February 2011
February 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.The pregnant patient has so many new experiences that she is going through.  New pains, perhaps new fears of what she should ingest, and what things to avoid.  It’s no surprise, that many OB/GYN’s and midwives like to work with...Read More >>
Fairfield Chiropractor IndictedFairfield Chiropractor IndictedTAC Staff OHIO:  A Fairfield chiropractor has been indicted on charges of workers' compensation fraud and theft. Bruce Holaday, owner of Back and Spine Center on Mack Road, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury after an investigation by the Ohio...Read More >>
Pennsylvania Chiropractor Convicted of FraudPennsylvania Chiropractor Convicted of FraudTAC Staff PENNSYLVANIA:  Dr. Joseph J. Lerner, 50, of Chalfont, PA, was sentenced in early January to 36 months in prison for a $3 million scheme to defraud Independence Blue Cross, Aetna Health Management, Highmark Blue Shield and five other health insurance...Read More >>
6 Face Insurance Fraud Charges6 Face Insurance Fraud ChargesTAC Staff FLORIDA:  Six people were charged either with faking traffic accidents or filing claims for medical treatment that never took place. Five people in Miami-Dade and one in Naples were arrested recently with faking car accidents, recruiting people to stage wrecks...Read More >>
Other Articles
Forum: Ben Altadonna Shares His Side of the StoryForum: Ben Altadonna Shares His Side of the StoryTAC StaffRe: Vol 33, Issue 1 To the Editor: The American Chiropractor only told one side of the story in its January 2011 issue, when it republished misleading information from the Danville Express in its “Chiropractic Around the...Read More >>
Opening Applications, Finding Files, Altering ProgramsOpening Applications, Finding Files, Altering ProgramsTedd Koren, D.C. Allergy Adjustment? The session was over, the patient was all clear, subluxations all adjusted. But she had one more request, “Is there an adjustment for my allergy to cats?” I figure: why not? Patients know themselves better than...Read More >>
HopeHopeTom Owen IIIWe were greatly saddened to hear of a chiropractor that we knew who recently took his own life. Unfortunately it has not been an uncommon occurrence within the chiropractic profession. It obviously troubles us to hear these stories and makes...Read More >>
Personal Injury
Personal Injury Collections by State: 2010 Comparison of Collections vs. Cost of Living AnalysisPersonal Injury Collections by State: 2010 Comparison of Collections vs....Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.Why is a life in Tennessee, South Dakota and Texas worth more than a life in Hawaii and New York? There is really no reason other than the insurance companies and state politici ans that you have elected into office...Read More >>
The Backpack DilemmaThe Backpack DilemmaGeorge LeBeau, D.C.The controversy and dialog about the problem with backpacks has raged for decades. Many groups have done “studies” to determine the extent of continuing trauma to young people literally saddled with carrying numerous books in backpacks that can easily weigh...Read More >>

What are the Health Benefits of Supplementing with the Amino Acid L-arginine?What are the Health Benefits of Supplementing with the Amino...Robert Anderson M.D. and Perry Chinn, D.C.There has been a flurry of discussion, speculation and even hard to believe health claims surrounding the supplementing of the amino acid L-arginine. L-arginine is considered a conditionally-essential amino acid, meaning that it is not found in sufficient levels in...Read More >>
INTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty Increased Referrals by Solving Problem CasesINTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty Increased Referrals by Solving Problem...Howard F. Loomis, Jr., D.C., F.I.A.C.A.In presenting the concept of internal health—a chiropractic specialty—I have been advocating an examination approach that recognizes that muscle contraction accompanied inevitably with loss of range of motion can be caused not only by a structural problem but visceral function...Read More >>
Practice Operations
Seven Deadly Business TrapsSeven Deadly Business TrapsRichard Busch III, D.C.The following are traps that many doctors, as business owners, fall into and, if you can avoid them, you could make a lasting change in your business. Most doctors are very proud of being true to their philosophy of healthcare...Read More >>
How to Do More with LessHow to Do More with LessDr. Michael Failla, D.C.As Doctors  of Chiropractic, as well as business professionals managing a practice, we are bombarded with solicitations to better our practice, improve our equipment, update our technology, and incorporate the “next best thing.” The economic realities of today, however, demand...Read More >>
How to Evaluate the Real Cost of an Electronic Health Record System?How to Evaluate the Real Cost of an Electronic Health...Claude CoteIf you are shopping for an Electronic Health Record system, chances are you will follow this path: You will choose to call 4 or 5 companies you have heard the most from other fellow chiropractors, or you have seen in...Read More >>
Case Study
Strained Lower  Extremities Needed  a LiftStrained Lower Extremities Needed a LiftJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms A 44-year-old female reports occasional episodes of pain in her lower back, primarily on the left.  Her low back pain seems to be randomly intermittent, but is worse when she’s been on her feet for a...Read More >>
Don’t Let a Lifetime Be Defined by ScoliosisDon’t Let a Lifetime Be Defined by ScoliosisClayton Stitzel. D.C. and Joshua Woggon, D.C. Now that genetic pre-disposition testing for scoliosis progression risk is available, An Early Stage Intervention Program has also been developed to provide scoliosis patients a non-bracing, non-surgical treatment option that allows them to take immediate action in the prevention of...Read More >>
Oh, Baby, My Back HurtsOh, Baby, My Back HurtsDr. Joe VenturaAs if the prospect of morning sickness, constipation, rashes and changes in hormone and wardrobe weren’t daunting enough, 80% of pregnant women will develop back pain and almost 100% will develop poor posture. The pain can last up to three...Read More >>
Applied Kinesiology Demystified: Interview with Eugene Charles, D.C.Applied Kinesiology Demystified: Interview with Eugene Charles, D.C.Bill Koch, D.C.When it was suggested that I do an interview with Applied Kinesiology practitioner and instructor, Dr. Eugene Charles, I was hesitant to accept the assignment.  Of all the well known chiropractic techniques, Applied Kinesiology was the one in which I...Read More >>
Chiropractic for Pregnant Women: Interview with Karen Gardner Bagnell, D.C.Chiropractic for Pregnant Women: Interview with Karen Gardner Bagnell, D.C.TAC StaffFor more than eighteen years, Dr. Karen Gardner Bagnell has studied the mechanisms of breech and transverse presentations, pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Gardner Bagnell has guest lectured at The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Chestnut Hill Hospital in...Read More >>
Special Feature
Nutritional Considerations for a Healthy Pregnancy  Nutritional Considerations for a Healthy PregnancyDavid R. Seaman, D.C., M.S., D.A.B.C.N., D.A.C.B.N.Normal pregnancy is a controlled inflammatory state that is influenced by diet? Inflammation is central to reproductive success.1 Normal ovulation, menstruation, implantation, and parturition are all inflammatory processes. In contrast, conditions of pregnancy represent an exaggerated inflammatory response (systemic...Read More >>
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