The DoctorDr. James Shoemaker Chiropractor

James L. Shoemaker DC, CCSP "Doc"

Board Qualified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician


  • Undergraduate Studies: Columbia College, Columbia, MO - BA awarded; University of Texas, Austin, TX; Metropolitan Junior College, Kansas City, MO
  • Professional: Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, MO - Doctor of Chiropractic awarded
  • Post Professional: National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, IL - Chiropractic Orthopedics ~ Board Qualified; Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, MO: Texas College of Chiropractic, Houston, TX; Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, MO; Parker Chiropractic College, Dallas, TX; Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA; Life Chiropractic College, Atlanta, GA; Spine Research Institute, San Diego, CA - courses of study include whiplash and brain injury traumatology, x-ray, physical therapy, impairment rating, general chiropractic procedures, kinesiology, nutrition, acupuncture, sports injuries, physical fitness, athletic training, sports medicine, diagnosis, orthopedics, neurology, rehabilitation, sports training - fitness

Licenses / Certificates / Memberships

  • Board Qualified Chiropractic Orthopedist, ACA
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, ACA
  • Licensed: Louisiana, Utah, and Kansas
  • Member: Chiropractic Association of Louisiana
  • Member: Foundation Chiropractic Education/ Research, ACA
  • Member: American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries - Physical Fitness
  • Member: Kansas Chiropractic Association (Past President)
  • Member: Parker Chiropractic Resource Foundation
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified, Level One
  • PSC/PGA Certified
  • Chiropractic Staff Member for the PGA
  • Wrangler Sports Chiropractic Physician - Professional Rodeo Physician, 1995-1996
  • Pro-Sports - Certified Chiropractic Physician, 1996- Present
  • Spine Research Institute - Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Graduate and Advanced Certification of Competency

Professional Practice

  • 1968-1982: Private Practice, McPherson, KS
  • 1983-1984: Practice Consultant and Personal Injury Consultant, Austin, TX
  • 1985-1991: Group Practice and Practice Consultant, Chalmette, LA
  • 1991- present: Private Practice, Chalmette, LA
  • October 2005 - July 2009: Private Practice, Slidell, LA (post Hurricane Katrina)

Professional Achievements

  • Listed Outstanding Young Men of America Publication, 1970-1973
  • Listed Who's Who Strathmore's, 1999-2000
  • Listed Who's Who in Midwest Publication, 1973-1975
  • Listed Who's Who in Chiropractic International Publication, 1979-1980
  • Listed Who's Who in Executives and Professionals Publication, 1995
  • Past President, Kansas Chiropractic Association, 1975-1977
  • Kansas Chiropractic Association - Distinguished Presidential Service Award, 1978
  • Staff Physician: World Corporate Games - London, 1992
  • Staff Physician: National Collegiate Ultimate Frisbee Championship, 1994
  • Staff Physician: Wrangler Sports Chiropractic (Professional Rodeo), 1996
  • Staff Volunteer: Paralympic Games - Atlanta, 1996
  • Treating Chiropractic Physician: Saenger Theater, thru August 2005
    "Smokey Joe's Café", "Annie", "Peter Pan", "Les Miserables", "Rent", "Evita", "South Pacific", "Cinderella", "State Fair", "CATS", "Chicago", "Sound of Music", "Cabaret", "Sunset "Boulevard", "The King and I", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
  • Ringside Physician : International Fighting Championship, 1997
  • Ringside Physician : Total Championship Wrestling/ United Wrestling Federation, 1997 - 2005
  • Staff Physician: National Junior Olympic Trials, 1996
  • Ringside Physician: Extreme Championship Wrestling
  • Treating Physician: New Orleans Opera Association
  • Treating Physician : New Orleans Ballet Association
  • Treating Chiropractic Physician: Big Easy Roller Girls, 2006 - present
  • Volunteer Chiropractic Physician: Camp Hope, St. Bernard project, and other St. Bernard Parish rebuilding organizations, 2006 - present


  • U. S. Army Reserve - Physical Therapy Specialist (Medical)
  • Detachment Commander - KS National Guard