Continued Growth at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center

Since opening the integrated health center within the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center (MHD) in St. Louis in January of 2015, the focus has been on growth. This growth has occurred across a variety of fronts: the number of patients seen continues to grow, the complex nature of patient care demands the students rotating through this clinical setting grow in their clinical skills and competence and the integrated approach has allowed other health care providers within the integrated system to grow in their knowledge of chiropractic and its far-reaching benefits.

Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, director of integrated health centers says the experience at MHD is a true integrated clinical setting. “Providers within the system share one patient record. This gives everyone a good picture of the overall health of the patient and makes care efficient and effective, giving better outcomes for the patients.”

“The increased cost effectiveness and efficiency typically leads to better patient outcomes, which is the primary reason integrated models are considered to be at the core of the future of health care. Logan students will be better prepared for opportunities that present themselves within this new health care paradigm, and we’re very proud of that,” adds Dr. Wiese.

Patients at MHD often present with a high degree of case complexity. Their case histories, which may include poverty, abuse and/or injuries like assaults or gunshot wounds are all considerations for the student when evaluating what is impacting the patient’s pain.

Ross Mattox, DC, RMSK™, MHD clinician and assistant professor, says “chronic pain is a complicated entity that requires a multi-faceted approach in its treatment. A multi-disciplinary approach makes the most sense and we've been able to add a missing component to the treatment of chronic pain in the form of manual therapy, nutrition and exercise advice, lifestyle changes and patient empowerment.”

The opportunity to rotate through the MHD clinic is available to approximately 30 students per year, with plans to increase this number. Dr. Mattox states that the experience at MHD is a powerful one and allows the student to prove to themselves that they can handle almost anything in a clinic environment. “They take away unique experiences from this clinic that will not only make them better doctors, but better human beings.”

Logan intern, Ryan Russell treated a woman with chronic pain who was also suffering from depression. “In the beginning, the patient was not satisfied with our care, but after a week, she responded very well and was feeling much better,” he said. “It was rewarding to break through that chronic pain cycle and improve her quality of life.”

Below is a short video with patient testimonials about their experience with chiropractic care at MHD.

Logan University was recently awarded a Resolution from the Missouri State House of Representatives recognizing their contributions at MHD.

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now - Summer 2016

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) Sports will be on the campus of Logan University this summer!

KEEN empowers youth with disabilities by providing one-on-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun led by volunteers. 

Who can help?
Logan students, faculty, staff and their family members.

Logan University athletic field.

Sessions will be held on the following Sundays:
June 5th
June 19th
July 3rd
July 17th
August 7th

For more information and to register email

Logan's Got Talent - June 3rd, 2016

Students are invited to sign up for Logan's Got Talent which will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm at the Logan Pavilion.

Participants must be full-time chiropractic students and acts can either be solo or with a group. The winner will travel to Life West's international competition for a chance to win $20,000.

Sign up today and show off your talent!

If you want to sign up or have questions about the event, contact

Summer 2016 Blood Drive - June 8th

A blood drive will be held on Wednesday, June 8th from 11am to 3pm in the Student Center.

For appointments, please visit DonateBlood.Mercy.NetThough appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome.

All donors will be required to bring their state ID. Presenting donors will receive a complimentary t-shirt while supplies last!

Movie Night - Concussion - May 25th, 2016

All are invited to attend a screening of Concussion on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:45pm in the North Mabee Hall located inside the Purser Center.

The film starring Will Smith is based on a true story and is described as:

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

The movie is free and concessions will be sold by Omega Sigma Phi.

Intramural Softball & Basketball - Summer 2016

Students are invited to compete in intramural softball and basketball during the Summer 2016 Trimester.

Registrations for the 3-on-3 Half-Court Basketball Challenge are currently being accepted on

Registrations for intramural softball begin on May 22nd and run through June 6th on Games are expected to begin on June 7th.

Email with any questions.