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KMC University Announces the Independent Study Program
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 13 July 2012 05:47

kmcuDenver, Colorado – June 01, 2012 - Kathy Mills Chang, President and CEO of KMC University, announced today the launch of KMC University’s third subscription-based product, the KMC University Independent Study Program (ISP).

The Independent Study Program (ISP) provides unrestricted access to the KMC University curriculum for those self-implementing doctors that believe they don’t need coaching, but want the tools to implement KMC University’s systems. This program, catered to the budget-minded doctor, includes all training webinars, references and customizable policies, OIG Compliance manual set up, HIPAA policy and HIPAA forms, as well as complementary forms and self- guided digital training.

This new subscription-based product complements the existing KMC University subscription offerings, The PhD Program and The KMC Community College; the Independent Study Program will offer more than the Community College, will be delivered without the coaching component of the PhD Program, and at a cost of $329 per month.

kmcuips"We are thrilled to be able to accommodate those DIY doctors with all the components of the KMC University Curriculum. Although budget priced, this program has everything the PhD Program has to offer, except the coaching. The response during the trial phase was overwhelmingly positive, so we know we have hit the bull’s-eye with this program” said Kathy Mills Chang.

All KMC University subscription-based programs, including the ISP, are offered to doctors after completing an analysis of their particular set of needs. Doctors can begin this process by conducting a no-charge, Reimbursement Analysis Survey that can be taken at their website or by calling 1-888-659-8777

KMC University teaches Chiropractors the safe and legal way to make and keep more money with specialized training in reimbursement and compliance, to simplify Medicare, increase collections, bulletproof documentation, optimize coding, streamline billing, systematize patient finances, and ensure audit protection. KMC University’s products and services can effectively enhance the compliance and financial performance of Chiropractic offices, and take them to new levels of efficiency and profitability. To find out more, please visit www.kmcuniversity.com

 
Ravens' Chiropractor is Maryland Man of the Year for Fundraising Effort
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Written by Brian Conlin   
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 13:58

Doug Miller raised more than $70,000 in 10 weeks for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

millerravenslg5A relentless 10-week fundraising campaign has led to Doug Miller being named 2012 Maryland Man of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Catonsville resident raised more than $70,000 in that span through his Relentless for a Cure campaign.

The Baltimore Ravens team chiropractor's fundraising efforts included hosting a Preakness Party, arranging a meet and greet with members of the Ravens and organizing a last-minute email, phone and letter writing blitz.

"It feels great now. You can relax," said the Arbutus native. "It's like a piano off your chest feeling."

Miller was one of eight nominees for the award who were chosen by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society based on the amount of money they raised.

Each nominee had a final opportunity to raise money with an auction during a June 16 gala in Baltimore.

Miller said the event helped him raise an additional $9,000 thanks to bids on golf packages, a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali and football memorabilia.

millerdougdc5Though he missed his original goal of $100,000 set before the campaign started, Miller said he would continue to collect until he reached that goal.

In 2008, Miller was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The father of three underwent chemotherapy for a year and improved an already healthy lifestyle before going into remission in 2009.

If he remains cancer-free for two more years, doctors will consider him cured.

Miller gave much of the credit for his campaign's success to his wife of 18 years, Trish.

"She was certainly the team leader. She was the coordinator," Miller said the evening after being named Man of the Year. "It was a full-time job for her for 10 weeks. More than 10 weeks."

Trish Miller said that though the type of cancer her husband had has a high survival rate, it also has a high rate of return.

"Treatments now are so much different than 10 years ago," she said, noting that it will likely improve over the next 10 years as well. "The treatment will be that much better because of the part we played in funding some of the research."

Taking a well-deserved trip to Bethany Beach with her children, Trish Miller said she still has one final task to complete their fundraising campaign.

