The Federally Qualified Health Center Career Pathway
Federally Qualified Health Centers/Community Health Centers will be described as primary care sites serving patients in pain because of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and in need of chiropractic interventions. This course will discuss the needs for the integration of chiropractic services, education, and research within Federally Qualified Health Centers that are Community Health Centers. A detailed discussion will suggest an exceptional career pathway for young chiropractic graduates, or an experienced chiropractic physician interested in employment within an integrated, primary care facility as a chiropractic specialist.
- Identify primary care services that are offered to underserved populations within Federally Qualified Health Centers/Community Health Centers.
- Articulate the means to become employed as a chiropractic specialist.
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 credentialed chiropractic specialist within a Federally Qualified Health Center in Connecticut. He is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist and a specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine. He practiced for 33 years in New Mexico prior to accepting a faculty position with the University of Bridgeport, School of Chiropractic. While in New Mexico, Dr. Lehman founded the chiropractic services within the Lovelace Medical Center and contracted with the Lovelace Healthcare system for 25 years. During his last five years in New Mexico clinical faculty member at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, where he mentored fourth-year medical students and first-year medical residents within the section of integrative medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine.
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