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photo_karen.jpgKaren M. Borges, D.C

EDUCATION

  • Woodburn High School, Woodburn Oregon (Salutatorian) 1970-1975
  • Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon (Suma Cum Laude) 1975-1979
  • Life Chiropractic College-West, San Lorenzo CA (Magna Cum Laude) 1981-1984

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

  • Borges Chiropractic, South Lake Tahoe, California 1985-to present

POST GRADUATE CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION

  • Activator Proficient 1986-to present

  • Activator Advanced Proficient (activator.com) 2001 to present

  • 100 Year Life Style Certification 2010 to present

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Pediatric Chiropractic" Chapter 8 Williams and Wilkins 1998
  • "Pediatric Chiropractic" Chapter 8 Lippincot Williams and Wilkins 201

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

  • Lake Tahoe Community College Spanish Program 2004 to 2007

ADMINISTRATION

  • Lake Tahoe Community College Trustee 2007 to present.


photo_dave.jpgDavid Borges, DC, FASBE

SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Borges Chiropractic APC, South Lake Tahoe, California: 1985- present

Provisional privileges South Tahoe Pain Management Center for MUA: Treatment using Manipulation Under Anesthesia: South Lake Tahoe, California 2003- 2006

Provisional privileges Sierra Hills Surgery Center for MUA: to perform  Manipulaton Under Anesthesia, Sacramento, California 2002 - 2004

Provisional privileges Santa Teresita Hospital privileges for Manipulation Under Anesthesia: to perform Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Duarte, California, 2002- 2003

Associate doctor Fair Chiropractic, Responsible for intake examination, x-ray and treatment of clinic patients: Fremont, California, 1983- 1985

Chairperson / Department of Technique Life Chiropractic College-West, : Responsible for the course syllabus meeting CCE accreditation standards taught in the Technique Department responding to instructors and students questions on course content: San Leandro, California1982- 1984

Associate doctor Adams Chiropractic, Responsible for intake examination, x-ray and treatment of clinic patients: San Leandro, California,1982- 1983

Associate doctor Reierson/Sulberg Chiropractic, Responsible for intake examination, x-ray and treatment of clinic patients: Pleasant Hill, California, 1981-1982

Assistant Clinic Director Life Chiropractic College-West; Overseeing the clinic patient consultation, physical examination, taking x-rays, reviewing the diagnostic impression and observing chiropractic adjustments and testing clinical competency of the Chiropractic Intern Clinic Doctors: Hayward, California, 1981

Clinic Intern Western States Chiropractic Public Clinic, Portland, Oregon: 1979- 1980

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2015

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of California, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Diplomat #15067, 1980- present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of California, License #13943, 1981– present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of California, #RHC00119299 Radiography X-ray Supervisor and Operator California Department of Public Health 1981- present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Western States Chiropractic College Portland, Oregon: 1980

Undergraduate Studies, Integrated Science, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1975- 1977

Undergraduate Studies, Biological Sciences, Sierra College, Rocklin, California, 1972- 1975

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento, California 2/2017

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento, California 1/2017

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento, California 5/2016

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento, California 5/2015

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners test passed 10/24/2015

Certificate of Completion History Taking and Physical Examination Procedures Academy of Chiropractic Arts and Science 9/2015

Certificate Acute Pain Management, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health/Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association 1/2015

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento, California 5/2014

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Milpitas, California 4/2014

Certificate of Completion Evaluation and Management ICD-10 Coding, National Chiropractic Council San Jose, California 3/2013

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics/Law and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California Milpitas, California 5/2013

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, California State Standards in Radiographic Evaluation, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento California 4/2013

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation: Diagnosis, Pathologies and Anomalies, International Chiropractic Association of California Sacramento California 2012

Certificate of Completion X-ray Evaluation, Ethics and Adjustive Techniques, International Chiropractic Association of California South San Francisco California 2012

Documentation, Coding and Compliance: ICD-9 and CPT coding requirements integrating electronic health records, evaluation and management, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward California, 2011

Longevity Trends in America and Their Public Health Implications, 100 Year Lifestyle Certification California Chiropractic Association, Sacramento California, 2010

Pediatric Evaluation, Common Child Hood Diseases, Immunizations, 100 Year Lifestyle Certification California Chiropractic Association, Sacramento California, 2010

