ACCIDENT & INJURY DOCTORS
Meet Our Doctors of Chiropractic
We are so proud to call these women and men our Doctors of Chiropractic, our colleagues and our friends. They’re dedicated to the proper diagnosis and treatment of car and truck crash victims from every corner of the Metroplex and every walk of life. In order to more effectively treat persons injured in motor vehicle crashes, many of our doctors of chiropractic are certified and all receive ongoing training in Whiplash and Motor Vehicle Injuries from car crashes.
We welcome you to get to know our staff and hope you’ll contact us immediately if you notice any symptoms of injuries from a motor vehicle crash.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C.
“My mission is simple: to use the knowledge and experience I have gained in more than 20 years of examining, diagnosing and treating patients injured in motor vehicle collisions. By using innovative therapeutic modalities and unparalleled diagnostic equipment, I will provide exceptional service and a patient experience second to none. I will respect your time, educate you on your injuries, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. I will help you make informed decisions regarding your health during and even after you complete your treatment with Accident and Injury Chiropractic. We are all about giving you compassion, exceptional service, a comfortable atmosphere, providing the very high quality care you deserve.” Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science and from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He received additional education and training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology in which he received both advanced and master’s certification. In addition, Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. received certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health in Low Speed Rear Impact Automobile Crash Reconstruction in which he participated in 12 actual crash test studies. This makes him highly qualified to treat accident victims.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. also took the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians AMA Guides 4th Edition Training Course, received Designated Doctor/Impairment Rating certification, and completed the Peer Utilization Review and Insurance Consultant Certification Program. He is also certified as an Auto Accident Reconstructionist by the prestigious Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. strives to give his patients “high quality health care and personal attention in a comfortable and caring environment.” He doesn’t just help to alleviate his patients’ pain but also to teach and motivate them “to become active participants in their own treatment and process of healing.” He treats the entire person–not just symptoms but the underlying cause of those symptoms.
Dr. Cori Mooring, D.C.
“My mission is to help facilitate my patient’s journey to health and wellness. We both accomplish this as a team working together–staying focused and committed to your treatment plan.” Cori Mooring, D.C.
Dr. Cori Mooring, D.C. received an Associate of Art degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A & M University. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, where she was on the honor roll and Dean’s List. In addition, she has Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) certification from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. During her studies, Dr. Mooring, D.C. was a member of the Pi Lambda Chi Chiropractic Sorority and selected into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for her scholastic excellence and college and community participation and leadership.
Over the years, Dr. Mooring, D.C. has continued her training and education in health and healing through seminars on whiplash injury and treatment, low-level laser therapy, personal injury, myofascial release, and Bio-energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.).
Dr. Mooring, D.C. was honored to be a team chiropractor for the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials and the USA Team World Junior Track and Field Championships.
Dr. Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C., B.S.
“As your treating doctor, I will use the highest ethics, integrity, and professional standards in your treatment. I will continually work to improve our services at every level.” Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C. began his studies at Collin County Community College in Plano, TX, where he received his Associate Degree in science and his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in biology at the University of Texas at Dallas before continuing his education at Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. There he received his Doctor of Chiropractic along with a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy and certification in acupuncture. Dr. Firouzmandi, D.C. also has specialized training in whiplash injury; functional medicine including blood chemistry, neuroendocrine, neurotransmitter, and thyroid disorders; x-ray service; and has worked as a molecular biology lab technician.
Based on the recommendation of a select committee of faculty, staff, and administrators at the Parker outpatient clinic, Dr. Firouzmandi, D.C. was chosen to receive the Dr. Robert J. Czopoth Service and Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication and service there. Dr. Hootan was also privileged to be a member of the chiropractic and medical team for the Youth Olympic Qualification Games in El Salvador.
Dr. Firouzmandi, D.C. serves not only to help alleviate his patients’ pain but to educate and inspire them to partner with him in their treatment plan and healing process. He doesn’t just treat their symptoms but looks for the underlying cause. With “a thorough history and examination, a detailed diagnosis, and a personalized treatment plan,” Dr. Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C. quickly has his patients on the road to recovery.
Dr. Keiland Smith , D.C.
“My mission is not just to treat patients’ injuries, but also teach them about the body and the conservative ways of taking care of themselves.” Keiland Smith, D.C.
