|Dr. Dennis O'Connor's
practice location is close to Vinnin Square and very accessible from
Salem, Swampscott and Lynn. His office is attached to his house. This
offers Dr. O'Connor the luxury of being close to his wife and three
young children as he works. This also allows Dr. O'Connor the ability
to spend more time with his patients as his overhead costs are reduced.
Unlike many offices, Dr. O'Connor does not run a high volume practice.
Typical treatments last approximately one half hour with the initial
visit being one to one and a half hours. Dr. O'Connor does not believe
in over booking and therefore there is usually no waiting time for
your scheduled appointment.
Dr. O'Connor is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
and University of Connecticut. His education also included advanced training
in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. O'Connor is a third generation chiropractor. He has been in practice since
1988 and utilizes gentle full spine diversified spinal manipulation combined
with physical therapy modalities such as electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound,
heat and massage therapy.
All treatment is "hands on" and Dr. O'Connor performs all therapies
himself and does not employ any assistants. Dr. O'Connor is also trained in activator
technique for those patients who cannot tolerate manual adjusting.
Dr. O'Connor's philosophy regarding your health is to spend time with you educating
and training you in proper home stretching, exercises, nutrition and ergonomics.
He believes in having the patient be in control of their health. Therefore, Dr.
O'Connor does not schedule patients for long, unnecessary treatment plans. Most
problems will respond to care within several weeks and would then be treated
on an as needed basis. Combining proper treatment, exercise and simple home care,
most problems can resolve without need of further intervention.
Should your condition require additional work up or specialty care, Dr. O'Connor
is able to order x-rays, CT Scan, MRI, EMG, blood work, etc. He also works directly
with many local and Boston-based specialists such as Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons,
Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Homeopaths and Massage Therapists.
Many of Dr. O'Connor's patients are referred directly from their primary care
or specialist doctors.
Dr. O'Connor is a provider
with almost all insurances and HMO's.
Diane, the office manager will help you answer any insurance questions you may
| HONORS / AWARDS
* Mindlin Scholarship for Clinical Excellence, 1987
* Mindlin Award of Merit Nomination, 1987
* Who's Who of American College Students, 1987
* Women's Auxiliary of Massachusetts
Chiropractic Scholarship, 1987
* Dean's List Publication, 1987-1988
* Voted Class Representative of LACC Class of 1988
* Delta Sigma Honorary Fraternity, 1988
* LACC Dean's list, all semesters
* Summa Cum Laude academic standing
American Chiropactic Association
* Massachusetts Chiropractic Society
* North Shore Chiropractic Society, President
* ACA Sports Council
* Marblehead Rotary Club
* American Chiropractic Association Sports Council
* National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
* Ergonomic Consultant Mass Bankers Association
* Peer Reviewer for many Insurance Companies