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 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 inclined than their male counterparts
to suggest for massage,
supplements, acupuncture and mind-body therapies. Psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, and
pediatricians were less inclined 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 results in 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 sorts! Largo chiropractic patients may well benefit from such collaboration 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 works
with physicians of all professions to help 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: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish reports
about the benefits 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 enhanced the happiness
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. Belief
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 present
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Largo chiropractic
visit! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Schedule your next Largo chiropractic
appointment today with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Hollstrom & Associates Inc wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciates all referrals
from physicians for Largo chiropractic spinal manipulation which Hollstrom & Associates Inc
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Largo.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!