Dr. Keiland Smith earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida in biomedical science, with minors in public health and biomedical physics. He went on to Parker University, where he obtained his Doctorate in Chiropractic as well as additional Bachelor’s degrees in Anatomy & Health and Wellness. Dr. Smith had the honor to attend a chiropractic mission trip in Jamaica. The experience allowed him focus in on his skills and assist others from his heritage.
Dr. Smith did his externship rotation at a Chiropractic clinic in Medical City Dallas Hospital; where he was also in practice. As a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Dr. Smith became certified in the Webster’s Technique. He also utilizes myofascial release to work with soft tissue conditions, extremity treatments, Activator Technique, kinesiotaping, and auto injuries.
Dr. Smith has had the opportunity to mentor Parker University students, be a guest speaker at K-12 schools in Florida and a prior City of Dallas continuing education speaker with topics including work ergonomics and work safety.
Prior to his chiropractic career, Dr. Smith recieved training as Licensed Practical Nurse, the same time he graduated High School. There he honed his focus on quality patient care and bedside manner.
Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Smith rock climbing, running a 5k obstacle course, figuring out escape rooms, having fun with technology and family.
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Dr. Mohammad Diab, D.C., B.S.
“My mission is to serve, educate, and motivate my patients through chiropractic care to get them to their optimized health potential: it is very rewarding to change people’s lives on a daily basis.” Mohammad Diab, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Mohammad Diab, D.C. graduated from The University of Texas atArlington, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He is a member with The Honor Role of Leadership and Success committee on UT Arlington chapter. He participated in biostatistics research in the science department Dr. Diab has 100+ hours in volunteering at the UT Southwestern hospital, ER department and Day Surgery. He worked as a substitute teacher for Irving ISO to be part of the next generation’s education.
He went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, where he served as class president He had additional education and training at Arlirilgton Chiropractic private family practice. In addition to his chiropractic certification, Dr. Diab, D.C. has physiotherapy certification through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Diab works diligently to diagnose and treat the root cause of the patient’s problem. He treats his patients as family from the moment they walk in. His goal is to help his patients get back on track in life and live healthier without pain.
Dr. Hadji Sheriff, D.C.
“My mission is to help patients recover from musculoskeletal injuries through specific chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation exercises. My goal is to offer the highest possible standard of personalized care so my patients are free of pain and able to achieve their greatest health potential.” Hadji Sheriff, D.C.
Dr. Hadji Sheriff D.C. studied Pre-Medical at the University of Memphis. He also worked as a doctor’s scribe at Primary Specialist in Tennessee. Dr. Hadji continued his education at Parker University in Dallas, Texas where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In addition, he has training in FDM, FMT, and a physiotherapy certification.
Dr. Hadji was also a proud mentor at Tennessee Children’s Baptist Home and participated in Health Talks where he educated the public about the importance of taking really good care of their health.
Dr. Mohammed Mosadegh, D.C.
“My mission is to always put the patient’s needs as a top priority by providing a positive and upbeat environment. To accomplish this goal it is very important to me to treat the patients like family, to welcome each and every patient with open arms, and give them one last hug after they have reached their healthcare goal.” Mohammed Mosadegh, D.C.
Dr. Mohammed Mosadegh, D.C graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic. He also completed the acupuncture program there. While in practice as a chiropractor, he taught anatomy, physiology and clinical science at a local community college.
“My reason for being a chiropractor is simple. I love helping patients reach their wellness goals using the holistic, hands-on approach the field of chiropractic has to offer. I believe the holistic approach is best. One does not have to take medicine to feel good.
“I also practice what I preach. I treat my gorgeous wife and our two beautiful children with the same holistic approaches I take with my patients. And it is all done with the help of God up above and using the talent he gave me.”
Dr. Shane Marcum, D.C.
“My goal daily is to serve and teach my patients in order to help them recover to their most full potential.” Shane Marcum, D.C.
Dr. Shane Marcum, D.C. studied at New Mexico Junior College where he was named Biology Student of the Year, Texas Tech University, and Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. Throughout the years, Dr. Marcum, D.C. has continued to grow and develop his understanding of health and healing through seminars on holistic health; nutrition–including supplements and gluten and celiac diagnosis; extremity adjusting; myofascial release therapy; trigger point therapy; neurology; disability and impairment rating; sports injuries and injury prevention; rehabilitation; MRI interpretation and utilization; the treatment of migraines, neck, shoulder, and back pain; and whiplash injury and treatment.
