the time to post it online and get the name and IP address showing up in search. Many times now I’ve had emails from others saying they see these same activities going on elsewhere. Great to keep track of the names and IP addresses so they can be reported to internet and email providers.

This particular case involved the responding to an ad placed for chiropractic equipment. The reply read…

Ad Number: 27454
Sender IP:

My name is Kellee Chee Khiong, the financial officer at Malaysia RHB Bank Berhad in Lumpur, and I am getting in touch with you regarding a business deal worth $US37 Million in my control which will be executed under a legitimate arrangement. I am contacting you independently and will intimate you more about myself and details of the project if and when I receive your response. Kindly get back to me via my private email if you are interested in partnership with me on this project. Contact me via my private email.

Kellee Chee Khiong
[email protected]


Wow, 37 million dollars, I’m surprised the chiropractor didn’t first try and secure a deal. Haha. OK, we’ve seen this and other types of email and contact form scam/spam hundreds of times so it’s nothing new. The only reason we still post the info is so that the address and IP data gets made public. You never know when someone is going to not be so sure it’s a scam (it happens) and just to be safe, performs a search of the senders email address and/or name. It’s not yellow pages type dishonesty, but it’s still important to get the word out.

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic 1946

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I found this advertisement for the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (today known as the Southern California University of Health Sciences) in a 1946 chiropractic publication. The College, located in Whittier California, recently announced the appointment of a new college president. The school is going to be celebrating its centennial next year (2011), which is quite a milestone for a chiropractic educational institution.

1946 advertisement Los Angeles Chiropractic CollegeLos Angeles College of Chiropractic Circa 1946

Established in 1911, the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic was celebrating a third of a century when this ad was placed around 1946, in a chiropractic publication. It’s as if they were already aware they would be celebrating its centennial in 2011. The advertisement reads…

Reflecting a Third of a Century in the Progressive Development of the Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic.

The advertisement was placed long before postal codes were being used in the United States. The address listed around 1946 was 920 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 15, California. I’m not sure how the PR. 2126 fit into the address description, and I’m not really sure how the “15” fit into the description of Los Angeles either.

Today, there is a 920 Venice Blvd. in Venice, CA 90291, but that’s not where the school was located. I believe the address would be 920 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015, which would put the location in downtown Los Angeles, near the 110 Harbor Freeway and the 10 Santa Monica Freeway. In 1946 the 110 freeway and 10 freeway did not yet exist, which means there was probably lots less traffic trying to get to chiropractic school in downtown LA. I’ll get confirmation, but I’m fairly sure the school was located between Valencia Street and Albany Street on Venice Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

The advertisement is from around the same time of this chiropractic research funding check drawn at the Bank of Los Angeles. There is a rich history of chiropractic education in the Southern California area, with several chiropractic schools operating throughout the years. Today, there are only two chiropractic colleges in the Los Angeles area, but there are four chiropractic schools in the state of California, the most operating out of any state in the US.

Parker College Offers Chiropractic Research Grant Opportunities

Parker Chiropractic News

Dallas, TX — Parker College of Chiropractic announces 2010 chiropractic research grant opportunities for researchers in private practice or associated with an academic institution. Multiple grants are available and each will provide up to 5,000 dollars of financial aid in clinical research projects.

Parker College of Chiropractic - Dr. Gilles LamarcheFor the past two years, Parker College has generated research funds for the profession in order to provide expanded grant programs and research opportunities. The Second Annual Parker Gala, which was held during Parker Seminars Las Vegas, is the funding source of the grants. The purpose is to advance the scientific knowledge of chiropractic and to thank the profession for the support that has been given to Parker Seminars.

Those interested in applying for one of the grants are asked to send a letter of interest by July 1, 2010 including the title, description of project, a brief introduction including a methods section, research question that will be answered, and names of investigators. The initial letter should be concise and limited to 500 words or less.

All letters will be evaluated and up to five projects will be selected from the submissions. The selected authors will be notified by July 15, 2010 and asked to submit a formal research grant proposal by September 1, 2010. Of these five projects, three will be chosen and funded. The notice of funding will be made on September 15, 2010. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and should be above the level of the single case report.

Please send letters of interest to Dr. Gilles A. Lamarche at 2540 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite S-212 Dallas, Texas 75229.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gilles A. Lamarche, vice president of development and external relations at Parker College, at (214) 902-3483.

About Parker College of Chiropractic Located in Dallas, Parker College of Chiropractic is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 11:24 am | Article ID: 1273947890

Southern California University of Health Sciences New President

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Southern California University of Health Sciences Board of Regents Appoints John Scaringe as President

Whittier CA — Southern California University of Health Sciences’ Board of Regents announced the appointment of John Scaringe, DC as the university’s President, effective May 8, 2010. Dr. Scaringe had previously been serving in the role of Interim President of SCU since August 2009.

