Theodore Johnson, Jr., DC, DABCI
Theodore Johnson, Jr., is an associate professor at the university and formerly director of the Chicago General Health Service clinic. Dr. Johnson is currently the assistant dean of the chiropractic program and acting dean of clinics.
A native of Mississippi, Dr. Johnson attended Jackson State University prior to earning his doctor of chiropractic degree from National. He returned to Jackson, Miss., to practice before returning to the university as a clinician and instructor in 1990.
In 1995, Dr. Johnson acquired the Diplomate: American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI). Additionally, he has extensive postgraduate training in acupuncture, botanical medicine, and clinical nutrition. In 2009 he received a master of science degree in advanced clinical practice from NUHS. He has been published in a chiropractic journal and has been a presenter at various educational conferences.
In March 2000, Dr. Johnson joined the ranks of chiropractic physicians credentialed as primary care providers by HMO Illinois, a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois program. After a lengthy credentialing process, he was approved as a primary care chiropractic physician (PCCP), through Alternative Medicine Integration.
“The opportunity to be credentialed as a Blue Cross/Blue Shield PCCP through AMI opens the areana of managed care,” he said. BCBS is alllowing certain chiropractic physicians the opportunity to assume the role of primary care gatekeepers and with this opportunity, the chiropractic profession can become a vital player in managed care.
Dr. Johnson focuses on wellness and health rejuvenation in his private practice.