November 2012
November 2012

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.The pursuit of good health through natural means is nothing new.  This expertise has become a sub-specialty in healing only recently.   Economic and social levers have catapulted the delivery of healthcare to be almost exclusively engineered through hospitals, which...Read More >>
Homeopathy: A Perfect Partner for Chiropractors Who Work with AthletesHomeopathy: A Perfect Partner for Chiropractors Who Work with AthletesLauri Grossman, D.C.Supported by new research studies, homeopathy is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after therapies for sports injuries. Athletes who are looking for reliable treatments without unwanted side effects are requesting homeopathic care, and chiropractors are often the best professionals...Read More >>

Apple Invades ChiropracticApple Invades ChiropracticTAC StaffIt seems commonplace when we hear of yet another scenario where Apple has disrupted the status quo, redefined expectations, or created an entirely new industry. And chiropractic is no exception. From consumer-focused to EHR-integrated applications, Apple has indeed arrived.    While...Read More >>
Ignoring Patient Supplements Because of the Hassle?Ignoring Patient Supplements Because of the Hassle?Steven J. Kraus, D.C., DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICCTechnology now makes it easy to prescribe supplements for better patient care and to create a successful new revenue stream Many DCs avoid offering nutritional supplements because it can seem like a time-consuming effort for little reward.   But the fact...Read More >>
Great Technique Plus Great Nutrition Program Leads to Outstanding Results: Interview with Peter Heffernan, D.C.Great Technique Plus Great Nutrition Program Leads to Outstanding Results:...TAC StaffDr. Peter Heffernan has been in practice 37 years in the same location in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He built a 100-patient-per-day practice within one year of graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in September of 1975. By the end of his...Read More >>
Could It Be B12? A Question All Healthcare Providers Need to Ask Themselves: Interview with Sally PacholokCould It Be B12? A Question All Healthcare Providers Need...Dr. William H. KochCould it be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnosis by Sally Pacholok and Jeffrey J. Stuart is one of the most important books I have read in a long time.  It is one that should be read by every doctor...Read More >>


The Natural Approach to Treatment of High Cholesterol ProfilesThe Natural Approach to Treatment of High Cholesterol ProfilesRobert G. Silverman DC, DACBN, MS, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, DCBCN, HKCIt is in the news on a near-daily basis. Research studies address various aspects of it. Many people ask what their doctor can do about it.“It” is cholesterol.The evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that elevated cholesterol levels greatly increase the risk of...Read More >>
Resolving Vitamin B12 Deficiency Using Oral SupplementationResolving Vitamin B12 Deficiency Using Oral SupplementationLeonid Ber, MDNew research validates high dose methylcobalamin lozenge regimen Vitamin B12 (often referred to as cobalamin) is an essential nutrient that can only be  obtained from diet or supplements. Its main function in the body is to assist in the synthesis...Read More >>
Have You Considered Using Nutrition to Help Patients With Neuropathy?Have You Considered Using Nutrition to Help Patients With Neuropathy?Todd Singleton, D.C.About seven years ago, I switched from an insurance-based practice treating solely musculoskeletal conditions to an all-cash practice treating some musculoskeletal conditions as well as a lot of additional conditions like obesity, diabetes, fibromyalgia and candida. During my first 20...Read More >>
Special Feature
Chiropractors Fighting Drug AbuseChiropractors Fighting Drug AbuseCurtis Turchin, D.C., M.A.One of our jobs, as doctors of chiropractic, is to fight the wildly excessive use of prescription and recreational drugs.  Do you realize that The National Institute on Drug Abuse has found that one in nine youths abused drugs in...Read More >>
Evidence-Based Care vs. Subluxation Care: Are they Mutually Inclusive or Exclusive?Evidence-Based Care vs. Subluxation Care: Are they Mutually Inclusive or...Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.As published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "The most common definition of EBP [evidenced-based practice] is taken from Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer in evidence-based practice. EBP is 'the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current...Read More >>
The Nightmare on Pill Street!The Nightmare on Pill Street!Galen O. BallardOn September 8, 1965, Dorothy Dandridge, the first black American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, was found dead. The cause was an accidental overdose of Tofranil, an anti-depressant.    Moving ahead to February 11, 2012, Whitney...Read More >>


Yellow Pages
Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to FraudChiropractor Pleads Guilty to FraudTAC Staff: Yellow Pages LAFAYETTE, LA-A Lafayette chiropractor has pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud charges for billing an insurance company for more than $170,000 in treatments that were not done. The Advocate reports ( Michael Keith Johnsey, of Acadiana Doctors of...Read More >>
Phony D.C. Just Wanted to WorkPhony D.C. Just Wanted to WorkTAC Staff: Yellow Pages PHILADELPHIA, PA-A Summerdale who posed as a chiropractor and a physical therapist and treated patients as part of an elaborate health-care fraud scheme was sentenced to six years in federal prison. Tahib Smith Ali, 35, is to surrender to the...Read More >>
Ohio D.C. Pleads Guilty to Medicare FraudOhio D.C. Pleads Guilty to Medicare FraudTAC Staff: Yellow Pages AKRON,OH — A Medina chiropractor has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare and insurance companies of more than $1.8 million. Dr. John N. Heary, 38, was accused of submitting fraudulent bills to Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medical Mutual...Read More >>
Other Articles
In Memoriam: Kirk Lee, D.C. (1957-2012)In Memoriam: Kirk Lee, D.C. (1957-2012)TAC Staff"Make a positive impact on each person you interact with daily." That is a difficult task, but it is one that the late Kirk Lee, DC, accomplished with grace and poise. Dr. Lee will be remembered for more than just...Read More >>
How to Document the Effectiveness of Medicare DME-Approved Lumbar BracesHow to Document the Effectiveness of Medicare DME-Approved Lumbar BracesJames C. Antos, D.C., DABCOAs a chiropractor I use lumbar braces on my patients a great deal. I experience wonderful success in my therapeutic results as well as very strong financial re-imbursement, especially from Medicare. I believe that every chiropractor should be a certified...Read More >>
Logan College President George Goodman to Retire in 2013Logan College President George Goodman to Retire in 2013TAC StaffDr. Goodman’s leadership resulted in significant accomplishments (ST. LOUIS) – Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George Goodman, D.C. announced today that he will retire as President by March 31, 2013. Dr. Goodman has led Logan for two decades and is...Read More >>


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