Iris City Chiropractic Center, P.C.

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

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Clinic Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Monday-Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:30 PM for all chiropractic visits, DOT physicals, drug testing, and alcohol screens

We work until the needs of our last patient for the day have been met. We sometimes go to lunch from about 12:30 till 2 o'clock. We do physicals (DOT, pre-employment) during the same hours the clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 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.

One Day in the Jungle

One Day in the Jungle

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

The holiday season is upon us. You can see the Christmas items on display where they have been since late summer. We skip over Thanksgiving, I suppose, since there is less commercial impact with Pilgrims. The holiday season brings some stressors into our lives, so it seems appropriate to talk about stress management in this issue.

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Roid Rap

Roid Rapp:

What are you telling your kids about steroids?

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

My good friend, Kenny, is a stout Auburn fan. It may be his only real flaw. I don't catch him completely flatfooted like this, so it was truly fun.

I called Kenny Saturday out of the blue. As soon as he was on the phone, in as serious a voice as I could muster, I started in on the setup: "Kenny, I knew it was just a matter of time until Tubberville got you guys in trouble. Have you heard any sports news this weekend? The story is everywhere."

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A Generation Gone to Pot

A Generation Gone to Pot

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

It should not have happened to this family. Ken and Marilyn and their children had every advantage of middle class affluence, a stable marriage of two parents, and support from friends and family. Nevertheless, somehow, two children, a boy and a girl, became chronic marijuana users and felons prior to age 20, and one by age 17. Two young adults thus enter the next phase of life with limited prospects for the future, and little hope of ever transcending the tainted tale of their teens. Ken and Marilyn are broken-hearted and wondering how it came to this.

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Off on the Wrong Foot

Off on the Wrong Foot:

Plantar Fasciitis/"Heel Spurs"

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

Foundations are important. Stable structures are built on good, strong ones. Poor foundations cause whatever is over them to have problems.

Our feet are the foundations for our bodies. Healthy feet should allow a normal gait, symmetric distribution of weight, and free and easy movement throughout our lifetime. When feet work normally, we take them for granted. Most of the time, it is when our foundations are dysfunctional that we even take notice of them. We think we just got "off on the wrong foot."

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Is there a Doctor in the House?

Is there a Doctor in the House?

A Chiropractic View of Obama Health Care

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

I usually pick out a specific healthcare issue or condition to highlight in my Scoop article. This time, however, I am apprehensive about something that overrides specific issues and conditions, and I need to vent. If you read further, you might need to vent, too.

A patient recently asked me how the new administration's healthcare plan will affect me as a healthcare provider. I did not have a ready answer.I have thought about it much, though, and my thoughts comprise the bulk of this article.

Recent spending sprees in Washington, DC have me concerned in part because I know I will have to help pay the bill, as will future generations that we are robbing. In the trillion dollar "stimulus" bill, the American Restoration and Reinvestment Act of 2009, there is language that sets the stage for reshaping health care. As you know, the bill passed with no one apparently having read it, but the health care ball is rolling.

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Seniors at Fall Break

Seniors at Fall Break

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

My title above is designed to catch your attention. You may be thinking about upper level college students on a fall break. If you are a guy, you may even have visions of "Girls Gone Wild" in your head.

Now the disappointment: I am really referring to senior citizens who, when they fall, break. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about a topic that is personally important to me because I take care of an aging parent. No only am I not alone, but there are going to be many more caretakers like me who are providing for parents as the Baby Boomer generation comes of age.

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