Ep 28: Dr. Paul Dougherty on Chiropractic in the APHA and the VA Outpatient Clinics

There are new opportunities opening up every day for integrated chiropractic professionals and with those opportunities, there are an increasing number of non-traditional chiropractors out there. And though many chiropractors may feel they are precluded from certain positions, Dr. Paul Dougherty has broken through many perceived boundaries. He is truly blazing new trails for the profession. He is a faculty member at New York Chiropractic College and also a clinical faculty member in Department of Orthopedics at University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty serves as a clinician and research scientist at the VA (Veterans Health Administration) Outpatient Clinic, and chair of the American Public Health Association Chiropractic Section. This episode was recorded live in our studio.

Dr. Dougherty talks about the pros and cons of practicing chiropractic in a salaried system, the model of the VA clinics for the civilian world, advantages of an integrated EHR and the clinical trials he's running including those involving clinical prediction rules, functional MRI and psychosocial factors of back pain.

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  • jeff hebert

    another great interview. its always great to hear what people like Paul are up to — thank you

    Jun 12, 2011 at 8:37 am
  • Catherine D. Pino

    This pod cast was absolutely wonderful! I have to agree that integration is key. For chiropractic to be successful it needs to focus more on the aspect of the patient. I have a strong feeling that things will be changing in the chiro world and I hope to be a part of it. Thank you for the great pod cast!

    Catherine D. Pino

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm