PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. A study found
that 53.1% of all US physicians referred patients to at least one CHA in the past 12 months. The most
common approaches suggested were acupuncture,
yoga, herbs/nonvitamin supplements, osteopathic/chiropractic manipulation, and
Female physicians 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 brings
about 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! Eugene chiropractic patients may well benefit from such cooperation 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 help patients and especially
this patient with hip pain and a slipped disc that bothered
her after her hip surgery. His application of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management sets him apart.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Just for fun, check out these Danish articles
about the benefits 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 boosted the joy
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 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. Believing
in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ final recommendation was to join in
the Christmas fun but do not rely on Santa for the gift
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
If you see Santa in your Eugene chiropractor’s office, it is
a good thing for all!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic
appointment today with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic hopes you
see Santa and smile with joy. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic appreciates all referrals
from physicians for Eugene chiropractic spinal manipulation which Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Eugene.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!