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 advocated were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
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 suggested 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 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 types! West Palm Beach 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
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 sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish articles
about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose
November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted 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 looked
at 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 reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was beneficial only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your West Palm Beach chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointment today with Moses Chiropractic. Moses Chiropractic hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Moses Chiropractic appreciates any referrals
from physicians for West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal manipulation which Moses Chiropractic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in West Palm Beach.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!