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Examiner Fall 2017

The Examiner includes real-life case studies, as well as articles, that let you learn from the expertise and experience of others. Print the pdf of the current issue to read the following and more:

Credibility Cuts Both Ways [Case Study]

Charles Kently, D.C., saw Jack Orson for headaches, unresolved neck pain and low back pain that had not resolved a few months following a motor vehicle accident. After receiving several chiropractic adjustments with some improvement in his low back, Mr. Orson went to the ER for the most intense neck pain he ever had, as well as numbness and weakness in his left arm and hand.    

Perceptions Matter: Risks at Educational Seminars

If you're like many D.C.s, you strive to inform others about the benefits of chiropractic care, and you may even hold seminars in your community to educate people about chiropractic and other health topics. Attorney Jennifer Boyd Herlihy has seen firsthand the risks when doctors fail to take certain steps.

Online CE Announcement

NCMIC is making it easier for you to participate in risk management education. You can get your continuing education (CE) credits while you save money on your malpractice insurance premiums. To earn CEs and get your 5% malpractice insurance discount, simply go to www.ncmic.com/ce, and select a program you’re interested in from several offered by chiropractic colleges and universities.

Should I Make House Calls?

Question: As a doctor who likes to “go the extra mile” for my patients, I'm considering starting a house call program. What are the benefits and risks of this practice model? Answer: Although house calls can be beneficial to both doctors and patients, there are several aspects doctors should consider before starting such a program.

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* Based on an NCMIC policyholder survey conducted by Ward Group, the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices research studies for insurance companies. For more information about Ward Group, visit www.wardinc.com.