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Parker College of Chiropractic

2500 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas, USA, 75229
Phone: 800-438-6932
Fax: N/A
www.parkercc.edu

Parker College of Chiropractic Parker College of Chiropractic is a nonprofit, coeducational, private professional institution of higher education. The purpose of the College is the preparation of men and women to become Doctors of Chiropractic, who will then serve as primary health care providers and perpetuate chiropractic services worldwide for the benefit of all mankind.

Parker College of Chiropractic is committed to the maintenance of chiropractic as a separate and distinct healing art which addresses primarily the location and detection of spinal misalignments, dysfunctions and subluxations affecting neural integrity. Correction is achieved by either force or non-force spinal and/or extraspinal techniques.

The integration of this philosophical wellness principle is woven through the basic science, chiropractic science, clinic science and the techniques department.

The College recognizes that structural and spinal subluxation syndrome has a significant relationship to somato-somatic, somatic-visceral and viscero-somatic functions of the body, and recognizes that the state of mind and emotions (auto suggestion) also has an impact on total body function.

The purpose of our professional education is to prepare the Doctor of Chiropractic as a primary health care provider. As gatekeeper to the health delivery system, the chiropractor must be well trained to diagnose (including, but not limited to, spinal analysis, to care for the human body), and to consult with, or refer to, other health care providers.

The holistic health model, not the allopathic disease model, will be the main thrust. All corrective intervention will be directed toward freeing the body from nerve irritation, treating the whole patient who has a disease, not the part of the patient that is diseased, and teaching the patient how to give food to the whole body, instead of food only directed at parts of the body.

Doesn't this "straight," philosophical language make sense to both the mixers and straights? Why can't we unify around it? - by Dr. James Parker

The Body is an electrical (energy) machine, first, and a chemical (matter) factory, second. Electrical (life/intelligence) develops and controls chemical (matter). Simply stated, DCs are electrical (energy) doctors, MDs are chemical (matter) doctors. Chiropractic is based on a Science, a Philosophy and an Art (SPA). The Science is a principle, the Philosophy is a principle, but the Art is not a principle. It is a practice.

Science
The Science of chiropractic is based on the innate normal function of life energy, primarily through the nervous system, which is the master system, both motor and sensory. It controls and regulates all other systems (Gray's Anatomy), and normally functions 100% quantitatively and qualitatively both motor and sensory. Even though the body is basically chemical, life itself is electrical and controls chemical. It is homogeneous, balanced and present from birth to burial. Therefore, the chiropractic Science is a PRINCIPLE. An uninterrupted PRINCIPLE always works.

Philosophy
The Philosophy of chiropractic is the expression of life through the body's WISDOM, which we call innate intelligence. From our present level of research and understanding, the quantity and quality of this innate life energy is transmitted and expressed through the nervous system in many forms of reflex, relay and delay centers; these forms are presently known as motor and sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic, voluntary and involuntary, efferent and afferent, and autonomic. It is homogeneous, balanced and present from the cradle to the coffin. Therefore, the Philosophy of chiropractic is a PRINCIPLE. An uninterrupted PRINCIPLE always works.

Art
The Art of chiropractic is the technique used to free the nervous system, so that this inborn intelligence can provide life from the umbilicus to the undertaker. There are many techniques, which makes the Art heterogeneous, but these are all subject to change. And there may be more places than the spine where energy is interfered with, i.e., TMJ, memory, even environment, and maybe other ways and areas not yet known. ANY technique to free this innate intelligence without interfering with the body's WISDOM, whether man or machine or instrument, is the ART. The Art is a PRACTICE, and may change many times from the womb to the tomb based on improvement from scientific research. It is NOT a principle. The Art does not always work and includes all techniques to free energy (intelligence) to heal the body.

Principled chiropractors are those who fulfill the two principles, NOT the many practices or any particular area of the body. Just as aerodynamics is the principle, and the Wright brothers' airplane was one practice of that principle, freeing innate intelligence is the principle, and an upper cervical adjustment, for example, is one practice of that principle.

The mixers usually don't seem to understand the principles of practice, while the straights don't seem to understand the practice of principles. Some mixers seem to suffer from Bulimia, while some straights seem to suffer from Anorexia Nervosa. Some in both groups dislike their side of this analogy; they take, but won't give!

...in the Curriculum
At Parker College the fundamentals of chiropractic philosophy are a primary part of the educational foundations for the DC degree, while never losing sight of the importance of the basic and clinical sciences for the purpose of thorough evaluation of the patient. Philosophy courses cover all aspects of chiropractic's origins, concepts, precepts, theories and principles of healing (ancient, historical, and present-day with comparisons to other natural healing arts), including the study of innate intelligence and its effect on the human body, health and chiropractic.

