PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A survey 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 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 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 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 greater satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! St. Francisville chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration 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 interacts
with physicians of all professions to benefit patients and especially
this 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 sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish reports
about the benefits 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 boosted 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 analyzed issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact
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 join in
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 St. Francisville chiropractor’s office, it’s
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule your next St. Francisville chiropractic
appointment today with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville appreciates all referrals
from physicians for St. Francisville chiropractic spinal manipulation which Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in St. Francisville.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!