Congratulations to Dr. Stacey Cornelson!

Stacey Cornelson, DC, current Fellow in Logan’s Diagnostic Imaging, has received notification by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology of having successfully passed the ACBR Part I examination on the first sitting. 

Congratulations on this exceptional accomplishment!

Logan's chiropractic care expands within Affinia

Logan has expanded its presence within the Affinia Healthcare system to a second location at 3930 S. Broadway in St. Louis.

Kelsey Lewis, DC, Logan’s Integrated Spine Care Resident, is overseeing chiropractic care to patients on Thursdays. 

“In spite of being open only three weeks, demand for this care has been very high, with new patients now scheduled more than one month in advance,” said Barry Wiese, DC, MHA, director of Community Health and Hospital Partnerships at Logan. 

Affinia Healthcare is one of the St. Louis area’s largest federally-qualified health center organizations where it provides affordable, primary and preventative health care to residents of St. Louis and surrounding areas. Logan has maintained a chiropractic presence with Affinia at their Biddle Street location since April 2017. The collaboration has helped close the gap in accessibility and provide chiropractic care for all patients.

Seminar - Midwest Gateway Chapter of HIMSS - May 1, 2018

The Midwest Gateway Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will hold an upcoming seminar on the campus of Logan University!

The seminar titled A Healthy Connection: Enabling Emerging Technologies in Wireless Communications will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5pm to 7:30pm in Room 156B.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Please click here to register or learn more about the event.

UMSL College of Optometry students visit Logan's Cadaver Lab

More than 45 students from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) College of Optometry spent a recent morning examining organs in Logan’s Cadaver Lab. This was their third visit to the Lab since December 2017 as part of a program between the two universities.

UMSL student Matt Martinez of Kansas said the opportunity to visit Logan’s Cadaver Lab is extremely valuable. “You can study textbooks all day long and it’s just not the same as getting to see firsthand various organs and how they work. I’m so thankful for this partnership.”

Dr. Matthew Pennell visits FOX 2

Dr. Matthew Pennell, Logan graduate and current faculty member, visited FOX 2 St. Louis to talk about how stretching can minimize the risk of injury. Learn more about how Dr. Pennell fulfilled his dream of working with professional athletes.

Dr. Howard Levinson treats patients in areas devastated by disasters

For Howard Levinson, DC, DABFP, treating patients doesn’t occur in the comfort of a practice or clinic. Instead, his chiropractic skills are put to use in areas that have been devastated by disasters.

Organized under the Department of Health and Human Services/National Disaster Medical System, Dr. Levinson has served for the past 14 years as a member of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), which includes members from Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

Most recently, he was deployed to Puerto Rico to help in the catastrophic aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that tore through the island on Sept. 20, 2017. As a member of DMAT, Dr. Levinson supports logistical operations. As a chiropractor, he often uses those skills to care for members of the DMAT team, which is comprised of medical and paraprofessional medical personnel, including medical doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and pharmacists.

“DMATs are designed for a rapid response to supplement or restore medical services to areas where a disaster has limited the region’s ability to provide care to its residents,” he said. “We typically will be mobilized before the incident occurs, if possible, and stage somewhere nearby. After the storm passes, we move into the area. We usually function in austere conditions and are intended to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.”

A former police officer and paramedic for nearly 30 years, Dr. Levinson had reached a turning point in his career. He was pursuing physical therapy when he started seeing a chiropractor by the name of Dr. George Goodman. “He said, ‘You know, you could be a chiropractor.’ Seeing that I had been pretty allopathic my whole life, I researched chiropractic and it appealed to me as an alternative to working in a hospital,” Dr. Levinson said.

Dr. Levinson graduated from Logan in 1984. It would be nearly 20 years before another turning point in his career—this time, it was watching disaster medical teams respond after 9/11.

Since joining DMAT in 2003, Dr. Levinson’s assignments have taken him to sites ranging from political conventions to natural disasters. After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, his DMAT team received a federal deployment activation order within 72 hours.

“Our first mission was to go to a hospital in Arecibo, which had inadequate power and no water,” Dr. Levinson said. “The hospital generators were still partially working so we set up an on-site ER triage. Their power supply became unreliable, so we stayed until they were back on the grid and received two backup generators. We were then sent to a federal medical shelter house in a sports stadium where we set up ER triage stations in tents. In one day, we treated 170 people.”

On site for three weeks, Dr. Levinson said it was close to the worst he’s ever seen, adding that he was redeployed for another two weeks in November. “Health care delivery services in Puerto Rico were improving, but additional staff and resources were helpful,” he said.

Despite the devastation and working conditions, being a part of DMAT is something Dr. Levinson feels he was called to do. “I require some kind of episodic infusion of adrenaline and risk-taking, so I look forward to deployments to fill that need. Not only do I get to fill that void, I get to render some desperately needed assistance to people who are in the most dire circumstances of their life.”

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