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Florida Chiropractor “Ask Koby” Shoots an Armed Man in His Office
Florida Chiropractor “Ask Koby” Shoots an Armed Man in His Office Dr. Lenny Linardos, known to many on the west coast of Florida as the personal injury chiropractor behind the Ask Koby referral line, shot an armed man in his office on Monday in Holiday Florida.Around 11 am Monday shots were fired at West Coast Spine and Injury Center according to the Pasco Sheriff’s department. Two 911 calls were made, one from a staff member at the Chiropractor’s office and the other from a nearby business.Reports from local law enforcement and news sources describe Jaime Velez, 34, walking into Dr. Linardos’ business, proceeding into his office armed with a gun in his waistband and commencing a verbal confrontation with the Chiropractor. Dr. Lenny fired shots and Velez was transported to a local hospital with multiple gunshots to his abdomen. He is listed in serious, but stable condition.As stories start to surface about the incident, pieces of what happened are falling together. Dr. Lenny Linardos told a pregnant patient that her boyfriend, Jamie Velez, was having an affair with one of his office employees. The relationship between Dr. Linardos and Jamie Velez has not been fully explained my either party. The day after the incident they were listed as friends on facebook, Dr. Linardos profile has since been removed.A January 19th post by Jaime Velez on facebook pictures him with a very pregnant woman with the caption of "no more games, lies and deceit. Family first.On Monday Morning, Dr. Linardos commented: "Haha, you just lied." These remarks have since been removed. Threats ensued from Mr. Velez following this action and the revelation to his girlfriend.The Pasco County Sheriffs office questioned Dr. Lenny Linardos and released him Monday night. His attorney Cimos Angelis stated "Dr. Linardos is home. He cooperated fully with law enforcement," and "There was nothing that he did that was criminal. He defended himself."enny Linardos, DC , a 2000 Life College of Chiropractic graduate, has practiced in Florida since 2003. Dr. Linardos created an accident referral hotline,1-877-Ask-Koby, in October 2004 featuring a voice over with a Jamaican accent telling people to call if they were involved in an accident. He has practiced at West Coast Spine and Injury in Holiday for the past 10 years.
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Logan Settles Overs Pregnancy Complaint
Logan College of Chiropractic University Programs reached a settlement agreement with the National Women’s Law Center and Attorney B Lane Hasler over Chiropractic Student Brandi Kostal’s complaint of pregnancy discrimination. While simultaneously working toward a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a Master’s in Nutrition, Brandi Kostal faced an emergency Caesarian after pregnancy complications. Following the surgery, Brandi was told to return to her Chiropractic classes, against her doctor’s recommendations, when Logan threatened that she would face attendance failures. She also requested an incomplete in order to finish her online Master’s in Nutrition course, which the Professor reported as failing grades. She was faced with postponing her Spring 2014 graduation date and enrollment in a PhD program and further tuition costs. (Read Pregnant During Chiropractic College? Complaint Filed Against Logan College of Chiropractic for a more indepth account and a copy of the complaint.) With help of Attorney B Lane Hasler and the National Women’s Law Center, Brandi filed a complaint with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights for, what they proclaimed, was Logan University’s disregard for her rights under Tittle XI. Title XI, passed in 1972, is most widely known legislation for creating equal athletic opportunities, but also specifies that pregnant students have to be allowed to return to their classes, allowed to make up missed work after childbirth and not be penalized for those absences. According to the National Women’s Law Center the settlement reached with Logan Chiropractic College / University Programs included: Logan agreed to adopt a policy that addresses the rights of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX All pregnancy-related absences will be excused for as long as medically necessary. Individualized plans will be created for making up missed work The University will conduct annual, mandatory trainings so that faculty members understand their Title IX obligations Logan’s Title IX policy will be placed on its website and in the student handbook Brandi's failing grades would be removed from her transcripts She can complete the two Nutrition Masters Courses at no cost Reimburse her tuition payments for the period during which she was