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FCA selects Dr. Mauricio as 2013 National Convention honoree

FCA President Dr. Jeremy Gordon (left) with Dr. Mauricio at the 2013 FCA National Convention in August.
Dr. Jeremy Gordon with Dr. Mauricio

Each year during its national convention, the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) names a Florida chiropractor as its national convention honoree. At its National Convention in Orlando, the FCA selected Joe Mauricio, D.C., Davenport ’77, Deland, Fla., as its 2013 National Convention honoree. The recipient of this annual honor is chosen by the FCA Board of Directors for outstanding contributions to chiropractic in Florida over an extended period of time. “It’s like a lifetime achievement award,” says FCA Chief Executive Officer Ms. Debbie Brown.

Following his graduation from Rutgers University, Dr. Mauricio graduated from Palmer College’s Davenport Campus in 1977, and has been licensed to practice in Florida and West Virginia since then. Dr. Mauricio served as an independent medical examiner for the state of West Virginia and practiced in the Orlando area from 1986 until his retirement in 2010. In Florida he served as a Department of Professional Regulation expert witness and as an examiner for the Board of Chiropractic from 1997 to 2000. He’s been a member of the FCA and the American Chiropractic Association since 1987.

Dr. Mauricio opened 10 successful satellite clinics in the central Florida area with the help of his associates. He also was instrumental in helping a number of his patients make their way to chiropractic college, some of whom he later hired as associates in his clinics. During that time, he made every effort to mentor, advise and teach these young men and women the values of chiropractic care and the rewards that could be received over time.

In 2010, Dr. Mauricio retired from practice and, at that time, each of his associates was able to purchase one of the practices. “Chiropractic has been a truly wonderful experience for me,” he says. “I began receiving chiropractic care as a young boy. As the years went by, I injured my back and neck many times in wrestling. My mentor, as well as chiropractor, convinced me to pursue my education in the chiropractic profession. I look back fondly over the memories I have made in the profession, and most importantly, the rewards of teaching and mentoring many of my young associates who’ve become successful in their own right.”

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