Meet Our Clinic Directors
We are so proud to call these women and men our doctors of chiropractic, our colleagues and our friends. They’re dedicated to the proper diagnosis and treatment of accident victims from every corner of the Metroplex and every walk of life. In order to more effectively treat persons injured in motor vehicle crashes, our doctors of chiropractic have become or are on the path to becoming certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD), a research center devoted to the investigation of motor vehicle crash injury. For the past 28 years, SRISD has focused research and education on the more common injuries sustained in everyday motor vehicle crashes, such as whiplash and mild traumatic brain injuries.
We welcome you to get to know our staff and hope you’ll contact us immediately if you notice any symptoms of injuries from a motor vehicle or other type of accident.
Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C.
Clinic Director: Oak Cliff
“My mission is simple: to use the knowledge and experience I have gained in more than 20 years of examining, diagnosing and treating patients injured in motor vehicle collisions. By using innovative therapeutic modalities and unparalleled diagnostic equipment, I will provide exceptional service and a patient experience second to none. I will respect your time, educate you on your injuries, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. I will help you make informed decisions regarding your health during and even after you complete your treatment with Accident and Injury Chiropractic. We are all about giving you compassion, exceptional service, a comfortable atmosphere, providing the very high quality care you deserve..” Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science and from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He received additional education and training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology in which he received both advanced and master’s certification. In addition, Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. received certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health in Low Speed Rear Impact Automobile Crash Reconstruction in which he participated in 12 actual crash test studies. This makes him highly qualified to treat accident victims.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. also took the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians AMA Guides 4th Edition Training Course, received Designated Doctor/Impairment Rating certification, and completed the Peer Utilization Review and Insurance Consultant Certification Program.
Dr. Lou Saucedo, Jr., D.C. strives to give his patients “high quality health care and personal attention in a comfortable and caring environment.” He doesn’t just help to alleviate his patients’ pain but also to teach and motivate them “to become active participants in their own treatment and process of healing.” He treats the entire person–not just symptoms but the underlying cause of those symptoms.
Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C., B.S.
Clinic Director: Pleasant Grove
“As your treating doctor, I will use the highest ethics, integrity, and professional standards in your tratment. I will continually work to improve our services at every level. ” Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C. began his studies at Collin County Community College in Plano, TX, where he received his Associate Degree in science and his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in biology at the University of Texas at Dallas before continuing his education at Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. There he received his Doctor of Chiropractic along with a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy and certification in acupuncture. Dr. Firouzmandi, D.C. also has specialized training in whiplash injury; functional medicine including blood chemistry, neuroendocrine, neurotransmitter, and thyroid disorders; x-ray service; and has worked as a molecular biology lab technician.
Based on the recommendation of a select committee of faculty, staff, and administrators at the Parker outpatient clinic, Dr. Firouzmandi, D.C. was chosen to receive the Dr. Robert J. Czopoth Service and Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication and service there. Dr. Hootan was also privileged to be a member of the chiropractic and medical team for the Youth Olympic Qualification Games in El Salvador.
Dr. Firouzmandi, D.C. serves not only to help alleviate his patients’ pain but to educate and inspire them to partner with him in their treatment plan and healing process. He doesn’t just treat their symptoms but looks for the underlying cause. With “a thorough history and examination, a detailed diagnosis, and a personalized treatment plan,” Dr. Hootan Firouzmandi, D.C. quickly has his patients on the road to recovery.
Vaniecea Duncan, D.C.
Clinic Director: Mesquite
“My goal as a doctor is to listen to your concerns, address them with appropriate care, and work with you to help you achieve your goal of recovery.”
Vaniecea Duncan, D.C.
Dr. Vaniecea Duncan, D.C. graduated Magna Cum Lade from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, and additional education and training at the Veteran Affairs Hospital Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinic. In addition to her chiropractic certification, Dr. Duncan, D.C. has physiotherapy certification through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Duncan, D.C. stresses that when you’ve been in an accident it’s critical that you be taken care of by a health care professional whose focus is personal injury. Dr. Vaniecea Duncan, D.C. is that kind of doctor. She makes sure each of her patients receives “a thorough physical examination, a detailed diagnosis,” and “a personalized treatment plan” based on “core chiropractic principles.”
