Dr. Linton is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, a designation that distinguishes certified chiropractic orthopedists for clinical excellence and advanced training. Chiropractic orthopedists are doctors of chiropractic who specialize in the non-surgical branch of orthopedics. In other words, they don't just treat the spine, they treat the entire skeletal system including joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and associated nerve structures. Chiropractic orthopedists have worked beyond standard chiropractic education requirements to achieve expertise consistent with an orthopedic specialist. After completing their degree of chiropractic, a chiropractic orthopedist must perform three years of rigorous post-graduate work and pass a board-certification process including both written and clinical examinations. Dr. Linton was raised in a blue collar household and earning a person's trust through hard work for them or their family is a trait he has due to this up bringing. As a result he is committed to improving chiropractic clinical outcomes through reading ongoing research and continuing education on spinal injuries and recovery. He has lectured at several conferences for professional associations of nurses, chiropractors, medical physicians, and attorneys. As a chiropractic orthopedist, Dr. Linton has a broad skill set for diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to orthopedic and neurological testing, Dr. Linton frequently uses diagnostic laboratory testing to determine the source of patients' pain. Those tests may include x-rays performed at the office, referral for additional imaging, and as an Independent Chiropractic Examiner he uses expert interpretation of previous laboratory results and patient records to locate objective causes of pain and injury, rather than just relying on symptom reporting.Treatment by a chiropractic orthopedist includes a range of non-surgical treatment approaches including traditional chiropractic manual techniques, exercise, soft tissue therapies, and more. Dr. Linton frequently coordinates with neurologists, orthopedists, surgeons, pain management specialists, primary care providers, and other health professionals to ensure patients receive the highest standard of care. At Linton Spine & Joint Chiropractic Center, we're committed to helping patients achieve lasting pain relief while improving their overall health. We're located in Mt.Sterling, KY, but serve a broad community including Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Carlisle, Flemingsburg, Montgomery County, Menifee County, Powell County, Clark County, and Bath County. For effective pain relief, call Linton Spine & Joint Chiropractic Center today at (859) 499-1009.
Listen, listen, listen to the patient, most of the answers are right in front of the doctor, do the examination (which is a lost art), order the necessary test and always share with the patient your plans and thoughts in their treatment.
Always think of at least 3 possible answers to explain why the patient is hurting, this open mind approach reduces the risk of missing something.
Learn from your patient, if not by what they share with you, then by their case.
Dr. Linton II does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Linton II's Board Certifications
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Lower Back Injuries
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Trigger Point Therapy
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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.
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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.
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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.
Life University / Life Chiropractic College / West Campus
Other Education | Completed 1999
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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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.
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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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