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Alan Cook, DC

Alan Cook DC graduated cum laude from Western States and has been in practice since 1989. He has been a postgraduate lecturer for Palmer West, Parker, and Life Chiropractic Colleges in addition to speaking at several state conventions. Dr. Cook has written numerous articles for publication on topics ranging from: The Healing Benefits of Laughter to articles on NSAIDs and on Osteoporosis. He spends some of his leisure hours backpacking, playing soccer, and enjoying country living.


Alan Cook DC ~ Biography

Alan Cook DC graduated cum laude from Western States and has been in practice since 1989. He has been a postgraduate lecturer for Palmer West, Parker, and Life Chiropractic Colleges in addition to speaking at several state conventions. Dr. Cook has written numerous articles for publication on topics ranging from: The Healing Benefits of Laughter to articles on NSAIDs and on Osteoporosis. He spends some of his leisure hours backpacking, playing soccer, and enjoying country living.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional:
Co-director
Motion X-Ray Center
2773 Harris St., Suite F
Eureka, CA 95503

Co-director
Osteoporosis Diagnostic Center
2773 Harris St., Suite F
Eureka, CA 95503
acook@arcatanet.com

Education:
B.S. in Human Biology, Western States Chiropractic College, 1991

D.C., Western States Chiropractic College, 1989
License: Doctor of Chiropractic (DC 19738, California)

Radiography and Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
(RHD 132686)

Employment:
Chiropractor, 1989-90, Rockwood Chiropractic Clinic; Portland,Oregon
Chiropractor, 1990-95, Cook Chiropractic; Scotts Valley, California
Staff Doctor, 1993-95, Osteoporosis Center; Santa Cruz, California
Co-director, 1996-present, Osteoporosis Diagnostic Center; Eureka, California
Co-director, 1999-present, Motion X-Ray Center; Eureka, California
Postgraduate instructor, 1995-1997, Palmer College of Chiropractic West; San Jose, California
Postgraduate faculty, 1996-2000, Life University; Marietta, Georgia

Honors:
1989 Cum Laude, Western States Chiropractic College
1993 Thomas N. Truax Award, California Chiropractic Association
1994 Thomas N. Truax Award, California Chiropractic Association

Associations:
California Chiropractic Association
International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Publications:
Cook A. Sarcoidosis. ACA Journal of Chiropractic 1990;27:65-7.
Cook A. Recent Revelations on Heart Disease. Journal of the California Chiropractic Association 1993;18:30.
Cook A. Osteoporosis: The Calcium Hype. Dynamic Chiropractic 4/8/94.
Cook A. Osteoporosis: Review and Commentary. JNMS 1994;2:9-18.
Cook A. Osteoporosis; Diagnosis With DEXA. Journal of the California Chiropractic Association 1994;19:33-9.
Cook A. The DES Story. Today’s Chiropractic. Nov/Dec 1995.
Cook A. The Healing Benefits of Laughter. Today’s Chiropractic. Sep/Oct 1996.
Cook A. A Review of NSAIDs. The American Chiropractor. Nov/Dec 1996.
Cook A. The Top 10 Drugs of 1996. The American Chiropractor. May/June 1997.
Cook A. NSAIDs- The Unintended Consequences. Dynamic Chiropractic. November 3, 1997.
Cook A. It Was The Best of Antibiotics, It Was The Worst of Antibiotics. Today’s Chiropractic. May/June 1998.
Cook A. The Top 10 Drugs of 1997. Dynamic Chiropractic. June 29, 1998.
Cook A, Pennington G. Phytoestrogens and Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Effects on Bone Mineral Density in Early Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine 2002;11:53-60.

Research:
Principal Investigator for “Phytoestrogens and Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Effects on Bone Mineral Density in Early Postmenopausal Women.” This project was a 2-year study performed at the Osteoporosis Diagnostic Center in Eureka, California. (published in February 2002).
Co-investigator for “Raloxifene Alendronate Comparison inPostmenopausal Women with Low Bone Mass.” H3S-US- GGKO; (This trial was terminated by the sponsor, Eli Lilly, in 8/04).
Sub-investigator for “Multinational, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group study assessing the efficacy of intravenous zoledronic acid in preventing subsequent osteoporotic fractures after a hip fracture.” CZOL446H2310. 2002-07
Sub-investigator for “A Study to Evaluate AMG 162 in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis.” This was a 3-year, phase III study sponsored by Amgen, Inc. 2004-09