Dr. Anthony Lisi, national program director of VA’s Chiropractic Services, was recently named Chiropractor of the Year Award for 2017 by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

The ACA presented Lisi with the award at its annual meeting in Washington early March.

Image of Dr. Lesi recieving the awardLisi was recognized for his work in establishing chiropractic residency training programs within VA. The residencies, now in their second year, provide graduates with advanced clinical training in complex cases, knowledge of hospital practice, policies and procedures, and opportunities to collaborate with other health-care professionals in a team setting.

“We are proud of Dr. Lisi and his work at VA,” said Dr. Poonam Alaigh, acting under secretary for Health for VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA). “It is always great to be recognized for your work and especially meaningful when that recognition comes from your peers. When Veterans receive care, we believe it is important that we take a holistic approach. Chiropractic care is an important and valuable specialty.”

In his role with VHA, Lisi oversees national clinical program and policy matters related to the integration of chiropractic services into the VA health-care system, and also serves as Chiropractic section chief at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

VA began providing chiropractic care in 2004 with 26 clinics caring for 4,000 Veterans. Since then, it has grown to 79 clinics, offering care to more than 44,000 Veterans.

For more information about VA’s Chiropractic services, click here to visit the website. .

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  1. Joan Lanoie April 22, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I wonder what restrictions the VA puts to recieve chiropractic care. I see a chiropractor for General care, and that is why I believe I stay mentally healthy.

  2. Craig Lee McAllester April 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I so wish VA Lebanon had chiropractic care available.

  3. Roger Byrne April 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Where are the chiropractic clinics?

    • Jack Gill April 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      This is new to me, at the San Francisco VA I was told there was no Chiropractic care,however after getting phys. therapy with little results I was able to convince a neurologist (actually easy as he readily agreed) to let me outsource a
      chiropractor .

  4. Douglas Poff, D.C. April 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I would like to be a provider or clinic administrator for the Long Beach, Ca, VA Hospital. They currently do not provide on site Chiropractic care. If I can help or be involved, please contact me. Thank you! Dr Poff

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