Shane Marcum, D.C.
Clinic Director: Irving
“My goal daily is to serve and teach my patients in order to help them recover to their most full potential.” Shane Marcum, D.C.
Dr. Shane Marcum, D.C. studied at New Mexico Junior College where he was named Biology Student of the Year, Texas Tech University, and Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. Throughout the years, Dr. Marcum, D.C. has continued to grow and develop his understanding of health and healing through seminars on holistic health; nutrition–including supplements and gluten and celiac diagnosis; extremity adjusting; myofascial release therapy; trigger point therapy; neurology; disability and impairment rating; sports injuries and injury prevention; rehabilitation; MRI interpretation and utilization; the treatment of migraines, neck, shoulder, and back pain; and whiplash injury and treatment.
He has pursued additional training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology in which he received both advanced and master’s certification. Dr. Markham, D.C. received certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health in Low Speed Rear Impact Automobile Crash Reconstruction in which he participated in 12 actual crash test studies. He, too, is highly qualified to treat accident victims.
Dr. Marcum does not just treat his patients’ symptoms. Rather, he looks for the root cause of each of his patients’ health issues and formulates individual plans to fully resolve those issues.
Cori Mooring, D.C.
Clinic Director: Wheatland
“My mission is to help facilitate my patient’s journey to health and wellness. We both accomplish this as a team working together–staying focused and committed to your treatment plan.” Cori Mooring, D.C.
Dr. Cori Mooring, D.C. received an Associate of Art degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A & M University. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, where she was on the honor roll and Dean’s List. In addition, she has Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) certification from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. During her studies, Dr. Mooring, D.C. was a member of the Pi Lambda Chi Chiropractic Sorority and selected into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for her scholastic excellence and college and community participation and leadership.
Over the years, Dr. Mooring, D.C. has continued her training and education in health and healing through seminars on whiplash injury and treatment, low-level laser therapy, personal injury, myofascial release, and Bio-energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.).
Dr. Mooring, D.C. was honored to be a team chiropractor for the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials and the USA Team World Junior Track and Field Championships.
Ashley Ottmer, D.C.
Clinic Director: Spring Valley/Coit
“My mission is to always put the patient’s needs as a top priority by providing a positive and upbeat environment. To accomplish this goal it is very important to me to treat the patients like family, to welcome each and every patient with open arms, and give them one last hug after they have reached their healthcare goal.” Ashley Ottmer, D.C.
Dr. Ashley Ottmer, D.C., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology Motor Behavior at Texas A&M University. After her studies there, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA. In addition to her chiropractic studies, Dr. Ottmer also has certification in physiotherapy.
Gena Wickes, D.C.
Clinic Director: Lewisville
“My chiropractic mission is to restore your body to optimal function after your injury. By using proven techniques, the best research in the field of accident and injury, and compassion, I do my best to partner with you in your healing.” Gena Wickes, D.C.
Dr. Gena Wickes, D.C., graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minors in biology and zoology. She went on to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. She has additional education and training from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Generations Family Wellness coaching. She also has taken courses in nutrition and is working to advance her knowledge in post-injury biomechanics and brain injury traumatology.
As a former Clinical Research Coordinator at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Wickes enjoys getting to the heart of the problem and working through solutions for healing. Dr. Wickes works diligently to get her patients back to a lifestyle in which they are able to enjoy their work and family time without pain. She believes you will find Accident and Injury Chiropractic in Pleasant Grove to be a safe, compassionate, and successful place for your healing.
Thomas Peterson, D.C.
Clinic Director: Fort Worth
“My mission is to work tirelessly for every patient that is under my care. I believe being able to treat patients and progress them to wellness is a privilege, so I take the responsibility very seriously. If you’re committed to getting well, then you are my priority. My soft tissue knowledge and experience paired with my adjusting skills will help expediate the healing process for anyone who follows my specifically tailored treatment plans. Excellent service, the utmost respect, and dedication to my craft are goals I strive to meet every day.” Thomas Peterson, D.C.
After his years as an undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Thomas Peterson, D.C., graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas, with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. To make sure he can give the best and most up-to-date care possible to his patients, Dr. Peterson has received additional education in soft tissue release techniques, functional movement, ergonomics, and biomechanics. He has begun motor-vehicle-specific training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego to help him to be able to correct any imbalances or symptoms that may present in a patient who has sustained an injury.
