PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. An inquiry found
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches suggested were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
Female physicians 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 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 comparable
pain relief and greater satisfaction levels. (2) We enjoy
seeing this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all types! Paramus 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 works
with physicians of all professions to benefit 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 makes his
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles
about the advantages of holiday joy and Santa fun! One analysis 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 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 beneficial only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Paramus chiropractor’s office, it’s
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic
appointment today with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center welcomes any referrals
from physicians for Paramus chiropractic spinal manipulation which Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Paramus.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!