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Name:     Gary Michael McDowell

Born:        December 5, 1962   Wichita Falls, Texas

San Diego resident since 1964 currently living in Alpine California

Practice:  McDowell Family Chiropractic, Inc.

Address:  8300 University Avenue

                 La Mesa, California 91942

                 619-670-7700

 

Education

Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West - 12/87

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree - 01/89

Qualified Medical Evaluator - 10/99

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician – 11/02

 

Licensed

State of California - California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (DC019534)

Malpractice Carrier- N.C.M.I.C.


Professional Associations/Study Clubs

  1. California Chiropractic Association
  2. San Diego County Chiropractic Society
  3. Parker Chiropractic Foundation
  4. East County Chamber of Commerce
  5. Director East County Y.M.C.A.

 

Continuing Education

10/87 - A target approach to Spinal Radiology - A new prospective to seven wonders on the spine

02/90 - Upper extremities

12/90 - Head & Neck Pain from the Tempormandibular Joint and its Interaction with the Cervical Spine

01/93 - CCF/HSF Winter Conference

02/94 - CCF/HSF Winter Conference

10/94 - San Diego Connection Seminar by the San Diego Chiropractic Health Foundation

12/95 - Basic Workers Compensation and Disability C.C.A.

02/96 - Basic Workers Compensation and Disability C.C.A.

02/97 - Musculoskeletal/Lower extremities

02/98 - Upper Extremities

02/98 - Jurisprudence & Reporting

03/98 - Impairment Rating/Disability Evaluation I

04/98 - Impairment Rating/Disability Evaluation II

06/98 - CCSP/Emergency Treatment of the Athlete Recreations

08/98 - CCSP/Pre-participation Physical Evaluation & Sports Trauma Radiography

08/98 - CCSP/Non Emergency spinal Condition & sports physiotherapeutic

09/98 - CCSP/Injuries to the Shoulder

10/98 - CCSP/Adjustment Procedures of the Extremities

11/98 - CCSP/Injuries to the Elbow, Wrist & Hand/Groin, Hip & Foot

12/98 - CCSP/Injuries to the Knee

01/99 - Athletic Taping

02/99 - CCSP/Injuries to the Tibia, Fibula, Ankle and Foot

03/99 - CCSP/Exercise Physiology

08/99 - Whiplash Seminar

06/00 - Whiplash Seminar

12/01 - Extremity Adjustment

06/01 - California Chiropractic Association/Advanced Medical Report Writing

06/01 - Summer Convention and Exposition

02/03 - QME/Basic Workers Compensation Concepts of Report Writing

03/02 - CCSP/Emergency Procedures

07/02 - Golf Related Injuries

07/03 - Golf Related Injuries

09/03 - Disability Evaluation Report Writing, CSIMS and CCA

11/03 - CCA/Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Extremity Radiology Certification

06/04 - CCA/QME Recertification, Radiology, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy Plus Activator, and Lower Extremity Adjustive Techniques.

08/05 - CCA-CSIMS Disability Evaluation Report Writing Course

1989-2004 - Annual Parker Professional Management Seminars

06/04 – Summer Convention & Exposition

06/04 - CCA Practical Radiology Review

06/04 - CCA QME Recertification Program

06/04 - CCA Vectors of Impact and Injury Patterns

06/04 - CCA Adjustive Techniques

11/05 - CCA Radiology Review

11/05 - CCA Diversified Adjustive Technique

11/05 - CCA Evidence Based Medicine

11/05 – CCA Fall Convention & Exposition

08/05 – 12-Hour Reporting Writing

06/06 - CCA Adjustive Technique

06/06 - CCA Treating Carbohydrate Addiction

06/06 - CCA Radiology

06/06 - CCA Wellness Presentation

06/06 – QME Recertification

06/06 – CCA Summer Convention & Exposition

06/07 - Radiology

06/07 – Cervical Spine Adjusting & Vertebral Artery Issues

06/07 – Adjustive Technique

06/07 – Summer Convention & Exposition

06/08 – California Chiropractic Association Re-Licensing Seminar Including QME & Adjustive   

             Technique

06/08 – Seminar 10 - Riverside

01/09 – QME Recertification

01/09 – Radiologic Recertification

01/09 – Diversified Adjustive Technique

01/09 – Seminar 9 – San Diego

01/10 – QME Recertification

01/10 – Radiologic Recertification

01/10 – Diversified Adjustive Technique

04/10 – Medicare Essentials _ Teleseminar

01/11 – QME Re-Licensing

01/11 – Radiology Recertification

01/11 – Thompson Technique

01/11 – Seminar 5 – San Diego

01/11 – Right in Your Own Back Yard Seminar

08/11 – Changes in Workers’ Compensation and Current Writing Protocols

08/11 – History and Examination Techniques to Support Opinions with Medical Probability

08/11 – New QME Regulations Approved in 2009 and How They Affect QMEs.  

