West Campus faculty whose accomplishments have been
acknowledged by the NCQA’s Back Pain Recognition Program
are, from left, Drs. Thomas Milus, Randy Waters, Ronald
Henninger, and William Updyke.
The Palmer Chiropractic Clinic on the West Campus became
the first of the Palmer Clinics to receive recognition from the
Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP) on Aug. 7. The BPRP
is a program of the National Committee for Quality Assurance
(NCQA) that recognizes healthcare providers for providing
superior care to patients suffering from low back pain.
The Clinic is only the second healthcare provider in California
to receive BPRP recognition.
To receive recognition, which is valid for two years, the
Palmer Chiropractic Clinic submitted data demonstrating
performance that meets the program’s key measures. These
measures include initial visit, physical exam, and appropriate
imaging in acute back pain, among others.
“This recognition by NCQA demonstrates the commitment of
the Palmer Clinics to the delivery of quality, patient-centered
care, and to providing a clinical education model that will
better prepare our graduates for today’s practice environment,”
said Executive Dean for Clinic Affairs Kurt Wood,
D.C., Davenport ’79.
Not only the Clinic, but also four clinicians have received
this prestigious recognition. They are Ronald Henninger, D.C.,
Davenport ’78; Thomas Milus, D.C., Ph.D., Davenport ’82;
William Updyke, D.C.; and Stephen Waters, D.C., Davenport
’78. As a new employee, Pauline Anderson, D.C., West ’90,
will become eligible for recognition once she has met BPRP
criteria for seeing the minimum number of low back pain
patients at the Clinic.