PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. A survey revealed
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past year. 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 likely to suggest
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%).
(1) And it has 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 comparable
pain relief and higher satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Montreal chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration 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
his 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 boosted 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 considered issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may impact
doctors’ divorce statistics in
the months following 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 don’t rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Montreal chiropractic
visit! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic
appointment today with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic appreciates any referrals
from physicians for Montreal chiropractic spinal manipulation which Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Montreal.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!