Family & Women’s Issues
Dr. Bobby Doscher
Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center
Dr. Bobby Doscher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center in Oklahoma City, which is celebrating its 50th year of helping the severely hurt children return to health in a natural way. The center has never received state, federal, or United Way funding.
During Dr. Doscher’s thirty year tenure with the clinic, the center has received national and international recognition. She frequently lectures at chiropractic colleges throughout the world. She has also been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences, and has been invited to treat the damaged children in Jordan, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Estonia, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, and across the U.S.
In 1992, the State of Oklahoma honored Dr. Doscher, proclaiming and designating a special day as “Dr. Bobby Doscher Day” in recognition of her relentless commitment in providing natural, drug-free health care for children.
Dr. Doscher’s varied careers before becoming a chiropractor included being an international flight attendant with extensive travel throughout the world including flights into Vietnam during the war; she was a special nationwide representative for the cosmetic houses of Charles of the Ritz and Germaine Monteil/Scandia in New York City; and she taught for John Roberts Powers Modeling Agency in New York and Philadelphia.
She served as assistant curator of education at Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, initiating one of the first “hands-on” rooms for children. At the national level, she was an official for women’s basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse for fifteen years, officiating in the first women’s Big Five and Big Ten Basketball Tournaments.
In addition to her work at the center, Dr. Doscher has been involved as a leader in many women’s groups and numerous professional and civic organizations, including: past president of Sigma Phi Chi Sorority, the oldest chiropractic organization; for the 100 Anniversary in 2011, she was awarded the “Life Time Achievement Award.” She now resides as the president of the Grand Chapter. She was also a past member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association; a former board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Oklahoma City; member for the Girl Scouts of the United State Long Range Planning Committees; advisory board for Passageway, a YWCA shelter for battered women; and board member of Sugarcreek Camp, an organization which sends indigent inner city children to camp. She presently serves on the advisory board of Platt College culinary and medical divisions.
In 1998, Manor Jr. College recognized her as one of its top ten alumni and was chosen to be the speaker for the occasion of the 50th Commencement exercises. In the Governor’s Conference for Women in Business she was a finalist for “Best of the Best for 1999.” In 2000, she had membership in Executives and Businesses Global Register’s “Who’s Who.”
Dr. Doscher received her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College and later became a Doctor of Naturopathy. For the Chiropractic Profession’s Centennial Year, she was chosen by the World Congress of Women Chiropractors as the “Woman Chiropractor of the Year” and “One of the Twelve Great Women in History of Chiropractic.” In 1996, Dr. Doscher received the Dr. Mabel Heath Palmer Award honoring her as the Outstanding Lady Chiropractor of the Year. In March 2001, she was presented the Dr. Larry Webster ChiroPediatric Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication and commitment to helping thousands of chiropractors adjust millions of children by Future Perfect. She was the Commencement special guest for the June 2001 class of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She was invited as Homecoming speaker at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in July 2011.
On November 14, 2003, she presented a paper at the “International European Year of the Handicapped” conference in Poznan, Poland. Afterwards, she treated profoundly hurt children and taught the premise of chiropractic and the return of health for the severely sick children. In February, 2005, she went to Antwerp, Belgium to lecture at Voluntas, a nonprofit foundation for disabled children.
She received from the World Chiropractic Alliance the 2004 “Humanitarian of the Year;” and Dr. Doscher, was recipient of the 2007 “Humanitarian Award” by PerformanceHealth, the parent company of BIOFREEZE and Thera-Band. Dr. Bobby’s accomplishments were highlighted in the Fall 2007 issue of Palmer’s Alumni Insights magazine as one of 14 “Leading Ladies” who have played key roles in the chiropractic profession. In 2013, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, President of Parker Seminars and Parker University, presented Dr. Doscher with the “Humanitarian Award” by PerformanceHealth, the parent company of BIOFREEZE, Thera-Band, Pedigenix, and PROSSAGE.
Dr. Doscher has authored several publications, which are invaluable resources for both professional peers and families wanting to help the neurologically disorganized child in a natural way, to reach optimal potential.
Her latest publication, And Now What Do I Do? (ISBN: 978-0-9794722-0-6). This guide helps identify the early signs of subluxation as well as steps to reach optimal potential. Many parents tell us they wish they had known to look for the earliest signs of subluxation, indicative of a child’s compromised neurological development. After working with children for many years, Oklahaven has discovered the early signs of subluxation will manifest into physical, mental, emotional, and/or social impairments.
A Guide to Functional Neurological Evaluation (ISBN: 978-0-9794722-1-3) shows how to observe the important correlation between a child’s neurological age (function and actual ability) and a child’s chronological age. When the two ages do not match, it is a sign that subluxation exists, which creates a lack of ease in the body, manifesting as a gap between these ages and creating some degree of sensory and motor shutdown. Any discrepancies between the two ages will affect the child’s performance and delay his abilities to solve problems. The book demonstrates the early signs of subluxation and how the child’s life force is diminished, manifesting into neurological disorganization and lack of function.
Turkey Notes (ISBN: 978-0-9794722-2-0) was created from a tradition Dr. Bobby Doscher learned at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Since then she has used Turkey Notes to learn about others’ experiences. Presented as small scrolls at each place setting, these “notes” are questions, which range from the thoughtful to the fun. Questions such as “What did you learn this year” are designed to help the guests get to know each other better.