Dr. Bill Updyke: Onsite Chiropractor and Speaker

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Dr. Bill Updyke has been a practicing chiropractor for 35 years. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1985 and ran his private practice in the Los Angeles area for 10 years. In 1996 he began practicing at Palmer College of Chiropractic West and continued there as a Clinical Professor until October 2008 when he started at the opening of the Cisco LifeConnections Health Center. He had many leadership roles at the LifeConnections clinic which was managed by Stanford Healthcare at the time of his departure in January of 2021. At LifeConnections he has led the physical medicine team and advanced integration by initiating same-day, multiple-provider visits for patients who may require a higher level of care to resolve complicated problems and prevent expensive interventions and surgeries.  He was the clinic’s interim medical director for 9 months. During his time a Cisco, for patients with a spine condition, he provided significant value by saving over $550, 000 per year, per chiropractor when comparing risk-adjusted total healthcare costs as compared to all other providers in the LifeConnections Health Center. He is a past president of the California Chiropractic Association and has published over 30 articles in professional and research journals. He has been an invited presenter at many professional forums, research and health policy conferences, continuing education programs as well as at national and regional business conferences on how worksite clinic medical practices integrate non-medical providers and medical providers into their practices. He also volunteers as an advisor for the Worksite Health Clinics Initiative for the Foundation For Chiropractic Progress. He currently chairs the Governmental Affairs Committee and Political Action Committee of the California Chiropractic Association. In January 2021, he started working as a staff chiropractor at the San Francisco Veterans Administration in the Santa Rosa, CA office.