Bio

EDUCATION / DEGREES

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Major, Biology


Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri

Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic


Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California University of Health Sciences 

Physical Therapy Certification


Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California University of Health Sciences

Radiology, Residency


 Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California University of Health Sciences

 Educational Administrative Training Program

 

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

A division of Western University of Health Sciences 

Master of Science Program for Health Care Education

PRIVATE PRACTICE


1971 - 1980 Spurgin Chiropractic Center, Inc.,Terre Haute, Indiana


1981 - 1982 Magnolia Chiropractic Center, Inc., Burbank, Ca.


1984 - 1986 Johnson Chiropractic Offices, Cerritos, Ca.


1987 - 1988 Malapira Chiropractic Offices, Hacienda Heights, Ca.


1989 - 1992 Beaumont Chiropractic, Beaumont, Ca.


1989 - 1992 Chiropractic Center of Riverside, Riverside, Ca.


Spurgin Family Chiropractic, Idyllwild, Ca.


Redlands Chiropractic, Redlands, Ca.


1992.1994 Pain Management Center, Banning, Ca.


1992.2000 Dennis E. Spurgin, D.C.

                    120 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca. 92264

78-150        Calle Tampico, La Quinta, Ca. 92253


2000.2006   Dennis E. Spurgin, D.C.

                       1330 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Suite F

                       Palm Springs, Ca. 92262


2006-present Dennis E. Spurgin, D.C.

                        555 Tachevah 3W-101

                        Palm Springs, Ca. 92262


BOARD STATUS


1971 National Board of Chiropractic Examiners #3381


1982 Eligible Board of Chiropractic Roentgenology


1996 Clinical Electromedical Research Academy


LICENSE/CREDENTIAL STATUS


1971                #457                Indiana (inactive)

1971                #3307              Kentucky (inactive)

1980 #13686 California

1980 #116843 California X-ray (inactive)

1982                #3054 A          Arizona (inactive)

1991-2006            Qualified Medical Examiner


TEACHING/CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

1980.1989Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California University of Health Sciences

Academic Rank – Clinical Professor

X-ray, Physical Therapy, Differential Diagnosis, Minor Surgery/Emergency care, Chiropractic Principles, Manipulation, Physical Diagnosis and various Clinical rounds



ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS-Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California University of Health Sciences


1980.1981                     Director of Students

1981.1983                     Dean of Students

1982.1984                    Associate Dean of Academic

1983.1985                    Dean of Chiropractic Education

1985.1988                   Dean of Clinical Studies

1988.1989                   Full Time Clinician


PROJECT DEVELOPMENT-Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California university of Health Sciences

1980 - 1989          Student Grievance Procedure

Procedures to organize graduation

College work study programs

SEOG Programs

Graduate Competency Document

Standards of Care

Procedures to coordinate Financial Aid, Admissions and Business office

Clinical Training Entrance Procedures

Oral Evaluation by Panel

Objective Structural Clinical Examination

Clinical Incentive Plans

Public Relation programs for Clinic Facilities

Coordinate, Develop, and Design New Clinical Training Facilities

Goodwill and Salvation Army Clinic

Intern Education Program

Clinic Records and Audit Systems

Manpower Analysis

Clinical Training Syllabus

Evaluation Process for Clinical Staff

Intern Orientation Programs

Institutional Base Clinical Practices

Faculty Training Program

Procedure to Implement Computerization of Clinical Facilities



COMMITTEE CHAIRMENSHIPS-Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of Southern California University of Health Sciences 

                      Instructional Programs

                      Combined Division

          Clinical Faculty

                      Clinical Diagnosis

                      Hospital Privileges

                      Library

                      Financial Aid

                      (FARB) Financial Aid, Admission, Registrar, Business Office

                      Student Affairs

                      Back School

                      Self-study

                      Student Grievance

                      Clinic Review

                      Clinic Entrance

                      Chiropractic Application

                      Competency Document

                      Clinic Supervisors

                      Graduation

                          

SUPERVISORY POSITIONS-Loa Angeles College of Chiropractic

A division of southern California University of Health Sciences


Student Affairs

Financial Aid 

Admission Office

Registrar’s Office

Assemblies and graduation Coordinator

Basic Science Division

Diagnosis Department

Clinical Science Division

Clinical Training Division

Clinic Systems Administrator

Satellite Clinical Division

Faculty Training Division


SPURGIN CONSULTING SERVICES 1986-1992

                        Center Orthopedic Surgical & Medical Group, Inc.

                        Jupiter Hospital Group, Brea, Ca.

                         Buena Park Doctors Hospital, Buena Park, Ca.

                         Hawthorne Hospital, Hawthorne, Ca.


WORK COMP/PERSONAL INJURY EVALUATION OFFICES  1986-2006  

                         3550 12TH Street, Riverside, Ca.

                         890 Beaumont Ave., Beaumont Ca.

                         120 E. Palm Canyon Drive  Palm Springs, Ca.

                         1330 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca.


EXPERT WITNESS/STANDARDS OF PRACTICE 1986-1992

                          California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Sacramento, Ca.

                           District Attorney, San Bernardino, Ca.

                           District Attorney, Glendora, Ca.

                           District Attorney, Whittier, C

                           Attorney General, Sacramento, Ca.

                           District Attorney, Santa Ana, Ca.


HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS 


1987 Pacific Hospital of Long Beach

2776 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, Ca. 90806

1996 Desert Hospital

1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca.


PROFESSIONAL CHIROPRACTIC COMMITTEES


1978.1979        Indiana State Political Action Staff


1980.1987        Liaison to State Board of  Chiropractic Examiners


1982.1988        Academic Officers Committee

                          Association of Chiropractic Colleges


1986.1987         Chiropractic Subcommittee for California Dept. of Industrial Accidents


1986.198           Panel on Faculty Load Council on Chiropractic Education


1989.1991         Chiropractic Health Associates, Chiropractic Health Network


1988.1989Task Force to establish hospital privileges for Chiropractors

Pacific Hospital of Long Beach

Buena Park Doctors Hospital 

Coast Plaza Medical Center

Jupiter Hospital Corporation