Dr. Brian McCain's Credentials

Dr. Brian McCainOCCUPATION HISTORY:

Chiropractor and Chief Administrator; Adams County Spine & Accident Center, Inc.

Doing business as: Non-Surgical Medical Group & Pain Treatment Center. 

Multi-specialty physician directed medical and spine injury center caring for persons injured in auto accidents, sports injuries, neck and back conditions, nutritional disorders. 

Chiropractic, medical, neurology, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, massage therapy, and physical rehabilitation therapy. Provide examinations, diagnostics, on-site digital x-ray, independent medical examinations, therapeutic treatments, manage patient cases, administrative duties include coordinating staff training and staff supervision.  Westminster, CO, 2003-presently.

President of Operations; C&M Communications, LLC.
Physician focused marketing and consulting business to assist doctors in building and growing their practices. Ethical and professional marketing strategies, doctor and staff training, compliance programs, clinical and professional education through expert speakers and resources. Arvada, CO, 2009-present.

Chiropractor; Cartwright Chiropractic Clinic, Northglenn, CO, 2002-2003.

Chiropractic Internship; Friedman Injury Center-Los Arcos, with Dr. Gregg Friedman in an injury and accident center, observed clinical and administrative operations, performed patient history, examinations, assisted in therapies and components of patient care. Scottsdale, AZ, 2001.

Chiropractic Preceptorship; James Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center; St. Louis, MO, 1999.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE:

Certified, Level 1 Accreditation Colorado Division of Workers Compensation, 2007-present.

Certified, Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, Allision TX, 2005-present.

Accreditation, Colorado PIP Independent Medical Examiner, 2003-present.

Diplomate, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, 2003-present.

Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, State of Colorado #5049, January 2001-present.

Certified, Acupuncture, State of Colorado, August 2002-present.

Certified, Electrotherapy, State of Colorado, January 2001-present.

Board Certified Part IV, Examination tests individuals in the major areas of clinical practice: roentgenological interpretation and diagnosis, chiropractic technique, and physical examination and case management. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chesterfield, MO 1999.

Board Certified Part III, Includes questions that address nine clinical areas: case history, physical examination, neuromusculoskeletal examination, roentgenologic examination, clinical laboratory and special studies examination, diagnosis or clinical impression, chiropractic techniques, supportive techniques, and case management. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Los Angeles, CA 1999.

Board Certified Physiotherapy, Includes questions and examination in the area of physiotherapeutics in clinical practice. Use of physical agents such as electrical, sound, vibratory, hot and cold, clinical indications, application and safety procedures.
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chesterfield, MO 1998 #73437.

Board Certified Part II, Includes subject examinations in each of six clinical science areas: general diagnosis, neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, principles of chiropractic, chiropractic practice and associated clinical sciences. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chesterfield, MO 1998 #73437.

Board Certified Part I, Includes subject examinations in each of six basic science areas: general anatomy, spinal anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, and microbiology and public health. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Chesterfield, MO 1998 #73437.

EDUCATION:

Logan College of Chiropractic, Doctorate Program from January 1997-December 1999, Degree received December 18, 1999.

Regents University, Bachelor of Science, New York, NY, 1999.

Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1995-1996.

Bachelor of Science curriculum in biology and chemistry, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO, September 1991-August 1995.

PUBLICATIONS:

McCain, B., (2009). Case Study & Clinical Protocols for Treatment, MRI’s and Frequency of Visits of a Trauma Patient. CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY. 2009.

Studin, M., Peyster, R. & McCain, B., The Clinical Application of Advanced Imaging Utilizing High Field MRI to Determine Pathology in Both the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patient, MRI Certification Course Module 4, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY. 2009.

Management of Discogenic Low-back Pain with a Non-Surgical Decompression System DRX9000™) –Case Report. J.Pergolizzi, MD, T. Yochum, DC, C.Richmond, PhD, B. McCain, DC. U.S. Musculoskeletal Review, 2008.

