Episode 12: Jordan Hospital’s Dr. Ian Paskowski, Medical Back Pain Director on Quality Spine Care

Ian Paskowski, DC is the medical director of the medical spine care program at Jordan Hospital. He discusses delivering high quality spine care in a community based hospital and the future of this type of multi-disciplinary program. He stresses that the program's success hinges on patient centered care and in following the NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program guidelines as well as implementing best practices from the medical literature.  Practicing in an environment where medical specialties work together and chiropractors act in back pain triage has proven itself successful for Dr. Paskowski and his medical back pain program.

Interview with Dr. Paskowski conducted by Dr. Brett L. Kinsler.

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Episode 4: Dr. John Ventura on NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program

John Ventura, DC, is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and a clinical instructor in family medicine for the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is also an associate clinical professor at New York Chiropractic College.  Dr. Ventura serves as a chiropractic consultant to numerous insurance companies. He stopped by to discuss with Dr. Brett Kinsler the NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP). This program seeks to recognize medical physicians, surgeons and chiropractors who deliver superior care to millions of Americans who suffer from low back pain.

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Episode 3: Dr. Michael Schneider on Primary Spine Care

Michael Schneider, DC, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and the immediate past president of the West Hartford Group, a chiropractic think tank.  Dr. Schneider spoke with me over Skype about the role chiropractic should play in the 21st century.  His vision is of the chiropractor as a primary spine care  practitioner and the doctor of choice for musculoskeletal conditions.  He is as well published as he is well spoken in this discussion.

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