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Dr. Hathcock's full CV is below.

Dr. Richard Hathcock is a licensed Chiropractor serving the Memphis community since 2002.  Dr. Richard has been seeing patients for the last seven years as a member of Cole Chiropractic Center in Cordova and is now on his own in the heart of East Memphis on Brookhaven Circle.

Dr. Richard is a native of Memphis, raised in Raleigh and a graduate of Raleigh Egypt High School.  Dr. Richard attended Lambuth University on a baseball and cheerleading scholarship, however, after a snow skiing accident ruptured his ACL and cost him both scholarships,he returned to the Univ. of Memphis to finish up his undergraduate education.

Dr. Hathcock moved to Davenport, Iowa and attended chiropractic college at the prestigous Palmer College of Chiropractic.  While freezing up there for four years he was nominated "Outstanding Clinician" for his graduating class.

Dr. Richard lectured across the state of TN in 2008 for the TN Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  His lectures centered on educating the community on topics related to daily choices for health.  Sugars, Triglycerides,Cholesterol, Sports Concussions, Nutrition for ADD/ADHD, and Work Related Injuries.  While traversing the state he made time to lecture at St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital, Dogwood Elem., Farmington Elem., Bailey Station Elem., St. George's Episcopal, Faith Baptist, Germantown Methodist, Mended Hearts, MemphisHome School Association, Brimhall Foods (Brim's), Bartlett Rec Center, as well as several community forums sponsored by his clinic.

Dr. Hathcock is reminded daily how much he enjoys his life's career choice.  Getting to see someone get their health back on track after an injury, or because of another lifestyle change is truly a blessing.  People come to his office because they truly want to be there.  He is now even tackling the epidemic rise of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the area, and doing so with a proven step by step process that gets these sufferers relief and sustained improvement in a short amount of time.

 Here is Dr. Hathcock's CV for your review:

Richard N. Hathcock, D.C.

721 W. Brookhaven Circle

Memphis, TN 38117

Phone: 901.767.8077

Fax: 901.767.8861

www.BrookhavenChiro.net

[email protected]

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY_____________________________________________

 

Clinic Director, Chiropractor,                                                                  2009-present

The Brookhaven Center

Memphis, Tennessee

 

Associate Clinic Director, Chiropractor                                                   2002-2009

Cole Chiropractic Center    

Memphis, Tennessee

 

       

EDUCATION/RESIDENCY      ____________________________________________

 

Doctor of Chiropractic                                                                               2002-present

Licensed in Tennessee - #1852

 

Doctor of Chiropractic                                                                              1998–2002

 Palmer College of Chiropractic                                                    

 Davenport, Iowa

          

 Externship, Palmer College Clinic                                                            2001-2002

 Rock Island, Illinois

 

 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I                                    2000 

 

 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II                                   2000

                   

 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III                                  2001   

 

 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV                                  2001 

 

 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy                       2001

 

Undergraduate Studies in Biology                                                               1994–1997

University of Memphis                                                                 

Memphis, Tennessee

 

Undergraduate Studies in Biology                                                               1992–1994

Lambuth University                                                           

Jackson, Tennessee

                                          

                                                                                                                                     POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION____________________

Impairment Rating Certification, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocation and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

Triaging the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patients, -Correlating clinical findings and the patient history in determining the correct course of care in triaging the patient utilizing orthopedic and neurological evaluations in the clinical setting. Understanding the parameters for immediate referrals vs. following the continuum of care to determine the necessity for referrals. New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

MRI Methodology of Analysis, - MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Spinal Pathology,- MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions.  - Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, - MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, - Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. - Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI.  New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, -An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. - Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, - An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

 

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. - Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

 

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim,- Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. - Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, - Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. - Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

Credentials and Clinically Correlating Causality, The significance documentation and credentials in the personal injury field with a focus on clinically correlating causality, bodily injury and persistent functional loss as sequellae. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2012

 

 

Practical and Effective Chiropractic Management of Lower Extremity Injuries, Functional review of femur, ilium, knee, foot and ankle anatomy, related injuries and differential diagnosis. - Overview of statistical and empirical review and case studies on effective treatment and practical protocols for the effective treatment and resolution of their respective disorders.  -Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Nashville, TN, 2011

 

Advanced Clinical Imaging with Case Studies, - Review of imaging protocols, differentials, anomalies, and pathology associated with the spine, internal organs, and anatomical systems. - Both plain film radiographs and extensive MRI interpretation.  Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2010

 

Mid South Thoracic Spine Symposium, - Differential diagnosis of thoracic spine related disorders including the triage, imaging options, orthopedic and neurological testing standards for licensure. - Treatments involving both passive, active and chiropractic manipulative with expected outcomes, contraindications, and high risk categories.

ConservCare of Tennessee, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2010

 

Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia, - History, demographics, and treatments for this rarely understood diagnosis.  Main medications used for treatments and their problems.  -Investigating the hypothalamus, adrenals, and pituitary glands’ role in the onset and manifestation of this often debilitating disease. - Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO, 2009

 

Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, - Different sides of the same coin both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome present many confounding problems for both the physician and the patient.-  Protocols designed to work through each as a potential diagnosis and render the safest, most effective treatments possible.  Lab tests, and imaging that is beneficial and those that are not.  -Breaking through the myths to the realities facing these patients daily.  Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO, 2009

 

Lumbar Rehabilitation Protocols and Nutritional Recommendations, - Research, clinical studies and reviews of active and passive protocols for rehabilitation of the lumbar spine.  Focus also on the pharmaceutical interventions and why in many instances a nutritional approach works as well or better. - Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2009

 

Acute Spine Injuries, Pain Syndromes and Pharmaceutical Alternatives, - Motor vehicle accidents, falls, sprains/strains, blunt traumas and other injuries to the spine.  Their initial triage, clinical presentations for the chiropractor and the pharmaceutical aids your patients are already taking. - How to transition the patient to self care after spinal stabilization. - Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2009

 

Mid-South Lumbar Spine Symposium,  - Differential diagnosis of thoracic spine related disorders including the triage, imaging options, orthopedic and neurological testing standards for licensure. - Treatments involving both passive, active and chiropractic manipulative with expected outcomes, contraindications, and high risk categories.