Dr. Peterson’s passion lies in “giving unparalleled attention to detail and personal one-on-one care to each of his patients.” He does not simply make the pain go away but teaches methods for patients to use at home to keep the pain from returning. He aims to help them improve functional strength for daily life activities. “The problems each patient faces can be a puzzle, but I am eager and ready to solve them.
Bobbie Jo Polasek, D.C.
Clinic Director: Bachman Lake
“My mission is to improve health by ‘healing with loving hands.’ Chiropractic care is a portal of entry to proper health care. The spinal column is the foundation of the body and a conduit for nerves that go throughout the body. Vertebral subluxations (interference with proper motion of the spinal column) affects everything from sensory perception in the big toe to the digestive system and heart. Alignment of the spine affects posture, muscle function and nerve conduction…Working at Accident and Injury Chiropractic allows me to treat many patients who would otherwise not have the proper treatment they need and deserve.” Bobbie Jo Polasek, D.C.
As a proud graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, Dr. Bobbie Jo Polasek, D.C., has had the opportunity to facilitate the healing of hundreds of patients. In addition to her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Polasek has Advanced Whiplash Certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Throughout her career, she has continued her education through additional classes and seminars on whiplash, along with various adjusting techniques and nutrition, to facilitate the treatment of her patients.
Dr. Polasek learned leadership as a member of Alpha Delta Omega Honor Society and as an officer of Pi Lambda Chi Chiropractic Sorority. She is also in Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges and was president of the Allied Health Care Club. With her special skills, she has taught classes in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and medical coding and bill, among others.
Dr. Polasek recognizes that an auto accident can be one of the most stressful things a person can experience. Not only are accidents and all they entail often extremely upsetting and a huge hassle, but accident victims can experience a wide array of aches and pains throughout the body along with other symptoms including muscle stiffness and/or spasms, numbness and tingling, sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, nervousness, and ringing in the ears. Sometimes a patient’s only complaint is that he or she just doesn’t feel normal.
Dr. Polasek is excited to be able to make a difference. “I am here to help my patients recover to the point of health they had a moment before the accident and to educate them in proper care of the only body they have. Working at Accident and Injury Chiropractic allows me to treat many patients who would otherwise not have the proper treatment they need and deserve.”
Mohammad Diab, D.C., B.S.
Clinic Director: Central Dallas
“My mission is to serve, educate, and motivate my patients through chiropractic care to get them to their optimized health potential: it is very rewarding to change people’s lives on a daily basis.” Mohammad Diab, D.C., B.S.
Dr. Mohammad Diab, D.C. graduated from The University of Texas atArlington, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He is a member with The Honor Role of Leadership and Success committee on UT Arlington chapter. He participated in biostatistics research in the science department Dr. Diab has 100+ hours in volunteering at the UT Southwestern hospital, ER department and Day Surgery. He worked as a substitute teacher for Irving ISO to be part of the next generation’s education.
He went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX, where he served as class president He had additional education and training at Arlirilgton Chiropractic private family practice. In addition to his chiropractic certification, Dr. Diab, D.C. has physiotherapy certification through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Diab works diligently to diagnose and treat the root cause of the patient’s problem. He treats his patients as family from the moment they walk in. His goal is to help his patients get back on track in life and live healthier without pain.
Arthur Benitez, D.C., B.S.
Clinic Director: Arlington
“My mission is to give consistent and highly focused care for every patient. It is my obligation to serve you unconditionally and get you back on the road to recovery. If you are serious about your health, then I am the doctor for you. I will use all of my knowledge to [help you] achieve your optimal potential. Determination, motivation, and dedication are qualities that I strive for in every patient’s care.“ Arthur Benitez, D.C.
After graduating from Tarrant County College where he received his Associates of Science and Arts, Dr. Benitez went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University in Dallas, TX. He continues to receive additional education to improve his clinical skills in patient care. He is on his way to achieving advanced certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and in biomechanics and brain injury traumatology. Those educated in the program are highly qualified to treat any patient that has been in a traumatic accident.