"Now I'll be spending the next couple of weeks writing thank you notes to everyone," she said.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/baltimorecounty/news/health/ph-ca-at-leukemia-lymphoma-honor-0711-20120703,0,3951759.story

 
President James Winterstein to Retire in 2013 - Announcement at NUHS Homecoming
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:12

 

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2012
Contact: Tracy Litsey
630-430-2911

 

Lombard – National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) President James F. Winterstein, DC, will retire from his position in 2013, according to an announcement made at the 2012 Homecoming event. Chair of the NUHS Board of Trustees, Mr. Tom Schonauer, made the announcement to alumni, faculty and staff on behalf of the board on Saturday, June 23, after the president's annual "State of the University" address.winterstein web_PR

James F. Winterstein has been president of National University for 26 years, and part of its faculty for more than 40 years. In that time, he has cultivated National from a single purpose chiropractic college into a multi-program university that serves as a model for the future of integrative health care education. A champion of broad-scope primary care practice for chiropractic physicians, he has raised academic and curriculum standards for NUHS, which have in turn established precedents for the profession. Under his leadership, NUHS has broken barriers in research, accreditation, and scientific publications, and has forged new bridges between professions — in the end, earning greater respect for the chiropractic profession in mainstream health care.

"I had let the board know that I wished to retire several years ago. It was my intent that the board could then establish a smooth transition plan in the best interests of the university," says President Winterstein, who will be turning 70 next April. The board formed its transition committee in April 2011, and has since voted to grant the title of President Emeritus to Dr. Winterstein upon his retirement. He will continue to serve as an employee of National University's new president as long as his services are deemed necessary by his successor.

"Jim Winterstein has done an excellent job," says Mr. Tom Schonauer on behalf of the NUHS Board of Trustees. "Overall, we believe the university has been very well managed under him: It's financially solid, it has talented people, there is constant improvement and expansion of programs and facilities. If he weren't in a position to retire, we'd have loved to have him stay on."

In addition to his duties as President Emeritus, Dr. Winterstein and his wife Cynthia plan to move their primary residence to their farm in southern Illinois. In addition to tend

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ing a large garden and diving into his many hobbies, Dr. Winterstein hopes to travel with his wife. "I've visited South Africa on several occasions, helping 


our colleagues set up a chiropractic education program, and really enjoyed the people and the country," he says. "I'd like to 

visit again, as well as do more motorcycle touring with my wife, as that is something we both enjoy."

Additionally, Mr. Schonauer announced that the board has selected its candidate for the next president of NUHS. Joseph Stiefel, DC, MS, (currently pursuing his Ed.D) will assume the presidency in an official inaugural ceremony during NUHS' homecoming in June 2013. "The Board was well pleased with the direction the university has taken under Dr. Winterstein. As a consequence, we wanted to perpetuate this by choosing someone talented from within the organization to fulfill that goal," says Mr. Schonauer.

Dr. Stiefel is currently dean of the College of Professional Studies for National University's Florida campus, and has served on the NUHS faculty and in its administration since 2004. "The president and the board of trustees have worked very hard on a plan of transition that allows everything to continue as smoothly as possible for all of the many interests of the university," says Dr. Stiefel. "It's an honor to be asked to serve the institution, especially as an alumnus. It's been a pleasure and an honor to work with Dr. Winterstein. I've been in the fortunate position of being able to work with and learn from someone who has been a president for 26 years. That in itself is a rare occurrence. I look forward to his continued involvement as President Emeritus as part of the long-term transition process."

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The Two Biggest Companies in The Chiropractic Industry Launch New Product
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:53
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Mark Turner
Activator Methods International, Ltd.
2950 N. Seventh Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
1-800-598-0224

 

Activator Methods International and Foot Levelers Partner to Bring New Orthotic to Chiropractic Community

 

June 25th, 2012 (PHOENIX) – Activator® Methods International, developer of the only instrument adjusting technique and Activator Adjusting Instruments with clinical trials to support their efficacy, and Foot Levelers, the leading provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other healthcare products, have recently partnered to bring the Activator Flex Orthotic to the chiropractic community.