He has pursued additional training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology in which he received both advanced and master’s certification. Dr. Markham, D.C. received certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health in Low Speed Rear Impact Automobile Crash Reconstruction in which he participated in 12 actual crash test studies. He, too, is highly qualified to treat accident victims.
Dr. Marcum does not just treat his patients’ symptoms. Rather, he looks for the root cause of each of his patients’ health issues and formulates individual plans to fully resolve those issues.
Dr. Mayra Alvarado, D.C.
“My mission is to serve my community by providing professional, compassionate, quality care in an environment that is patient-centered and holistic. My passion is to not only provide a diagnosis and pain-relief, but to also focus on patient education, which can permanently change the lives of patients by allowing for both long-term wellness and a high-quality of life.” Mayra Alvarado, D.C.
Dr. Jamie Storey, D.C. graduated from Parker University in 2008, where she received her B.S. in Anatomy, B.S. in Health and Wellness, and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. In addition, Dr. Storey, D.C. has continued her education in areas including personal injury, myofascial release, physiotherapy, and biomechanics to better serve her patients.
Dr. Storey, D.C. is excited to be part of the Accident and Injury Chiropractic team and looks forward to helping those that have sustained a personal injury to be on their path to recovery.
Dr. Jessica Mijares, D.C.
“My mission is to serve the community by restoring patient health to pre-injury conditions, and by educating our patients on the importance of wellness and movement to prevent future injury.” Dr. Jessica Mijares, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Jessica Mijares earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree along with a Bachelor of Health and Wellness and a Bachelor of Anatomy from Parker University. While there, she spent numerous hours as an extern providing chiropractic care to master her skills. Thus, she is well equipped to give her patients the Pro Treatment at Accident and Injury.
Dr. Mijares has always been an advocate for patients. As a member of the Student American Chiropractic Association, she lobbied in Washington, D.C., to make chiropractic care more accessible to all. She is currently a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association and is committed to being a life-long learner.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Mijares loves being active outdoors, loves to SoulCycle, and enjoys spending quality time with her Goldendoodles. She is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries and counting, and she loves spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Arturo Farias, D.C.
My mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to my patients to help them reach their health goals by delivering personalized specific chiropractic care, therapeutic modalities, and active rehabilitation. I strongly believe that patient education is a key component of their recovery, my compromise is to educate them into taking the right decisions that will help them be better for the rest of their lives.” Dr. Arturo Farias, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Arturo Farias received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. He also earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy, and a Bachelor of Science in health and wellness from Parker University in Dallas, TX. He was a member of the student consul for almost 3 years. He was a member of the sports medicine pod a student clinic awarding him a Clinic Base internship in one of the top rehab clinics in Cedar hill TX.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Farias enjoys being active outdoors, practicing CrossFit, and martial arts, and doing hikes with his Australian shepherd Mila.
Dr. Alfredo Salazar Jr., DC, BS
“My mission as a chiropractor is to alleviate pain and treat the underlying factors that are affecting the health and well-being for those who have been involved in an auto accident. My goal is to educate the patient and address these injuries in order to allow for the fastest and most optimal healing possible. ”
Dr. Alfredo Salazar Jr. received his Bachelor of Science degrees in kinesiology, health promotion and sports fitness from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University in Dallas, TX. He was on the honor roll and graduated in the top 3 of his class.
Additionally, he has certifications and training in FMT (RockTape), ART & FDM (soft tissue techniques), and Webster Technique utilized in pregnant moms. He continues to pursue his diplomate in pediatrics and neurology.
Dr. Elena Fajardo, D.C.
“My mission as a doctor is to care for and restore the health of people who have been in a traumatic event like a car crash. I am committed to serving and encouraging my patients and community by assisting them in their return to a pain-free, fully functional, happy, healthy lifestyle.” Dr. Elena Fajardo, D.C.
Dr. Elena Fajardo is a DFW native who graduated from Irving High School. While in high school, she was able to observe radiologists, MRI technicians, veterinarians, and medical doctors, which instilled in her a passion for health.
Dr. Fajardo graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. In her final year of undergraduate college, she experienced a slip and fall injury, which led her into the world of chiropractic. After receiving just a few chiropractic adjustments, she changed her career path to chiropractic and went on to get her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Parker University.
