I was very blessed to start practice with Dr. Ken Jones, a great chiropractor and mentor, in October of 1975 through May of 1977. At the same time, I worked part time with Dr. Shoop in Berrien Springs, MI. In March of 1977 I opened my own home/office combination in Dowagiac, MI. A second office was opened in Decatur, Mi. in Febuary 1978. I worked in both offices for almost 30 years. Now am full time in the Decatur office that I designed and helped build in 1982. My wife Donna and I have 5 wonderful children and 9 "cute as ever" grandchildren. We have come to firmly believe that grandchildren are a lot more fun that children, and a lot easier to raise. We will gladly accept with thanks whatever the good LORD gives us.
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I try to treat all patients as I would like to be treated. We always try to accomplish as much relief as possible on the first day, with an overall goal of educating each patient as to the real cause of THEIR condition, helping them to understand what chiropractic in our office can and cannot do for them. We try to empower each patient with the knowledge and understanding of what they can do for themselves. God gave us the gift of life that when fully functioning has a wonderful ability to keep us extremely healthy and adapt us to a wide variety of stresses and situations. My job as their chiropractor is not to put anything in or take anything out of their body, but to remove as much interference to the nervous system as possible. "ONLY THE POWER THAT MADE THE BODY CAN HEAL THE BODY. IT HAPPENS NO OTHER WAY."
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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Arthritis of the Spine
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Head and Neck Conditions
Lower Back Injuries
Muscle Contraction Headache
Pain in Extremities
Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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1 Board Action
Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence(2/22/2010)
Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
Summary: Mc Canse, James Rodney DC: License # 2301002769: DECEMBER 9, 2011 – RECLASSIFICATION: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions has RECLASSIFIED the chiropractor’s Michigan license from the February 22, 2010 Probation to FULL UNLIMITED license status.
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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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.
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Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, University Of Illinois, Champaign, Il, Rockport College, Rockford, Il
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
Palmer College Of Chiropractic
Medical School | Graduated 1975
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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