About John S. Smith D.C.

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I am a member of a select group of chiropractic physicians expertly trained and certified in cervical ligament injuries, concussions and vertebral fractures. I am a contributing author along with several of my peers as we gather at training and collaborate together to create educational material and research for our patients and legal representatives. Impact forces produce complex injury syndromes and our aim is help patients and plaintiff's attorneys to better understand the mechanism of the forces that cause injury to the cervical spine and head during impact.

John S. Smith DC

John S. Smith D.C.

(513) 385-2273  (513) 385-2603 drsmith@abetterlifechiro.com
9882 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45251
Clinic Assets
  • I am proud to have studied to acquire a very high level of skill and confidence in accident related cases.
  • My staff and I are very Knowledgeable, friendly, dedicated and eager to help with your treatment and injury claim processing.
  • Our patients know that when they choose our office, they can feel good that they have made the right decision.
  • Our patient satisfaction rating has been consistently high and our patients realize that we care about them and we are thoroughly knowledgeable in auto accident related treatment & case representation. This is based not only on our successful treatment and resolve of a patient’s condition and claim representation, but also because people need to know their doctor cares about them as much as he is knowledgeable about their injuries.
Clinic Stement of Purpose
  • Our mission is to lead and assist the people we touch in improving the quality of their lives. When your body is out of balance, your life is out of balance. Balance your body and have the life you want!!!
Curriculum Vitae

SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY 

  • Clinic Director, Chiropractor, A Better Life Chiropractic, Cincinnati, Ohio 2011- present
  • Clinic Director, Chiropractor,  Alert Care Chiropractic,  Cincinnati,  Ohio,  2010 – 2011  
  • Chiropractor,   Monument Spine & Rehab,  Indianapolis,  Indiana,  2007 - 2009 
  • Chiropractor,   Morehead Family Chiropractic,  Morehead,  Kentucky,  2006 - 2007 

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE 

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of  Kentucky,  License #4989,  2006- present  
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of  Ohio,  License #3821,  2007- present  
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of  Indiana,  License #08002352A,  2007- present  
  • Bachelor of Science  in  Biology ,  McNeese State University,  Lake Charles,  Louisiana,  2001 
  • Bachelor of Science  in  Anatomy,  Parker Chiropractic College,  Dallas,  Texas,  2006 
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Parker Chiropractic College, Dallas, Texas, 2006 
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I,  2003 
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II,  2004 
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III,  2005
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV,  2005 
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy,  2005

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES  

  • Physical examination and documentation for the trauma patient,  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.  New York State Education Department,  Long Island,  New York,  2010 
  • Crash dynamics and its relationship to causality,  Crash Dynamics and Its 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 .  New York State Education Department,  Long Island,  New York,  2010 
  • MRI spine interpretation, bone scan protocols and interpretation and x-ray protocols in trauma,  MRI, Bone Scan and 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 .  New York State Education Department,  Long Island,  New York,  2010 
  • Neurodiagnostics: EMG, NCV, SSEP, BAER, V-ENG; clinical indications and interpretation,  Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient.  New York State Education Department,  Long Island,  New York,  2010 
  • Documentation and working within your state laws to ensure compliant paperwork and reimbursement,  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 regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare.  New York State Education Department,  Long Island,  New York,  2010 
  • Documentation Principles, Kathy Mills Chang, Indiana, May 2014
  • ICD10 Boot Camp
    Dr Evan Gwilliam, ISCA, Indianapolis, Indiana 03/13/2015
  • Management of Lumbar Disc Derangements I & II
    Dr William Morgan, ISCA, Indianapolis, Indiana 03/14/2015
  • Electronic health Records and Practice Management Software
    Dr Bryan Weissman, ISCA, Indianapolis, Indiana 03/15/2015
  • The Coding Essentials...A Fundamental Look at Coding Chiropractic Care
    Bharon Hoag, OSCA, Cincinnati, Ohio 10/29/2015
  • Post Surgical Spine Rehabilitation Training
    ACA, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2015
  • Auto Trauma & Common Spinal Ligament Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment
    How to concisely identify, document and effectively treat serious cervical spine injuries, based on established guidelines (i.e., AMA guides); look at your personal injury cases through the eyes of the software programs used by insurance industry (i.e. Colossus); utilize evidence-based protocols to ensure medical necessity; safely and effectively treat these surprisingly common injuries. Dr Jack Sells and Dr Brad Profitt, Sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College, February 2016
  • Concussion Protocols and Sports Injuries 
    Dr Bill Moreau and Dr Kelly Roush, OSCA, Ohio, 02/20/2016
  • Whiplash and Spine Trauma
    Dr Dan Murphy, OSCA, Ohio, 2/27/2016
  • Collision Biomechanics Diagnostics and Treatment 
    Barczyk Biomechanics Institute 6/2/2016
  • Coding, Colossus and Documentation in Personal Injury
    Dr John Schmidt, DC, Irving, Texas October, 2016
  • Chiropractic Intervention for Neurological Decline
    Dr Jack Dolbin, Fetterman Events, Sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College, Louisville, Kentucky, February 2017
  • Cardiac/Autoimmune/Nutrition
    OSCA Convention, Columbus, Ohio 11/12/2017
  • The Art of Gait Analysis
    Dr Mark King, OSCA, Dayton, Ohio 11/30/2017
  • Chiropractic Bootcamp
    Dr Ronald Farabaugh, OSCA, Dayton, Ohio 01/25/2018
  • Chiropractic X-Ray: A Review of Bone Tumors and Arthritis with Radiology Risk Management, Dr Brooke Gajeski, January 2018
  • Performing Impairment Ratings According to the 5th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
    Dr John Schmidt, February 2018
  • Triaging Your Patient
    Dr Mark Studin and Dr William Owens, April 2018
  • Management Principles in Personal Injury and Forensic Documentation
    In depth Training on all aspects of management of trauma, from beginning to end, a comprehensive primer on crash reconstruction, Dr Arthur Croft, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2018

