PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) announced Dr. Brad McKechnie, D.C., DACAN as the College’s Interim President effective Monday, April 14, 2014.
Dr. McKechnie’s appointment comes on the heels of an announcement by Dr. R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D. that he would step down as the College’s interim president for health reasons, a position he held for seven months.
As Interim President, Dr. McKechnie will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. After graduating from TCC in 1985, he served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1996 including various administrative roles as the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Dean of External Affairs.
“I am excited to be a part of TCC’s future,” said Dr. McKechnie. “Texas Chiropractic College has some of the best students, staff and faculty in chiropractic education and I look forward to working with them every day.”
PASADENA, Texas - Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) renewed an articulation agreement with Lee College Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 to ensure students can continue to easily enroll in the TCC Doctor of Chiropractic program. Presidents from both institutions met at the Lee College campus to re-sign the agreement, which was initially endorsed in fall 2010. The arrangement allows Lee students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average in specific science prerequisites and meet TCC requirements to automatically qualify for admission.
PASADENA, Texas – On the anniversary of the program’s launch, Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center announced the continuation of its 9/11 Harris County First Responders program, which provides eligible first responders with chiropractic care without charge or at minimal cost.
Eligible participants must be an active duty Firefighter or Fire Inspector, Police Officer, an officer within the Sheriff’s Department, a Constable, a Texas Ranger, a Department of Public Safety Officer or a Paramedic. The program launched on Sept. 12, 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and was initially scheduled to run for one year.
"After working with area first responders the past year, it was a very easy decision to extend the program," said Dr. Barry Wiese, TCC Dean of Clinics. "It has been an honor for our faculty and students to provide care for these men and women, and to help them be at their best so they can help others."
Care that is available includes: physical examinations; chiropractic manipulative therapy; acupuncture; rehabilitation therapy; nutritional counseling; and wellness consultations. Eligible patients will be billed at cost for durable medical equipment such as orthotics, pillows, braces, supports, kinesio-tape, nutritional supplements, and other supplies deemed necessary for the treatment of the individual patient.
In addition to the first responders program, the Moody Health Center is in its fourth year of providing care to active duty Department of Defense personnel, their spouses and children.
"These programs on our campus, plus the many off-campus partnerships we have formed with organizations such as The Bridge and El Centro, allow us to actively give back to our community by providing chiropractic care to those who may not have access," said Dr. Wiese. "They also provide our student interns with incredible learning opportunities, not just as future doctors, but as future leaders in their own communities."
Individuals interested in participating in these programs should contact the Moody Health Center at 281-487-1501 to set up an appointment. Texas Chiropractic College and the Moody Health Center are located at 5912 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas.