PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. A study revealed
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past year. The most
common approaches suggested were massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%),
herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%).
Female doctors were more likely than their male counterparts to refer for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less likely to suggest
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often recommended manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%).
(1) And it has been documented 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 greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation in costs savings,
pain relief, and assurance 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 help 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 makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at 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 boosted 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 reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the present
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment today with Spinal Care Clinic. Spinal Care Clinic wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Spinal Care Clinic welcomes all referrals
from physicians for Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic spinal manipulation which Spinal Care Clinic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Burlington and Hamilton.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
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