The Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders (CDID) is a professional and educational non-profit organization with a growing membership of active chiropractors who have advanced training in the diagnosing and treatment of a broad spectrum of conditions and diseases. The CDID (a certified specialty council of the American Chiropractic Association or ACA) administers and coordinates the activity of the DABCI post-doctoral specialty.
These Board Certified Internists are trained in and utilize the current medical diagnostic tools as well as specialized functional diagnostics. DABCI physicians routinely employ methods such as blood laboratory studies, urinalyses, electrocardiograms, vascular Doppler ultrasound, spirometry, DEXA bone density testing, salivary assay hormonal and neurotransmitter tests, IgG food allergy testing, diagnostic imaging to include x-ray, CT, MRI, comprehensive gastrointestinal stool analyses, and many other diagnostic tools. A DABCI uses therapeutic methods which emphasize conservative and minimally invasive approaches and minimize risk to the patient. Diplomates in diagnosis and internal disorders use treatments such as clinical nutrition, dietetics, exercise, vitamin and mineral supplementation, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, acupuncture, natural hormone replacement, and pharmacologic counseling. Many conditions and disease states can be resolved by utilizing these natural methods. The Council on Diagnosis of Internal Disorders promotes our physicians as uniquely qualified to provide this type of comprehensive natural medical care.
A DABCI certification (Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists) requires doctors to attend and complete a 300 hour post doctorate course (classes), pass a national certification examination and requires 12 hours of continuing education in advanced coursework each year. The DABCI program is recognized by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and certified by the Board of Chiropractic Internists. The DABCI program is also one of 6 programs recognized and approved by the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties (ABCS).