Dr. David M. Pease, D.C.
“My mission is to serve my community by providing complex, high-quality healthcare in a caring, comfortable environment. While pain-relief is typically the main reason patients seek treatment, I believe proper attention must be paid to correcting the underlying cause of the problem so patients can attain a pain-free, high-quality, healthy lifestyle with as much freedom of movement as possible. Treatment of the whole person, not just the symptoms, is a mainstay of my practice. Additionally, care must be given to educate patients about their injuries and conditions.” David M. Pease, D.C.
Dr. David M. Pease, D.C. began his career in healthcare with premedical studies at Richland College in Dallas, Texas. In addition, he did a neurological rotation at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, and an orthopedic rotation at Doctor’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Believing he could best help these systems of the body through chiropractic care, Dr. Pease received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pease is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Texas Chiropractic Association of which he is a past parliamentarian, and the Texas Chiropractic Alumni Association. He continues to keep his chiropractic skills and training current through the Texas Chiropractic Association Annual Convention along with other yearly professional conventions.
With a focus on treating car accident injuries, Dr. Pease has committed himself “to staying educated and up-to-date on the latest research and understanding, specializing in motor vehicle collisions and traumas associated with them.” To that end, he has received additional education and training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology in which he has advanced certification and from the 20th Annual SRISD Scientific Conference.
Dr. Bobbie Jo Polasek, D.C.
“My mission is to improve health by ‘healing with loving hands.’ Working at Accident and Injury Chiropractic allows me to treat many patients who would otherwise not have the proper treatment they need and deserve.” Bobbie Jo Polasek, D.C.
As a proud graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, Dr. Bobbie Jo Polasek, D.C., has had the opportunity to facilitate the healing of hundreds of patients. In addition to her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Polasek has Advanced Whiplash Certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Throughout her career, she has continued her education through additional classes and seminars on whiplash, along with various adjusting techniques and nutrition, to facilitate the treatment of her patients.
Dr. Polasek learned leadership as a member of Alpha Delta Omega Honor Society and as an officer of Pi Lambda Chi Chiropractic Sorority. She is also in Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges and was president of the Allied Health Care Club. With her special skills, she has taught classes in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and medical coding and bill, among others.
Dr. Polasek recognizes that an auto accident can be one of the most stressful things a person can experience. Not only are accidents and all they entail often extremely upsetting and a huge hassle, but accident victims can experience a wide array of aches and pains throughout the body along with other symptoms including muscle stiffness and/or spasms, numbness and tingling, sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, nervousness, and ringing in the ears. Sometimes a patient’s only complaint is that he or she just doesn’t feel normal.
Dr. Polasek is excited to be able to make a difference. “I am here to help my patients recover to the point of health they had a moment before the accident and to educate them in proper care of the only body they have. Working at Accident and Injury Chiropractic allows me to treat many patients who would otherwise not have the proper treatment they need and deserve.”
Dr. Yolanda Uribe, D.C.
“With a passion for health and wellness, I am committed to serving the community of Dallas Fort-Worth. Backed with training in multiple countries, each patient I treat receives a thorough exam and the Pro Treatment. After an injury the body needs immediate and appropriate care to begin the recovery process. We are here to help.” Yolanda Uribe, D.C.
Yolanda Uribe, D.C., worked as a chiropractic assistant during her undergraduate career which ignited her passion for health and wellness. She thrives to serve the best of herself to the DFW community.
After graduating from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science, Dr. Uribe went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University. While working on her Doctorate she was honored to work in both Parker Clinics and was the only student in her class to be honored with the opportunity to Externship in the Madrid College of Chiropractic RCU-Maria Cristina, in Madrid Spain.
Dr. Uribe continues to grow in her education with additional soft tissue, and musculoskeletal courses.”
Dr. Dixie Mayfield, D.C.
“My mission is to serve my patients and to help them feel better after they’ve experienced a traumatic event like a car crash. My compassion and understanding, along with my chiropractic expertise, allow me to achieve great results with my patients.” Dr. Dixie Mayfield, D.C.
Dr. Dixie Mayfield graduated from Parker University as a Doctor of Chiropractic. She started her career in healthcare there as a licensed massage therapist. She realized that what she learned additionally as a chiropractor could be used to help people who have been hurt or injured in car crash traumas. Dr. Mayfield found chiropractic and her true passion. Chiropractic has allowed her to utilize her knowledge and experience to help her patients achieve a more normal life again.
