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35 years in practice, with plaintiff and defense testimony experience in multiple criminal, civil and administrative depositions and trials on issues including standard of care, treatment issues, boundaries, stroke, billing and disability.
Past President, California Chiropractic Association
Emeritus Chair, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters
Fellow, International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology
Fellow, International College of Chiropractors
Qualified Medical Evaluator

Dr Whalen has co-authored national peer-reviewed Best Practices Guidelines for the chiropractic profession on low back pain and chronic pain, and was lead author on the recently published neck pain guideline. He has been an Expert Consultant for the Board of Examiners since 2008. Dr. Whalen has reviewed hundreds of files though peer review in personal injury cases, and has provided continuing education courses for the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Division of Workers Compensation, on a variety of topics including documentation, disability evaluation and treatment guidelines.

Education & Licenses

Doctor of Chiropractic Palmer West 1986, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1978; D.C. license California and Hawaii. Board Certified Chiropractic Neurology.