Dr. John R. Bailey, Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Bailey is a second-generation chiropractor that has a strong belief in the benefits of this healing art. He went to school in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Columbia State Community College in Tennessee with an Associate of Science degree. In 1979, he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Bailey served on the council on roentgenology in the ACA and the insurance committee, legislative committee, and peer review committee with the TCA. He has extensive hours in postgraduate education including physical therapy, chiropractic orthopedics, extremity adjusting, and impairment rating.
- Born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington
- Grandparents came to Wenatchee Valley in early 1900’s by train from Kentucky
- Graduated Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College
- Graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport Iowa
- I met my wife Ann, who is my office manager, while attending Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. She lived in Moline, Illinois which is across the Mississippi River from Davenport.
- We have raised three children Megan, Katie, and Emma
- Current President of North Central Washington Chiropractic Association
- Current Secretary of North Central Washington Chiropractic Independent Practice Association and was one of the found fathers for the formation
of the IPA
- Past Secretary and vice president of NCWCA
- I was the first person to bring Continuing education to Wenatchee valley with the sponsorship of the North Central Washington Washington Chiropractic Association by bringing in speakers like Terry Yochum, D.C author of the textbook “The Essentials of Skeletal Radiology” The purpose of bringing in this quality of speaker is to increase the proficiency of chiropractic practitioners in rural North Central Washington. These seminars continue to attract Chiropractors from Omak to the Tri-cities and has aspired the Grant County Chiropractic Association to also host similar yearly seminars.
- Post Graduate education in radiology
- Following graduation of Chiropractic College I worked for two years at the Sixth Street Chiropractic Clinic to gain additional training in the Gonstead chiropractic technique.
|- I am a preferred provider for most insurance companies including Blue Cross, Assuris, Medicare, L&I, and many others.
- I am on the Chiropractic provider list for the Department of Labor and Industries
- I have been on the chiropractor consultants list for the Department of Labor and Industries past 16 years
- I have been on the Chiropractic Independent Medical Examiners list for the Department of Labor and Industries for the past 14 years.
- I have been an Eastern Washington COHE (Centers for Occupational Health Education) consultant(mentor) for the past 5 years
- I have been on the Eastern Washington COHE advisory board for the past 5 years.
- I have had patients from 5 days old to 95 years old and provide chiropractic care for the entire family.
- I have had additional training in the treatment of On-the-Job neck and back injuries and have expertise in handling the paperwork involved in initiating claims.
- I have experience in treatment and handling of auto accidents (Personal Injury Cases) and have attended numerous seminars on the mechanisms of neck injuries caused by rear end collisions.
- I have training and experience in impairment ratings for permanent back and neck impairment and have attended siminars from the American College of Chiropractic Consultants
- In my practice I utilize the Gonstead Chiropractic technique which is a manual type of adjusting as well as using the Activator adjusting instrument for patients that prefer low force treatment.
- I have always attempted give patients time and educational information as to the cause of their problems and benefits of chiropractic care for their conditions.
While I was in College studying pre-dentistry I went skiing at Mission Ridge on Christmas Break with some friends who had been on the Mission Ridge Ski Team. We skied through the trees and came to a clearing with a road crossing below us. One by one each of us used the road as a jump. Not wanting to be outdone, I jumped farther than anyone landing on the flat and not on the down slope. I fell forward landing on my face and twisted my neck. By the next morning I couldn’t move my head or take a step without a sharp burning pain radiating down my spine. I went to my father’s chiropractor who gave me a few adjustments and I was able walk again. I asked the chiropractor about chiropractic. He was very friendly and provided me with information about Palmer College which I later attended. It was because of his kindness and help that I decided become a chiropractor.
I have spend over 30 years practicing Chiropractic in Wenatchee and have been at my current location at 1303 Princeton Ave. N. for the past five years. With the help of family and friends I remodeled an older home located behind the Valley North Shopping Center into a comfortable office. I learned the skills to perform the remodel from my father who as I grew up taught me to use my hands working with wood and to repair machines, like motorcycles and lawnmowers. I think this type of experience in troubleshooting mechanical problems has helped me be a better chiropractor who diagnoses and treats spinal musculoskeletal problems.
I grew up in Wenatchee snow and water skiing as well as riding motorcycles in the surrounding mountains. I was a member of the National Ski Patrol and provided first aid for injured skiers. In high school I was a member of the Alpine Club where I learned the basics of mountain and rock climbing. While in high school my friends and I formed a Fencing Club, learning swordplay from Mr. Grossman the German teacher and former Olympic Fencer."
John R. Bailey, DC