Practice Central | Going paperless can eliminate cost and inconvenience associated with using, storing, and protecting paper in the office. In order to be more efficient, save money, and easily access all your records from outside your office, here are some considerations and suggestions on how to get started with a paperless practice. he right practice management (PM) and electronic health record (EHR) software can make going green easy. The wrong software can make your life difficult.
Research Results | Every chiropractors face this demon: You have successfully addressed a patient’s symptom- based complaints and now your patient wants more. They like you, but for them to take the next step and invest in true healthcare, you must provide them with a compelling and logical reason why. So, they give you an opportunity to keep the relationship going by asking you a simple question. What should I eat to lose weight, look better, and feel better? The next words out of your mouth set the stage for your future relationship with this patient.
Clinical Concerns | Too often, DCs see patients who have been prescribed powerful drugs to relieve the pain of joint and muscle injuries. These drugs can often have dangerous side effects, including digestive upsets and even opening the pathway to addiction. Patients come to you because you offer a better, safer way to relieve this type of pain. To meet their needs, consider adding low level laser therapy (LLLT) to your practice offerings. This approach uses light from a laser to relieve the underlying inflammation that can cause pain.
Feature | Like most new doctors, Annette Schippel, DC, of Schippel Chiropractic in Jacksonville, Illinois, was idealistic when she graduated from chiropractic school, thinking an “adjustment cures everything.” But she quickly found that while the adjustment is an amazing tool, her patients’ health wasn’t necessarily improving in all cases. So she dove in and began researching Functional Medicine (FM) and supplements, but she didn’t just offer up probiotics and omega 3s.
Chiropractic has never faced a threat as serious as the one facing DCs in the state of Texas. In August 2016, a judge in Texas backed a lawsuit filed by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) against the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TCBE) that removed diagnosis from the chiropractic scope of practice. If they see the TMA prevail in this ruling and if the appeal on behalf of the TCA and TCBE fails, you could very well be looking at diagnosis and subluxation being removed from your scope of practice.