The Doctor

Dr. Richard Hages

Doctor of Chiropractic | Chiropractic Sports Physician | Certified Medical Examiner

Dr. Hages received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he graduated with the Clinical Excellence Award.

He received his certification as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis Mo. (Active 1991 to 2012).

Dr. Hages has been awarded Diplomate status by The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Hages is a Certified Medical Examiner registered with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Dr. Hages has practiced Chiropractic in the greater New Orleans area since 1975. He has been married to his wife Cheryl for 37 years, and they have been blessed with 3 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren.

Dr. Hages has been licensed to practice in Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, and Alabama.

Curriculum Vitae:


Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1975, Davenport, Iowa.
D.C. Degree. Doctor of Chiropractic.

Logan College of Chiropractic, 1991,St. Louis, Missouri.
C.C.S.P. Degree. Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Certifying agency, The
American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (Active 1991 to 2012)
Certificate Number 1209.

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, 2013
National Registry Number: 8027225160

Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, 1975.
120 Hour Certification in Physical Therapy.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1974, 1975, Davenport, Iowa.
Department of Radiology, Rotating Internship.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1974, 1975, Davenport, Iowa.
Public Clinic, Special Honors Internship.

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1974.
Diplomate Certification, No. 5457.

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Undergraduate Study.

Delgado College, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Undergraduate Study.

National-Lincoln College of Chiropractic, 1981, Lombard, Illinois.
Certification in Orthopaedic Neurology, Certification in Cervical Spine Orthopedics,
Certification in Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Certification in Lumbar
spine, hip, and Pelvic Orthopedics.

Texas Chiropractic College, 1985 to date, Pasadena, Texas.
Adjunct Professorship.

Motion Palpation Institute, Huntington Beach, California,
Over 100 Post-graduate hours in motion palpation, functional evaluation and manipulation of the spine and extremities.

Northwest College of Chiropractic, 1993, Bloomington, Minnesota.
Wrangler Sports Chiropractic program, certified to treat professional rodeo athletes at PRCA
sanctioned events.

Spine Research Institute of San Diego2002 , 1997. San Diego, California.
Advanced certification in Cervical Spine and Brain Traumatology, Re-certified


2003-2005: Instructor/Guest lecturer.
Tulane University School of Medicine,
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine,
Foundations in Medicine Program.

1994-2000: Wrangler Sports Chiropractic, Treating Physician.
Certified to treat participants at Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
(PRCA) sanctioned events. Southeast Circuit and National Finals.

1993- 2003: Spinal Rehabilitation, Inc.
President and co-founder. Conservative health care and rehabilitation facility, St.
Tammany Parish, Louisiana

1993: NCAA Track and Field National Championships, Sports Medicine Services.
Triage and treatment of collegiate athletes in a multidisciplinary sports medicine
Facility. Duties also included scheduling and on-sight supervision of chiropractic
providers, as well as consultations and direction of treatment continuity with other
medical disciplines.

1992: United States Olympic Track and Field Trials, Hyatt Medical Center.
Over 100 hours of triage and treatment of Olympic athletes in a multidisciplinary
medical facility. Duties also included scheduling and on-site supervision of
chiropractic providers, as well as consultations and direction of treatment
continuity with other medical disciplines.

1990 – Date: Treating Physician.
Extensive list of regional events, including road races, marathons, ladies
professional bowling tour, triathalons (world championship qualifying events).

1978 – Date: Private Practice
Dr. Richard J. Hages, Inc., Metairie, Louisiana.

1977 – 1978: Ault Chiropractic Clinic.
Baker, Louisiana. Served as associate doctor. Included complete clinic duties.

1975-1977: Causeway Chiropractic Clinic, Metairie, Louisiana.
Included complete clinic duties: patient management, patient treatment, insurance,
narrative reports, courtroom appearances, physical examinations, and
radiographic analysis.


Section Advisor, Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners,
Standards and Practices
Committee, Examination, Diagnosis, Diagnostic Procedures, and Office Procedures, 1995 to

Trained Site Team Member, Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on
Chiropractic Education (CCE).
To provide on site evaluation of chiropractic colleges to ensure
compliance with accreditation standards for maintaining or acquiring CCE accreditation, 1997
to 2002.

Clinical Excellence Award, Palmer College Out-Patient Clinic, 1975.

Member, American Chiropractic Association, Des Moines, Iowa. 1975 to date.

Member, A.C.A. Council on Sports Injuries, Chicago, Illinois, 1977 to date.

Charter Member, Roentgenological and Technological Society, Davenport, Iowa, 1974.

Member, Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1975 to 1991, 1996 to Present.

Board of Directors, Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,
1989, 1990.

Secretary-Treasurer, Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, 1985, 1986.

Louisiana Representative, ACA-ICA National Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C., 1983, 1984,
1985, 1986

Medical Review Panel, appointed by Commissioner of Insurance and Attorney Chairman,
1987 to date.

Chairman, C-PAC, Political Action Committee, elected by CAL membership, 1978, 1988,
1990, 1991.

Member, Florida Chiropractic Association, Orlando Florida, 1986 to date.

Member, American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 1987 to 1992.

Fellowship, American Back Society (ABS), Oakland, California, 1988.

Member, the Committee on Manipulative and Manual Medicine, ABS, Oakland, California,
1988 to 1995.

Consultant, OUM Gulf States Insurance Company, for standards and quality of care in
malpractice actions, 1995 to date.

Consultant, National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, for standards and quality of
care in malpractice actions, 1987 to date.

Alternate Delegate, American Chiropractic Association, State of Louisiana, 1989 to 1994.

Member, Federation Internationale De Chiropractique Sportique, International Federation
of Sports Chiropractic, 1991 to 1998.