PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. An inquiry discovered
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients 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 physicians 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 recommend
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often suggested manipulation (54%) and massage (52.6%).
(1) And it has 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 love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Groton 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 benefit patients and especially
his patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered
her after her hip surgery. His application of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management makes his
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 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 analyzed 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 found to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Groton chiropractic
visit! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule your next Groton chiropractic
appointment today with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office welcomes any referrals
from physicians for Groton chiropractic spinal manipulation which Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Groton.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!