 

“We are thrilled to be working with Foot Levelers on bringing the Activator Flex Orthotic to the market,” commented Dr. Fuhr, Co-Founder of ActivatorFuhr Greenawalt_PR.jpg Methods International and recent Chiropractic Delegate to the World Health Organization. “Having traveled the world in my efforts to help doctors improve patient care, I’m excited to have yet another tool in the arsenal to share with the tens of thousands of chiropractors in the Activator Methods’ family of practitioners.”

 

“Foot Levelers is excited to work with Activator Methods to incorporate Stabilizing Orthotics into the Activator technique,” said Dwayne Bennett, Foot Levelers’ President. “Our goal is to work together to continue the great tradition of supporting the adjustment.  This year we celebrate our 60th anniversary and Activator Methods celebrates their 45th year of service—this partnership reflects our combined105 years of support, service, and dedication to the chiropractic profession.”

 

The Activator Method worldwide is the most widely used low-force chiropractic technique in the world. With more than 45 years of empirical study and over 25 years of clinical research to support it, the Activator Method requires the use of the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver consistent, low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments.

 

Foot Levelers has been serving the chiropractic profession for 60 years and specialize in products that are designed to improve the quality of life.  From individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics, to custom foot wear and support pillows—Foot Levelers helps patients live pain free and healthy lifestyles.

 

“With millions of patients achieving postural support through Foot Levelers’ Stabilizing Orthotics, all of us at Activator Methods are honored to play our part in helping to bring the Activator Flex Orthotic to as many patients as possible,” added Dr. Fuhr.

 

 

About Activator Methods International, Ltd.

 

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique®, developed 45 years ago by Phoenix-based Activator Methods International, has become the second most-widely used chiropractic technique, and is in use daily by 70 percent of all chiropractors. Today, the technique is taught in nearly every college in the United States and abroad, and in professional seminars throughout the year. Visit www.activator.com to learn more, sign up for seminars provided worldwide, or request the Activator Adjusting Instrument.

 

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Doctors Trust Network Announces National TV Campaign
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Friday, 22 June 2012 15:38

doctrustnetDoctors Trust Network of Indianapolis, Indiana and Dr Jay Greenstein of Washington D.C. take great pride in announcing the upcoming kickoff of a national cooperative television ad campaign for Doctors of Chiropractic nationwide. This campaign will help promote public awareness of the health and wellness benefits of Chiropractic as well as generate patient referrals for the Doctors of Chiropractic participating in the program. The principals of Doctors Trust Network have over 7 decades of combined experience in advertising and mass marketing, bringing their unique and creative approach to national TV advertising. Dr Greenstein is the professional consultant for the campaign and is forming an advisory board of prominent Doctors of Chiropractic nationwide.

Doctors Trust Network offers these Doctors the opportunity to reap the benefits of national TV advertising at a monthly cost of as little as $99 per month. The unique exclusive territory aspect of the Doctors Trust Network cooperative offers these Doctors the opportunity to enjoy the branding advantages of national TV exposure while acquiring new patient referrals in their local zip codes. The TV commercials are state of the art high definition spots featuring Dr Greenstein himself as the spokesman for the Network. They have been produced by Mercury Media of Boston, one of the largest and most effective agencies for direct response television advertising in the nation. The Doctors Trust Network is currently enrolling the first group of Doctors for the kickoff with national airing of these spots on major TV networks beginning during the 3rd quarter of this year.

The monthly investment for each Doctor of Chiropractic is based on the population of the area they wish to claim exclusive rights to. Once again, this monthly investment of as little as $99 per month makes this state of the art marketing approach affordable and available to most Doctors who meet the credential requirements for membership. Even more attractive to interested Doctors is the fact that Doctors Trust Network is now offering a Charter Membership with huge discounts and incentives that is only available until the national kickoff on or about September 1.

For complete information on the program, visit www.TvForDocs.com and follow the links. You can also email your name and contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call one of our Enrollment Specialists at 800.346.1646.

 
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