PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. A survey found
that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches suggested were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
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 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 results in lower cost of care as well as clinically similar
pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Millville 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 works
with physicians of all professions to help 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 makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish reports
about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis of medical doctors whose
November conferences (with coffee) were compared to December conferences
(without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits boosted the happiness
to the level of meetings with coffee. (The authors highlight
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 influence
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. Belief
in Santa was advantageous only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Millville chiropractic
visit! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule your next Millville chiropractic
appointment today with Wilson Family Chiropractic. Wilson Family Chiropractic wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Wilson Family Chiropractic appreciates any referrals
from physicians for Millville chiropractic spinal manipulation which Wilson Family Chiropractic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Millville.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!