Southern California University of Health Sciences LogoDr. Scaringe had recently held the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs at SCU from 2006-09. He began his career at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) as a faculty member in 1991. He served as Chair of the Chiropractic Procedures Department and the Department of Diagnosis for LACC before directing the University Health Center on the Whittier campus. In 2001, he became Dean of Clinical Education and Chief of Staff, and in 2005 was named Dean of LACC.

Dr. Scaringe is a published author and has served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, and is on the editorial advisory board of Manual Therapy. He is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to sports medicine and manual therapy, and has cared for elite amateur and professional athletes worldwide. In addition to private practice and over 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Scaringe currently serves on the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Dr. Scaringe holds a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from New York Chiropractic College, a doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) from California State University, Long Beach, and a masters in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. He is a Diplomate and former President of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

Dr. William Valusek, Chairman of Southern California University of Health Sciences‘ Board of Regents, states the motivation for the decision, “We are pleased to have Dr. Scaringe leading the university during this critical period. His experience in educational administration and demonstrated devotion to SCU will prove to be vital in carrying out the university’s strategic plan.”

Southern California University of Health Sciences incorporates the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, the School of Professional Studies, and the University Health Center.

Since 1911 Southern California University of Health Sciences has been a leader in preparing practitioners and providing care in complementary and alternative medicine, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Council on Chiropractic Education.

Source: Southern California University of Health Sciences @ 7:33 am | Article ID: 1273847629

Evidence Based Chiropractic Management of Low Back Disorders


The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) is pleased to announce that “Chiropractic Management of Low Back Disorders – Evidence Based Documentation” is now available online through Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Chiropractic Management of Low Back DisordersThis course, hosted by Wayne Bennett, DC, DABCO, DABCC, was designed to help doctors of chiropractic enhance patient care with the reasoned use of evidence in their clinical documentation. The course uses clinical vignettes to teach doctors how to adopt better strategies to manage their own daily records.

In taking this course, doctors will:

* learn how to use evidence for support and documentation of complex cases using the patient orientated medical record (POMR) format;
* be able to identify when they are entering into the yellow or red zones of patient care, necessitating more detailed documentation; and
* develop ways to access evidence to support the decision making process when necessary.

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters
PO Box 2542 – Lexington, SC 29071 – 803-356-6809

The course costs $30 and is approved for one hour of continuing education. To register, go to:

This is the first in a series of classes based on the published literature syntheses that CCGPP intends to create as part of our ongoing Dissemination, Implementation, Evaluation and Review (DIER) process. This process is designed to help educate/familiarize practicing Doctors of Chiropractic with the available evidence and its utilization in record keeping to substantiate and, when necessary, defend appropriate case management for their patients. @ 8:42 am | Article ID: 1273765343

OC Charter Bus to CCA 2010 Reno Convention

By way of Dr. Joe at the California Chiropractic CCA,

CCA Orange County District (OCCD) is putting together a really FUN bus trip to the CCA Annual Convention and Exposition, in Reno, June 11-13.

Where: Anaheim Garden Walk Parking Garage in front of 24 Hour Fitness
321 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802-3620

Time: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:00 PM Departure for Reno, Nevada
Arrive in Reno, NV at approximately 6AM the following day

There are some fine restaurants at Anaheim Garden Walk: California Pizza Kitchen, PF Chang’s, McCormick & Schmick, Roy’s, Cheescake Factory, & Bubba Gump’s. We can meet together in groups for dinner at 7:15 PM in front of PF Chang’s. Afterward, the bus is available for us to board at 9 PM. If you are not able to join us for dinner, please join us for the charter departure at 9 PM.

Where: Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV
Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:30 PM Departure
Arrive back in Anaheim at approximately 6AM the following day.

Cost: $128.00/person, that already includes 15% gratuity to the driver.
Parking: $7/day with validation. The garage has designated parking for the group on the 3rd floor of the garage. Please park on the 3rd floor.

If you are a student. You are invited to attend! DC’s… would you like to be of help to a student? Sponsor a student to attend by paying for their transportation for the CCA convention. Arrive Thursday morning, a day before Convention starts & Enjoy the fresh air, mountains & everything good Reno has to offer.

District Leaders: we hope to see you on-board. Invite your friends to travel with us. The first 56 people to write and send a check for $128 will have a space reserved. After that we’ll set a waiting list. To help us with the count please make checks payable to CCA-OCCD. We are not able to accept credit cards. If we are not able to adequately occupy the bus, we’ll let you know &/or return your check.

Please send checks no later than Friday, May 14, 2010 at 5PM to:
Kevin Joe, DC 1370 Brea Blvd., Suite 120, Fullerton, CA 92835
re: Lux Bus Charter for CCA Convention

The Resort has noted that our bus will be arriving early on Thursday morning and that requests for early check-in from our charter will be made to the front desk. The resort will do all that they can in accommodating your early check-in request that morning. Relax, chat with friends/colleagues, rest, & be comfortable on your way to the CCA convention. We look forward to a good charter with you on board. You are welcome to bring snacks & soft drinks on-board the bus.

