Dr. Ogi is a Practice Coach and teaches the Practice Evolution Program. He is an international lecturer, a pediatric and x-ray specialist, researcher and clinician. It was Dr. Ogi and Dr. Larry Webster who started the whole pediatric awareness and movement on the planet – when it comes to kids, he has no equal. He can be reached at [email protected] or www.practiceevolution.com
Organized Medicine Considers Chiropractic as a “First Line” Solution to the Opioid Epidemic
:dropcap_open:The outcomes showed that when chiropractic care was pursued, the cost of treatment was reduced by 28%, hospitalizations were reduced by 41%, back surgery was reduced by 32%, and the cost of medical imaging, including x-rays and MRIs, was reduced by 37%.:quoteleft_close:
:quoteright_open:The question we need to ask as a profession is: are we to become part of the solution or part of the problem?:quoteright_close:
- Paulozzi, L. J., Jones, C. M., Mack, K. A., & Rudd, R. A. (2011). Vital signs: Overdoses of prescription opioid pain relievers — United States — 1999-2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 60(43). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6043a4.htm
- Cifuentes, M., Willets, J., & Wasiak, R. (2011). Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(4), 396-404
- DeBar, L. L., Elder, C., Ritenbaugh, C., Aickin, M., Deyo, R., Meenan, R., Dickerson, J., Webster, J.A., & Yarborough, B.J. (2011). Acupuncture and chiropractic care for chronic pain in an integrated health plan: a mixed methods study. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 11(118), 1-18.
- Legorreta, A.P. (2004). Comparative analysis of individuals with and without chiropractic coverage. Archives of Internal Medicine, 164(18), 1985-1992.
Why Don’t MDs Refer to Chiropractors?
A physician’s referral is extremely strong. These patients tend to be more compliant and are eager to begin care. Once MDs refer a patient to you and trust is developed, they will stand by you and support the care you provide. We had a patient with a rotator cuff injury present to our office. Kinesiotape was used as part of the treatment. The patient developed a rash from the tape and related this to his physician. The MD responded, “Don’t worry, they are good, it will heal. Just keep up with the therapy.”
The patient returned to our office and related what the MD said in response to his now-healing reaction to the sports taping. The patient said, “Gosh, my doctor said you guys are the best and not to worry. He wasn’t concerned at all!” Clearly the MD thought our education and experience was enough to handle this incident. If we gain the trust of the MD, they will not be afraid that we will harm their patient, and furthermore, they will support us during those rare occasions we do.
The key to acquiring physician referrals is to build lasting, professional relationships. Just like any relationship we cherish in life, much care and attention must be given to our relationships with our local physicians. After all, we are all in it for the patient. View yourself as a fellow member of the healthcare team, and you will succeed. By nurturing your relationship with physicians today, you stand to enjoy a healthy supply of new patients for many years to come.
Dr. Joel Starr, D.C. is a co-director of a Multidiscipline clinic in Silver Spring Maryland. He is also a consultant for Consultants of America and Endless MD Referrals. For more information on medical doctor referrals, call (888) 972-0811.
New Software = New Improved Practice
The Driving Force of Function: A Tonal Chiropractic Proposal
:dropcap_open:In other words, how can we have patients who have these asymmetries and who are athletic superstars with large, socially stable families?:quoteleft_close:
- Andre Ariew (Editor) (2002). Functions: New Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology
- Bowler, Peter J. (2003). Evolution: The History of an Idea. University of California Press. ISBN 0-52023693-9.
- Clary, Frederick. (2006). Functional Analysis Seminar Manual
- Futuyma, Douglas J. (2005). Evolution. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates, Inc. ISBN 0-87893-187-2.
- David H. Peterson (Author), Thomas F. Bergmann (Author) (2002). Chiropractic Technique
Insurance Management: A Third Party Billing Service May Be Your Solution
Claude Cote is an expert in EHR systems, insurance billing and chiropractic clinic management for 22 years. He has installed EHR system in 18 countries over 5 continents and nationwide in USA. He is the President and Founder of Platinum System C.R. Corp (www.platinumsystem.com). For comments or questions, please email to [email protected]
Could It Be B12? A Question All Healthcare Providers Need to Ask Themselves: Interview with Sally Pacholok
Dr. Bill Koch is a 1967 Cum Laude graduate of Palmer. After 30 years of practice in The Hamptons, NY, he retired and moved to Abaco, Bahamas, where he and his wife Kiana travel by boat to provide Chiropractic care to the residents of the remote out islands. Dr. Koch, author of the book Chiropractic the Superior Alternative,writes a blog: Mentoring Young Chiropractors http://DrWilliamHKoch.com and is working on three new books: ChiroPractice Made Perfect, The Out Island Chiropractor and Conversations with the Chiropractic Technique Masters. He may be contacted at [email protected]
Seeing Is Believing
Unhealthy Doctors Are Poor Role Models for Patients
Dr. Corey Mote is a chiropractic physician, professional natural bodybuilder, exercise physiologist, columnist for various fitness magazines nationally and internationally, regular contributor to various healthcare profession magazines and journals, as well as a consultant for a United Kingdom-based vocational fitness program known as U-Phorm. For more information on Dr. Mote, visit his site at www.CoreyMote.com, or email him at [email protected]
Subluxation Vs. Disc Herniation: A New Paradigm for Chiropractic
:dropcap_open:Chiropractic first, medicine second, and surgery last.:quoteleft_close: