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  • Dr.
    Douglas G. Pfeiffer

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    Douglas G. Pfeiffer, D.C.
    1543 Layfield Road, Post Office Box 45
    Pennsburg, Pennsylvania  18073
    Phone:  215-679-7800 | Fax:  215-679-8728
    Email:  [email protected]

     

     

    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

    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
    Member- Phi Kappa Phi Professional Honor
     

     
    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
    Outstanding Small Business Award- Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce, 2017
     

    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

    Healthy  Hints E mail Newsletter- 2007 to Present

    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
    “Stress How It’s Killing You!” Seminar – Open Link Pennsburg PA March 12, 2016
    “Eating Right” Seminar – Open Link Pennsburg PA April 16, 2016
    “Ketogenic Lifestyle” Seminar – Open Link Pennsburg PA August 30, 2016
    “Avoiding Alzheimer’s” Seminar – Center for Nutrition and Wellness Pennsburg PA May 15, 2018  

     

     

     

    Post-Graduate Studies

        Date                                           Title                                      Hours

    January 9, 1988            Mus/Skel Soft Tissue Injuries                       12

    February 6, 1988        Chiropractic Orthopedics Exam I                    12

    March 12, 1988            Chiropractic Orthopedics Exam II                  12

    April 23, 1988            Jurisprudence & Reporting                             12

    May 14, 1988            Impairment Rating/Disability Evaluation I        12

    June 4, 1988            Impairment Rating/Disability Evaluation II        12

    July 9, 1988            Neurological Diagnosis 1                                    12

    August 13, 1988        Neurological Diagnosis 2                                  12

    September 19, 1988        Physical & Lab Diagnosis                            12

    October 22, 1988        Cervical Strains & Sprains                              12

    January 14, 1989        Cervical Disc, Trauma, Cord & Cervicobrachial Disorders           12

    February 11, 1989        Strains & Sprains                                          12

    March 4, 1989            Disc & Internal Derangements                         12

    April 1, 1989            Lumbar Degeneration & Anomalies                   10

    May 13, 1989            Shoulder and Arm                                            12
      
    June 10, 1989            Hip, Thigh & Knee                                          12

    July 8, 1989            Exercise & Extremity Supports                           12

    August 12, 1989        Peripheral Vascular Diseases                             12

    September 9, 1989        Central Nervous System:  Trauma, Toxins & Emergency States        12

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

                        Conditions & Congenital Defects                                  12

    November 11, 1989        Normal Variation, Anomalies & Trauma        12

    January 13, 1990        Arthritic, Metabolic, Endocrine, Nutritional & Vascular Disorders    12

    February 19, 1990        Trauma, Infections & Tumors                         12

    March 10, 1990            Fractures                                                      12

    April 7, 1990            Upper Extremity Fractures, Dibloc, Cast            12

    May 12, 1990            Rheumatology                                                  12

    November 15, 1990        Clinical Guidelines and Indications for MRI             2

    December 1, 1990        Review of Chiropractic Orthopedics                         6

    January 10, 1991        MRI Imaging and the Clinical Manifestations for Chiropractic     2

    Post-Graduate Studies (Cont’d.)

    May 30, 1992            Advanced Principles in Extremity Adjusting                  6

    May 31, 1992            Advanced Principles in Extremity Adjusting                  6

    August 15, 1992        Practical Rehabilitation in the Chiropractic Office             6

    August 16, 1992        Practical Rehabilitation in the Chiropractic Office             6

    August 28, 1992        Changing Horizons in Chiropractic                                     2

    November 7 – 8, 1992        Radiology:  Imaging Protocols of Trauma II            12.5

    April 30, 1994            Chiropractic and Managed Health Care                             6

    May 1, 1994            Chiropractic and managed Health Care                               4

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

                        Chiropractic Treatment Procedures                                              6

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

                        Chiropractic Treatment Procedures                                              6

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

                        Chiropractic Treatment Procedures                                              3

    October 1, 1994            Activator Methods                         6

    October 2, 1994            Activator Methods                         6

    April 13 – 14, 1996        Chiropractic Nutritional Diplomat “Fats, Carbohydrates
                        and Proteins”                        12