If you have any questions, please let me know.
Kevin Joe, DC, President

California Chiropractic Association
Orange County Chiropractic District

1370 Brea Blvd., 120
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 447-3361

Parker Alumni Association Makes Final Payment to Largest Donation in History

Parker Chiropractic News

May 6, 2010 (Dallas) — The Parker Alumni Association presented a check of 5,000 dollars to Parker College of Chiropractic to fulfill its final payment of the 25,000 dollar pledge made in 2008. Not only was the donation the largest in the association’s history, the donation was paid off two years earlier than expected which helped renovate a lounge and classroom space for the chiropractic interns.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous amount of support that the alumni association gives to the students,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College. “Their contributions play a big role in the students’ lives.”

Intern Lounge Parker Alumni Association
Parker Alumni Association presents $5,000 check to Parker College
The purpose of the donation was to enrich the academic lives of all current and future students. It was important to the alumni association because they wanted to remind the Parker students that the association is here to support them as students and throughout their careers.

“It has provided students a place to relax, read patient files, and prepare themselves in order to take care of patients to the best of their ability,” said Timothy Gunn, director of alumni relations at Parker College.

The alumni association will be announcing its 2010 Annual Award recipients in a special luncheon held on September 24, 2010 from 12:30-2:00 pm at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Each year the association honors a few individuals who have made a difference in the chiropractic profession. A few of the past recipients of these awards have been Dr. Lloyd Steffensmier, Dr. Tracy Wilson ’97, Dr. Stephen Thaxton ’91, and Dr. Ronen Mendi ’98. Nominations for the 2010 awards are being accepted until July 1 and nomination forms can be found at

Membership to the alumni association is open to any chiropractor, chiropractic assistant, patient, or business who wants to support the future of the chiropractic profession. For more information about joining as a member, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800.PR.ALUMS or visit

About Parker College of Chiropractic Located in Dallas, Parker College of Chiropractic is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 8:23 pm | Article ID: 1273202606

California State Capitol 2010 Legislative Conference

On Michael Dorausch, DC

There is a legislative conference for chiropractors being held at the California State Capitol on Tuesday, May 11. I’d been meaning to post the information earlier but didn’t get around to it until today, sorry for the short notice.

The event is put on by the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) and there’s also going to be a CCA Political Action Committee (CCPAC) fundraiser taking place on the same day. Featured speaker of the assembly is the Hon. John Perez, who will be speaking at the morning session.

California Border

It’s too late for early registration but I think you can still call the CCA for registration information to avoid at the door pricing. CCA phone number in Sacramento is 916-648-2727.

Within the profession, chiropractic’s role in solving the health care crisis is undeniable. According to the CCA, phone calls and letter writing by doctors and their patients on legislative issues of importance are critical in educating lawmakers. But nothing beats the opportunity to meet with your state assembly member and senator to learn firsthand a lawmaker’s thoughts on the issues and answers to your questions. Chiropractor that attend will have an opportunity to demonstrate to legislators the importance of chiropractic’s issues, and attendees will be able to observe up close how a bill becomes law.

The morning session is taking place at the Esquire IMAX Theatre 1211 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. registration is at 9 AM and the conference begins at 10 AM going until 12 noon. The session includes an intense legislative overview segment and discussions on the “ins and outs” of grassroots effective lobbying. Coupled with that is interesting keynote speakers and video presentations. It will be a jampacked morning at the IMAX.

Afternoon legislative appointments include networking and opportunities for chiropractors and other attendees to meet up with assembly members and State Senators. The afternoon event takes place at the state Capitol on 10th Street and L Street – Sacramento, CA 95814. Begins at 1:30 PM and goes until 4 PM. Lunch for attendees is on your own but CCA has a list of restaurants close to the capital. Plus using Google maps you can locate dozens of restaurants near the state Capitol. A brief glance I see an alehouse brewery, a steaks and seafood house, and plenty of other well reviewed places to get a bite to eat.

Fundraiser For CCPAC: (from the CCA) The purpose of CCPAC is to help elect candidates to the state legislature who are pro-chiropractic. Organized medicine, managed care organizations and other anti-chiropractic forces continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to elect candidates that do not value the chiropractic profession. We are facing an election in November and thus, have a great opportunity to support pro-chiropractic candidates. CCPAC also provides ongoing support to pro-chiropractic legislators.

The fundraiser event is taking place at the Pyramid Alehouse Brewery (listed on the map link above) at 1029 K Street – Sacramento, CA 95814. Event begins at 3 PM and goes until 4:30 PM. It is a separate event from the legislative conference and attendees must register separately. Contact CCA in Sacramento for more information 916-648-2727.