The MAC hosts a wide array of seminars throughout the year. Most offer continuing education credits. Discounts are provided to our members and additional discounts are given to our "Club" members.
Additionally, the MAC co-sponsors a variety of seminars with trusted vendors, such as Standard Process, Viotron, and Genius Solutions.
March 19, 2017
Methylation from Gut to Brain – Connecting Dots Between Gut Health, Genetic Expression, and Optimum Brain Function
Speaker: Dr. Andrew L. Rostenberg, DC
The Inn at St. Johns, 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 | (734) 414-0600
Please contact your Metagenics Functional Medicine Consultant to register:
Susan Pontack, RN Jill Beckman
(586) 242-4131 (734) 216-0069
Or, call MetaMidwest at (800) 522-6382.
This presentation is designed to introduce the concept of gut dysbiosis and microbial metabolism and how it impacts the brain and methylation related pathways. The topics of yeast and bacterial infection will be covered with an emphasis placed on how these imbalances produce epigenetic changes to important genetic pathways such as COMT, MAO, ALDH, MTHFR and more. Special attention will be paid to how organic acids produced from gut microbes are able to influence brain function, mood, cognition, learning and behavior. A comparison will be presented between different phenotypes; those with low catecholamine issues will be contrasted against those with high catecholamine issues. A thorough overview of the Organic Acid Test from Great Plains Laboratory will be included, providing in-depth discussion of oxalates, neurotransmitters, mitochondria, phenols, yeasts and aldehyde pathways. Lifestyle modification, specific diets, and nutraceutical therapies will be discussed and protocols offered for each specific condition.
Dr. Andrew L. Rostenberg is a chiropractor, kinesiologist, functional medicine expert, methylation researcher, and director of Red Mountain Natural Medicine in Boise, ID. He has become a leading voice in the emerging field of functional medicine and genetics, raising awareness of how genetic variation impacts our health. In addition to running a busy practice, Dr. Rostenberg has developed cutting-edge protocols using methylation pathways designed to optimize biochemistry, detoxification, digestion, brain function and more. Due to the popularity of his BeyondMTHFR™ YouTube channel and website, he has attracted patients from all over the world who seek to optimize their genes and change their lives. He has clinical experience treating patients of all ages and walks of life, ranging from elite athletes and children to those suffering from complex digestive, autoimmune and neurological diseases.
March 23, 2017
March Insurance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Leighia Wells, Carl Alden, and Stephanie Davidson
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
The Role of Chiropractic in an Integrated Health System – Are You Taking Advantage of ALL Available Opportunities? (9a-12p)
Join Dr. Leighia Wells for this in-depth look at the role of chiropractic in an integrated health system. Dr. Wells knows first-hand the benefits of belonging to a Physicians Organization (PO) in BCBSM’s Patient-Centered Medical Home-Neighborhood (PCMH-N) model of care. Topics of discussion include POs, the BCBSM Physician Group Incentive Program (PGIP), the PCMH model of health care, and using continuous quality improvement data and other analytics to show quality, cost, and patient satisfaction. Dr. Wells will show attendees how participating in this exciting program can greatly benefit a chiropractic practice. Don’t miss it!
What You Need to Know About Coding and Ducumentation to Assure Proper Payment: Learn the Latest on Medicare, MACRA, MIPS, BCBSM, Auto, Etc. (12-5p)
Whether it’s adjusting the extremities, performing physical modalities, or ordering new testing procedures, all doctors and their staffs need to know the benefits and potential pitfalls associated with performing these services. Topics include office visits for new and established patients, CMT codes, radiological and other imaging codes, and physical medicine procedure codes. Join the MAC’s Carl Alden and Stephanie Davidson for this in-depth discussion on the proper coding under Michigan’s chiropractic scope.
Carl will also discuss the most up-to-date billing strategies for common insurers, including workers’ compensation, auto no-fault, ERISA plans, and more!
MAC member Dr. Leighia Wells of Portage is a 2000 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Palmer who is certified in the McKenzie Method, one of a few chiropractors in the United States to have attained this credential. She is currently working toward her Diplomate in Functional Rehabilitation at National. Dr. Wells is a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians, American Chiropractic Association, and the American Academy of Hospital Chiropractors. From 2009 to 2014 she served as MAC District 6 President and on the MAC Board of Directors. She also has a BS in Zoology / Life Science from Eastern Illinois University.
Carl Alden is the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’ resident specialist on insurance. Most of his days are spent on the phone assisting MAC members with a variety of insurance issues. Along with these duties, Carl is also the MAC Governmental Relations Director. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Stephanie Davidson is the MAC’s new coding specialist. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
March 25-26, 2017
Inflammation: How to Identify the Hidden Source Triggers, Turn Down the Fire, and Let the Healing Begin
Speaker: Dr. Louis Boven
The Baronette Renaissance, 27790 Novi Rd., Novi, MI 48377 | (248) 349-7800
12 CEs possible! Pain and Symptom Management. Performance and Ordering of Tests.
To register, call (800) 437-1298, fax (888) 409-6733, or email email@example.com.
Fees: Doctor, $150; Student/Staff/Spouse, $125
Most of the time, inflammation is a lifesaver that enables our bodies to fend off various bacteria, viruses and parasites. Every once in a while, however, it doesn't shut down on cue and inflammation becomes chronic rather than transitory. When that occurs, the body turns on itself with aftereffects that manifest as a wide variety of diseases.
Inflammation has become one of the hottest areas of medical research. Chronic inflammation may be the engine that drives many of the most feared illnesses of middle and old age, in addition to most of the autoimmune diseases. This concept is so intriguing because without addressing the underlying cause of a patient’s chronic inflammation, the body cannot completely heal itself. Our speaker uses a system of in-office functional tests to identify the specific underlying cause of the chronic inflammation. He then uses those same tests to help identify the best treatment protocol.
Dr. Boven uses a system of in-office functional tests to identify the specific underlying cause of the chronic inflammation. He then uses those same tests to help identify the best treatment protocol. Although Dr. Boven is a diplomat in Applied Kinesiology he uses many other assessment techniques that do not involve muscle testing, including reflex points, changes in range of motion and palpation to help assess in the diagnosis and aid in determining a treatment protocol. Don’t miss it!
Life graduate Dr. Louis Boven is a native of Holland, Michigan, who has been practicing Applied Kinesiology for more than 30 years. Dr. Boven founded AK Chiropractic Research Center in 1986. He became a Diplomate in the I.C.A.K. and has been teaching Applied Kinesiology for the past 28 years. Developing his expertise through research in clinical practice and staying committed to the strong foundation of AK allows his patients to experience results they have been searching for. Through the years, Dr. Boven has mentored many doctors who share his enthusiasm of helping patients through the practice of Applied Kinesiology.