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Drew Rubin, BS, DC, CCSP, DACCP1103 viewsDrew Rubin has been in private practice since 1989 and is adjunct faculty at Life University, College of Chiropractic, where he teaches Pediatric Diagnosis and Pediatric/ Prenatal Adjusting. He is active in advancing his knowledge, earning a CCSP (certification in sports) and a DACCP (diplomate in pediatrics), as well as becoming Advanced Activator Proficiency Rated. In addition to two pediatric papers being published in 2007 chiropractic journals, (JVSR, JCM), and participating with either a poster or a presentation in ACC-RAC for the last four years, he is on the advisory board for the ICPA and for JVSR, and was one of the participants in the 2009 Delphi Panel on Pediatric Consensus, which was recently featured in JMPT. Dr. Rubin has also written two chiropractic novels, The Adjustment and its sequel, The Acceptance. Dr. Rubin lives and practices in Marietta with his wife, Dr. Lisa Rubin, PhD, a clinical psychologist and director of the Student Success Center at Life University, and their son Palmer.
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Dr. Joel Alcantara, BSc, DC1090 viewsCurriculum Vitae
Educational History
• 1999 - Present
Master of Public Health candidate
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA USA
• July 1992 - September 1995
Doctor of Chiropractic Program
Palmer College of Chiropractic - West. San Jose, CA.
Conferred Degree of Doctor of Chiropractic September 1995
• September 1988 - December 1991
Master of Public Health candidate
Double major in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Completed the Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, one course short to completing the Biochemistry program.
• September 1988 - April 1989
Enrolled In Graduate Level Chemistry courses. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
• June 1988
Received Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
• September 1982 - April 1988
Chemistry-Biochemistry major. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
• January 1980 - June 1982
Father Lacombe High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Recipient of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.
Work History
• Current Position: Research Director
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
http://www.icpa4kids.com/
Research interests focuses on the safety and efficacy of pediatric chiropractic. Both qualitative and quantitative research approaches are used and may involve research studies from case reports to true experimental designs such as a randomized clinical trial.
• Position: Assistant Professor
Employer: Life Chiropractic College West.
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
Date: Jan 2000 - December 2001
Faculty appointment involved teaching and research. Courses taught involved subjects in Research Methods and Public Health. Research efforts are in the documentation of the effectiveness of chiropractic interventions. More specifically, my research interests involve the use of plain film radiography and the effectiveness of various techniques in the detection and removal of spinal and extraspinal subluxations. In the realm of Public Health, my research interests involve the documentation of the health promotion and disease prevention efforts of chiropractors vis a vis the detection and removal of spinal subluxations.
• Position: Assistant Professor
Employer: Palmer College of Chiropractic-West.
90 East Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134
Date: January 1996 - 1999
In addition to my research efforts, I taught courses in Physical Diagnosis, Chiropractic Clinical Evaluation, Spinal Anatomy, Thoracic Spine, Pediatric Chiropractic as well as serving as Clinician in the College Clinic.
Index Medicus Publications
1. Subluxation-based chiropractic care of a pediatric patient with myasthenia gravis. Alcantara J, Plaugher G and Araghi HJ. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Accepted for Publication].
2. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Elbert RA and Gatterman B. Chiropractic care of a patient with low back pain and a Malgaigne type fracture. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Accepted for Publication].
3. Plaugher G, Long CR, Alcantara J, et.al. Practice-based randomized controlled comparison clinical trial of chiropractic adjustments and brief massage treatment at sites of subluxation in subjects with essential hypertension: a pilot study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [Accepted for Publication].
4. Alcantara J, Plaugher G and Van Wyngarden DL. Chiropractic care of a patient with vertebral subluxations and Bell's Palsy. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [In Revision].
5. Alcantara J, Plaugher G and Myshka JE. Chiropractic care of a patient with vertebral and sacroiliac subluxations, low back pain, hip pain and diabetes. J Manipulative Physiol Ther [In Revision].
6. Alcantara J,Plaugher G, Elbert RA and Cherachanko D. Subluxation-based Chiropractic Care of an Elderly Patient with a Concomitant Compression Fracture of the Eighth Thoracic Vertebra J Manipulative Physiol Ther [In Revision].
7. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Klemp DD, Salem C. Chiropractic care of a patient with temporomandibular disorder and atlas subluxation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2002 Jan;25(1):63-70.
8. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Thornton RE and Salem C. Chiropractic Care of a Patient with Vertebral Subluxations and Failed Surgery of the Cervical Spine. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24(7):477-482.
9. Alcantara J, Steiner DM, Plaugher G, Alcantara J. Chiropractic management of a patient with myasthenia gravis and vertebral subluxations. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1999;22(5):333-340.
10. Alcantara J, Heschong R, Plaugher G, Alcantara J. Chiropractic management of a patient with subluxations, low back pain and epileptic seizures. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1998;21(6):410-418.
11. Alcantara J, McDaniel JW, Plaugher G, Alcantara J. Management of a patient with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease and meniscal tear of the knee: a case report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1998;21(3):197-204.
12. Alcantara J, Plaugher G, Abblett DE. Management of a patient with a lamina fracture of the sixth cervical vertebra and concomitant subluxation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1997;20(2):113-123.
13. Plaugher G, Alcantara J, Hart CR. Management of the patient with a Chance fracture of the lumbar spine and concomitant subluxation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19(8):539-551.
14. Plaugher G, Alcantara J, Doble RW Jr. Missed sacral fracture before chiropractic adjustment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19(7):480-483.
15. Hoyle BD, Alcantara J, Costerton JW. Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm as a diffusion barrier to piperacillin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1992;36(9):2054-2056.
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Pamela Stone DC 1005 viewsDr. Pamela Stone is a 2000 graduate of Life University’s College of Chiropractic, graduating with clinical honors. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in Sport Management, and spent seven years working in public relations and promotions in the athletic industry. While suffering from frequent headaches, she finally sought chiropractic care and within several weeks, her headaches were gone. She soon realized that her role in life was to help other people and make a difference in their lives, so she decided to change careers to become a chiropractor.


