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John H. Gantner, DC, DABCO

1220 S.E., 19th Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33990 



Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1960.Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1986.

(1600 class hours post graduate study in Chiropractic Orthopedics sponsored by National College of Chiropractic).

Successfully completed 100 hour curriculum in Applied Kinesiology, sponsored by the International Academy of Applied Kinesiologists.

Successfully completed levels 1-2-3 of Chiropractic Biophysics.

Sacro-occipital technique: Numerous classes.

1997-8 (4 ea.) Classes in Chiropractic Bio-physics (12 Hrs. Each)

1985: Passed (8 hr) written examination (Boston) for Diplomate Status in Chiropractic Orthopedics

1986: Passed (3 hr) oral examination (Los Angeles) to achieve Diplomate Status in Chiropractic Orthopedics

May, 1998: Dr. James Cox seminar on lumbar disc cases, 12 Hrs. U.B. Health Sciences bldg.

Lectured: September, 1998 Annual Meeting of Chiropractic Biophysics in New Orleans (16 Hrs.)

October, 1998 Dr. Mark Charrette – Extremities asting, Buffalo NY 12 Hrs.

August, 1999, Foot Levelers Seminar in Adjusting techniques

September, 1999: Annual meeting of Chiropractic Bio Physics in Denver

19 February, 2007 Licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate


New York State Chiropractic License Number 794.Licensed to practice Chiropractic in New York and South Carolina.

2004: Granted a full eight hours of NY Sate approved Continuing education credits for the eight hour class in workers’ compensation procedures for the NY State chiropractor.


American Chiropractic Association.

Florida Chiropractic Association

Fellow, International College of Chiropractors.

American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.

Century Club, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA. 


1965: Along with Dr.Howard Bernsen, co-authored a book entitled Chiropractic and X-Ray, The Reason to Change the Law.”

1972: Secretary, District 15 of the NY State Chiropractic Association.

1973-75: President, District 15 of the NY State Chiropractic Association.

1975 – present: NY State Board for Chiropractic Auxiliary examiner for new licensure applicants.

1970-93: Member, House of Delegates and Board of Directors, NY State Chiropractic Association.

1980 – present: Serve as consultant to attorneys representing Chiropractors in malpractice cases.

1982: Secretary, New York State Chiropractic Association.

1985: Lectured before the New York State Association of Self Insureds Convention, Albany, NY. Subject: Chiropractic in Worker’s Compensation.

1985-95: Chairman, National College of Chiropractic Post Graduate classes in Chiropractic Orthopedics. This is a three year curriculum designed to qualify the chiropractor to sit for examinations leading to “Diplomate” status in Chiropractic Orthopedics.

1989-92: Lectured to Chiropractic groups on the diagnosis, treatment and management of Chiropractic low back disc and cervical spine complaints.

1989: Authored two articles appearing in Digest of Chiropractic Economics dealing with Chiropractic insurance consulting.

July, 1990: Lectured to chiropractic students on relevant practice procedures, Palmer College, Davenport, IA.

1991: Member, 1991 Temporary Commission on Workers’ Compensation (Appointed by Gov. Cuomo)

Approximately 1991: Contributor to work group assembling the Mercy Center Guidelines for Chiropractic Practice. Contributed to two chapter

March, 1992: Lectured at NY Chiropractic College on Chiropractic philosophy, and examination/treatment of the low back.

1992-94: Faculty member, NY Chiropractic College, lectured on office/practice management.

September, 1991: Member, Temporary Commission on NY State Workers Compensation, appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo.

1993: Published four articles on workers’ compensation matters concerning chiropractors in Dynamic Chiropractic, a national publication.

May, 1993: Guest Lecturer, American Back Society annual convention, Buffalo, NY.

Subject: Chiropractic Management of Workers Compensation Cases.

May, 1993: On behalf of the NY State Chiropractic Association, lectured to candidates seeking status as NYSCA Certified Insurance Consultants.

September, 1993: Testified before Bragman Assembly task force on Managed Care in Workers’ Compensation. Speaking on behalf of the NY State Chiropractic Association, in Rochester, NY.

May-July, 1994, Published four articles in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association entitled “Workers’ Compensation, Our Golden Opportunity.”

1994-95: Served as a member of two committees helping to write the “Mercy Center Guidelines” for Chiropractic practice.

June, 1995: Published article in Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, “Managed Care, Our Wake Up Call.”

July, 1995: Spoke at the (Rochester) NY State Chiropractic Association “How To” seminar on workers’ compensation procedures. Subject: “The C-4 form”

July, 1995 Published Where is Our Chiropractic Congressman” in the ACA Journal of Chiropractic

March, 1996: Spoke at NY State Chiropractic Association “Boot Camp” for new practitioners on workers’ compensation procedures.

April, 1996: Published article in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association dealing with the effective use of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research full clinical guideline to educate MD’s on the value of Chiropractic treatment.

June, 1996: Lectured to District 15 (Rochester) NY State Chiropractic Association on effective workers’ compensation procedures.

October – November 1996: Conducted three (4 hour) one day seminars on effective Workers’ Compensation procedures for the chiropractor. Rochester, Albany, and Staten Island, NY.

May 1995 – present: Publisher of the NY Comp. Letter, a quarterly publication designed to improve chiropractic procedures (and chiropractor’s performance) as NYS Workers’ Compensation providers.

August, 1997: Published “Managing Disputed Bills”, a 72 page monograph on handling disputed NY State Workers’ Compensation billings.