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS 

  • Ohio State Chiropractic Association,  Member,  2010 - Present 
  • Kentucky Association of Chiropractic 2011 – present 
  • Indiana State Chiropractic Association 2011 – present 
  • Southwest Ohio Chiropractic Association 2014 - present
  • American Chiropractic Association 2015 – present 
  • Colerain Chamber of Commerce 2017 – present 
  • Business Networking International, 2010 - 2015
  • Toastmasters,  Member,  2004 - 2006

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS 

  • Voted in Best Chiropractors in Cincinnati 2018 by Expertise
  • Outstanding Achievement for Exemplary Service and Expertise in the Treatment and Management of Auto Accidents - 2016
  • Winner of Patient's Choice Awards, Cincinnati Chiropractor - 2015
  • Member of Who's Who On College Campuses 2005,  Who's Who,  2005 
  • Certificate of Excellence,  McNeese State University,  2001

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE        

  • Special Olympics,  Volunteer,  Dallas,  Texas,  2005 -  2006 
  • Kid's Day America,  Volunteer,  Dallas,  Texas,  2004 -  2005
Certifications
  • How G-Forces Relate to the Diagnosis of Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck: The physics of the auto accident, including G forces and the effects of impact.  A review of the variables in the mechanisms of  the; side, rear, front and oblique impacts and the forces that can be transferred to the occupants of the vehicle causing damage to the occupants.  Parker College of Chiropractic - Dallas,  Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, FL  2018

  • Significance of Spinal Anatomy and Tissue Damage to the Delicate Structures in Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck: The anatomy of the cervical spine, including the role of mechanoreceptors, proprioceptors and Nocieceptors in the function of the spine. How the ligaments, tendons, facets and discs respond to the impact and the damages that are caused. Parker College of Chiropractic - Dallas,  Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, FL  2018

  • Diagnosing Concomitant Injuries in the Presence of Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck: The injuries that accompany the CAD that cause permanent impairment to the spine.  The concomitant injuries include: AOMSI, Uncinate Process Fractures, MTBI, Posterior Cervical Sympathetic Syndrome and Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency.  An overview of the diagnostic testing required for diagnosis and evaluation.  Parker College of Chiropractic - Dallas,  Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, FL  2018

  • Understanding AMA Guides in the Diagnosis of Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck: The AMA Guidelines for the diagnosis of AOMSI (Alteration Of Motion Segment Integrity). In-depth analysis of the ligamentous structures of the cervical spine, traumatically induced, with focus on the 4 main ligaments that are damaged in  a cervical- acceleration –deceleration injury of the head and neck. Employing the exact requirements for the AMA Guides for Permanent Impairment Ratings. Parker College of Chiropractic - Dallas,  Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, FL  2018

  • Performing Impairment Ratings According to the 5th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
  • Collision Biomechanics Diagnostics and Treatment
  • Post Surgical Spine Rehabilitation Training
  • Certified by Ligament Injury Institute
  • Contributing Author: The $66,000 Neck Injury...and how not to be misdiagnosed!
  • Certified AOMSI Physician by Ligament Injury Institute
  • Qualified Impairment Rating Attending Physician
  • Certified in Medical Injury Record System
Special Information
  • Your health is my first concern and you've entrusted it to me after your accident. I take that seriously. When you're involved in an accident, there is accompanying stress and anxiety over your injuries, your future prognosis and the implications that arise from insurance issues. I have trained in the medical-legal aspects of trauma medicine and will treat you and your injuries with the highest care possible and process your case according to the highest standards so be confident that you are in caring hands and thank you for trusting me.
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