The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a major grassroots campaign to enact federal legislation that would achieve full physician status for doctors of chiropractic in Medicare. This initiative would significantly improve the health and wellness of our nation's aging population -- and your support is urgently needed.
The National Medicare Equality Petition will raise awareness of how the current Medicare system shortchanges seniors who want and need the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) to stay healthy, pain free and mobile, and how DCs can be a part of the solution for what ails the U.S. health care system.
ACA is encouraging doctors of chiropractic across the country to ask their patients and other chiropractic supporters to sign the petition and add their names to a growing list of Americans who want rightful access to and full reimbursement for services provided by doctors of chiropractic for themselves or their loved ones who are Medicare patients. The plan is to let signers of the petition have their voice heard in Washington through a series of targeted grassroots campaigns to contact their members of Congress and demand a solution to this problem. The ultimate goal is to create a groundswell of support that Congress cannot ignore.
Logan Intramurals has opened registration for a 4-week bowling league to be held at West County Bowling in Ellisville, Mo. The league will begin Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00pm. Cost per participant is $25 for the league (must be paid upfront) and $1.50/night for shoes (if needed). Participants will bowl three games each night. West County Bowling will handicap and record the scores weekly. At the completion of the league, players will have the option to participate in the first ever Logan Intramural Bowling Tournament for free.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please email Robert Powell at Robert.Powell@logan.edu
Earlier this month, Trimester 8 student Taryn Lewis from Cincinnati, Ohio, was one of six students (accompanied by Southfield Health Center Clinician Aimee Jokerst, DC, FIAMA, and Mid Rivers Health Center Clinician Ashley Lewandoski, DC) who participated in Logan’s Clinic Abroad program to the Dominican Republic Jan. 2 through 11.
Taryn on her experiences:
"The Clinic Abroad program was incredibly immersive, and the amount of practice and experience I gained was invaluable because I was required to rely on my skills. I would definitely do it again because of all that I learned from my peers and the clinicians.
We treated patients over the course of six days in two different cities which provided a lot of experience in a short amount of time. Being one of the younger students on the trip (the rest were Trimester 10 students), I was relying on the others’ opinions and critiquing on my adjustments during the first few days, but I quickly learned I could count on my skills and knowledge.
We saw patients with all kinds of symptoms from leg to shoulder problems. One man had previously been shot five times in the leg and was suffering from muscle issues due to scarring. Another man came in bent over and couldn’t look up to see people’s faces. Within three adjustments, he was standing straight up and told us he hadn’t been that way in a long time. It was truly astounding to see the changes in some patents within just a few days.
Many of these people are living very labor-intensive lifestyles with little to no access to medical care outside of groups like us who visit. Even though we couldn’t always communicate, you could tell how grateful they were for our care. Many of them brought us small gifts, like fruit, juice or knick-knacks, just to say thank you."
Congratulations to Alicia Yochum, DC, RN, DACBR, fellow in Logan's radiology department, for being named Woman of the Year from the World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC). The WCWC award is given to outstanding women in the profession that have gone above and beyond to give their time, talents and energy to their patients, profession and the WCWC.
The recipient is voted on annually by the WCWC board members, and Dr. Alicia Yochum received the award at the Parker Vegas Seminar this month for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of radiology.
She also recently passed her DACBR exam, becoming the first second-generation DACBR in the history of chiropractic.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Yochum!
Charlie's Grab n' Go will be closed Wednesday, January 20th.
As a way of saying thank you for your patience, the Logan Cafe will offer $1 coffees and cappuccinos.