Since graduating from Parker University, Dr. Mayfield has sought to integrate chiropractic, biomechanics, active rehab, physical modalities and soft tissue therapy into her caring philosophy of always seeking new and better ways to help people lead a normal healthy life. Every week I learn something new that allows me to make better decisions about my patients’ care.
Dr. Kerian Elliott, D.C.
“My mission is to provide exceptional treatment to people who are in an unfortunate situation, like a car crash. As your chiropractor, I will pay close attention to the details, which will allow me to evaluate, diagnose and treat your injuries. Your individualized treatment plan will put you on a path to recovery.” Dr. Kerian Elliott, D.C.
Dr. Elliott began nursing studies in Jamaica and continued them at Brookhaven College in Dallas. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She graduated from Parker University in Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Health degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
When not working, Dr. Elliott enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with family and friends, grilling and playing music.
Dr. Dong Park, D.C.
“My mission is to treat those in distress caused by physical injuries. I utilizing best practice methods, compassion, and post care management education. I want to help people prevent potential disabilities in their future.” Dr. Dong Park, D.C.
Dr. Park graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University. He interned in Fort Worth, Texas at a multidisciplinary practice that consisted of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Pain Management Specialists, and Orthopedic Physicians. During his internship he helped post operative patients as early as 2 weeks after surgery with their return to normal lives utilizing active rehabilitation. Since graduation, he has been working in the personal injury sector of health care specializing in the treatment of car wreck victims.
Outside of professional work, he enjoys time staying fit and learning different skills such as web development, baking, and gaming.
Dr. Roshani Amaidas, D.C.
“My mission is to provide my patients with the personal respect and care they need after a car crash. My goal is to assure that my patients receive professional, current and researched-based treatment recommendations. The use of my chiropractic expertise, physical therapy and active rehabilitation will help with their improvement of pain relief and functional abilities. My degree in Kinesiology only helps in my ability to improve a person’s quality of life.” Dr. Roshani Amaidas, D.C.
Dr. Amaidas was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She graduated college from Texas Women’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She also enjoys volunteering at the Adaptive Training Foundation where she has the opportunity to be able to work helping and empowering veterans who have had amputations and PTSD: to uplift and encourage them to perform to the best of their abilities.
Dr. Ryan Blackmon, D.C.
“My mission is to always go above and beyond for my patients. I have spent many years in school learning the very best ways to treat my patients, and I aim to utilize all of the knowledge I’ve attained when assessing and treating them. Patient-centered care is the very foundation of my practice model. I believe in listening to my patients and doing everything that I can to address their concerns while also educating them on the best ways to manage their conditions.” Dr. Ryan Blackmon, D.C.
Dr. Ryan Blackmon is a Texas native who grew up in Houston. In his younger years, he actively participated in the Boy Scouts of America while also competing in martial arts competitions. After incurring an injury in a martial arts competition, Dr. Blackmon received his very first chiropractic adjustment and decided chiropractic was the career for him.
He moved to Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from Parker University with his Bachelor of Science degree as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration while working to help his patients to the very best of his ability.
Dr. Blackmon believes in spending as much time outdoors in nature as possible and is always up for a new adventure and challenge.
Dr. Adrian Ubaru, D.C.
“My mission is to help patients become more actively engaged in their health to improve their quality of life by delivering the most research backed, evidence based chiropractic treatment they deserve. I want to educate each patient on how to manage their injuries and maintain their health even after they’re done with treatment” Dr. Adrian Ubaru, D.C.
Dr. Adrian Ubaru earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from The University of Texas – Austin. With this knowledge of sport science and a genuine curiosity of how to help injured people he secured a master’s degree of Science in Strength and Human Performance and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University. He interned at EXOS Performance Center where he helped top college football players participate in NFL Combine Prep for the NFL Draft.
With this education, Dr. Ubaru was able to apply this knowledge while recovering from multiple knee surgeries during his chiropractic education. Having experienced an injury and seeing the benefit of chiropractic care along with functional rehabilitation, he understands what his patients are going through and how he can help restore their health. He is a fan of sports like basketball and football. He is also a student of mixed martial arts.