December 2011
December 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.Christmas time, what a great time of year! No matter what religion you may be, we all know that Santa must have some back issues, most likely caused from eating all those cookies, right?  If not, judging by the cover,...Read More >>
Practice Management
How to Control Your Appointment BookHow to Control Your Appointment BookTom Owen IIIOne subject that tends to get overlooked when it comes to the overall management of a chiropractic practice is simple appointment book control. A lot of doctors haven’t learned that there needs to be a certain rhyme and reason to...Read More >>

Interviews
The Scoop on Postural Adjusting: Interview with Burl R. Pettibon, DC, FABCS, FRCCM, PhD (Hon.)The Scoop on Postural Adjusting: Interview with Burl R. Pettibon,...TAC StaffAfter receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force Burl Pettibon attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, MO.  He graduated in 1956 and practiced in Tacoma Washington while developing clinics in other locations.  Dr. Pettibon was a department...Read More >>
Special Feature
Certified E.H.R. Software and $44,000.00 Stimulus Package, the Other Side of the MedalCertified E.H.R. Software and $44,000.00 Stimulus Package, the Other Side...TAC StaffPlatinum System chiropractic software is one of the innovative success stories in the chiropractic profession worldwide. Today, we are interviewing Mr. Claude Cote, owner and founder of Platinum System E.H.R. software.   TAC: Mr. Cote, for the benefit of our readers,...Read More >>
ACA and the Chiropractic Summit Invite the Profession to Join in on the LobbyingACA and the Chiropractic Summit Invite the Profession to Join...Melissa LeeACA’s Legislative Conference to Focus on the Importance of Cultural Authority, Staying Essential in Health Care ReformPicture it: Washington, D.C., 2012. While much debate next year will focus on the upcoming presidential election, health care reform will continue to...Read More >>

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Distance Learning
The University of Bridgeport and THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTOR: Bring Distance Learning to Your DoorstepThe University of Bridgeport and THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTOR: Bring Distance...TAC Staff In the hussle and bustle of running a practice, it can be hard to manage all of the continuing education credits that the states require.  With this in mind,  The American Chiropractor Magazine and the University of...Read More >>
Headaches and Neck PainHeadaches and Neck PainDr. James J. LehmanIntroduction The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that headache disorders generate a substantial disability burden and suggested health classification of headaches amongst major public health disorders.  WHO also points out that there is a specific lack of public and...Read More >>
Homeopathy
Asthma and HomeopathyAsthma and HomeopathyFrank J. King, Jr., ND, DC"In all times, the old school physicians...have sought to combat and, if possible, to suppress by medicines...a single symptom from among a number in diseases...by it, not only was nothing gained, but much harm was inflicted. A single one of...Read More >>
Case Study
Heel Pain in a Money AdvisorHeel Pain in a Money AdvisorJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms The patient is a 55-year-old male, who reports severe pain on the bottom of his left foot when he gets out of bed in the morning.  He also notices pain under his left heel whenever he...Read More >>
Research Review
Low Back Pain: Chiropractic Adjustments vs. Skeletal Muscle RelaxantsLow Back Pain: Chiropractic Adjustments vs. Skeletal Muscle RelaxantsMark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.Chiropractic had a better outcome in 24% of the patients, therefore saving public and private insurers and the American people $10,843,261,761 in skeletal muscle relaxant costs. Low back pain is one of the most common maladies among the general population...Read More >>
Evolutionary Aspects of Diet: The Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio and the BrainEvolutionary Aspects of Diet: The Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio and the BrainDan Murphy, D.C.Molecular Neurobiology January 29, 2011 [epub] Artemis P. Simopoulos This article has 116 references LA = linoleic acid (plant derived omega-6 fatty acid) ALA = alpha linolenic acid (plant derived omega-3 fatty acid)   Abstract   Several sources of information suggest that human...Read More >>

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Yellow Pages
Expansion of Medicare Advantage Business Is One of WellPoints Biggest EverExpansion of Medicare Advantage Business Is One of WellPoint's Biggest...TAC Staff: Yellow PagesINDIANAPOLIS, IN - WellPoint affiliated plans are adding Medicare Advantage (MA) products in 136 counties in 11 states this year, encompassing a population of more than 1 million people eligible for Medicare. MA plans incorporate Medicare Parts A (hospital) and...Read More >>
Houston Chiropractor Convicted of Health Care Fraud in State and Federal ProbeHouston Chiropractor Convicted of Health Care Fraud in State and...TAC Staff: Yellow PagesHOUSTON, TX - Justina Okehie aka Dr. Tina Collins, 55, of Richmond, Texas, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.   The conspiracy resulted in fraudulent physical therapy...Read More >>
Other Articles
The Safest & Quickest Way to Become Debt-FreeThe Safest & Quickest Way to Become Debt-FreeGarrett B. GundersonThe Counterintuitive Formula Your Financial Advisor Doesn’t Know Hint: It’s not about your loan interest rates. As a financial advocate to Chiropractors, I deal with this issue frequently with my clients. You want to get out of debt so you...Read More >>
Book Review
New Inspirational Christian Thriller Authored by ChiropractorNew Inspirational Christian Thriller Authored by ChiropractorTAC StaffUnbridled Grace, a recently released new title by Dallas chiropractor Michael Norman is making a dramatic entrance into the Christian book market.  Dr. Norman unabashedly tells of his riveting true story of an almost inconceivable nightmare endured by him...Read More >>

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