PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A study discovered
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches recommended were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
Female physicians were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less inclined 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 recorded that first contact
care by a chiropractor for issues like back pain, shoulder and hip pain brings
about lower cost of care as well as clinically similar
pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Minster 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 interacts
with physicians of all professions to help patients and especially
his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered
her after her hip surgery. His use of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles
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 trial was “kept secret for the participant in accordance
with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study looked
at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact
doctors’ divorce statistics in
the months following the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general
practitioners whose relationships were also reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Belief
in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Minster chiropractor’s office, it’s
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next Minster chiropractic
appointment today with Minster Chiropractic Center. Minster Chiropractic Center wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Minster Chiropractic Center appreciates any referrals
from physicians for Minster chiropractic spinal manipulation which Minster Chiropractic Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Minster.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!