PHYSICIAN REFERRALS AND BENEFITS
Physician referrals to complementary health approaches (CHAs)
is noteworthy. An inquiry found
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 massage therapy (30.4%), chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation (27.1%),
herbs/nonvitamin supplements (26.5%), yoga (25.6%) and acupuncture (22.4%).
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 recommended 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! Buffalo, NY 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 application 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 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 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. Believing
in Santa was helpful only for psychiatrists!
These authors’ bottom-line recommendation was to enjoy
the Christmas fun but don’t rely on Santa for the present
shopping. Each person must do that for himself/herself! (4)
Bring Santa with you to your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic
visit! He will do us all some good!
CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center
Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointment today with The Novelli Wellness Center. The Novelli Wellness Center wants you
see Santa and smile with joy. The Novelli Wellness Center welcomes any referrals
from physicians for Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal manipulation which The Novelli Wellness Center
prides itself on being the back pain specialty practice in Buffalo, NY.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!