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  • Dr.
    Douglas G. Pfeiffer

    Dr. Douglas G. Pfeiffer, a practicing Chiropractic Physician since 1986, has post doctoral training in Nutrition, Orthopedics, Geriatrics and numerous other fields to assist with your health care needs.

    Educational Background

    May 1980

    Bachelor of Science, Biology
    Delaware Valley College
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    1981

    Graduate Program – Biology/Business
    Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

    October 1985

    Doctor of Chiropractic – MAGNA CUM LAUDE
    Palmer College of Chiropractic
    Davenport, Iowa

    May 1990

    Board Eligible – Chiropractic Orthopedics
    Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
    Los Angeles, California

    Advance Clinical Training in Nutrition Response Testing

    Employment

    1986 – Present

    Doctor of Chiropractic – Private Practice
    Upper Perk Chiropractic Center
    Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

    1980 – 1982

    Microbiologist and Laboratory Supervisor
    Philadelphia Quartz Corporation

    Professional Associations and Affiliations

    • Member - American Chiropractic Association
    • Member - Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
    • Member - ICA Council on Wellness Science
    • Member - Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association
      • Alternate Director Distrive IV (1989 – 1994)
      • Personnel Committee Chairman (1991 – 1995)
      • Secretary/Treasurer of PCS-PAC (1990 – 1994)
      • Chiropractic College Liaison (1992 – 1994)
      • Treasurer (1993 – 1997)
    • Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumni Advisory Board
    • Adjunct Professor Texas Chiropractic College

    Community Memberships

    • American Red Cross – Ches-Mont Chapter
      • Board Member (1996 – 1999)
      • Secretary (1997 – 1999)
    • Friends of Open Line, Pennsburg, PA
      • Board Member
      • Silent Auction/Brunch Committee Chair (2005, 2006)
      • 1st Vice President (2003 – 2006)
    • United Friends School, Quakertown, PA
      • Chairperson, Personnel Committee (1992 – 1994)
      • Trustee, School Board (1993 – 1994)
    • Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce – Member since 1993
    • Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce – Member since 1990
    • Upper Perkiomen Jaycees – Past Member
    • Upper Perkiomen YMCA
      • Chairman of the Board (2007 – 2010)
      • Board Member (2003 – Present)
      • 1st Vice Chair 2004 - 2006
      • Chair, Major Gifts Division
      • 2002 Capital Campaign Committee
      • Finance Committee

    Awards and Recognition

    • Award of Merit – Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, 1992
    • Certificate of Appreciation – Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, 1993, 1995
    • President’s Award – Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, 1993, 1995
    • Chiropractor of the Year – Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society, 1994
    • Certificate of Appreciation – American Heart Association, 1997
    • Top 25 Outstanding Doctors in America – Pinnacle Group Award, 2002, 2003, 2004
    • Outstanding Leadership Award – Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce, 2004
    • Phi Kappa Phi- National Honor Society

    Extra-curricular Studies

    • October 6, 1983 – Certificate of Proficiency Practical Examination in Extremity Adjusting
    • September 30, 1984 – Certificate of Proficiency P.S.T. Advanced Technique
    • December 14, 1984 – Certificate of Proficiency Logan Basic Technique

    Publications

    Health Notes – Hearthstone Town and Country, weekly column, 1997 – 2008

    Dr. Pfeiffer’s Guide To A Longer Healthier Life - Advantage Media Group 2015

    Presentations – Public Speaking

    • Family Health and Wellness Program ™ – 1986 to present – Presented Monthly
    • Arthritis – Upper Perkiomen Senior Citizens Center, February 1997
    • Fibromyalgia Syndrome – Harleysville Insurance Company, May 12, 1997
    • Chiropractic – Upper Perkiomen Middle School, February 1998
    • The New Healthcare Paradyme – Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce, August 1998
    • Holistic Health for the New Millennium – Life Long Learning – Upper Perkiomen Branch
      • Nutrition A to Z (April 3, 2001)
      • Herbs, Amino Acids, Fatty Acids and Transfats (April 10, 2001)
      • Who Is Your Doctor? (April 17, 2001)
      • Spinal Hygiene (April 24, 2001)
      • What You Can Do Tomorrow (May 1, 2001)
    • Holistic Health for the New Millennium – Life Long Learning – Upper Perkiomen Branch
      • Updated Nutrition A-Z (April 3, 2003)
      • Updated “Herbs, Amino Acids, Fatty Acids, and Transfats (April 10, 2003)
      • Updated “Who Is Your Doctor?” (April 17, 2003)
      • Updated “What You Can Do Tomorrow” (April 24, 2003)
    • Chiropractic – Seminar Discussion for Erie Insurance Company, Allentown Branch,
    • Workers’ Compensation Division, December 11, 2004
    • Family Health and Wellness – GFWC Woman’s Club of Emmaus, March 28, 2004
    • “Focus Health Series” “Eating Right and Cholesterol” July 25, 2007
    • Stress Seminar – PARX (Philadelphia Park) June 22, 2011
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Avoiding Alzheimer’s”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA January 25, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Heart Health”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA February 22, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Causes and Prevention of Colon Cancer”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA March 28, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “High Blood Pressure”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA April 18, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Osteoporosis”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA May 23, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Fibromyalgia”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA June 27, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Headaches”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA July 25, 2012
    • “Focus Health Seminar Series tm” “Psoriasis”- Center for Nutrition and Wellness, Pennsburg, PA August 22, 2012
    • Chiropractic and Nutrition: Perfect Partners Standard Process of PA
    • Focus Health Seminar Series “ Avoiding Alzheimer’s” Pennsburg Family Diner, Pennsburg, PA January 14, 2015
    • Infinity Thrive Seminar Building a Thriving Practice February 21, 2015
    • TT.F.N.A. Introductory Seminar Pittsburgh, PA December 13,2014
    • T.F.N.A. Basic Nutrition Protocols Middletown, PA January 17, 2015
    • Trans America Insurance Company “Health and Wellness Guidelines” March 6, 2015

