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Has a medical doctor or chiropractor ever referred a patient to you
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Thank you for this sight. Shir
from MD's not chiro's.
there are benefits of working with MD's.
The quality of patient care is quite high.
The financial benefits are very rewarding.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
I am sending you this to assist me in finding an acupuncture in Malta-EUROPE
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.
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.
Yes, frequent referrals, including, not limited to: chiropractic,
osteopathic, orthopedic, internal medicine, obstetrics, gastroenterology,
psychiatry, family medicine, addictionology, psychology, oncology.
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
I have referred many patients to a Chiropractor or M.D. None
have ever referred patients to me.