PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is interesting. A study discovered
that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches recommended 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 inclined than their male counterparts
to suggest 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 recommended 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 results in 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! Pensacola 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 benefit patients and especially
this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that troubled
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, take a look at these Danish reports
about the benefits 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 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 looked
at issues like belief in Santa and relationship length that may influence
doctors’ divorce statistics in
the months following 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 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)
Bring Santa with you to your next Pensacola chiropractic
appointment! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic
appointment today with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes all referrals
from physicians for Pensacola chiropractic spinal manipulation which Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Pensacola.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!