    Post-Graduate Studies

    January 9, 1988 Mus/Skel Soft Tissue Injuries

    February 6, 1988 Chiropractic Orthopedics Exam I

    March 12, 1988 Chiropractic Orthopedics Exam II

    April 23, 1988 Jurisprudence & Reporting

    May 14, 1988 Impairment Rating/Disability Evaluation I

    June 4, 1988 Impairment Rating/Disability Evaluation II

    July 9, 1988 Neurological Diagnosis 1

    August 13, 1988 Neurological Diagnosis 2

    September 19, 1988 Physical & Lab Diagnosis

    October 22, 1988 Cervical Strains & Sprains

    January 14, 1989 Cervical Disc, Trauma, Cord & Cervicobrachial Disorders

    February 11, 1989 Strains & Sprains

    March 4, 1989 Disc & Internal Derangements

    April 1, 1989 Lumbar Degeneration & Anomalies

    May 13, 1989 Shoulder and Arm

    June 10, 1989 Hip, Thigh & Knee

    July 8, 1989 Exercise & Extremity Supports

    August 12, 1989 Peripheral Vascular Diseases

    September 9, 1989 Central Nervous System: Trauma, Toxins & Emergency States

    October 14, 1989 Central Nervous System: Infections, Tumors, Demyelinating

    Conditions & Congenital Defects

    November 11, 1989 Normal Variation, Anomalies & Trauma

    January 13, 1990 Arthritic, Metabolic, Endocrine, Nutritional & Vascular Disorders

    February 19, 1990 Trauma, Infections & Tumors

    March 10, 1990 Fractures

    April 7, 1990 Upper Extremity Fractures, Dibloc, Cast

    May 12, 1990 Rheumatology

    November 15, 1990 Clinical Guidelines and Indications for MRI

    December 1, 1990 Review of Chiropractic Orthopedics

    January 10, 1991 MRI Imaging and the Clinical Manifestations for Chiropractic

    Post-Graduate Studies (Cont’d.)

    May 30, 1992 Advanced Principles in Extremity Adjusting

    May 31, 1992 Advanced Principles in Extremity Adjusting

    August 15, 1992 Practical Rehabilitation in the Chiropractic Office

    August 16, 1992 Practical Rehabilitation in the Chiropractic Office

    August 28, 1992 Changing Horizons in Chiropractic

    November 7 – 8, 1992 Radiology: Imaging Protocols of Trauma II

    April 30, 1994 Chiropractic and Managed Health Care

    May 1, 1994 Chiropractic and managed Health Care

    August 19, 1994 The Second National Symposium on the Comparison of

    Chiropractic Treatment Procedures

    August 20, 1994 The Second National Symposium on the Comparison of

    Chiropractic Treatment Procedures

    August 21, 1994 The Second National Symposium on the Comparison of

    Chiropractic Treatment Procedures

    October 1, 1994 Activator Methods

    October 2, 1994 Activator Methods

    April 13 – 14, 1996 Chiropractic Nutritional Diplomat “Fats, Carbohydrates

    and Proteins”

    May 2, 1996 Chiropractic Nutrition Diplomats “Nutrition in Clinical Practice”

    July 13 – 14, 1996 “Advanced Principles in Upper Extremity Adjusting”