    May 2, 1996            Chiropractic Nutrition Diplomats “Nutrition in Clinical Practice”    12

    July 13 – 14, 1996        “Advanced Principles in Upper Extremity Adjusting”                 2.5

    August 1, 1996            Clinical Applications of MRI                               6

    February 21, 1997        Applied Physiotherapy                                     6

    February 28, 1997        Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification                 6

    March 16, 1997            Myofascial Pain Syndromes of the Low Back, Pelvis and Hip    18

    March 1 – 5, 1998        Integrating Chiropractic Practice                    10

    March 14 – 15, 1998        Functional Capacity Assessment                 8

    May 30 – 31, 1998        NIMMO Tonus Technique                                12

    June 13 – 14, 1998        Validating Chiropractic                                12

    November 21 – 22, 1998    Geriatrics in Chiropractic                        12

    October 22, 1999        Practical Nutritional from A to Z                    8

    October 23, 1999        Update on Lumbar Spine Radiology                 1.5

    October 24, 1999        Diagnostic Imaging of the Shoulder                 1.5

    March 6 – 11, 2000        Common Chiropractic Case Management1            12

    May 13 – 14, 2000        How to Clone a Successful Holistic Healthcare Practice        12

                        Boston, MA (Dr. Brimhall)

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

                        Practice                         2

    January 26 – 27, 2002        Whiplash and Brain Traumatology 2002 (Module I)        12

    May 18 – 19, 2002        Whiplash and Brain Traumatology 2002 (Module II)             12

    October 17, 2002        HIPAA Privacy “Preparing for Mandatory Compliance”       
    October 19 – 20, 2002        Whiplash and Brain Traumatology 2002 (Module III)      12

    June 28, 2003            Substantiation of Care Through Documentation
                        and Examination Procedures                 6

    May 10, 2006            (Tele-seminar) “Uterine Fibroids and Menorrhagia”               12

    June 3 – 4, 2006        “Scientific and Philosophical Validation of  Chiropractic        12

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

                        & Complimentary Holistic Care                12

    July 12, 2006            (Tele-seminar) “Endometriosis                       
    July 15 – 16, 2006        Inflammation, the Silent Epidemic”                          12   
    August 9, 2006            (Tele-seminar) “Osteoporosis”           
    September 13, 2006        Fibrocystic Breast Disease

    September 16 – 17, 2006    Wellness Nutrition and Natural Health                12

    September 30 – Oct. 1, 2006    Nutritional Response Testing                         12

    November 2006            The Innate State of Mind:  Emotional Hygiene           12

    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”                8

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

    September 15-16 2007               Integrative Holistic Medicine Seminar                        8

    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                     2

    June 23, 2012                           Building your Technique Skills in your Office            4

    January 26 2013                        Health, Peak Performance, Healing, and Longevity Seminar       12

    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 PA12

    March 7 2015                              PCA Coding & Compliance                                                                8

    August 22 2015                           ICD-10 From Basics To Billing                                                            6

    November 14 & 15 2015             The Truths and Myths of Gluten and Celiac Disorders                         12

    November 21 & 22 2015              Foundational Laboratory Analysis                                                     12

    November 8, 2016                       Natural Solutions for Healthy Digestion & Mood Support

    November 12&13 2016               Functional Men’s Health & Recommendations for Optimal Wellness    12

    December 10th & 11th 2016         Foundational Laboratory Analysis Seminar                                       12

    September 16th 2017                  Chiropractic Recordkeeping, ICD-10, Documentation,      
                                                       Compliance & Risk Management                                                     8

    October 21st 2017                      The Cervical Syndrome: Lecture, Practical Demonstrations,

                                                       and Coaching of Rational Manipulation of the Neck, Upper

                                                       Thoracics, and the Shoulder Girdle                                                  2

    October 21-22 2017                   Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry Case Studies

                                                       and Integration- An Introduction                                                     12

    January 27th & 28th 2018             Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry                                   14

    May 18th, 19th 20th 2018              Mastering the Thyroid                                                                    18.5

    October 6th 2018                           Primer for the PA Limited X-ray Certification                                   8