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Thomas Ventimiglia, DC

Thomas Ventimiglia, DCDr. Ventimiglia's lectures focus on doctor-patient communication and its impact on the patient's clinical outcome. The presentations build upon the practitioner's foundational communication knowledge and skills (e.g., health data collection and information dissemination) to advanced communication techniques that improve their empathic listening, promote collaborative decision making, and encourage the use of guiding communication style. 

In addition, the lectures discuss the importance of the provider's awareness and sensitivity to the unique determinants of the health of a culturally diverse patient population and the communication skills needed to address them.

The overarching objective is to provide the doctor with the skills needed to promote patient empowerment that leads to improved health behavior choices. This lecture includes didactic and workshop methods with the use of external as appropriate.

A graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and Fellow of the American College of Chiropractors, Dr. Ventimiglia served as dean of NYCC Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education. In addition, he has served as the chairperson of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, subcommittee on Postgraduate Education.

Dr. Ventimiglia coauthored "The Wellness Consultation: A Communication Model for Improved Patient Outcomes." That was presented at the NYCC Research Symposium in 2018. He was the principle investigator/conference director for the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine R-13 Conference Grant on "Conference on Chiropractic and Allopathic Integration."

Although retired from a private practice after 40 years, he remains active in the profession as a member of the NCMIC Speakers Bureau., the American Public Health Association's Chiropractic Health Care section and the Federation of International Chiropractic Sports.

NCMIC Lecture Topics:

  • Longevity and the Wellness Lifestyle: The Inextricable Link
  •  Cultural Awareness, Competency and Critical Consciousness
  • Patient Communication: "Dear Doctor, Your Words Are Powerful"
  • Ethical Consideration During the Doctor - Patient Encounter
  • Patient Communication: Integrating Motivational Interviewing into the Chiropractic Practice
  • The Chiropractor's Role Addressing Social Injustice in Healthcare
  • Integrating A Wellness Consultation into Practice: Primum Non Nocere
  • Patient Communication, Cultural Consciousness and Social Justice in Healthcare Go Hand in Hand
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