Certificate of Completion Basic Disability Prevention and Management for Clinicians Provider #990 California Industrial Medical Council program to approve Qualified Medical Examiners Certificate 7549-17191 Jennifer Christian, MD., M.P.H., Wayland Massachusetts, 2009

Spine Pathology: an Update, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Multi professional: protocols and utilization guidelines for spinal injuries including physical rehabilitation, pharmaceuticals and surgical treatments, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 2004

Radiology of Soft Tissues Radiology of Spinal Stenosis and Instability: diagnosing and treatment options for the spinal stenosis and instability patients. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward California, 2004

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma: Critical review of the evidence based research in diagnosing and treating the whiplash patient, Life Chiropractic College West, Reno Nevada 2002

New and Alternative Trends of Spine Care, Multi professional presentations utilizing the current treatments for the spinal pain syndromes, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, University of Nevada School of Medicine Lake Tahoe Nevada 2002

Operating Room Protocols and Manipulative Techniques Employed During Manipulation Under Anesthesia CA-A-00-11-408, California Academy of Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Intercalm Associates, Fresno California, 2001

Clinical and Legal Implications, Documentation requirements in clinical treatment learning what is standard of care, National-Lincoln School of Post graduate Education, Los Angeles, 1999

J. Ray Welch, D.C. Adjusting, Manual treatment of the spine and extremities, Postgraduate and Continuing Education Division of Palmer College of Chiropractic West CCE sponsored accredited, 1999

Clinical and Legal Implications Standards of Care in the day to day clinical setting, National-Lincoln School of Post graduate Education Los Angeles, 1998

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Reviews and Highlights of the current research in Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Life Chiropractic College West, Reno Nevada, 1997

Practice and Malpractice: Learning the testing and reporting medical legal issues, Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles, 1996

Management of Low Back Pain for the Health Care Practitioner Tahoe Fracture Spine Institute South Lake Tahoe CA, 4/1996

Postdoctoral and Related Professional Education Practice and Malpractice Today’s Reality, Logan College of Chiropractic, Anaheim California, 1996

Gonstead, Lecture and lab reviewing case studies and Gonstead protocol for the acute and chronic pain patients, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic Reno Nevada, 1996

Managing Risk, Medical and Legal issues pertaining to treatment and follow up in the clinic, Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles, 1995

Gonstead Seminar, Lecture and lab reviewing case studies and Gonstead protocol for the acute and chronic pain patients, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic San Mateo California, 1995

AACASBE Consensus Commission, X-ray Safety and ASBE Standard of Care Guidelines, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, Chicago Illinois, 1994

Gonstead, Lecture and lab reviewing case studies and Gonstead protocol for the acute and chronic pain patients, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic , San Francisco California 1994

AP Cervical, Studies on the cervical spine evaluating biomechanical deficits, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, San Mateo California 1994

Gonstead, Lecture and lab reviewing case studies and Gonstead protocol for the acute and chronic pain patients, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic Reno Nevada 1993

Disability Evaluation and Report Writing, Writing reports that are relevant and ratable, International Chiropractic Association of California, San Mateo California, 1993

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Trends and case studies. Life Chiropractic College West Reno Nevada, 1992

Advanced Class #9, Advanced spinal biomechanical abnormalities, evaluation and treatment, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California, 1991

Tri level Clinical Spinal Biomechanics, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures (fellows test) Class #8 Reviewing abnormal acquired spinal deformities seen on radiographs and treatment protocols, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California, 1991

Chiropractic and Hospital Privileges for Chiropractic Doctors, Chiropractic Hospital Privileges Hospital Structure, Rules and Regulations, Chiropractic and Medicine, Legal Issues in Chiropractic Hospital Privileges, Fundamentals of Establishing Operating a Chiropractic Hospital Program, International Chiropractors Association, Las Vegas Nevada, 1991

Congenital and Developmental Defects and Spinal Mechanics Class #7, Reviewing radiographs and comparing to the skeletal spinal defects to observed on radiographs, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California 1991

Patient Radiographic Safety Practice Recommendation for A.S.B.E. Practitioners Class #6, Advanced procedures to patient radiation reduction. American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California 1991

Lateral Cervical Differential Coefficients Class #5, Evaluating the lateral cervical curve clinically. American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California 1991

