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Poll Results for the following Question:

Has a medical doctor or chiropractor ever referred a patient to you for treatment?

Results:

Yes
73.0%
No
27.0%

Total Respondents: 233

Comments:

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lakeviewpines@aol.com
Yes Thank you for this sight. Shir

Anonymous
Yes from MD's not chiro's.

Anonymous
Yes there are benefits of working with MD's.
The quality of patient care is quite high.
The financial benefits are very rewarding.


pweissler@gbronline.com
Yes YES
I have developed a repoire with a local chiropracter and she refers me a new patient at least once every 2wks and sometimes more often. I am also a RN and have talked to several MD's at the hsopital where I work. There is on ENT who sees me as a patient and also refers me patients. I find if you send an information sheet and followup with a phone call you can open the door for referrrals.

Anonymous
Yes Yes, a chiropractor has in the past but seldom. I did benefit from being in an office situation with other practitioners(DC's and massage therapists) and so I met people in the waiting room and talked with them. No MD to date has referred anyone to me. I have a new office and my landlord is an MD, internist. He says that he is for what we do but then mistakenly refers to me as a DC, which I then inform him that I am not. I have reminded him that DC's only need a 100 or so hours here and that I have a Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. I have found that the biggest problems for our profession are of public education and professional confusion. The public knows not what we can do for them. The second concern here is one of people thinking that we are of another profession. We need more help in getting the word out about the educational training differences for other professionals.

Anonymous
No My experience may be biased but it seems to me some doctors are more concerned about dollars than their patients' wellbeing. They would rather do a weekend course and offer their own unqualified efforts than see their patient go to an acupuncturist. However, I know this is not always the case.

sgmc8@yahoo.com
Yes yes.
I treated a MD in Glendale, California, for her magraine and cervicalgia once a week. She is very satisfied with the result and she said that acupuncture and Tui Na have given her best pain relief. She just keeping referral patients to me every week. I also got referral from other MDs. Be sure send thank you letters to the doctor who referral patient to you and have the patient report the treatment result to their family doctors.

e_wein@hotmail.com
Yes Before I opened my practice in a small town in PA, I visited many of the MD's and DO's in the area. I spoke to service organizations (with MD members) and generally made my presence known to local nurses. Since I have been treating patients here, about a third of my new patients come from MD's or nurses in their offices. Once the nurses come in for treatment, they refer.

mmdobson@att.net
Yes Not only have I had MANY referrals from doctors and chiropractors, I treat one doctor and several chiropractors and their families and patients. As long as they don't perceive you as competing with them for patients, they needn't feel threatened.

MM Dobson
Palos Verdes Estates, CA

lazarakou@aias.gr
No Dear Sirs,

I am sending you this to assist me in finding an acupuncture in Malta-EUROPE

Best regards
Lazarakou Chrysopigi

chusauli@aol.com
Yes Yes, all the time. I also get a lot of cases for Worker's Comp referred by MD's, Chiropractors, DO's and other licensed professionals.

evanross@sbcglobal.net
Yes I practice at Cedars-Sinai medical center, where the majority of my patients are referred by their physician. I also refer to MD's on a regular basis myself.

AcupunctureC5E@cox.net
Yes Yes, frequent referrals, including, not limited to: chiropractic, osteopathic, orthopedic, internal medicine, obstetrics, gastroenterology, psychiatry, family medicine, addictionology, psychology, oncology.

iwannabeanegyptian@yahoo.com
No i live in decatur, illinois, which is in central illinois. we do not have much in the way of holistic medicine around here. if you go up near chicago I am sure there is more stuff around there. however, I am very interested in this kind of stuff and have been for years. feel free to send me some stuff, thanks, ethan

bananalewis@hotmail.com
No I have referred many patients to a Chiropractor or M.D. None have ever referred patients to me.

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