pregnant and recovering from childbirth When questioned about the settlement, Logan replied with a statement: "Logan University has long been a champion of equality in education. We are pleased to have resolved the disagreement with this student in a way that, we believe, will further enhance our policies and opportunities for Logan students. Our new policies and procedures will help us continue to meet evolving federal requirements." After the settlement Logan Chiropractic College student Brandi Kostal stated "I am grateful that my fellow students who are pregnant or currently parents, will be fully protected under Logan's new policy. I know firsthand how committed pregnant students are to do well for themselves and their children. I feel confident that current and future pregnant students will be able to continue their studies as planned and build a strong future for their families." Have you or someone you know suffered pregnancy discrimination similar to Brandi Kostal? Contact Attorney B Lane Hasler. Editorial Note: We would like to thank Brandi Kostal for the courage and determination to stand up for her rights on behalf of Chiropractors, Chiropractic Students, present and future. While writing the original article, we heard many stories from former Chiropractic students at Logan and other Chiropractic colleges about the struggles and educational setbacks they experienced at the hands of ill-educated administrations. Good luck in your future endeavors, you are a true asset to the Chiropractic Profession. Other Related Articles: Pregnant During Chiropractic College? Complaint Filed Against Logan College of ChiropracticLogan Has Announced their Next President – Clay McDonald, D.C., M.B.A, J.D
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A Time For Sorrow in Chiropractic - Dr. Dobbins Died on Dec 3, 2013
The chiropractic profession lost an amazing chiropractor, educator and nutrition expert, Dr. Michael Dobbins passed away on Dec 3 2013. A distinctive man in Chiropractic, know for his years of dynamic nutrition lectures always punctuated with wit and humor. An iconic figure with a gentle yet formidable presence, his face adorned with a generous smile, a smooth dome, tufted sides and a brash of well-tended facial hair. Dr. Dobbins practiced in the San Francisco bay area for over 25 years, recently with his wife Dr. PJ Dobbins and son Dr. Patrick Dobbins. A 1987 graduate of Life Chiropractic College-West, prior to a becoming a chiropractor he served as a Navy nuclear power instructor. Dr. Dobbins career educated thousands of Chiropractors from his years as a professor at Life West and as an instructor for numerous chiropractic continuing education companies: Standard Process, Activator Methods, National Board Review and numerous others. Dr. Dobbins dedicated his life to nutrition and whole food education. Generously offering his vast knowledge to chiropractors worldwide, spending most of his weekends lecturing. His years of service and dedication to the Chiropractic profession inspired Standard Process to award him the Excellence in Nutritional Education Award in 2009. Along with the award Standard Process created a $100,000 scholarship for Chiropractic students at Life College of Chiropractic West, the Dr. Michael Dobbins Excellence in Nutritional Education Scholarship.Memorials for Dr. Dobbins will be at St. Joseph Basilica 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda, CA Viewing: Friday, December 13th from 4pm to 8:30pm?Vigil: Friday, December 13th at 7pm?Funeral Mass: Saturday, December 14th at 1pm?Reception to follow at Standard Process of Northern California?1960 N Loop Rd, Alameda, CA ?Please contact Jessica Pollard at Standard Process of Northern California if planning on attending the reception In lieu of flowers,the family requested that donations be made in Dr. Michael Dobbins honor to:?Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers?Online or mail checks to: Golden Gate Boys and Bellringers, 480 Larchmont Street Hayward, CA 94544Memoriam: “Thank you for an incredible contribution to the profession, and to increasing our understanding of health and well being. Your work rate and lectures the past 25 years is unparalleled. Your legacy and inspiration will live on at Life West.” Dr. Brian Kelly President of Life College of Chiropractic West “His immense contributions have led to a greater understanding of the chiropractic and whole food philosophies. Ultimately, many lives have benefited from his passion to share his knowledge." Charles Dubois – President of Standard Process "My oh my such a huge blow for humanity. His brilliance Amazed even Me.. And he left such a wonderful impression on all who crossed his light." Michael Greer, MD Integrative Medicine Educator Share your thought and memories of Dr. Dobbins in the comment section.
