PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A study discovered
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 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 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 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 higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Fort Wayne 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 interacts
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 sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out 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 enhanced the joy
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 looked
at 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 reported to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final 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)
If you see Santa in your Fort Wayne chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC
Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment today with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC welcomes any referrals
from physicians for Fort Wayne chiropractic spinal manipulation which Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Fort Wayne.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!