Bookstore End of Trimester Sale - August 2017


Stop by the Matthews Logan University Bookstore for a special end of the trimester sale! 

Beginning on August 9th, 2017 and running through August 17th, 2017, shoppers will receive 20% off on all regularly priced items.

Don't miss out!

Hugh B. Logan Day - September 13th, 2017

Logan University will hold its inaugural Hugh B. Logan Day on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017! This founder’s day event will take place at the main fountain from 4:00 – 8:00pm. All Health Centers will close by 4:00pm on this day.

The event will feature music, free food, free drinks, trivia, face painting and Game Time Mobile Entertainment.  All faculty, staff and students along with their families are welcome to attend! 







Logan highlights from the 2017 MSCA Summer Convention & Activator Methods Dinner


Dr. Quinn James (1999), Dr. Joseph Lane, Logan Board of Trustees member and former MSCA President, Dr. Clay McDonald, Logan President and Dr. Michael Taylor (1979) at the Logan Alumni Breakfast where Dr. McDonald spoke about the State of the University.

Logan alumnus Dr. Quinn James (1999) was named Chiropractor of the Year by the Missouri State Chiropractors Association (MSCA) this past weekend at the 2017 MSCA Summer Convention. Dr. James runs a successful practice in St. Peters, Missouri.

 

Dr. Paul Hyland (2005) was elected MSCA 1st Vice President and Dr. Robert Kessinger (1998) was elected MSCA President.

The Missouri State Chiropractors Association works diligently to provide not only the benefits of patient referral, legal counsel, insurance assistance and more, but it works behind the scenes to improve the legislative and insurance climate in Missouri. The vision of the MSCA is to preserve, advance, promote, educate and represent the chiropractic profession and to actively communicate, coordinate and cooperate with other allied health groups, government and communities for the welfare of the public they serve.

After speaking on “Growing the 14%” and expanding chiropractic utilization at the 50th Anniversary Awards Dinner for Activator Methods International, Dr. McDonald presented Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr, founder and chairman of Activator Methods, with a plaque honoring the 50th anniversary. Dr. McDonald also presented Judith Fuhr with an honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities degree. 


Logan continues to push for patient-centered care through Affinia Healthcare partnership


Dr. Battaglia, DC, DACBR is helping lead the chiropractic charge at Affinia Healthcare.

Two years ago, Logan’s leadership made a commitment to expand the University’s role in the community to educate both students and patients.

Today, that commitment is realized in the form of a partnership with Affinia Healthcare, the third federally qualified health center in St. Louis to team up with Logan for chiropractic care.

Affinia Healthcare joins Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers (MHDCHC) and Family Care Health Centers (FCHC), which have also taken steps to incorporate chiropractic care into their service offerings to patients, many of whom lack access to pain therapies outside of their primary care provider and medications.

Together, Logan and these institutions are collaborating to help close the gap in accessibility and provide chiropractic care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Melissa Tepe, MD, MPH, chief medical officer for Affinia Healthcare, paints a picture of what a typical patient faces: pain intertwined with medical, mental health and substance abuse issues; little or no access to care; and living at or below the poverty line.

A few years ago, medication was one of the only tools in the community health center’s toolbox for acute and chronic pain, especially for the uninsured. Then, there was a shift, and leadership began to talk differently about pain care.

“We revised our treatment agreement with patients, set up communication strategies within our electronic medical records and educated staff regarding strategies on how to safely care for patients in chronic pain and utilizing narcotics,” Dr. Tepe said. “These strategies helped, but providers at the time still felt uncomfortable caring for patients in chronic pain and using opioids as a main treatment modality.”

It wasn’t until fall 2016 that Affinia Healthcare began an earnest discussion around the development of chronic pain teams. These teams, comprised of a physician, pharmacist, behavioral health specialist and a nurse, started a process that allowed each specialty to interact with the patient and develop a comprehensive pain treatment plan and approach. Dr. Tepe—having awareness of Logan’s previous collaborations with MHDCHC and FCHC—contacted Logan.

Dr. Tepe said it was apparent that collaborating with Logan would be a critical key to reaching patients struggling with chronic pain. It didn’t take long to develop a partnership. “With that, we had rooms and a site available, and we simply kept moving through each logistical piece step by step,” she noted.

Just three months in, the program is exceeding Affinia Healthcare’s expectations. Chiropractic care has already increased from three half days to five full days a week with appointments filled weeks in advance.

Logan University hosts the Association of Chiropractic Colleges