January 2013
January 2013

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.Welcome to a new year, and the January, 2013 issue of The American Chiropractor Magazine.  On the cover you'll see the hospital that recently acquired the practice of Dr. Gary Tarola, who now enjoys staff privileges at that very hospital....Read More >>

Interviews
Changing Times: Interview with Gary Tarola, DC, DABCOChanging Times: Interview with Gary Tarola, DC, DABCOTAC StaffDr. Tarola earned a BA degree from Marshall University, 1973 and was a Suma Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1976. He began private practice in Fogelsville, Lehigh Valley, Pa. in 1976. He obtained Diplomate status in Chiropractic...Read More >>
Alternative Therapies
Whole Body Vibration: An Alternative Treatment for Chronic Low-Back PainWhole Body Vibration: An Alternative Treatment for Chronic Low-Back PainPerry Cammisa, DC“Structural problems require a structural solution”: This statement makes perfect sense for musculoskeletal conditions. If you break your arm, a structural problem, it is resolved by a structural solution: Reset the bone and cast it. It would seem almost...Read More >>
Perspective
The Driving Force of Function: A Tonal Chiropractic ProposalThe Driving Force of Function: A Tonal Chiropractic ProposalFred Clary, DC, DIBCNFor years chiropractors have stated collectively that structure equals function. The structure of the spinal column gives the chiropractor a standard by which to establish clinical guidelines for therapy. This presumes that there is a structural component to the spine...Read More >>

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Other Articles
CMS Releases Meaningful Use Stage 2 RequirementsCMS Releases Meaningful Use Stage 2 RequirementsSteven J. Kraus, DC, DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICCWhat it Means if you’re already using EHR software…and What It Means if you’re Planning to start This Year CMS recently released its final rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Health Information...Read More >>
Insurance Company Retrospective Audit Tactics: Be prepared or give your money backInsurance Company Retrospective Audit Tactics: Be prepared or give your...Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.If you accept insurance, you are a target of the insurance carriers on many levels. First, you cannot be "Pollyannaish" and think that because you are a "healer" or help people on so many levels you are deserving of the...Read More >>
New Insurance Paradigm? Aegis Insurance Solutions, Inc.New Insurance Paradigm? Aegis Insurance Solutions, Inc.Michele AustinA funny thing happened at the office …   One Florida afternoon I was doing my utmost to provide excellent service for the client sitting across from me.  I'd chided her for months, every time we met, about her ongoing reliance on...Read More >>
Innovations
NeuropathyNeuropathyLeo A. KirknerNeuropathy, a condition where the nerves running from the brain or spinal column become damaged, is a very troublesome problem for clinicians and patients alike. Patients view the condition as incurable and the only treatment as a lifetime of cascading...Read More >>
Nutrition
Diet and Supplements for AthletesDiet and Supplements for AthletesDavid R. Seaman, DC, MS, DABCNThe general goal with diet and supplements for athletes should be to promote an anti-inflammatory state so body better responds to the wear and tear generated by heavy exercise 1-3. With this in mind, diet and supplement recommendations can be...Read More >>
Patient Education
How I Turned My X-Ray Room into a Profit Center With My iPhoneHow I Turned My X-Ray Room into a Profit Center...Adrian Raphael, DCOne might read the headline of this article and wonder if I somehow developed a miraculous iPhone App that allowed me to take digital x-ray pictures right from my phone. While that technology clearly doesn’t exist, I’ve done the next...Read More >>

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Yellow Pages
D.C. Caught Creating False Impairment Ratings With Forged Radiologist ReportD.C. Caught Creating False Impairment Ratings With Forged Radiologist ReportTAC Staff: Yellow PagesLOS ANGELES, CA -- Los Angeles County Superior Court is awarding Allstate Insurance Company more than $7 million in a qui tam action filed by the insurer on its behalf and on behalf of the People of the State of...Read More >>
Chiropractor Indicted in Alleged Insurance Fraud SchemeChiropractor Indicted in Alleged Insurance Fraud SchemeTAC Staff: Yellow PagesHOUSTON, TX—Bryan chiropractor Chase Lindsey, 44, and four other residents are named in a 31-count indictment unsealed Tuesday that charges conspiracy and mail fraud in an alleged scheme to defraud auto insurance companies of more than $3 million, U.S. Attorney...Read More >>
Chiropractor to Prison for FraudChiropractor to Prison for FraudTAC Staff: Yellow Pages ALGONQUIN, IL– A chiropractor who partly owned six clinics, including one in Algonquin, has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for health care fraud.   Bradley Mattson, 51, of Lake Forest pleaded guilty in September, admitting to a 10-year...Read More >>
Research
Laser Neurology: Groundbreaking ResearchLaser Neurology: Groundbreaking ResearchCurtis Turchin,M.A., DCChiropractors and the Nervous System Chiropractors have always been interested in how subluxation affects the nervous system. DD and BJ Palmer commonly lectured about the wonders of chiropractic and how it could heal the injured nerves. Recently, chiropractors have been seen...Read More >>
News
Parker University Announces the Appointment of a New PresidentParker University Announces the Appointment of a New PresidentTAC StaffDALLAS, December 11, 2012 – The Board of Trustees of Parker University and Parker Seminars is pleased to announce the appointment of their new president, Brian J. McAulay, DC, PhD.  This appointment comes after an intensive three month search conducted...Read More >>
March 6-10: ACAs 2013 Legislative Conference to Focus on the Big Picture for ChiropracticMarch 6-10: ACA's 2013 Legislative Conference to Focus on the...Melissa LeeEducational Symposium offers more than 40 hours of Educational Programing during NCLC In March, after new and returning members of the 113th Congress settle into their offices on Capitol Hill, chiropractic physicians and students from around the country will come...Read More >>

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