Malpractice Insurance. It’s something we all need to comply with licensing laws, in most cases. We know we need it, so we get it, right? When deciding who you’re hiring, it’s always best to get to know all your options. Take a look at the profiles of the five most prominent malpractice companies that provide insurance for chiropractors, starting on page 11
On the topic of risk aversion, Stu Hoffman has done a great job of detailing how the new healthcare laws that are being implemented will impact your ability to practice. This includes a summary of old risks that you should still pay attention to. Flip to page 50
to read what Stu, a long time expert on all things related to chiropractic malpractice insurance, has to say.
Also this issue, don’t miss Dr. Mark Studin’s unique twist to the current dysfunctional medical model, as it pertains to the use of opiate pain medication, on page 32
, in his article “Organized Medicine Considers Chiropractic as a ‘First Line’ Solution to the Opiode Epidemic”. The title says it all, and this article introduces some unique perspectives.
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All the best!
Joseph Busch, D.C.
Applying chiropractic adjustments to children has immeasurable effects on the trajectory of the child receiving care. The impact of a fully functioning nervous system on a “damaged child” has an immediate effect, creating a “brighter” patient, as described to me personally in a conversation with Bobby Doscher, DC, in the recent Parker Las Vegas Seminar, at the Rio Hotel. Bobby was there to receive another award for the work that she has done over the 30 years that she has invested her life in, with the Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center. Please read the profile on page 44
to learn about her inspiring life.
Also this issue, renowned ADHD expert Edward Hallowell, M.D. returns to the pages, with Kira Bailey, DC to explain the Shine for Doctors protocol of dealing with the underlying risk factors of kids with ADHD, with the goal of creating a healthier child. To review the Shine Protocol for caring for kids with ADHD, flip to page 32
That’s not all this issue. Ground breaking articles on burst training, by Josh Axe, DC, on page 40
, and Fascial Manipulation technique by widely known Warren Hammer, DC on page 48
, make this issue a treasure trove of information.
Don’t miss next issue, which will include the first ever issue of The Chiropractic Assistant, as well as a comprehensive analysis of the risks and benefits of being associated with being part of a Franchise.
Until next month,
Joseph Busch, DC
Welcome to a new year, and the January, 2013 issue of The American Chiropractor Magazine. On the cover you’ll see the hospital that recently acquired the practice of Dr. Gary Tarola, who now enjoys staff privileges at that very hospital. The majority of his patients are through referrals from within the hospital. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how, and why this came to pass, starting on page 42
Continuing with the theme of a new year, we’ve got a great article on the concept of tonal neurology, and how it relates to the chiropractic subluxation complex, written by Fred Clary, DC, DIBCN beginning on page 20
. Dr. Clary does a great job of laying out a completely new perspective on local and systemic neurology.
This year, look for a new magazine from The American Chiropractor, titled The Chiropractic Assistant mailing to you in March. This magazine is specially designed for you to give to your Chiropractic Assistant and will have articles inside that make the CA’s job easier to understand, as well as some of the instructional support necessary for a clinic that is always growing.
Please reach out to us today to learn how you can join up with us here at The American Chiropractor by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
Thank you for all you do, here’s to a great 2013!
For The American Chiropractor,
Joseph Busch, DC
A consistent, low cost, and effective method of analysis for delivering high quality nutritional recommendations is something that has been pursued by scores of doctors in their mission to deliver optimum health to their patients. One man who has actually completed this mission is Dr. Howard Loomis. In this December issue, seize the moment, and learn about this unique method of evaluation, as well as the administration of nutritional enzyme supplements, beginning on page 18
The common mission of executing and delivering high quality patient care is something that not only D.C.’s are interested in achieving, but also M.D.’s. With this sort of perspective on the healthcare system, Dr. William Owens is inviting family practice residents at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine into his clinic to shadow him, as an elective course, so the residents may learn exactly what goes on in today’s chiropractic clinic. Read more on page 42
This issue also features chiropractic technique. Although many of these techniques for manual therapy originated in chiropractic, they are in no way restricted to exclusive chiropractic use. Students include PT’s, MD’s, DC’s, and other manual therapists. Most DC’s use a variety of techniques to get their patients back out in the public, to enjoy a better quality of life. Learn more about three current techniques this issue, Manual Neuroscience Method
, and the Pettibon System
, by finding them on the table of contents, to the right.
Enjoy this December issue of The American Chiropractor!
Joseph Busch, D.C.