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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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