Average Rating: 2 (9 votes)

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4 Parker College
by patdc1
Date posted: (11/01/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 4
Housing: 3
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 4
Practice Management Skills: 3
Financial Aid Department: 4
Classroom size: 4
Leadership: 4
Techniques: 5
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 4
Philosophy: 4
Cost: 3
Get ready to work hard! but it all pays off in the end. I still remember Dr. Giggleman's horrendous muscle test. If you put the work into it in the first 3 tris and really study, then the groundwork is laid and you will be able to coast a little more. If you have the foundation you will learn more in later tris with a lot less effort. Really exposed us to all different philosophies, techniques, etc. For the most part, faculty was not overly dogmatic on either end of the scale, and even the most medically oriented staff believed that the adjustment was paramount. Get your philosophy down because it underlies everything, but don't let it remove you from the real world. Even the stuff that seems ridiculous, pay attention, because whether you agree with it or not, somebody that you love will end up with some condition that you wish you knew a little better to help them, advice wise or other. I generally test pretty well, but after Parker, I really didn't study for the boards and did well. I'm not that smart, I just studied hard on the basic sciences and when you understand whats happening with the physiology, then you will remember it for life, and you can understand the additional building blocks. Techniques were good, although you need to go to clubs and practice no matter where you go to school. Dr. Mancini has been great and has really pulled the faculty onto the same page trying to incorporate philosophy, science and parker success principles into all of the courses. When I was there I complained about all the crap that you have to go to, but after seeing friends from other schools, I don't have any regrets. I think Parker is pretty analagous to Life West with a broad based clincally sound, scientifically valid, and philisophically grounded curriculum.
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Overall an A1 school! Would recommend it to anyone that is willing to work hard and get a great education. Would put them up against any medical school in the country for the knowledge you will have about the human body. That being said, Dallas is HELL! Devoid of soul or character, flat as a pancake, brown as dirt (where it's not filled in with concrete that is), very materialistic, plastic and spread out for ever. It is cheap to live there, if you don't get too into the nitelife, and you will, because that's all there is to do. But hey, you could be in Iowa. If you enjoy natural beauty and the outdoors then good luck. It is overall worth it to live in Dallas for 3.5 yrs to have a well rounded education, help people improve their quality of life, and earn a nice living for you and your family. Hope this helps.

1 second thoughts
by ttoblers
Date posted: (09/03/2013)
My Experience Overall Rating: 1

Overall: 1
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 1
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 1
Research Department: 1
Practice Management Skills: 1
Financial Aid Department: 1
Classroom size: 1
Leadership: 1
Techniques: 1
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 1
Philosophy: 1
Cost: 1
for the money I pay from all the loans taken out I realize this was not a good choice once I entered the clinic.
Suggestions
don't come here, research all the options first then visit before you commit
Overall Opinion
I wish I would have transferred before tri 7. Clinic experience the worst

2 Good Ole Boy System In Place ~1980's
by drnjpatterson
Date posted: (09/02/2014)
My Experience Overall Rating: 2

Overall: 2
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 1
Research Department: 2
Practice Management Skills: 1
Financial Aid Department: 5
Classroom size: 3
Leadership: 1
Techniques: 5
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 1
Philosophy: 5
Cost: 1
Fantastic Animal Chiropractic Program!!! The Clinic experience was pretty bad other than my patients and the nurse Judy (What a nice lady!).Dr. Mancini met me once in passing. He remembered me and the conversation 4 years prior. That was pretty impressive. I wish him and Dr. Giggleman all Our Higher Power has to offer them on their journey. They do such a service for man and beast.
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Heed my words! Use your textbook as a reference guide. Do not read every chapter! You will get buried in a slur in your head. Learn what the instructor wants from you. Learn the rest later! Ask questions. You're paying 0K. Get your monies worth. Do not use your loan money for trips or furniture or a puppy. Use it for Boards!!! 1/3 of the people never even get past Boards due to money. If you don't plan to take insurance DO NOT sign up for Medicare/Medicaid. Legislate for coverage!!! Put up with Dr. Mike Hall. He's a walking Neurology Department. Be a volunteer at the Massage School so you know what kind of massage therapist you want. If they have classes on coding/insurance billing - take them!!! Get the B.S. degrees (take the classes at North Lake). Take as many certification classes as possible.
Overall Opinion
Great academic department other than a few tenured Good Ole Boys. Clinic needs active Staff Doctors. There shouldn't even be offices for them. They should be out on the floor teaching technique. This College (2008) prepared me to be a chiropractor. It did not prepare me to pay off the debt or open a business. The debt/income ratio is exorbitant. I recommend the prospective student bite the bullet and become a D.O. that does spinal manipulation. It costs basically the same amount and you get paid 3 times as much with a team behind you (the hospital affiliation)that takes care of your billing and your wife doesn't have to be your secretary.

