Friday, July 10, 2009

Back again.....

Well, time for what seems to be my yearly post. The acupuncture has been providing some surprising results, just wish insurance would cover it and more people would consider using it. It is truly an untapped resource for health in this country.

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Today is my daughters little giant is almost 5'4" and is just turning 10. Time to strap a brick to her head.

Good health to you all.....

Friday, June 27, 2008

Exciting Chiropractic News

I thought I would post this for anyone who might be interested.

It's not often positive chiropractic news makes the mainstream media but this was on Good Morning America

It goes to show that if the nervous system is functioning properly the human body can remarkable things without drugs!!

Starting Acupuncture

I added acupuncture to my practice last fall. So far it has been encouraging, I have seen some very positive results with conditions not normally treated with chiropractic care. I have treated anxiety, menstrual cramps, insomnia, Cystitis (bladder inflammation) along with a variety of musculoskeletal pain.

On a side note, I pray that the type of care myself and other "alternative" health care providers provide isn't destroyed by a hastily passed socialized medicine program. Go McCain, Barrack's ideas for this country scares me.

I'm trying this blogging thing again..

It has been along time since I posted anything so I will try to commit to it this time.

More later

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Rant on my profession!!

Something has really been bothering me lately about the chiropractic profession. I believe that the "practice management" companies are what is wrong with our profession. There are so many doctors out there so worried about the all mighty dollar that they sign up with these people to increase profits. What these companies do is teach these doctors all the right things to say to a patient to get them to spend a bunch of money in their office on care they probably don't need. They over treat, over bill and use scare tactics to get the patient to conform. I wish the leaders of our profession like the ACA, ICA, FCER, the colleges and the state boards would investigate these companies and their tactics.

What a practice management company should do is help the doctor be a better clinician, diagnostician, adjuster etc. Basically help the doctor be a better doctor. Keep them from over utilizing, help doctors with proper documentation and case management.

This is what will change the profession for the better. Help us to be looked at as equals with the medical community and unlock doors for our two professions to work together for the good of the patient.

I doubt anyone will read this but if you do I would love to know what you think.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

An "AAWWW" Moment

I had an "aaawww" moment with my 3 year old son tonight. He had gotten in trouble earlier in the night and was sent to his room. Later, I was laying in bed watching TV and he came in and said "Daddy, can I lay wif you?". So he climbs up in bed and puts his head on my chest and proceeds to fall fast asleep. So I'm laying there with my head all jacked to one side so I can still the TV but I can't bring myself to move him. I mean, the last time my son fell asleep on my chest was probably before he could walk. So I just stayed there getting a kink in my neck enjoying every second of it.

The good news is I can go to work tomorrow and have the other doctor in my office adjust my neck and it'll be fine.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

A little about what I do...

Ok, so most people when they hear the word "chiropractor" all they think is "crackin' bones". What we do is much more than that.

Simply put, we help the body help itself. By aligning a persons spine a patient's nervous system and spinal joints function better, allowing your entire body to function better. It is VERY safe and painless. I have treated my own son when he was just 1 hour old all the way to a 91 year old osteoporotic woman.

I know this probably sounds preachy but I get frustrated about the current state of our health care. I think chiropractic care is the most underutilized and unappreciated form of health care in the country. The bottom line is chirpractic care works without side effects and without the risks of living on prescriptions (I'll save the drug talk for another post). Try it you'll see.
Everyday at work I see hard working people come in with high deductibles and high copays. Some people have come in with copays so high that my office visit fee is less than their copay. Someone in congress or in the white house needs to step in a put a stop to this. After George Bush's poor excuse for a Medicare prescription program I know we will have to wait at least 2 more years before something will be done. It will be a very tough hurdle with big pharma and the insurance industry's deep pockets but something must be done before noone can afford insurance.
Until next time...