Studin, M., Peyster, R & McCain, B., (2009). The Clinical Application of Advanced Imaging Utilizing High Field MRI to Determine Pathology in Both the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patient, MRI Certification Course Module 4, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS:

Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, Case Management, Documentation, Examination, and Standards of Care, Course covered the Active vs. Inactive Spondylolisthesis, ABC’s of the Lumbar Spine, Systematic Approach to Bone Disease (Yochum). Course also covered Evaluation & Management, determining loss of function and necessity of care by way of outcome assessments, reviewed Medicare and CCP Guidelines, medical-legal documentation, and current clinical protocols. Proper use of current diagnosis and procedural terminology was also discussed (McCain). Logan College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, Denver, CO. July 16 & 17, 2010.

Utilizing Outcome Assessments in the Chiropractic Practice, An overview of what are Outcome Assessments, their usefulness for determining necessity for care, how to practically use them in treatment protocols. Expert Guest Speaker; Sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College, DC Seminars, Denver, CO. December 12, 2009.

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION:

International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Fellowship program; Evaluation, treatment, and clinical application of Electro Meridian Therapy, needle and non-needle techniques, safety and ethics. St. Louis, MO New York College of Chiropractic, 1999.

Sports Radiology; Interpretation, necessity, and clinical correlations of sports and trauma related injuries utilizing x-ray and magnetic resonance imaging. Logan College of Chiropractic, Phoenix AZ, 2000.

Auto-Immune Disorders and Clinical Nutrition, Laboratory Diagnosis, nutritional and homeopathic therapy with auto-immune disease. Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 2001.

Laboratory Testing and Analysis, Use, interpretation, and clinical correlations of standard laboratory analysis methods, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 2001.

Intergroup Legal Consulting, AMA Guides and Personal Injury Understanding medico-legal considerations of the recent release of the AMA Guides, 5th Edition and it’s application to personal injury. Arizona Chiropractic and Arizona Bar Association, Phoenix, AZ, 2001.

Torque release Certification Program by the Holder Institute, Examination, diagnosis, treatment application of torque release therapy. Biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, patient presentation, and care management. Parker Chiropractic College, Las Vegas, NV, 2002.

International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, 400 Hour Diplomate Program. Completion of 25 case studies presented for peer review for advanced certification in application of clinical acupuncture. New York Chiropractic College, 2003.

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Documentation of Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries and Clinical Application of DMX; Dr. Art Croft of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego presents diagnostic and clinical considerations for the use of digital motion x-ray in cervical acceleration/deceleration injuries. Colorado Chiropractic Association, 2002.

Electro-diagnostics Certification, Understanding the anatomy, physiology, clinical rationale, and application of electrodiagnostics in practice. Bridgeport University, Denver, CO, 2004.

Clinical Nutrition; 120 hour program for physicians in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of nutritional disorders and application of these methods in clinical practice. Successful completion of course work and examination results in board certification a as a Clinical Nutritionist. Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, Dallas, TX, 2005.

Orthopedic Radiology, Advanced diagnostic imaging involving radiographic examination, CT examination, MRI examination and specialized diagnostic imaging modalities.  Harvard Medical School Department of Continued Education, Boston, MA 2005.

Independent Chiropractic Examiner, Educational course as a part of the board certification program for chiropractic physicians. Understanding the AMA Guides, methodology, clinical application and medico-legal considerations. Recommendations for proper report writing to the legal and medical communities. American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Coding, Compliance, and Documenting Medical Necessity in the Chiropractic Practice, An in depth understanding of the proper use of Current Procedural Terminology, implementing compliance program in accordance with recommendations of the federal government, examination and documentation standards within the healthcare profession and determining rationale for patient care.  DC Seminars, Denver, CO 2008.

Diagnostic Imaging & Testing Interpretation and Protocols, MRI protocols and interpretation, CAT scan protocols and interpretation, x-ray trauma series protocols and interpretation, bone scan protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and utilization and International Classification of Disease trauma coding, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, New York 2008.

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, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY 2008.

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, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008.

Crash Dynamics and it's 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. CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

MRI, Bone Scan & 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, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008.

Electromyography (EMG,) Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV,) Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP,) Visual Evoked Potential (VEP,) Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgarphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008.

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, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008.

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, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008.

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 sequela, 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. CMCS Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, New York 2008.

MRI Certification, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, history, anatomy, physiology, disc and spine pathology, methodology of interpretation, clinical application in relation to diagnosis, treatment, and case management. CMCS Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, New York 2009.

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 sequellae. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009.

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009.

MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwannoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009.

MRI Disc Pathology & 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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009.

MRI Anatomy & History, 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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009.