AP Cervical Differential Coefficients, Simple Maneuvers and Quantum Maneuvers of A.S.B.E. Class #4, Clinical analysis of the AP cervical spine, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California 1991

Industrial Injury Evaluator Certification, Successfully passed the required examination and is determined to be knowledgeable as a Disability Evaluator in Industrial Injury, International Chiropractors Association of California, Los Angeles California, 1990 1991

AP Lumbosacral Spine and Pelvis, (regional) Quantum Re constructive Maneuvers and Coefficients of Structural Instability Class #3, Evaluating the lumbar spine and pelvis biomechanics, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California 1990

AP Thoracic / Reducing Thoracic Biomechanical Instability Distortion Coefficients of Vertebral Subluxation Simplex and Vertebral Subluxation Complex / AP Chronic Thoracic Pathobiomechanical Vertebral Subluxation Syndromes Class #2, Evaluating and treating the thoracic spine, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California 1990

Introduction A.S.B.E. Principles and Practice the Science of Spinal Remodeling Class #1, Introduction to Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering in the office, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, International Chiropractic Association, San Mateo California, 1990

Qualified Medical Examiner – California Workers’ Compensation: Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) are qualified physicians who are certified by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation - Medical Unit to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports. The reports are used to determine an injured worker’s eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits, International Chiropractic Association of California, Los Angeles California, 1990

Gonstead Seminar Advanced, Demonstrating proficiency in Gonstead Technique lecture/lab, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic, Mt Horeb Wisconsin, 09/1990

Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic, Demonstrating proficiency in Gonstead Technique lecture/lab, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic Mt Horeb Wisconsin 05/1990

Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic, Demonstrating proficiency in Gonstead Technique lecture/lab, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Mt Horeb Wisconsin 3/1989

Certified Claims Reviewer: Study in Claims Review Procedures and Policies and demonstrating through examination to be an expert in the field of Chiropractic Claims Review, Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1989

Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Diplomat: Examination by the staff of the Gonstead Seminar of Chiropractic demonstrating proficiency in Gonstead Technique lecture/lab, x-ray marking, listings, palpation – static and dynamic, cervical chair, high lo, knee chest and pelvic bench adjustments, instrumentation, set-up and line of drive focus, clinical management, analysis and adjusting the occiput, upper cervical, lower cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvi, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Mt Horeb Wisconsin, 1984

SELECTED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

2007- present, Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Introductory class 4 hours, Lecture, demonstration and PowerPoint, Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Continuing Education units for the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners International Chiropractic Association of California, San Francisco California

2002, September, Clinical Instructor, Chiropractic Treatment of Spine Injuries: Lecture, demonstration and PowerPoint, Barton Healthcare System University of Nevada School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education, Lake Tahoe Nevada

1997, September, Clinical Management of Cervical Spine: Tahoe Fracture Spine Institute University of Nevada School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Chiropractic evaluation for Cervical Spine, Lake Tahoe Nevada

1996 April, Clinical Management of Low Back Pain Syndromes for the Health Care Practitioner, Tahoe Fracture Spine Institute University of Nevada School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education, Lake Tahoe Nevada

1994, May, AACASBE Consensus Commission of X-ray Safety and ASBE Standard of Care Guidelines, ASBE listing system, American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Accredited by the International Accrediting Commission, Chicago Illinois,

SELECTED LEGAL EDUCATING AND INSTRUCTING

Educational Presenter, Applied Spinal Biomechanical Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2013 – present

Clinical Instructor, Academy Post Doctoral Division Faculty teaching Spinal Biomechanical Engineering. These are Online Continuing Education courses created in a Webinar format from professionals interrelated courses centered on spine and brain trauma with a focus on understanding causality and sequelae in the form of impairment.New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York 2012 to present

Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Lake Tahoe Community College in History 120 Tahoe History Special Topics Survey of Events and People affecting Lake Tahoe - Geology to Current events, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe California 2006- 2010

Clinical Instructor, A-P Cervical Differential Coefficients, Simple Maneuvers and Quantum Maneuvers of A.S.B.E Class 4, Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Post Graduate: International Chiropractic Association Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences. License Renewal, Chicago, Illinois 1992 - 1993

