Dr. Hayes has been practicing in Tulsa since 1979. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977. After a short practice in San Francisco and Las Vegas, Dr. Hayes settled in Tulsa with his wife and twin boys.
Professionally, Dr. Hayes was the co-developer of Myofascial Disruption Technique, a soft tissue technique that is responsible for the resolution of many soft tissue conditions including ankle sprains, knee sprains, shoulder conditions, etc. This technique is taught to other doctors through out the United States.
Dr. Hayes has published numerous research papers in international peer reviewed journals including Ergonomics, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. His research has been conducted on bedding, arthritis, back packs, and Myofascial Disruption Technique.
Dr. Hayes has been involved in peer review and chiropractic insurance consulting since 1980. He has consulted for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Kansas, Alabama, and Virginia, and other insurance companies including Aetna, Prudential, USF&G, Shelter Insurance, Provident, Allstate, USAA, State Farm, Farmers, Mid Continent, GEICO, Nationwide and Farm Bureau, among others. He was the chiropractic consultant for the Oklahoma State Employee and Education Group Insurance Fund where specific policy was developed regarding chiropractic services. He is the author of over 20 books, numerous articles, and manuals about insurance, malpractice, nutrition, HMO/PPOs, workers compensation, personal injury, industrial consulting, claims review, managed care and the treatment of soft tissue conditions.
Dr. Hayes has been named Chiropractor of the Year by the Chiropractic Association of Oklahoma twice and nationally by Practice Management Associates. He has served two terms as the president of the Chiropractic Association of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Chiropractic Insurance Joint Advisory Committee and nationally two terms as the president of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. He was president of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations when the Mercy Guidelines were initially formed and sponsored. He served two terms as President of the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners and served for 9 years on the Physicians Advisory Committee of the Oklahoma HealthCare Authority.
Dr. Hayes has served as a post graduate education instructor for Life Chiropractic College West, Texas Chiropractic College, Logan Chiropractic College, New York Chiropractic College, and Palmer College of Chiropractic.
In the insurance industry, Dr. Hayes has made presentations to four national Anti Fraud Conferences for the national association of Blue Cross Blue Shields, and presentations to the Southwest Insurance Association, the Iowa Claims Council, in addition to numerous in house training programs for individual insurers and third party administrators. He has been certified as an instructor by the Oklahoma Insurance Commissionerís Office for Continuing Education for Automobile Liability Adjustors.
Dr. Hayes is a chiropractic physician for Warren Clinic HMO in Tulsa and has served as the chiropractic consultant for Care Med. He is the past Department Chair for the SouthCrest Hospital Chiropractic Department. Dr. Hayes helped design a statewide chiropractic PPO for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma State Employee and Education Group Insurance Board. These two plans are the largest in Oklahoma. He serves as Vice President of the board and as the Medical Director of The Oklahoma State Chiropractic Independent Physicians Association (OSCIPA), one of the largest nonprofit Chiropractic IPA's in the country, serving 1.5 millions people.
Dr. Hayes has served as the team physician for FC Tulsa-soccer, a semi-pro soccer team in Tulsa that is a member of the National Premier Soccer League, the third tier in soccer nationally. He has been the team physician of the Tulsa Crude hockey team when they were in Tulsa.
Dr. Hayes is President of the North American Federation of Chiropractic Managed Care Networks, a national organization of state based Chiropractic IPA's. He serves on the board of the National Association of Specialty Health Networks, a sister organization of AAPP0.
Dr. Hayes is the Host of Medical Matters on KRMG Radio (740 AM and 102.3 FM), a weekly one hour talk show featuring experts from around the country on a number of medical topics. The show airs at 10:00 AM Sunday Mornings.
Away from his professional life, Dr. Hayes served on the board of Metro Christian Academy and was a member of Rotary International. Dr. Hayes is married to Jan and has two twin sons, Craig and Steven. He practices with his son Craig.