08/11 – Apportionment:  Reasonable Application to Common Body Parts

08/11 – AMA Guideline Issues; Almaraz/Guzman, Chapters 1 and 2.  When to Combine, Add,

              And Rate by Analogy.

08/11 – MTUS Issues – Supporting Treatment Recommendations,  Impairment

10/11 – Right in Your Own Back Yard 2011/Oct 8-9 San Diego

05/12 – CCA Annual Convention & Exposition

11/12 – PQRS

11/12 – Fall 2012 Nov 17-18 Orange County

05/13 – 2013 CCA Annual Convention & Exposition

10/13 – Right in Your Back Yard Seminar – San Diego

10/13 – Golf Injury,  Adjustive Techniques

10/13 - QME Re-certification Program

05/14 – 2014 CCA Annual Convention & Exposition

10/14- QME Recertification

05/16- 2015 CCA  Annual Convention & Exposition

05/15- QME  Recertification


Past Professional and Community Position
 

Head Wrestling Coach- University City High School – 1982/1983

Technical Instructor of PCC-W film productions – 1985/1986/1987

President of PCC-W Sports Injury and Management Club - 1987

Lecturer for PCC-W Community Outreach and Public Education Program – 1987

Lecturer and Instructor for PCC-W, student seminars pertaining to extremity adjustments - 1987

Free weight and Nautilus instructor – 1988/1989

Director of San Diego Chiropractic Society – 1990/1991/1992

Secretary of San Diego Chiropractic Society – 1993

Director of San Diego Chiropractic Society - 1994

Treasurer of San Diego Chiropractic Society – 1995/1996

Chairman of the Chiropractic Education Seminar Committee – 1995/1996

Government Liaison and Treasurer, Harbison Canyon Fire Relief – 2003/2004

Little League Baseball Coach

AYSO Soccer Coach

 

Current Practice
 

I am the primary doctor with one associate doctor in the La Mesa area.  We provide regular  health care for families which include chiropractic adjustments as well as sports therapy with the use of modalities such as ultrasound, muscle stimulation, myofacial release, and inter-segmental

traction. Therapeutic services include massage, range of motion therapy, and exercise instruction.  Our emphasis is on taking care of the whole person through an integrative approach.

 

Honors and Awards

Outstanding New D.C. Award, San Diego Chiropractic Society – 1990/1991

Distinguished Services Award, San Diego County Chiropractic Society – 1993

Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California Industrial Medical Council – 1999

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician – 2002

C.P.R Certification – Adult/Child

Qualified Medical Evaluator Reappointment – 2000 thru 2016

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Reappointment – 2003 thru 2016

California State Senate Award, Firestorm 2003 – 07/2004

California Legislature Assembly Award, Firestorm 2003 – 07/2004

Congressional Award, Firestorm 2003 – 07/2004

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Award, Firestorm 2003 – 07/2004

San Diego Community Award, Firestorm 2003 – 07/2004

Harbison Canyon Community Board Award, Firestorm 2003 – 07/2004


Work Experience

 

Preceptor – 2/88 to 1/89

Independent practice with Dr. Louis E. Newman, D.C., 5/89 to 4/93

Solo Practitioner – 4/93 to present

 

Purpose Statement
 

To serve and educate those in need of health care through chiropractic, nutrition, and physical education and training with honor and integrity.  To facilitate in the healing of the human body with understanding, touch, motivation, and love.  To further understand that we are all unique individuals with different needs, goals, weaknesses, and desires.  To become closer to God and to provide for my family and friends.

 

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Our Location

8300 University Avenue | La Mesa, CA 91942

Office Hours

Find Out When We Are Open

Monday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

By Appointment Only