ConservCare of Tennessee, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2008

 

Risk Management, Sexual Boundaries, Jurisprudence, - Required course in Tennessee for all chiropractic physicians. -  Establishing office policies, documentation, HIPPA compliance, behavior towards patients and staff of the opposite sex. - Legal issues dealing with patient transfer between physicians of all disciplines.  ConservCare LLC, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2007

 

Eating Your Way to Good Health, 30 Days to a New You, - Strategies on educating a patient on the healthy habits associated with healthy weight and active lifestyles. -Rampant obesity rates in the Southern U.S. and the evolving clinician’s role in dealing with type II diabetes, heart disease, and smoking. - Emphasis on research, clinically proven interventions, and referral when necessary. - ConservCare, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2007 

 

Natural Alternative to the Top 10 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs,  - Research on the pharmaceutical issues Americans face and the growing list of negative side-effects.  Alternative natural therapies that work without the know side-effects. - Clinical studies, peer reviewed literature to help you help them safely restore their health. - Texas Chiropractic College Division of Postgraduate Studies, Memphis, TN, 2007

 

Chiropractic Applications for Chronic Pain Symposium,  - Reviews of chronic pain etiology, classifications, treatments, and prognosis. - Initial orthopedic and neurologic testing, advanced imaging to include MRI’s with peer review studies for review.  -Modalities, treatments, and prognosis for recovery.  -Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Memphis, TN, 2005

 

Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Functional Reactivation in Musculoskeletal Injuries, - Active and passive rehab for the spine and upper and lower extremities. - Focus on functional status, and activities of daily living. -  Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2004

 

Sleep Disorders and the Chronic Pain Patient, - Chronic pain can have a devastating effect on sleep and vice versa. - Analyzing the research into the most common sleep disorders and how they might both manifest chronic pain, and initiate as a result of the same pain.  ConservCare, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2004

 

Comparative Treatment Philosophies of Musculoskeletal Disorders, - Investigating the vast research behind a multi-disciplined approach with patient centered goals in mind.  -Integrating your care with that of other disciplines for the greatest effect for the patient and their health.  Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Gatlinburg, TN, 2003

 

Chiropractic Orthopedics, - Reviews of standard orthopedic and neurological testing in the chiropractic practice. - Research and peer reviewed studies on clinical outcomes, protocols, and standards of care within the profession. Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chattanooga, TN, 2002

 

 

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS_____________________________________________

 

Circle of Influence, Member, Memphis, TN                                             2012 - present

 

US Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Member                                2011 - present

 

Doctors for Doctors Mentoring Program, Member                                    2008 - present

 

Germantown, Tennessee Municipal Wellness Coalition, Member           2007 – 2009

 

Tennessee Chiropractic Association, Member                                          2002 – present

 

ConservCare Independent Physicians Association, Member                    2002 – present

 

SELECTED HONORS____________________________________________________

 

Outstanding Clinical Extern Nominee,                                                        2002                                   

Palmer College of Chiropractic                                            

 

SELECTED TEACHING/SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS __________________

 

Lecturer, Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia, - US Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Memphis, TN, 2011

 

Lecturer, Diabetes and the Chiropractic Patient, - Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chattanooga, TN, 2008

 

Lecturer, Cholesterol and Triglycerides, Why They Matter, - Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Nashville, TN, 2008

 

Lecturer, Clinical Nutrition for the Chiropractic Patient Parts I and II, - Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Knoxville, TN, 2008

 

Lecturer, ADD/ADHD, Recognizing the 6 Different Types and Alternative Treatments for the Clinician, - Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Memphis, TN, 2008

 

Lecturer, Concussion in Sports, - Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Jackson, TN, 2008

 

Lecturer, Common Work Related Injuries and Strategies for Prevention, - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS________________________________________________________

 

Hathcock, R. N. (2012) Missed lumbar disc herniations diagnosed with kinetic magnetic resonance imaging.  A review – American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Retrieved from http://aampl.org

 

Hathcock, R. N. (2011) Weight loss in 2011 and why you failed in 2010.  Delivered.

 

Hathcock, R. N. (2010) Sick and tired of being sick and tired-Natural adrenal fatigue protocols to get you the energy you had 10 years ago.  Delivered.

 

Hathcock, R. N. (2010) The false hope of antidepressants–treating and beating depression naturally.  Delivered.

 

Hathcock, R. N.  (2010) Why our bodies matter to God pt. II.  Delivered.

 

Hathcock, R. N.(2010) Why our bodies matter to God pt. I.  Delivered.

 

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE______________________________________

 

On Air Guest Expert Personality                                                                    2013 – present

Southern Sports Report – Weekend Warrior Clinician

WHBQ 560 AM – WPGF 87.7 FM

Memphis, TN

   

Coach, Second Presbyterian Recreational Ministries                                    2012 - present

Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football

Memphis, TN

 

Memphis Union Mission, Volunteer                                                              2011 - present        

Memphis, TN

 

Service Over Self, Second Presbyterian Church, Volunteer                          2008 - 2011 Memphis, TN     

 

President, Visions Adult Sunday School Class                                              2006 - 2007

Germantown United Methodist Church  

Germantown, TN