Dr. Stone is certified in Pediatrics through the Academy of Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P. certified) and is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (F.I.C.P.A.). She is also certified in the Webster’s Technique, a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that is specifically for pregnant women with a baby in the breech or transverse-lie position


Dr. Stone has been published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Today’s Chiropractic magazine, The Chiropractic Journal, Pathway’s magazine, Chicken Soup for The Chiropractic Soul , Expectant Parent magazine, and Sporting Kid magazine, and writes for several local newsletters. She is also a regular speaker at a local school, as well as other family and community organizations.


Dr. Stone is a member of the extension faculty of Life University, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Chiropractic Leadership Alliance and the American Pregnancy Association. In her community, Dr. Stone is a founding member of the Business Network International chapter in Kennesaw, The Canton Road Business Association, The Georgia Birth Network, and North Atlanta Multisport Club.


During the past 22 years, she has completed more than 60 triathlons, including an Ironman distance race and four Half-Ironman races. She has also completed seven marathons, including the Boston Marathon on two occasions, and hundreds of other running races. She credits regular chiropractic care for allowing her to be healthy and injury-free.
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Anne Zauderer DC999 viewsDr. Anne Zauderer is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Life University and a member of the Pi Tau Delta National Chiropractic Honor Society. She has extensive hours of training and experience in the field of pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) as well as being certified in Webster Technique. She has two children, ages 2 ½ and 3 months old. Dr. Anne’s passion lies in working with moms and families to help raise children with a conscious and healthy lifestyle. She is also an avid marathoner, having completed 6 marathons, and enjoys working with athletes to help enhance their performance. She is very passionate about chiropractic and how it fits into a holistic lifestyle.
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