1 Ok now what?
by pmandc
Date posted: (08/10/2013)
My Experience Overall Rating: 1

Overall: 1
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 1
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 1
Practice Management Skills: 2
Financial Aid Department: 1
Classroom size: 3
Leadership: 1
Techniques: 2
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 2
Philosophy: 2
Cost: 1
I've been out now for 4 months and realize I didn't get mush hands on experience when I went through my internship. There is no longer a student clinic and at the field dr's office I spent time at for a tri I was their secretary The academic part was good but then once in clinic I could see I wasn't going to learn anythin
Suggestions
OK, plan on learning on your own at seminars how to treat patients and adjusting
Overall Opinion
Average academics according to my 2 friend's who I know from other schools and clinic experience got me nowhere,

4 Be prepared.
by Greg
Date posted: (07/30/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 4
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 5
Practice Management Skills: 4
Financial Aid Department: 4
Classroom size: 5
Leadership: 4
Techniques: 5
Location: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Philosophy: 4
Cost: 2
Here at Parker, you are bombarded with a hellish schedule from day 1. They make no excuses. This is what it takes to be a successful Chiropractor being able to manage 1500 patients a week. The trimester system is wonderful. It's long days and even longer nights, but after 3 and a half short (and they are short) months you get a new round of classes to get all excited about. The vast range of adjusting techniques will allow you to be more than prepared for your life as a Chiropractor. The staff is wonderful. Knowledgeable and with proper experience. The location isn't bad. The school is in somewhat of a bad area, but there are security guards on staff at all hours of operation. There are also reasonably priced apartments in very nice, gated, police paroled complexes minutes away.
Suggestions
Be prepared to hit the ground running.
Overall Opinion
I could not have picked a better school.

1 Expensive and bad experience
by kpphost
Date posted: (07/18/2013)
My Experience Overall Rating: 1

Overall: 1
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 1
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 1
Research Department: 1
Practice Management Skills: 1
Financial Aid Department: 1
Classroom size: 2
Leadership: 1
Techniques: 1
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 2
Philosophy: 1
Cost: 1
I went there for undergrad which was ok, but found out my bachelors is not recognized most places. Classes some hard some not, lots of people cheat off old tests. Clinics a joke, not much hands on teaching of what to do with patients Did OK on boards
Suggestions
Try another school
Overall Opinion
not worth the money

1 Run don't walk
by tarrymett
Date posted: (07/08/2013)
My Experience Overall Rating: 1

Overall: 1
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 1
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 1
Research Department: 1
Practice Management Skills: 2
Financial Aid Department: 1
Classroom size: 1
Leadership: 1
Techniques: 1
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 1
Philosophy: 1
Cost: 1
started out liking the experience but have gradually realized it's all fluff and not much real substance or learning. Now I am in clinic and it's the worst. Don't really get taught anything but how to drum up business. I'm paying all this money for that? Supposedly Parker had decent board scores but that isn't true either. My plan is to transfer to another school asap. Other grads I've talked to would never give money back to the school and feel like they never learned how to adjust or treat patients.
Suggestions
worst decision I've made coming here
Overall Opinion
Big Mistake, should have gone to Palmer or National.

4 It is what you make it!
by drzekechiro
Date posted: (05/23/2013)
My Experience Overall Rating: 4

Overall: 5
Housing: 2
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 5
Research Department: 5
Practice Management Skills: 5
Financial Aid Department: 5
Classroom size: 5
Leadership: 5
Techniques: 3
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 5
Philosophy: 2
Cost: 2
Going to Parker was extremely challenging, yet this experience made me into a Doctor I am proud to be. Chiropractic medicine is not for the weak and timid, getting a degree from this school will challenge everything you think you know about health and wellness. I learned to think and diagnose for myself and if you apply yourself whole heart and soul, having the same skills as an MD when it comes to primary care is at your finger tips. These instructors would do anything for a student, this education is not given but earned but the most brillant healing minds.
Suggestions
Learn business just as much as chiropractic, selling this profession is the key. The knowledge will only go as far as your willing to take it and stick with it.
Overall Opinion
Great school with amazing opportunity for the ambitious natural healer. If your interested in medicine do not go here, I love both modern medicine and chiropractic medicine, but I did not learn both at Parker. This university taught me to stand up for my beliefs and philosophy, to make success part of my life through working hard and never making excuses. There is no better education than this DC program, but you will earn it and own it before the real world gets ahold of you. Passing the boards was a breeze after these instructors were finished.

3 You can get through in 3 years, but get ready to work.
by perfectposturechiropractic
Date posted: (03/24/2006)
My Experience Overall Rating: 3

Overall: 3
Housing: 1
Pass rate for National Boards: 5
Quality and Reputation of Professors: 4
Research Department: 4
Practice Management Skills: 2
Financial Aid Department: 3
Classroom size: 4
Leadership: 4
Techniques: 4
Location: 1
Atmosphere: 2
Philosophy: 1
Cost: 2
Parker is a solid school for preparing you for national boards. The wide variety of techniques offered on campus let one make up their own minds about which technique to use. There are a few silly, infuriating things that you are forced to do, such as the cult-like "clinic camp".. a weekend chocked full of brainwashing, advertising, and a load of new age feel good BS. The clinic experience overall is good, the clinic doctors for the most part are sincere and want to help the interns, although the radiology department is often over strict and unfriendly. I believe that Parker is now evolving to include more structurally based techniques, which is good. The trimester system means that your days and weeks are PACKED. Class all morning every morning, labs all afternoon. Expect at least 25 credit hours per trimester, plus required clinic time from day 1. Add this to the fact that you are smack dab in the strip club ghetto of Dallas, with summer temperatures soaring past 100 degrees, and you have one challenging three year experience that produces competent well rounded granduates with good clinical skills.
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