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Chiropractic Colleges,Chiro Games
2013 Chiro Games
Chiro Games headed to Cocoa Beach Florida this year on November 2nd -3rd for a weekend of athletics and fun in the sun for chiropractic student from across the US and Canada. 2013 marks the 22nd annual Chiro games with over a 1,000 chiropractic college students from 13 chiropractic colleges. Athletic events this year included: co-ed beach volleyball, 5K & 10 mile relay, co-ed softball, tennis, hockey, swimming, golf, flag football, soccer, and basketball.Parker University’s Patriots took home the top prize with an overall score of 56 points just ahead of Life University with 52. The 3rd place title was obtained by Logan University with 42 points followed by New York Chiropractic College with 34. Other Chiropractic Colleges represented by chiropractic student athletes included: All three Palmer College of Chiropractic campuses, Northwestern University of Health Sciences, Sherman College of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Cleveland Chiropractic College and Southern California University of Health Sciences. Parker’s point total boost came from top finishes in men’s basketball, flag football swimming and tennis. Northwesterns’ Melissa Agnew steamed ahead to win 1st place in women’s 5k. Logan’s women’s soccer team claimed the gold defeating Parker in the championship game. With South California in their name, it is no surprise that SCUHS dominated the beach volleyball. The massive turn out for the annual chiro games is not surprising considering the number of athletes that have decided on chiropractic as a profession. Many future chiropractors are exposed to the healthcare discipline years before while actively competing. The growing specialty of chiropractic sports medicine has attracted many talented athletes to pursue a doctorate in chiropractic. This year’s chiro games were no exception. Leading the charge for Logan’s Llamas 1st place in soccer was Melissa Tancredi, star forward for of the Canadian 2012 Olympic bronze medal team. Chiro games serves not only as an athletic event, but a chance to take a break from the rigors of studies, meet other future chiropractors and this year even some public service. Northwestern’s Team devised a community service project in connection with Keep Brevard Beautiful. Over 2 dozen students and faculty dedicated the Friday before the games to cleaning up the beaches.
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SC Chiropractor Center Stage on The Ruckers: Southern Royals
Dr. Ellen Rucker Carter along with two of her sisters will have their TV debut on the new reality show “The Ruckers: Southern Royals” on the WE network this January. The show follows the lives of 3 of 8 siblings of the prominent South Carolinian Ruckers family: Ione Rucker Jamison, Ruby Rucker Cooper and Ellen Rucker Carter, DC. Previews highlight an educated family with glamorous dinners, decadent evenings and all of the drama associated with being wealthy socialites. For Dr. Rucker Carter being in the spotlight is not new to the 2002 Life University graduate. Ellen is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill college sweetheart and ex-wife of basketball player Vince Carter of the Dallas Mavericks. Currently she is dating South Carolina State represented and candidate for the South Carolina Lt Governor’s office Bakari Sellers. Dr. Rucker practices in Lancaster South Carolina at Rucker Chiropractic. The same community where her father became the first African-American Dentist and her grandparents were instrumental in integrating the educational system. A local middle school, A. R. Rucker, bares her grandfather’s name.Besides their elegance and education this prominent southern family is also know for their philanthropy. Recently Dr. Ellen Rucker Carter along with her sisters, mother and aunts hosted a fashion show fundraiser for Rucker Education Scholarship Fund. Providing scholarships for first generation college students that attended their namesake middle school.“The Ruckers: Southern Royals” trailer follows self-proclaimed perfectionist Dr. Ellen Rucker into the office while performing a thoracic adjustment. Most Chiropractors will recognize her Patient Media’s Road to Recovery poster caught in the background of the 11 minute promo video. Chiropractor Ellen Ruckers and her sister’s new one hour show The Ruckers: Southern Royals will air Thursday nights in January on on the WE network.
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Dr. Carrick on ABC's Nightline
Poster Profile:Name: DrTirpak
Location: Tampa, FL
Helping Chiropractors find some class is my job.
by: DrTirpak posted: August 18, 2012
Last night Nightline on ABC News aired a story about Chiropractic Neurologist Dr. Ted Carrick and his work. The news program followed two of his patients, William Arlen and Stacey Hubbard, at the Life Functional Neurology Center at Life University along with a interview by Juju cChang.
Will Arlen is a 17-year-old that suffered a severe concussion during a lacrosse game that resulted in migraines, light sensitivity and an inability to use his left arm. Viewers can watch as Dr. Carrick and his staff u