October 2011
October 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.What an interesting environment that chiropractors enjoy today, professionally. You'll read from Dr. David Singer's interview on page 42 that it hasn't always been this way. Today, there are practices out there that are fighting for every dollar...Read More >>

Interviews
President of David Singer Enterprises: Interview with Dr. David SingerPresident of David Singer Enterprises: Interview with Dr. David SingerTAC StaffDr. Singer received his undergraduate degree from Rutger’s University, his M.S. degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and his Doctorate from the New York College of Chiropractic. Graduating with honors as the salutatorian of his class, he was...Read More >>
Practice Management
What Do Insurance Companies Really Want From Me?What Do Insurance Companies Really Want From Me?Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-PDo you ever sit at your desk, look around at the stacks of requests, letters, and charts and ask yourself, “What do insurance companies really want from me, anyway?”  The volume of new regulations and rules are raining down at...Read More >>
Case Study
Upper Leg Pain in a Soccer PlayerUpper Leg Pain in a Soccer PlayerJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms The patient is a 15-year-old female soccer player, who reports frequent pain for the past several months in her left hip and posterior thigh region.  The pain is most noticeable the day following a highly physical...Read More >>

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Other Articles
In Memoriam: Dr. Donald D. HarrisonIn Memoriam: Dr. Donald D. HarrisonTAC StaffDonald D. Harrison, DC, PhD, MSE, (also known as Deed by his family and early life friends) passed away 2 months ago on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011. He was 65 years old residing in Wyoming with his loving wife Dr....Read More >>
Stay on Purpose: A Report from the Life West Wave ConferenceStay on Purpose: A Report from the Life West Wave...Arlan W. Fuhr, D.C.Over the summer, I attended and spoke at Life West’s investiture of Dr. Brian Kelly, the college’s new president. When Dr. Gerry Clum, the retiring president of Life West, prepared to hand the reins to Dr. Kelly, he gave him...Read More >>
Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way Can Cost You!Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way Can Cost You!Ray Foxworth, D.C.Yes, I know. Sounds strange doesn’t it? Strange as it sounds, it is far too familiar to those of us who work with doctors on a daily basis to help improve their documentation, billing, coding and collections. We see examples...Read More >>
Multidisciplinary Practices Require Keen Compliance TacticsMultidisciplinary Practices Require Keen Compliance TacticsMark Sanna, DC, ACRB Level II, FICCMany healthcare providers have begun to recognize the potential benefits — in patient care and in practice growth — that can be obtained when MDs, DOs, DCs and PTs work together. By working together all participants add valuable expertise to...Read More >>
Technology
Local SEO Basics for ChiropractorsLocal SEO Basics for ChiropractorsAndrew ShotlandIf your practice does not show up in search engines for relevant queries, you are invisible and another chiropractor will gain a new patient. If you want your business to rank higher in Google, you need to get smart about...Read More >>
Documentation
The Power of  Software AutomationThe Power of Software AutomationDr. Michael Failla, D.C.Paperwork.  Administration.  Billing.  Employees.  Supplies.  Collection.  Equipment.  SOAP notes.  Insurance claims.  Legal issues.  These are the realities of a chiropractic practice, and we haven't even discussed the adjustment.  Did we all, prior to becoming chiropractors, tell our friends and colleagues...Read More >>
The Pressure of TechnologyThe Pressure of TechnologyClaude CoteDon't you think life is going too fast?  Do you feel you need more free time for yourself?  Do you have some financial pressure? Do you feel the pressure of evolution?   If you have answered “Yes” to any one...Read More >>
Nutrition
Calcium Supplementation Without a Proper Balance of Magnesium Can Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Osteoporosis and Kidney StonesCalcium Supplementation Without a Proper Balance of Magnesium Can Increase...Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Medical Journal recently published a large analysis based on the results of 5 clinical trials conducted in the U.S., Great Britain and New Zealand that involved more than 8,000 people. The...Read More >>
Genetics, Diet, and Ankylosing SpondylitisGenetics, Diet, and Ankylosing SpondylitisLaurie Endicott Thomas, MA, ELSSome health problems are purely genetic. Others have nothing to do with genetics but are purely the result of environmental influences, such as diet, infection, or trauma. Then, there are many conditions in which some genetic predisposition interacts with the...Read More >>

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Yellow Pages
Atlanta Chiropractor Held for FondlingAtlanta Chiropractor Held for FondlingTAC Staff: Yellow PagesAtlanta, GA: A Sandy Springs chiropractor was behind bars after being accused of fondling a male customer during a massage session. The 28-year-old customer said his chiropractor offered a free massage session after an initial visit to his office. The...Read More >>
Yellow Pages
Chiropractor gets year in jail for killing 78-year-oldChiropractor gets year in jail for killing 78-year-oldTAC Staff: Yellow PagesSTAMFORD, CT -- More than 2 1/2 years after killing a 78-year-old resident with a punch in a downtown parking lot, a Florida chiropractor received the maximum one-year jail sentence Friday for criminally negligent homicide.     Judge Gary White, who...Read More >>
Perspective
Chiropractic Growth vs. Attrition: Current Trends and a History LessonChiropractic Growth vs. Attrition: Current Trends and a History LessonMark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.Foreman and Stahl wrote in Chiropractic and Osteopathy in 2010 that, due to a myriad of reasons, the 10 year attrition rate of chiropractic in California rose from 10% for graduates licensed in 1970 to 20-25% for those licensed between...Read More >>
News
Urge Your Representative and Senators in Washington to Support Legislation Designed to Expand Chiropractic!Urge Your Representative and Senators in Washington to Support Legislation...TAC StaffEarlier this year, four separate pieces of legislation were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and one in the U.S. Senate that would expand patient access to the services provided by doctors of chiropractic in several federal health care...Read More >>

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