    August 1, 1996 Clinical Applications of MRI

    February 21, 1997 Applied Physiotherapy

    February 28, 1997 Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification

    March 16, 1997 Myofascial Pain Syndromes of the Low Back, Pelvis and Hip

    March 1 – 5, 1998 Integrating Chiropractic Practice

    March 14 – 15, 1998 Functional Capacity Assessment

    May 30 – 31, 1998 NIMMO Tonus Technique

    June 13 – 14, 1998 Validating Chiropractic

    November 21 – 22, 1998 Geriatrics in Chiropractic

    October 22, 1999 Practical Nutritional from A to Z

    October 23, 1999 Update on Lumbar Spine Radiology

    October 24, 1999 Diagnostic Imaging of the Shoulder

    March 6 – 11, 2000 Common Chiropractic Case Management1

    May 13 – 14, 2000 How to Clone a Successful Holistic Healthcare Practice

    Boston, MA (Dr. Brimhall)

    August 18, 2001 The Clinical Application of Herbs & Nutrition in Chiropractic

    Practice

    January 26 – 27, 2002 Whiplash and Brain Traumatology 2002 (Module I)

    May 18 – 19, 2002 Whiplash and Brain Traumatology 2002 (Module II)

    October 17, 2002 HIPAA Privacy “Preparing for Mandatory Compliance”

    October 19 – 20, 2002 Whiplash and Brain Traumatology 2002 (Module III)

    June 28, 2003 Substantiation of Care Through Documentation

    and Examination Procedures

    May 10, 2006 (Tele-seminar) “Uterine Fibroids and Menorrhagia”

    June 3 – 4, 2006 “Scientific and Philosophical Validation of Chiropractic

    June 14, 2006 (Tele-seminar) “Breast Cancer Care and Prevention

    & Complimentary Holistic Care

    July 12, 2006 (Tele-seminar) “Endometriosis

    July 15 – 16, 2006 Inflammation, the Silent Epidemic”

    August 9, 2006 (Tele-seminar) “Osteoporosis”

    September 13, 2006 Fibrocystic Breast Disease

    September 16 – 17, 2006 Wellness Nutrition and Natural Health

    September 30 – Oct. 1, 2006 Nutritional Response Testing

    November 2006 The Innate State of Mind: Emotional Hygiene

    March 22 – 25, 2007 Intermediate Nutritional Response Testing

    April 11, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Bioidentical Hormones and the

    Truth About Progesterone

    May 9, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Thyroid Health Update

    July 11 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Fertility Focus Part 1

    June 23-24, 2007 Synergistic Therapeutics 12

    August 8, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Fertility Focus Part 2

    Miscarriage Investigation and Management

    August 11,2007 “The Fundamentals of Nutritional Health”

    September 12, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Preparation For Birthing & Breastfeeding

    September 15-16 2007 Integrative Holistic Medicine Seminar

    October 10, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Heavy & Painful Periods

    November 14, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Vaginitis & Candida Infections

    December 12, 2007 (Tele-Seminar) Incontinence and Urinary Tract Infections

    February 16-17 2008 Clinical Applications of Heart Rate Variability Analysis

    February 21 2009 Iodine Insufficiency and Nationwide Health Crisis

    February 21 2009 Environmental Influence on Women’s Health

    February 21 2009 The Rhythm of Healing

    April 17-18 2010 Mastering Thyroid

    June 24-25 2011 Standard Process Beyond Fundamentals: Focus on Key Clinical Imbalances

    April 21-22, 2012 Completed 12 Hours of Continuing Education with the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association

    June 22, 2012 Completed 8 hours of The Latest in Imaging for the Chiropractic office with the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association’s 2012 Annual Convention

    June 23, 2012 Technique and Adjusting

    June 23, 2012 Building your Technique Skills in your Office

    January 26 2013 Health, Peak Performance, Healing, and Longevity Seminar

    March 1, 2013 The Role of Nutrition Genomics in the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

    March 1, 2013 Clinicians, Heal and Celebrate Yourselves

    March 1, 2013 Anxiety and Insomnia in Women: The Fearsome Twosome

    March 1, 2013 Nutritional Immunology

    March 2, 2013 Autoimmune Disease: Leaving the Era of Reaction and Entering the New Proactive Era of Prediction

    March 2, 2013 What is PCOS and Why Talk About It?

    March 2,2013 Effectiveness of Chiropractic in an Oncology Setting

    April 2, 2013 Principles of Nutritional Support for Major Body Systems

    November 22, 2013 How to build a thiriving nutritional practice

    April 6, 2013 Principles of Nutritional Support for Major Body Systems

    June 1 & 2 2013 Doctor Of The Future

    August 24 & 25 2013 Successfully Integrating Laser

    March 29, 2014 The Essentials of Managing a Thiriving Nutrition Practice

    August 16 & 17 2014 Chiropractic and Nutrition: Perfect Partners Standard Process of PA