Dr. Donald Wegener
Dr. Wegener is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia at which time he was accepted to Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in human anatomy from Logan University and went on to receive his Doctorate degree from Logan University in 1982 as a D.C. He has done extensive postgraduate study in chiropractic orthopedics and chiropractic neurology. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic examiners as well as the State of Tennessee’s first diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedist. He received his diplomat status in 1992. He was the first Chiropractic Orthopedist in the state, there are currently two. He was granted the title of Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedist in 1995 and is the only Fellow in the State of Tennessee. He currently is board eligible by the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology and he completed his curriculum of study in neurology in 1996 with further study in 2004.
He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and within that association is a member of the Council on diagnostic imaging as well as the Council on chiropractic orthopedics. He is a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association and a past president of that association serving his presidency in 1995 and 1996. He has been the chairman of the insurance Council for the Tennessee Chiropractic Association from 1993 through 2007 and is currently serving as a member of the insurance council for the state Association. He continues to work for several insurance carriers in the field of malpractice defense work serving as an expert witness. He is also a member of The Metro Drug Commission in the Knoxville area to try to curb the use of opiates in the state.
He is currently a consultant and has worked extensively with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee. In 2000, he wrote the utilization management guidelines for chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative medicine for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee. He has written the utilization management guidelines for Manipulation under Anesthesia for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee. He has served on many peer-review panels for various insurance carriers across the State of Tennessee. He was instrumental in writing the peer-review document for the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He currently serves on the panel of peer-review for medical management for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee representing all of manipulative medicine across the state. He also consults for Cariten Healthcare here in the east Tennessee area and has written the utilization management guidelines for Cariten in 2003.
He was honored as the Tennessee Chiropractic Association’s chiropractor of the year in 1996. He was also awarded The James R. Cole Heritage Award by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association in 2012. His hobbies include golfing, water skiing and bicycle riding as well as fitness training and spending time with his family doing various outdoor activities. He and his wife Cindy had two children, Travis and Tracy. Travis was tragically taken from us in 2014 while helping a family from church. He was the owner of Champion Lawn and Landscaping at the time of his death. Tracy is married to Sean and they have 2 beautiful girls, Kennedi and Keelyn that the doctor loves to spoil!