|Parker Alumni Association Names Newest Board Members
Parker Chiropractic News
DALLAS -- The Parker Alumni Association elected four members to serve on its board of directors. Dr. Steve Brooks '99, Dr. Bart Patzer '93, Dr. Vincent Scheffler '07, and Dr. Mary Warren '00 will work to continue the vision, leadership, and legacy that has been established throughout the years.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Brooks has been practicing in San Angelo, Texas at Sunset Chiropractic. He has consecutively earned the award of San Angelo Favorite Chiropractor each year from 2004 to 2009. He specialized in golf fitness and is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified. Dr. Brooks has served on several local and national boards including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, and city council appointed boards. He has co-authored numerous books including his most recent, The Healthy Alternative.
"Being the first in my family to go to college, my career choice was easy and the school was a no brainer, Parker," said Dr. Brooks. "After celebrating 10 years in the same location, I can only thank all of the thousands of thousands I have helped through chiropractic, and the best reward is knowing that one of my patients went on to attend and graduate from Parker. I preach daily there is no finer chiropractic college than Parker."
Dr. Patzer, a third generation upper cervical doctor, has been practicing at Patzer Family Chiropractic in Austin, Texas, for sixteen years. He is part of the Upper Cervical Health Centers (UCHC) team and serves as a district franchise manager. He's certified in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma. Dr. Patzer is a member of numerous chiropractic associations including International Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic Society of Texas, Texas Chiropractic Association, World Chiropractic Alliance, and Travis County Chiropractic Society.
In 2009, Dr. Patzer received the B.J. Palmer Award by the UCHC. He has been named Chiropractor of the Month by the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance and awarded with the Chiropractor Excellence Award in 2001, 2004, and 2007. Additionally, he was part of the Platinum Elite team of Waiting List Practice (WLP) for five years. He also served as an assistant coach within WLP, guided their student program, and was awarded "Chiropractor of the Year" in 2003, 2004, and 2007.
"Over the years talking with Dr. Mancini and going to the alumni events, I have felt compelled to give back to what has been given to me," said Dr. Patzer. "I'm excited to make a difference in the missions of the college and alumni association."
Dr. Scheffler currently practices at Reagan ChiroSport Center in Dallas. He specializes in sport specific rehabilitation for athletes as well as techniques like diversified and graston. Dr. Scheffler is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified chiropractic sports physician.
He discovered his passion for treating athletes while attending Parker College. As a student, he attended the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games where he worked with numerous athletes and doctors. He has experience treating various athletes including the players of the Association of Volleyball Professionals and professional cycling teams.
"I want to be a part of something great," said Dr. Scheffler. "The board is full of great people doing great things and I want to continue the success forward. I want to use the skills I've attained in this profession and at Parker to do good for our alumni."
Dr. Warren practices at Vital Force Wellness in Dallas where he meets patients' needs through myofacial and the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT). She is also involved in Toastmasters International and American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA).
Dr. Warren has continued to give back to her alma mater. Since 2000, she has been a guest lecturer for several classes at Parker College including differential diagnosis, pediatrics, and professional development. She has also hosted students for an After Hours Clinic Visit Program.
"I'm excited about being a successful female chiropractor and bringing my enthusiasm to the board," Warren said. "With our patient population being largely female, I believe everyone would benefit from more female leadership in our profession and educational institutions."
Membership in the Parker Alumni Association is all-inclusive and welcomes Parker graduates, doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists, corporations, and wellness supporters to join them in their pursuit of excellence. In all its endeavors, the Parker Alumni Association strives to support and encourage all members to achieve the highest level of success in their relative fields.
About Parker College of Chiropractic Located in Dallas, Parker College of Chiropractic is one of the country's leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college's website at www.parkercc.edu.