Meet the Doctor

Dr. Susan J. Aubuchon

I have been involved in some aspect of the health care industry since I was 15 years old. At that time I volunteered in a psychiatric hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and my job was to recover patients from electro-convulsive therapy. I progressed on to working as a Unit Secretary in the same hospital until I graduated from Nursing School in 1977. I worked as a Critical Care Nurse Specialist in Cardiovascular Surgery for the next 15 years. During that time I taught a Critical Care course to new Intensive Care Unit nurses and medical physicians. I also was heavily involved in the heart transplant program in St. Louis and wrote a text detailing the nursing care of heart transplant patients which was a pivotal document moving cardiac transplantation procedures from the University hospital setting to a general hospital environment. This was the first of its kind in the nation. In the final five years of my active nursing practice, I was a Nurse Manager over two ICU's and a telemetry step-down unit. During this time, I became very aware of the insurance-driven economic pressures governing the quality of health care. We were doing "full-court-press" on patients that were well into the morbidity/mortality end of the life-continuum hallway. After providing very heroic and very expensive treatment to keep these patients alive, we would pat the patient on their saved heads, and send them home sick because their insurance wouldn't approve a longer hospital recovery period. This is the point in history when the 'home health nursing' businesses came into existence. And, that is when I decided to go back to school and learn how to keep patient's on the wellness end of life's hallway.

It has been 19 years now since I began my practice here in Lewiston, Idaho. I have maintained my RN license, I am a licenced Chiropractic physician, a licensed Certified Acupuncturist, a doctor in Naturopathic Medicine, Certified in Applied Neurology and Foundational Nutrition as well as certified in Prolozone therapy. Every day repeatedly demonstrates to me that Chiropractic medicine – functional medicine is, and should always be, the first step in any patient's life. We focus our energies on helping the body heal itself. Chiropractic makes a significant and many times, life-altering improvement in many patients' lives. We see it in our practices every day. It has been my privilege and honor to practice Chiropractic and be a member in this community of healers.


EDUCATION

American Academy of Ozonotherapy
Frank Shallenberger, MD, HMD
Advanced Ozone Therapy Certification - 2012-2013

Great Lakes College
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD) - 2010



Logan College of Chiropractic
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DC) - 1996
Post-Doctorate Certification in Acupuncture (ACC) - 1996
BS in Human Biology 1994


St. Louis University
Advanced Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification (CCRN) - 1983


DePaul Hospital School of Nursing / Fontbonne College. St Louis, Missouri
Registered Nurse Diploma (RN) - 1977

AWARDS

Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians Chiropractor of the Year Award - 2010
Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians President's Award - 2009
Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians President's Award - 2008
Award for Clinical Excellence, Logan Chiropractic College - 1996
Recognition Award for Consultation and Teaching Services, Logan Chiropractic College - 1996 Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement, Logan Chiropractic College - 1996
Award for Clinical Excellence and Leadership in the Cardiovascular Recovery Intensive Care Unit, DePaul Community Health Center, Missouri - 1990


WORK EXPERIENCE

Chiropractic Physician, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Low Level Laser Therapy, Detoxification, Prolozone therapy
Owns and practices in private primary care Alternative Medicine Clinic 1997-present

Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians
Board Member - 2004-2012

Chiropractic Clinical Intern, Educator and Consultant
Logan College of Chiropractic - 1993-1996

Cardiovascular Nurse Clinician and Consultant
St. Louis Heart Institute, Bridgeton, Missouri - 1992-1993

Nurse Manager - Cardiovascular Recovery ICU; Surgical ICU; Progressive Care Unit; ER Triage and Supervisor of 600 bed health center
DePaul Community Health Center - 1988-1992



Critical Care Course Educator
DePaul Community Health Center - 1988-1992

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Clinical Nurse Specialist/Clinical Preceptor
St, Louis University Health Center! DePaul Community Health Center, Missouri - 1978-1988



Medical Unit Charge Nurse
DePaul Community Health Center, Bridgeton, Missouri - 1977-1978


Unit Secretary
St. Vincent DePaul Psychiatric Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri - 1972-1977




PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

Nursing Care of the Heart Transplant Patient
DePaul Community Health Center, Bridgeton, Missouri - 1985


MEMBERSHIPS

Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP) - Current
American Chiropractic Association (ACA) - Current