October/November, 1977: Taught four 4 hr classes in Workers Compensation Procedures for NY State Chiropractors in Batavia, Binghamton, Newburgh and Plainview, NY.

October, 1997 Lectured on Workers’ Compensation procedures for Chiropractors at the following locations: Newburgh, Plainview Long Island, Albany, Batavia.

May, 1998 Lectured on Workers’ Compensation Procedures for Chiropractors at: Syracuse, Batavia, Newburgh, Plainview.

April, 1999 Published “Going to (Comp) Court” a 79 page manual outlining procedures for the chiropractor to follow when s/he is asked to make a Compensation court appearance.

October, 1999: Lectured In Rochester and Syracuse NY on workers’ compensation procedures for the chiropractor and staff. Offered three hours additional on establishing standards of care in workers’ compensation cases

July, 2000 Published monograph entitled “Chiropractic in NY State Workers’ Compensation: A Proposed Agenda”

September, 2000, Published “Claimant’s Guide for Claimants Using Chiropractic Treatment”

October, 2000: Lectured (7 hrs) on worker’s compensation procedures for the chiropractor and staff. Buffalo, NY

February, 2001 Published “The C-4 Form” a text on the most effective use of the C-4 form.

August, 2001 published the Editorial for the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic entitled “Who’s Minding the Store”

October, 2001 Lectured 8 hours on Workers’ Compensation procedures for the chiropractor and staff; Syracuse, Newburgh and Uniondale, NY

October, 2001 Published Editorial for the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic entitled “Will the Real Subluxation Please Stand Up

December, 2002 Published “Your NY State Workers Compensation case – Reporting it, Managing it, Settling it,” a 16 page booklet that outlines the various challenges encountered by workers’ compensation claimants and how to meet them as they pursue the resolution of their case.

February, 2003 Published :“Pitfalls and Procedures in Managing NY State Worker’ Compensation Cases”

January, 2004 Published “Why we Don’t have an Advertising program, Part one” – Journal of Clinical Chiropractic

April, 2004 Published “Why we Don’t have an Advertising Program – part two”, Journal of Clinical Chiropractic

September – November, 2004: Lectured 8 hours in each of the following cities: Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany, Newburgh, New Rochelle, Queens (LaGuardia), Uniondale and Holtsville Long Island NY on workers compensation procedures for the chiropractor and staff.

January, 2005 Re-wrote and re-published the second edition of “Managing Disputed Bills,” a text of some 165 pages of guidance in procedures to get paid in controverted NY State compensation cases.

March, 2005 Re-wrote “The C-4 Form,” a text for NY chiropractors to assist in filling out the C-4 forms used in NY State workers’ compensation cases.

October, 2005: Contributed a column in the “Opinion” section of the ACA News “How Often do You Refer to Research in Your Practice”April, 2006: Las Vegas NV – Lectured 2 hrs at the Semi Annual CBP seminar on Chiroprractic Documentation procedures

September, 2006 Published “Overcoming One Sided Consulting”

October, 2006 Published “Basic Chiropractic Examination, Diagnosis, Reporting and Treatment Procedures”

October, 2008, Named President of he Lee county (Florida) Chiropractic Society.

1963: Organized licensure preparation classes for 2-7 year practitioners in Buffalo, NY.


In recent years, served as expert in defending chiropractors being sued for malpractice for the following attorneys. In each case I was approached by the attorneys. I did not solicit.

Jim Lantier,( Smith Sovick, Kendrick and Sugnet) Syracuse 315-474-2911

Kevin Hulslander , ( Smith Sovick, Kendrick and Sugnet) Syracuse 315-474-2911

Jim Navaugh, (Feldman, Keiffer and Herman) Buffalo 716-852-5875

Patricia Cummings, (O’connor, Gacioch and Pope) Binghamton 607-772-926

American Chiropractic Association Offices

1984-92: Upstate NY Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association.
(Rochester area member of the New York State Chiropractic Association House of Delegates in some capacity for 25 of the past 35 years. Retired in 1992 as the longest sitting member in the history of the House of Delegates of the New York State Chiropractic Association.
1990-93: Chairman, ACA-Net, Branch of ACA Legislative Commission.
1992-95: Chairman, American Chiropractic Association Task Force on Managed Care/Labor relations.
1993-94: Vice President, Council of Delegates, American Chiropractic Association.
1994-96: Member, Board of Governors, American Chiropractic Association.
1994-95: President, Council of Delegates, American Chiropractic Association.
1995-96: Vice President, American Chiropractic Association.



1959: Palmer College of Chiropractic “Outstanding Undergraduate” Award.

1959: Finalist, John Connally Memorial Award

1990: Voted “Chiropractor of the Year,” District 15 of the NY State Chiropractic Association.

February, 1993: “Distinguished Service Award,” District 15 of the NY State Chiropractic Association. For service as a District 15 delegate to the NY State Chiropractic Association from 1984 to 1992.

May, 1992: “Award of Excellence” from NY State Chiropractic Association Annual Convention.

July, 1995: “Certificate of Merit,” National College, Chicago, IL.

May, 1996: Resolution citing outstanding service to the American Chiropractic Association, presented at the annual American Chiropractic Association Convention in St. Louis, MO.

September, 1999 “Outstanding service Award” from District 17 (Buffalo) of the NY State Chiropractic Association.

October, 2016: Authored “Make Election Season Count” printed on page one of Dynamic Chirorpactic Magazine.



Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist