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 year. 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 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 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! Sandy Springs 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 interacts
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 use 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 articles
about the advantages 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 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 considered 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 helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Everyone must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Sandy Springs chiropractor’s office, it’s
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next Sandy Springs chiropractic
appointment today with Cross Chiropractic Center. Cross Chiropractic Center hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Cross Chiropractic Center welcomes any referrals
from physicians for Sandy Springs chiropractic spinal manipulation which Cross Chiropractic Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Sandy Springs.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!