Life Chiropractic College-West San Lorenzo, California

  • Assistant Clinic Director, Overseeing the clinic patient consultation, physical examination, taking x-rays, reviewing the diagnostic impression and observing chiropractic adjustments and testing clinical competency of the Chiropractic Interns 1981 to 1982
  • Faculty Technique-Gonstead A and B Courses: Lecture: subjective complaints, objective spinal biomechanics analysis, static intersegmental palpation and motion palpation, instrumentation scope utilization, x-ray analysis and specific adjustive techniques, Lab x-ray marking analysis, and set up adjustive technique procedures. 120 class hours 1982 1984
  • Faculty X-Ray Pathology Course : Comprehensive Radiological Interpretation and Report writing: Systems overview of the normal variants, pathologies, fractures and anomalies found on x-rays, 120 class hours 1983 1984
  • Faculty Physical Diagnosis Course: Differential diagnostics during the physical examination, palpation, blood pressures, range of motion, clinical signs and symptoms, 60 class hours

Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Introductory Class

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • California

Instructor, Human Biomechanics for the purpose partially fulfilling the California Safety law SB198 requiring all California employers to establish and maintain effective injury and illness prevention programs

  • El Dorado County Sheriff
  • Nel’s Hardware
  • Cantina Restaurant
  • South Shore Ford
  • Grass Roots Natural Foods
  • Charter Cable
  • Sierra Pacific Power
  • Lake Valley Fire Department
  • Women’s Center
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District
  • California Department of Transportation
  • South Tahoe Refuse
  • City of South Lake Tahoe Fire Department

Instructor, Back Pack Safety and Back Injury Prevention, South Tahoe Middle School

Instructor Human Anatomy, Tahoe Montessori School, South Tahoe Boys and Girls Club, South Tahoe Middle School, Tahoe Valley Elementary School

Instructor, Tahoe Trivia Lake Tahoe Unified School District 3rd grade, Douglas County School District 4th grade.

Instructor, Better Breathers Organization Advances in Chiropractic 1997

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Plaugher Anrig, "Pediatric Chiropractic" Williams and Wilkins, Contributing author for Chapter 8 Diagnostic Imaging - maximally reducing radiation exposure, 1998

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 2015

California Chiropractic Association – 2008- 2012

International Chiropractors Association of California Educational Member of ICAC 2005 - present

American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, instructor, 1990 - present

Sacramento Area Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Secretary 1990 - 1992

International Chiropractic Association of California – 1985- present

Gonstead Clinical Studies Society – 1984 - present

International Chiropractors Association – 1982- present

Monterey Bay Area Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Member 1981 – 1984

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

California Wrestling Hall of Fame  Lifetime Service Award, 2010

Best of Tahoe Chiropractor Tahoe Daily Tribune, 2006 and 2010

President’s Distinguished Service Awards, International Chiropractic Association of California - Awards given at the discretion of the ICAC President in recognition of individual services performed during his administration 2005 - present

Legislative Director, International Chiropractic Association of California 2002- present

Professional Volunteer of the Year, United Way, Lake Tahoe 1998

Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Board Member – Mt Horeb Wisconsin, 1992 - 1994

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board of Director South Lake Tahoe

South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 2006- 2012

Track Restoration for Community and Kids, TR4CK, 2005- present

Lake Tahoe Community College Allied Health Advisory Committee 2000- present

South Tahoe High School Alumni Council, 2005- 2010

Lake Tahoe Historical Society, 1989-1990  and 2011- 2012

City of South Lake Tahoe: Tourism Promotion Advisory Committee 2004

South Lake Tahoe Cancer League - Lake Tahoe Community College 2004

Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Member 2002-2004

Sect/Treas 2002 vice chairman 2003

South Tahoe Viking Booster Club Member, 2002-2003

Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe Board of Directors, 1990-1993 and 1998-2004

President October to October 2000-2001

President October to October 2005-2006

City of South Lake Tahoe Arts Foundation Board 1996-1998

Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation Board 1996-1998

South Tahoe Alliance for Recreation (STAR) 1999-2000

Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge #2094 member 1994-2007

Sierra Wrestling Association (South Tahoe Wrestling Club) 1994-2000

South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League Advisory Board 1993

Gonstead Clinical Studies Society, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin 1992-1994

California Council of the American Academy of Clinical

American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering 1992-2002

City of South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce 1991-2005


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