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It is important that Doctors of Chiropractic understand abdominal aortic aneurysms as they can be life threatening conditions.
Adrian Anagnos, a 62-year-old owner of a Greek restaurant, initially presented to the office of Dennis Stephan, DC, with complaints of chronic neck pain he'd experienced for years. His symptoms had progressed to also include tingling in his right thumb and other radicular symptoms.
As you think ahead about busier times in your practice, it's important to have a plan to treat patients for sports-related injuries—even if you don't have a “sports chiropractic” practice.
QUESTION: I noticed an unusual growth on my patient's arm the other day as I was providing an adjustment. Should I have advised her about the potential health issue and referred her to another healthcare provider?
Although first-time patients usually aren't problematic, this article shares why they require special consideration.
Question: I plan to move my practice to a busy street next to a regional mall. I'd like to take advantage of the location and build my practice by encouraging walk-ins. I think it would be a great opportunity to reach people who have back or neck pain to try chiropractic care for the first time. What liability issues should I be aware of with accepting walk-ins?
Many D.C.s use the gym as a place to build a reputation and find patients. This seems ideal since people who frequent the gym are already tuned in to being physically fit, but this behavior can result in serious consequences.
The informed consent discussion gives a doctor the unique opportunity to build rapport and trust with patients. It is a thorough discussion that enables the doctor to educate the patient on the recommended treatment.
It's been my experience that making the following common documentation mistakes can put your practice at risk in the event of a malpractice allegation.
“Can you please examine my wife carefully and tell me what's wrong with her,” asked Max Small as I entered the exam room. Ruth Small was slumped forward on an examination table, uncharacteristically quiet and appearing to be in acute distress.
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