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Qualifications! One of the most accomplished and experienced Chiropractors in the country!

Dr Wayne Whalen

<i>Fellow, International College of Chiropractors 
Fellow, International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology 
Fellow, Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants 
Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California</i>

<b>Education </b>
San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing 1978 
Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Doctor of Chiropractic 1986 
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Neurology Diplomate 1993 
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Rehabilitation 100 hour course, 1994 

<b>Clinical Experience </b>
Dr Whalen is Board Certified as a chiropractic neurologist, and has extensive experience in a variety of chiropractic techniques. He has more than 30 years experience in patient care, beginning as a psychiatric assistant in various mental health facilities as an undergraduate, followed by almost ten years as an emergency department and Life Flight helicopter nurse before completing chiropractic school. He has more than 20 years experience in treating a wide variety of conditions as a Doctor of Chiropractic, and has worked with a number of different specialists, including spending two years working in one of the largest medical family practice offices in the East County. Dr Whalen has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of clinicl conditions, focusing primarily on neuromusculoskeletal conditions, work and auto injuries. 

<b>Leadership </b>
Dr Whalen has been a leader in the chiropractic profession for more than 20 years on both the local, state and national level, including: 

<b>Co-founder, Empowering Chiropractic </b>
Chair, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (2005-06) (the national organization developing chiropractic "Best Practices") 
President, California Chiropractic Association (1999-2000) 
President, San Diego County Chiropractic Society (1993-94) 
CCA Executive Committee & chair of numerous departments (1995-1999) 
Co-Founder, San Diego Chiropractic Network (1998) 
Student Body President, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West (1985) 

<b>Honors and Awards </b>
Student of the Year, California Chiropractic Association (1986) 
New Doctor of the Year, San Diego County Chiropractic Society (1990) 
Doctor of the Year, San Diego County Chiropractic Society (1994) 
Doctor of the Year, California Chiropractic Association (2003) 
Robert Botterman Award for Community Service : SDCCS & CCA (1991) 
Thomas Truax Award for Governmental Affairs, SDCCS & CCA (1998) 
Multiple CCA Presidential Awards 
Fellow, International College of Chiropractors 

<b>Professional Expertise </b>
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist 
Fellow, Academy of Forensic & Industrial Chiropractic Consultants 
Past Chair, CCA Workers' Compensation Committee 
Past Department Chair, CCA Insurance and Industrial Relations 
Testified on multiple occasions before the California Legislature and multiple regulatory bodies 
Expert witness, multiple civil cases 
30+ years of patient care experience 

<b>Teaching Experience </b>
Dr Whalen has extensive experience teaching other doctors, including MD’s and DC’s. He has lectured on a variety of subjects, including clinical and management issues, but primarily teaches workers’ compensation courses, including basic and advanced work comp, and disability evaluation courses for MD’s and DC’s which are required to sit for the Qualified Medical Evaluator certification by the State of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. He has provided dozens of programs on a variety of topics over the past ten years. 

<b>Licensures & Certifications </b>
US National Board Certified; Chiropractic 
California State Chiropractic License 
Hawaii State Chiropractic License 
California State Radiologic Supervisor Permit 
Board Certification, American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology 
Board Certification, International Chiropractic Academy of Neurology 
Industrial Disability Evaluator 
State Appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator 
Registered Nurse (inactive) 

<b>Associations & Memberships </b>
American Chiropractic Association 
California Chiropractic Association (past President) 
Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters (past chair) 
American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology- diplomate 
International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology 
Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants- Fellow 
American Public Health Association 
Academy of Spine Physicians

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