From NCLC 2018, this panel provides attendees with an overview of the key medical, surgical and behavioral specialties most likely relevant to chiropractic practice and will leave attendees with a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences in the training and typical practices of these medical providers. This will enhance a chiropractor’s ability to collaborate and increase participation in team-based care. Integrated care offers a solution to increasing health care costs by improving access to patients and increasing capacity of mental health care providers. The presenters will discuss the relevance of practice transformation with an overview of existing collaborative care models.
Lauren McClellan Austin, DC & Anthony Lisi, DC – An Overview of the Medical Specialties Most Relevant to Chiropractic Practice
James Lehman, DC – Federally Qualified Health Centers and New Chiropractic Employment Opportunities
Leo Bronston, DC – Behavioral Health Integration
Stephen M. Perle, D.C., M.S., FICC (Moderator)
Professor of Clinical Sciences, College of Chiropractic; Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
University Of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
Lauren E. Austin-McClellan
Anthony Lisi, DC
Chiropractic Program Director
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Leo J. Bronston, DC
James J. Lehman, DC, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic
Director, Community Health Clinical Education
University of Bridgeport
Dr. James J. Lehman is a board-certified, chiropractic orthopedist, tenured, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Director of the only 3-year, full-time neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency program leading to board certification as a chiropractic orthopedist. He has taught post-graduate chiropractic orthopedics since 1998. Dr. Lehman has been recognized as Academician of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association and Professor of the Year by the University of Bridgeport, School of Chiropractic. Currently, Dr. Lehman is the Director of the University of Bridgeport Clinics and the Community Health Clinical Education Department.
He provided sports medicine, clinical rotations for fourth-year chiropractic students with the Bridgeport Bluefish professional baseball team for 10 years. While practicing in New Mexico, he mentored fourth-year University of New Mexico medical students. Currently, Dr. Lehman is credentialed as a chiropractic specialist with the Community Health Center, Inc. of Middletown, Connecticut.