Wayne M Whalen, DC, QME

Santee, California

General Specialty

Chiropractic Neurology

Specialty Focus

Chiropractic Case Review
Chiropractic Fraud
Chiropractic Malpractice
Criminal Case Chiropractic
Forensic Chiropractic
Independent Medical Evaluation
Medical Record Review
Peer Review
Personal Injury
Qualified Medical Evaluator
Regulatory Issues
Standard of Care

Primary Areas of Expertise

Chiropractic and Chiropractic Neurology

Dr. Whalen is experienced in providing medical legal testimony for plaintiffs, defendants, prosecutors and regulatory agencies in medical malpractice, personal injury, work injuries, criminal cases, administrative and licensing board issues.  He is considered an expert in workers’ compensation by his peers and the State of California Division of Workers Compensation, and is an expert consultant for the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  He has testified on issues of boundaries, standard of care, treatment issues, billing, documentation and disability. He provides evaluation of potential legal cases, independent medical examinations (IME), and case reviews.

As a Past President of the California Chiropractic Association and Chair of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (now “Clinical Compass”) Dr. Whalen has extensive and unique experience and qualifications in addressing issues of standard of care. In addition he co-authored multiple “Best Practice” documents regarding chiropractic care of low back pain, neck pain, chronic pain and other issues which have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.


  • Past President, California Chiropractic Association
  • Past Chair, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters
  • Fellow, International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology
  • Fellow, International College of Chiropractors
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator


Reviewed hundreds of files though peer review in PI cases, continuing education provider for the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Division of Workers Compensation, on topics including documentation, disability evaluation and treatment guidelines. Co-author of peer reviewed published treatment guidelines for chiropractic care of low back injuries; Expert Consultant for the Board of Examiners since 2008.



DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic – West, San Jose, CA
BS, Nursing, San Diego State University



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