Logan University is proud to announce an agreement with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to help advance the health of those living in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
Beginning in January 2021, Logan Doctors of Chiropractic will work closely with the Center’s team of health care providers to deliver chiropractic care to patients at the County’s John C. Murphy Health Center located at 6121 N. Hanley Road in Berkeley, Missouri. The partnership is made possible from the expansion of the Gateway to Better Health Program through the leadership of the Regional Health Commission.
“The County Department of Public Health and Logan share a mission of providing accessible and affordable health care to St. Louis residents,” said Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR, Director of Community Health and Hospital Partnerships and Health Policy. “We look forward to being a vital component of their health care system and making a difference in the lives of the patients we treat.”
Logan has a history of providing quality integrated chiropractic care to community-based organizations and currently maintains strong partnerships with Affinia Healthcare, CareSTL Health, and the Mercy JFK clinic. Dr. Battaglia said not only do these partnerships permit broader access to chiropractic care for patients, but they also provide an enriching training environment for students interested in integrated health care.
“Under the supervision of trained Doctors of Chiropractic, students apply their knowledge and fine tune their clinical and communication skills while serving the health care needs of the community,” he said. “Furthermore, students rotating through this Health Center can enhance their educational experience through on-site collaboration with a multitude of health care disciplines.”
Additionally, the partnership allows Logan to create an integrated health care residency, under the direct supervision of experienced Logan clinicians, which will begin in January.
Emily Doucette, MD MSPH, Chief Medical Officer for the St. Louis County Department of Public Health said the Department of Public Health is thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Logan University and the Regional Health Commission to add chiropractic care and occupational therapy services. “The addition of physician function services will further support our integrated primary care delivery model, providing holistic and person-centered care to improve quality of life, especially for our patients with chronic pain diagnoses,” she said.
Attending clinicians overseeing care at these sites include Patrick Battaglia, DC, DACBR, director of health policy and interdisciplinary care; Kelsey Lewis, DC; and Daniel Haun, DC, DACBR, director of resident and fellow education.
Additionally, occupational therapist Bernadette Sheffield, MSOT, will provide services that complement chiropractic, such as reducing pain and improving function and quality of life for patients with spinal and musculoskeletal conditions.