PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. A survey discovered
that 53.1% of all US physicians recommended
at least one CHA to patients in the past 12 months. 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 inclined 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 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 love to see this referral among healthcare providers and physicians of all sorts! McHenry 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 interacts
with physicians of all professions to benefit 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 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 compared to December conferences
(without coffee but with Santa). The Santa visits enhanced the happiness
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 considered 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 found to be longer
that other medical subspecialties. Believing
in Santa was helpful 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 McHenry chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic
appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic. Spengel Chiropractic hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Spengel Chiropractic appreciates any referrals
from physicians for McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation which Spengel Chiropractic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in McHenry.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!