MRI Physics and History, 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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Terry Button, PhD, Medical Physicist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009.

Kennedy Spinal Decompression Technique, Completed the prescribed course of study in the diagnosis, treatment, clinical application, biomechanics and rehabilitation of cervical, thoracic, lumbar disc conditions, injuries and related disorders. Logan College of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Education Division, 2009.

Management of Type II Diabetes, Review the natural history of type 2 diabetes, understand the need to treat all cardiovascular risk factors aggressively, learn important facts about the oral agents used to treat the disease and understand what insulins are available to treat type 2 diabetes. This case illustrates how one can use insulin in combination with oral agents to treat the disease and when this approach fails what alternative strategies exist to improve glycemic control. This includes the use of basal and prandial insulins in combination and the need to use these together with reinforcing lifestyle modification and medical nutrition therapy to achieve treatment goals. Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Richard S. Beaser, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine, 2009.

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and Definitions, The forces in physics that prevail in accidents to cause bodily injury. Quantifying the force coefficients of vehicle mass and force vectors that can be translated to the occupant and subsequently cause serious injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones and Critical Documentation, Factors that cause negative acceleration to zero and the subsequent forces created for the vehicle that get translated to the occupant. Understanding critical documentation of hospitals, ambulance reports, doctors and the legal profession in reconstructing an accident. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road Surfaces, The mathematical calculations necessary utilizing time, distance, speed, coefficients of
friction and acceleration in reconstructing an accident. The application of the critical documentation acquired from an accident site. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, Delta V issues correlated to injury and mortality, side impact crashes and severity of injuries, event data recorder reports correlated to injury, frontal impact kinematics, crash injury metrics with many variables and inquiries related to head restraints. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Lifestyle Medicine: Prescribing Exercise, Review the benefits and risks of exercise. Identify patient that have contraindications to certain exercise. Identify and learn the four parts to writing an exercise prescription. This includes the use of resistance training and cardiovascular endurance exercise with reinforcing lifestyle modification and helping every patient get on an exercise program. Edward M. Phillips, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine, 2010.

Functional Endocrinology, Physiology, Testing, Nutrition and Clinical Management of hormone imbalances. Emphasis on clinical application of blood chemistry, salivary and urine testing of endocrine function and metabolic disorders. Intended to improve proficiency in laboratory analysis and accurate diagnosis. Datis Kharrazian, D.C., D.H.Sc., M.S., M.Neuro.Sci., D.A.C.N.B, D.A.B.C.N., D.I.B.AK., C.N.S. Associate Clinical Professor, University of Bridgeport, 2010.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

American Association of Spine Physicians, 2005-present.

Colorado Chiropractic Association, 2001-presently.

National and International Associations for Clinical Nutritionists, 2005-present.

National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2005-present.

Member- Colorado PIP IME Panel, 2003-present.

Member-American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2008-present.

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2008-present

Member-Medical Utilization Review Panel; Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation, 2010


EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY:

Deposition as expert witness; Esther Cole and Anthony Cole vs. KKS Farms, Inc., Kevin K. Schneider, and Jack Bauer, Jr. )Ukasick Law Firm, Mr. Troy A. Ukasick representing), case # 2008 CV 1159, January 8, 2010.

Deposition as expert witness; Joel Lopez vs. Donald Winslow (represented by Matthew Hogsett, Esq. for George D. Browning & Assoc.), Case No. 08-CV-870 December 12, 2008.

Deposition as expert witness; Linda Sanchez (my patient) vs. Donald Slusser (represented by Harry Bleeker of George Browning & Associates), case # 07-CV-1859 September 26, 2008.

Deposition as expert witness; Lewis Jenkins vs. Farmers Insurance (represented by Hall & Evans), July 11, 2008.

Arbitration hearing as expert witness; Anibal Canales vs. American Family Mutual Insurance, May 2008.

Deposition as expert witness; Joe Baker (my patient) vs. Ann Moore (Ukasick Law Firm representing State Farm), case # 2007 CV 908, February 22, 2008.

Deposition as expert witness; Anibal Canales (my patient) vs. American Family Mutual Insurance, December 7, 2007.



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I was so impressed with the office staff, the professionalism, and how I my pain was reduced that I knew I was in the right place. Much improved now, probably 80% better. 

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