Dr. Dianne Como received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1994. Prior to completing her doctorate, Dr. Como attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and was awarded a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude. Dr. Como and another colleague established and opened Back in Shape Chiropractic in 1996. For the past 20 years, Dr. Como has been committed to helping people optimize their health through chiropractic care, providing patients with the highest quality of care and service and by providing information on how they can improve their quality of life. Her practice objective is to reduce or eliminate major interference to the expression of a patient's body's inborn ability to heal. She offers a patient centered perspective incorporating both therapeutic and preventative approaches. She pays particular attention to maintaining optimum body structure and nerve function as well as promoting improved health through evaluation of her patient's health behaviors and conditions. Dr. Como works with patients to address a number of health issues including auto and work injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, arm and leg pain, sports injuries, pregnancy discomfort and pediatric spinal health concerns. Dr. Como has kept up to date on her post-graduate education, ensuring that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care. Dr. Como was awarded her Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics for successful completion of the Certification program sponsored by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA). She was also awarded proficiency certification by the ICPA in Webster Technique. Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral/pelvic subluxation (misalignment) and/or SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is restored. Dr. Como is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, Holistic Pediatrics Association and Minnesota Distance Running Association. In 2014, Dr. Como earned the esteemed "Angie's List Super Service Award" reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service. "Only about 5 percent of the companies Dr. Como competes with in the Twin Cities are able to earn the award which reflects a consistently high level of customer service."Dr. Como has been recognized as an expert in the field of Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Como was nominated by a vote of peers as one of the "2014 Top Chiropractors" in Minnesota Monthly magazine's list of Top Chiropractors in their June 2014 issue. In 2015 and 2016, she was again recognized as one the " Top Chiropractors". Dr. Como is listed in Minnesota Monthly magazine's- "2015 and 2016 Health Guide of Best Doctors, Chiropractors and Dentists." and in the June issue of Best Chiropractors for 2016. OpenCare listed Dr. Como as a "2015 Patients' Choice Winner". Dr. Como has been a recreational runner for many years. She has finished several marathons, half marathons and other 5K and 10K road races. She has enjoyed touring on her bike through various parts of the Midwest and East Coast. Her other interests include golfing, weight training, hiking, camping, biking and snorkeling any place warm and tropical.
Dr. Como has been committed to helping people optimize their health through chiropractic care, providing patients with the highest quality of care and service and by providing information on how they can improve their quality of life. Her practice objective is to reduce or eliminate major interference to the expression of a patient's inborn ability to heal. She offers a patient centered perspective incorporating both therapeutic and preventative approaches.
Dr. Como does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Como's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Head and Neck Conditions
Lower Back Injuries
Neck Muscle Strain
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Low Back Procedure
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Neck Pain Procedure
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Univeristy Of Minnesota
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
Northwestern Health Sciences University/Northwestern College Of Chiropractic
Medical School | Graduated 1994
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Other Education | Completed 1994
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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