Dr. James J. Badge, a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, has served the Phoenix area for the past 39 years. He is a native of Michigan and a 1973 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Since coming to Phoenix in 1973, he has been most active in the affairs and advancement of his profession, his community and his church on local, state, national and international levels. He has vast experience in chiropractic practice, education, professional associations, examinations and regular functions. He was instrumental in the amalgamation of two state chiropractic organizations into the Chiropractic Associations of Arizona, and served as an advocate for collaborations between the chiropractic profession and the medical community and hospital systems.
Dr. Badge continues to be active in his profession as a member and vice chair of the Arizona State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has been appointed to the board by four different governors and served as chair from 1984-1993. As a member of the Arizona Board in 1987, Dr. Badge was elected to serve on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) for the following 18 years. While on the NBCE Board of Directors, he served on many committees, and in the offices of Secretary, Vice President, and President. In this latter role, he was also the first President of the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He continues to serve on the National Board test committees and as the NBCE delegate from Arizona.
The scope of Dr. Badge’s professional impact on Chiropractic is exemplified by his ten year tenure on the University of Western States Chiropractic College Board of Directors where he was chair from 1997 to 2003. He has served on post graduate faculties at Texas Chiropractic College and Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He is a fellow of the American College of Chiropractic (FACC), International College of Chiropractic (FICC), the International Academy of Chiropractic Acupuncture (FIACA), and the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic (FPAC).
He has been honored by his profession through receiving the Arizona Association of Chiropractic’s Chiropractor of the Year award in 1986, and the Henry Esch award in 1994, and receiving the Arizona Board of Examiners’ Service Award in 1993 for 10 years of service to that regulatory body. In 1985 he received the Chiropractic Association of Arizona’s Fred Fricke Award. In 2009, Dr. Badge received the Paul M. Tullio Award.
Dr. Badge’s community service includes being Chief of Staff for Chiropractic Services at Scottsdale Community Hospital where he was on the Executive Committee for two years. He has been active in the Sedona and North Phoenix Rotary clubs, the Sedona Elks Lodge, Sedona Arts Center member, Red Rock Memorial Lodge member, the Coconino Silent Witness program and the Paradise Valley High School Citizens Advisory Council in vocational training.
Dr. Badge is an active member of the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Trustees, and chair of Pastor Staff Parish Relations Committee. He recently chaired the church’s stewardship campaign for the past two years that raised nearly $4,000,000.
Dr. Badge and his wife, Deborah Badge, have four children and five grandchildren. Deborah is the Administrator of the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady LLP. She is also the business manager of two of their national practice groups.