Does my insurance cover Chiropractic Care?

The vast majority of insurance companies cover Chiropractic Care in the state of Maine. This includes Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shields, Aetna, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Medical Network, Medicare and MaineCare. Dr. Lynch is a credentialed provider with all these insurance companies. His qualified staff will assist you in researching your healthcare coverage and make every effort possible to inform you of the amount of healthcare coverage you have.

Do I need to get permission from my primary care provider to be seen for Chiropractic Care?

Most insurance companies including HMO’s you can self refer for Chiropractic Care.

How will I know if you can help me?

Following a detailed history, medical history and a thorough Chiropractic, Orthopedic and Neurological examination we will make the determination and recommendations whether you are a Chiropractic patient or not. If you indeed are a patient that will respond to Chiropractic healthcare services, we will then make a recommendation for treatment. If you need to seen by another healthcare provider we will also make that recommendation to you.

I have Osteoporosis; can I still see you for Chiropractic Care?

Yes, after our examination we will determine whether it is safe for you to receive Chiropractic Care. There are a number of treatment modalities that we have used over the years that is safe and effective for all ages.

LC08-9573Conveniently located with easy access to all points in the Greater Portland area, Lynch Chiropractic Arts Center is located in South Portland, on the corner of Broadway and Lincoln Street, between Amato’s and Cash Corner, with direct access to 295.

Hours for Dr Lynch:

Mon: 7am – 12 noon, 2-4:30pm
Tues: Closed
Wed: 7am – 12 noon
Friday: 7am – 12 noon

Phone: (207) 799-2263
Fax: (207) 799- 7112


New patients: Click Here for forms.

NAME: Robert P. Lynch, Jr., D.C.

ADDRESS: 1200 Broadway
South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone: (207)799-2263
Fax: (207) 799-7112

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Lyons, New York

Erin Elaine
Patrick Waterhouse


  • Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1973-   1976
  • Joseph’s College, North Windham, Maine, 1971-1973
  • Scarborough High School, Scarborough, Maine 1971


  • On-going Continuing Education Courses in Health Care Sciences
  • Certified Masters Whiplash Program, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 1994
  • Re-Certified Permanent Impairment Evaluation, National College of Chiropractic, 1987
  • Certified Permanent Impairment Evaluation, National College of Chiropractic, 1983
  • Certified Physical Therapy, Logan College of Chiropractic, 1976


  • Diplomat National Board of Chiropractic Examination
  • South Dakota Basic Science Medical Board
  • Maine Chiropractic Board of Examiners
  • Mississippi Chiropractic Board of Examiners


  • Maine, 1976-Present
  • Mississippi, 1976-1982


  • Private Practice of Chiropractic, South Portland, Maine, 1976-Present


  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Maine Chiropractic Association
  • Fellow International College of Chiropractic
  • Logan College of Chiropractic Alumni Association
  • Foundation of Chiropractic Education and Research, 1976-2010
  • National Headache Foundation


  • Maine Chiropractic Association, Chairman, Continuing Education Committee,  2002-Present
  • American Chiropractic Association Board of Governors, District IV, 1993-2000
  • American Chiropractic Association Delegate, 1980-1993
  • American Chiropractic Association, Liaison to Physical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Council, 1995
  • American Chiropractic Association, Liaison to Occupational Health Council, 1994-1996
  • Maine Chiropractic Association, President, 1984-1987
  • Maine Chiropractic Association, Vice President, 1983-1984
  • Maine Chiropractic Association, Peer Review Committee, 1981-1984
  • Maine Chiropractic Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2011


  • Southern Maine Community College, President’s Award, 2011
  • Southern Maine Community College, Special Services Award, 2004
  • Moshe Myerowitz award 1999
  • Maine Chiropractic Association , President Award, 1992 and 1997
  • New England Chiropractic Council, Special Service Award, 1982
  • Maine Chiropractic Association, Dr. Robert P. Lynch, Sr. Award, 1982
  • Maine Chiropractic Association, Chiropractor of the Year, 1986
  • American Chiropractic Association, Distinguished Service Award, 1989


  • Maine Chiropractic Licensing Board of Examiners, August 2013-Present
  • Maine Workers’ Compensation Board, Independent Medical Examiner, 2003-Present
  • Maine Legislature Appointee-Mandated Benefits Advisory Commission, 1989-1992
  • Maine Medical Assessment Foundation-Chiropractic Consultant, 1995-2001
  • University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Advisory Council, 1993-1996


  • National Semiconductor, South Portland, Maine, 2009-2011
  • Saco Defense, Saco, Maine, 1990-1994
  • AVX, Biddeford, Maine, 1992-1996
  • Olean Advance Products, Olean, New York, 1993-1995
  • Hannaford Brothers, South Portland, Maine 2004


  • Medical Network, Credentialing Committee, 1991- Present
  • The Physician Network, Inc. Consultant
  • Anthem Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Member Relation Committee, 2000-2006
  • Consultant, Cornerstone Medical Services
  • Independent Physical Exam Referrals, Inc.
  • Consultant to EcuCare, Development of Chiropractic Treatment Protocols, 1994-1996
  • Chiropractic Credentialing, Healthsource of Maine, 1993-1997
  • Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Healthsource of Maine, 1994-1997
  • Developed Maine Mall Milers and Stepping Health Program, An Indoor Walking Program, 1989 and 1994 for the Maine Mall, South Portland, Maine
  • Representative to Physician Advisory Commission-Medicare Blue Cross/Blue Shield Massachusetts, 1991-1993
  • Consultant to Governors Task Force on Worker’s Compensation, 1991
  • Acadia Insurance Company, Independent Medical Claims Review
  • Consultant, New England IME
  • Company Physician to Weyerhaeuser, 1987-1989
  • Unum, Consultant 1993-1995


  • Lisa Radio Hour, Chiropractic Health Care, February 07, 2012
  • Spine Symposium, Maine Medical Partners: Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, November 19, 2009
    “Anatomic and Neurophysiologic Principles of Manual Medicine Science and Clinical Implication”
  • Physical Demands of Chiropractic, “Unum: May 18, 1999”
  • Promoting Yourself to Employees,
    “American Chiropractic Association, January 14, 1999”
  • Chiropractic Protocols
    “Maine Employer Mutual Insurance Company, November 17, 1993”


  • Portland Press Herald, Biweekly “Staying in the Game” March, 2010-October, 2011
  • Portland Press Herald, “Take Team Approach to Preventing Costly Injury,” February 18, 2005
  • NCMIC Examiner, “Reaching Out to a Patient on the Edge,” Fall 2004
  • Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, “103 Year old Credits Chiropractor for His Long and Healthy Life,” June, 1994
  • Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, “Industrial Athletes,” November 1995
  • Maine Working Place, “Saco Defense: A Team Approach,” Winter, 1994
  • Maine Sunday Telegram, “Illegal Steroid Use: Not Worth the Risk,” May 6, 1990


  • Southern Maine Wellness Foundation Member 2008-2011
  • Medical Network Executive Committee Member 2006-Present
  • Medical Network, Board of Directors, 1997-Present
  • Maine Vocational Technical College, Resource Committee Member, 1992-1994
  • Maine Chamber and Business Alliance, Board of Directors, 1993-1997
  • South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, President, 1992-1993
  • Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, Greater Portland Chambers of Commerce, 1989-1992


  • Dance Away Cancer: Cha Cha Cha, with Johanna Welch, February 2012
  • Dance for the Community: Cha Cha Cha, with Johanna Welch, May 2011
  • Southern Maine Community College Board Member, President 2007-2010
  • Southern Maine Community College Foundation, Board Member 2002-2010