VA Residency for NCC
The application period for the next VA Chiropractic Residency class opens January 6, 2020.
The VA Chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice residency is a full-time, one-year, hospital-based postgraduate training program for DCs seeking innovative training and experiences relevant to careers in hospitals, integrated medical systems, and/or academia. The residencies provide advanced clinical training in multimorbid case management, allowing recent graduates to increase their knowledge and acumen under the mentorship of senior VA chiropractors. Residents gain valuable interprofessional experience by collaborating with primary care providers, medical and surgical specialists, and associated health disciplines. To date, 23 of 24 program graduates (96%) have placed in hospital practice or medical academic positions within 9 months of program completion.
Two important developments for 2020:
See the VA Chiropractic Program website for further details and application instructions
NCC Members Elect
NCC 2019 Chiropractor of the Year
Dr. Ted Sim receives the NCC 2019 Chiropractor of the Year award from the 2018 recipient Dr. Stephanie Youngblood. Congratulations Dr. Sim from the NCC
NCC 4th Annual Convention - The Best Yet!
The NCC 4th Annual Convention, held October 19, 2019 in Las Vegas attracted chiropractors and chiropractor assistants through-out Nevada.
NCC Board Welcomes our Instructors: Left to Right: Southern NV Director Dr. Benjamin Lurie, Past President Dr. Stephanie Youngblood, Dr. Sherry McAllister, Dr. Ken Murkowski, Northern Nevada Director Dr. Josh Byers, Treasurer Dr. John Brown, Vice President Dr. Ted Sim and President Dr. Adam Ingles
Dr. Sherry McAllister
Dr. Ken Murkowski
Instructor Dr. Sherry McAllister wowed the attendees with her information on practice building, updates on opioids in America and the ongoing dedication of the F4cp team working towards educating the public about chiropractic.
Instructor Dr. Ken Murkowski’s knowledge, experience and workbook inspired and educated the attendees.
NCC 2019 Annual Convention
NCC 4th Annual Convention
Dr. Sherry McAllister and Dr. Ken Murkowski
Meet Your Instructors
Sherry McAllister, D.C.
Sherry McAllister, DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, serves as the Executive Vice President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the national not-for- profit organization creating positive press for Chiropractic.
Dr. McAllister earned her Masters in Education from the University of California East Bay and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where she served as an Associate Professor. Recently appointed to Forbes Non-Profit Council.
She is a frequent guest speaker for National conventions, Corporate Wellness Programs, as well as Business and Healthcare Alliances.
Dr. McAllister has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner, Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, and has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.
Dr. Stephanie Youngblood elected 2018 Chiropractor of the Year
NCC Treasurer Dr. John Brown congratulates Dr. Stephanie Youngblood on being elected as NCC 2018 Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Youngblood was elected by her peers for her dedication to both the NCC and chiropractic. Thank you - we appreciate all of your effort!
NCC 2018 Annual Convention 10.27.18
|Speakers: Dr. Joe Betz, Dr. Jason Jaeger|
|Speaker: Dr. Billy DeMoss||Relax the Back|
NCC Northern Nevada Seminar - 9.15.18
|Speakers, left to right: Dr. Joe Betz, Dr. George Curry, Dr. Jason Jaeger|
NCC January 28, 2018 Philosophy Seminar:
Dr. Nicole Harmel, Dr. Stephanie Youngblood, speaker Dr. George Curry and Dr. John Brown
NCC 2017 Chiropractor of the Year
NCC President Dr. Stephanie Youngblood congratulates
Dr. Jason Jaeger as NCC 2017 Chiropractor of the Year
What’s Your Story?
Dr. Dennis Verner
I grew up in Winnemucca, Nevada. My father, Floyd “Doc” Verner, was a chiropractor, so I grew up in a “chiropractic lifestyle”. I don’t remember ever going to the medical doctor except for emergency stitches in my forehead when I was 8-years-old. I was never vaccinated. I was checked for subluxation regularly and adjusted when necessary. My dad was a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and was trained in side posture upper cervical toggle recoil.
I was always active in sports as a child, especially golf, basketball, and hunting. I was fortunate to be on the state championship basketball and golf teams at Lowry High School my senior year 1973.
I did my undergraduate training at the University of Nevada, Reno. I always dreamed of being a chiropractor and practicing with my dad someday. My chiropractic education was at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where I graduated in 1981. After passing the Nevada State boards, my dad and I built a new office building and opened Verner Chiropractic in June 1982. We practiced 10 years together, and my dad retired after practicing chiropractic since 1948!
In 2015 my oldest son, Dr. Nicklaus Verner, joined me in practice making three generations of chiropractors in our family. I had been a full spine chiropractor my whole career but was always interested in upper cervical because of my father’s influence, and that was the way I grew up getting adjusted. While Nick was in graduate school at Life West he was exposed to Knee Chest Upper Cervical, and we started training together with Dr. Shawn Dill and the late Dr. Andy Roberts of the Art of the Specific. Our training included chiropractic outreach programs to El Salvador, and we have made numerous trips since then serving the wonderful people of El Salvador by utilizing knee-chest-upper cervical technique.
Dr. Nick and I focus on the importance of the body’s ability to heal from the inside out when the nervous system is functioning without interference. We use computerized infrared thermography to detect nervous system dysfunction and digital spinographs to analyze the biomechanics of the upper cervical spine.
Verner Chiropractic stands for a world where the body’s innate wisdom, health and human potential are known as fundamental truths that come from within and we are passionate about empowering our community.
My loving family includes my wife Lisa; two sons, Nick and Derek; two stepdaughters, Amanda and Stephani; son-in-law, Mark; and three grandchildren, Cohen, Avery, and Tatum.
The NCC hopes that our “What’s Your Story?” profile series will help you know your fellow members better and allow you to see yourself in their stories, too.