PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. An inquiry revealed
that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA 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 physicians were more inclined than their male counterparts
to suggest for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less inclined to suggest
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 greater satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! New Roads chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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
his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled
her after her hip surgery. His application of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish articles
about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis 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 highlight
that the research study was “kept secret for the participant in accordance
with the tradition of Santa’s elves.”) (3) Another Danish study analyzed issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence
divorce rates of doctors just after the holidays. Divorce rates rose least for general
practitioners whose relationships were also found to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Belief
in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next New Roads chiropractic
visit! He’ll do us all some good!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic
appointment today with New Roads Chiropractic Center. New Roads Chiropractic Center hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. New Roads Chiropractic Center appreciates all referrals
from physicians for New Roads chiropractic spinal manipulation which New Roads Chiropractic Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in New Roads.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!