Iris City Chiropractic Center, P.C.

Robert A. Hayden, D.C., PhD, F.I.C.C. (770) 412-0005

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Office Hours

Clinic Hours: 8:30 AM until the needs of our last patient for the day have been met. We take lunch from about 12:30 till 2 o'clock.
Drug screens: 9:00-3:00pm Monday - Thursday and 9:00-2:00pm on Friday for drug screen collections.
Physicals:  We do physicals (DOT, pre-employment) during the same hours the clinic is open, but call to be sure Dr. Hayden is in clinic when you need your exam done.

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Bob Hayden_2office exterior_2The Iris City Chiropractic Center was founded on 23 October 95 by Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD. While primarily a chiropractic clinic, the center also offers massage therapy, custom orthotics, and bone density testing. The occupational health portion of the practice serves many employers with DOT and pre-employment physicals, a full range of drug and alcohol testing, and random drug testing to facilitate compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace initiative of the Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Hayden began work in health care as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, but also was an Executive Director of a state association, continuing education consultant, and registered lobbyist while in professional nursing. He earned a PhD from the University of Mississippi while enrolled at Life University, from which he graduated in 1995. He specializes in Cox Flexion Distraction/Disc Decompression technique.

riskDr. Hayden is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association. He serves as a member of the Media Team, through which he is a spokesman for the Association to television, radio, and printed media.

Dr. Hayden is the immediate past president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He is a current member of the Executive Committee and was recognized as the 2006-2007 Chiropractor of the Year. He was inducted in 2009 as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic, which is the highest international honor the chiropractic profession has to offer.

In February, 2012, he was honored with a Presidential Leadership Award by Dr. Keith Overland, President of the American Chiropractic Association, for his work as the ACA Delegate from Georgia.

Educational News Blog

We recommend educating yourself as much as possible about your health and wellness. Here are a few articles written by Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC. But by all means continue your education beyond what you find here.

My Co-Worker

My Co-Worker

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

The longer you live, the more likely you are to die of something. I read recently that all the health nuts out there who do everything right are someday going to die of nothing.

When talking "health," longevity is just part of the picture. We all want quality of the time we have and to live as freely and happily as possible.

My family history suggests that I have some issues to fix if I want either quantity or quality of life. I am learning more about nutrition and its role in both quantity and quality of life, and it is affecting my personal choices and those I propose to patients. I find myself as a doctor of chiropractic increasingly drawn to research-based, scientifically sound, but wholly natural solutions to health issues.

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How Sweet Is It

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

Mr. Gardner came to our clinic for a physical exam, but he left to begin a new phase of his life journey. He sought none of this when he made an appointment, but the information we discovered during his examination would affect every aspect of his existence for the rest of his days.

I spend a lot of time both in and outside the clinic doing physical exams for drivers who are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Many of these physical are done on candidates for one of three trucking schools, although we have many clients who send drivers to us for this purpose. The trucking schools' student rosters swell whenever another industry goes out of business, so it has been brisk work recently.

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Battle of the Bulge

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

Jack came in the front door of the clinic in obvious agony, leaning forward and to his left. His low back pain radiated to the back of the right calf, severe and disabling, worsening with coughing and straining. He was supported by his petite wife, Shelly, who struggled valiantly under his size and weight.

Shelley's determination to hold Jack up was fueled not only by concern for her husband, but also by her anxiety about what was happening to him. Sometimes desperation gives us uncommon strength, and she was working beyond her predicted capability that day.

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