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 year. The most
common approaches advocated were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
Female doctors 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 suggest
chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation than general and family practitioners who
most often suggested 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 higher satisfaction levels. (2) We love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! Severna Park 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 interacts
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 application of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Embrace the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, take a look at these Danish articles
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 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 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 found 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 gift
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Severna Park chiropractic
appointment! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic
appointment today with Back And Neck Care Center. Back And Neck Care Center hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Back And Neck Care Center appreciates all referrals
from physicians for Severna Park chiropractic spinal manipulation which Back And Neck Care Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Severna Park.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!