PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A study revealed
that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches suggested were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
Female doctors were more inclined than their male counterparts
to suggest for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less likely to recommend
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%).
(1) And it’s been documented that first contact
care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain results in lower cost of care as well as clinically comparable
pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Williamson chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration in costs savings,
pain relief, and confidence in the care they receive.
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Kim Lombardy on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who works
with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially
this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled
her after her hip surgery. His use of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish reports
about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose
November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences
(without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness
to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors point out
that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance
with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence
doctors’ divorce statistics in
the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general
practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Williamson chiropractic
appointment! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic
appointment today with Apple Country Chiropractic. Apple Country Chiropractic hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Apple Country Chiropractic appreciates all referrals
from physicians for Williamson chiropractic spinal manipulation which Apple Country Chiropractic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Williamson.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!