I have been in practice since 1986. I pride myself in delivering quality health care specifically designed for your individual case.
I have a vast medical background and started my career as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy. While in the Navy, I attended school wherever I was stationed. I attended George Washington University, Florida Southern College, and the University of South Florida prior to my acceptance into Life Chiropractic College, where I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
I am a member of the Jefferson County Chiropractic Society and Alabama State Chiropractic Association. I am the past president of the Alabama Board of Chiropractic Examiners and have been appointed to the Radiation Advisory Board of Health. I am an instructor for the Alabama State Chiropractic Association Board Rules and Regulations.
My Post-Graduate Studies:
Accident Reconstruction (through Texas A&M)
Impairment Rating American Medico/Legal
Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus (through Florida Department of Health)
Soft Tissue Injuries
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1986
Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1987
Florida State Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1987
Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners Physiotherapy 1990
I will listen to you and what you are describing as your symptoms. I will study your health history along with my examination findings and render my opinion as to your diagnosis, treatment, and outcome.
You can be assured that you will receive honest treatment options and the proper referrals to outpatient diagnostic studies and to other medical professionals if needed.
Sincerely, Gerald J. Collins, D.C.
Kristen C. Machen, D.C.
Dr. Kristen Machen is certified in acupuncture and the uses of SpiderTech Kinesiology tape. She holds a BS from Auburn University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College.
Dr. Machen is a member of the Jefferson County Chiropractic Society and the Alabama State Chiropractic Association. She is licensed by the DOT Medical Examiner, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Certified Spider Tech Therapist in Kinesiology Application and Tapping
DOT Medical Examiner
Standard Process Representative
Designs for Health Representative
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 2010
Alabama State Board of Chiropractic Examiners 2011
DOT Medical Examiner 2016
Nancy Collins, Office Manager
Tamika Lumzy, Administrative Office Assistant
Tameka Ellison, Chiropractic Assistant
Years of Experience in Treating a Variety of Ailments
When you're in pain from injury or illness, trust the caring professionals at Collins Chiropractic Center. We have 37 years of combined experience in treating a variety of complaints. We will gladly verify your insurance so you will know what your coverage is prior to treatment. That way there are no surprises and no hidden fees.
Slip and fall injuries
Auto injuries and sports injuries
Lower back pain
Visit us at 552 Bessemer Super Highway, Birmingham, AL. We are open from Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Fridays from 8:00 am to noon. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, and appointments can be scheduled when you call 205-923-0151. Chiropractic treatments are also safe for children. Ask if we can offer relief to your child's ailments.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Health Care
Windsor and many others
Driving Directions to Our Office
We are located on Bessemer Super Highway, convenient to Interstate 59/20 off of exit 118.
When traveling west on I-59/20, exit at 118 and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Valley Road. Go to the 2nd traffic light and turn left onto Aaron Aronov Drive. Go to the 5th traffic light (Western Hills Mall is on your left) and turn right onto Bessemer Highway. We are 1 mile down on the left.
When traveling east on I-59/20, exit at Jaybird Road and turn left. Go to Allison Bonnet Memorial Drive and turn right. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Rutledge Drive. Go to Bessemer Highway (there is a Church's Chicken on the right and Family Dollar on the left) and turn left. We are 1 mile down on the right.
We are dedicated to the delivery of gentle and effective chiropractic care. Our friendly chiropractic team will customize a specific pain management plan just for you. Our goal is for you to live pain free. Our friendly and helpful staff will handle all of your insurance paperwork and will let you know up front what, if any, co-pays are needed.
About Our Practice
For 28 years, locally owned Collins Chiropractic Center has been offering health care for a range of injuries and ailments. Walk-ins are welcome.
Our friendly and helpful staff will handle your insurance paperwork DOT physicals, car accident questions, and same-day appointments available.