August 2013
August 2013

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.One of our cover features this month is an insightful account, written by Dr. David Dolberg, of a full day, following Dr. Bill Morgan, as he works at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  What an inspiring story of...Read More >>

Special Feature
How to Best Position Your Practice for ObamacareHow to Best Position Your Practice for ObamacarePaul S. Inselman, DCJanuary 1, 2014 is the official date that the Healthcare Portability Act (Obamacare) goes into effect. How you start to position your practice today literally can make or break your practice going forward. While nobody knows with 100% certainty whether...Read More >>
My Day with Dr. Bill Morgan…and a Grateful NationMy Day with Dr. Bill Morgan…and a Grateful NationDavid B. Dolberg, DCI recently had an opportunity to visit the Chiropractic Department at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). As a component of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, it was inspiring to see chiropractic integrated with multiple specialties. I was...Read More >>
Sugary Drinks Linked to More Than 180,000 Deaths WorldwideSugary Drinks Linked to More Than 180,000 Deaths WorldwideJoseph Mercola, DOI’ve warned people about the dangers of soda for more than 16 years, and the list of reasons to avoid the beverage just keeps getting longer. Americans in particular get most of their daily calories from sugar, primarily in the...Read More >>

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Marketing Your PracticeMarketing Your PracticeKevin Wong, DCWhen it comes to marketing your practice, it may feel overwhelming when you try to plan where to start or how to change your office’s current strategy because there are so many options to choose from in the practice management...Read More >>
Interviews
Some Perspective on Soft Tissue: Interview with Warren Hammer, DCSome Perspective on Soft Tissue: Interview with Warren Hammer, DCTAC StaffDr. Warren Hammer has been in practice for 50 years. He graduated from Brooklyn College (BA) in 1955, Lincoln Chiropractic (DC) in 1960; Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 1975; instructor in spinal biomechanics, NYCC; University of Bridgeport (Human...Read More >>
Practice Management
How to Avoid Associate LockdownHow to Avoid Associate LockdownBart Anderson, DCIt’s no secret that only a small percentage of new grads opt for the challenge of chasing their dream and building a practice right out of school. In fact, as the leader for a company specializing in practice start-ups, I...Read More >>
Other Articles
Posture and Pain in ChildrenPosture and Pain in ChildrenMark R. Payne, DCIt’s probably fair to say that most chiropractors treat children in their practices to one degree or another. A 2012 survey of European chiropractors reported that children under age 18 comprised slightly over 8% of the patient mix among more...Read More >>
IME and Peer Review Tactics to Reach a Desired ConclusionIME and Peer Review Tactics to Reach a Desired ConclusionMark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.A 42-year-old male presented to the doctor’s office six weeks ago with severe low back pain radiating into his left leg after a motor vehicle accident in which his stopped car was rear-ended by a truck traveling at a high...Read More >>
The Importance of Bone Health, Structure and FunctionThe Importance of Bone Health, Structure and Function Scott Heun, DC, CCSPIn 2000, an estimated 9 million new osteoporotic fractures occurred. Of these fractures, 1.4 million were vertebral and 1.6 million involved the hip. At least one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will...Read More >>

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Kathy's Monthly Chronicles
Your Business Associates and Your HIPAA ResponsibilitiesYour Business Associates and Your HIPAA ResponsibilitiesKathy Mills Chang, MCS-P Recent changes (again) have beefed up what healthcare providers must do to protect patients’ information in the office, and have many providers scratching their heads and worrying about one more compliance issue. While HIPAA Privacy addresses the protection and...Read More >>
Yellow Pages
$750k for Lack of Documentation?$750k for Lack of Documentation?TAC Staff: Yellow PagesA Patient's Personal Tragedy Becomes a Practice Tragedy Mr. Smith, 50 years old, presented as a new patient in January 2009. He checked “no” to all questions on the health history form but complained of headache and nausea. Dr. Jones...Read More >>
Technology
Doctor Confidence: Now a Software Feature?Doctor Confidence: Now a Software Feature?Steven J. Kraus, DC, DIBCN, FASA, FICCChiropractic works. Chiropractic is powerful. Chiropractic is fun and rewarding. On a good day, many chiropractors would say all of that, but would they say the same thing about their chiropractic software?   Can chiropractic software be powerful, rewarding, fun, and,...Read More >>
Patient Education
Time to Technologize Your Marketing?Time to Technologize Your Marketing?David Marcarian, MA and Nancy Miggins, DCGenerating new patients is a constant preoccupation for chiropractors. Unlike mainstream medical cohorts who enjoy a steady stream of sick and injured clientele, chiropractors must expend a tremendous amount of energy and resources to secure and maintain a viable patient...Read More >>

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