PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. An inquiry revealed
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. 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 recommend
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 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 sorts! Auburn 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 interacts
with physicians of all professions to benefit 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 sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish reports
about the benefits of holiday joy and Santa fun! One study of medical doctors whose
November conferences (with coffee) were contrasted to December conferences
(without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the joy
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 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. Believing
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 gift
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Auburn chiropractor’s office, it’s
a good thing for all!
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see Santa and smile with joy. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes all referrals
from physicians for Auburn chiropractic spinal manipulation which Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Auburn.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!