Dr. Mark Eavenson
1988 Logan Graduate
“What patients see when they walk through our doors is collaboration in practice,” said Dr. Mark Eavenson. “Our patients benefit from a team approach to health care.”
Dr. Eavenson’s health care team includes medical doctors, a physical therapist, nurses and, most recently, surgeons and their support staff who operate out of his new 16,000-square-foot surgery center. Employing his former training as a paramedic and registered nurse, Dr. Eavenson has created a patient-centered practice where access to a multitude of health care providers is achieved by simply walking through his office door.
Perhaps, the most unique attribute of his practice model is that every health provider—from the medical physicians to the surgeons—reports to Dr. Eavenson. In addition to providing his patients chiropractic care, he also acts as a health care navigator, ensuring patients efficiently access the most appropriate level of care.
Linda Smith, DC, PC
August 1982 Logan Graduate
Building Bridges to Chiropractic Care
The need for chiropractic-based care has never been greater. This belief, held by Dr. Linda Smith, inspires her to build professional bridges that connect patients and health providers to chiropractic’s benefits.
Over the years, she’s taken her clinical experiences from private practice back to the classroom—first, teaching Logan students and, now, educating future medical doctors and physical therapists.
As a guest lecturer and research collaborator for Washington University’s Program in Physical Therapy, since 1989, and the “Alternative Skills” course instructor for Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith links future health care providers to accurate information about chiropractic. Through her efforts to educate and collaborate, she hopes future chiropractors can spend less time knocking down barriers and more of their energies treating patients in the integrated health system.