Ep 32: Students at UNM discuss their pre-professional medical networking group

A group of students at the University of New Mexico has formed a special interest group that encourages networking among pre-professional health care students. The thinking is that forming networks and relationships now will help them to better treat their future patients.

The Integrative Medical Education Exchange has a board of directors consisting of a medical student, a pre-chiropractic student, two pharmacy students and a recently graduated chiropractor. The membership spans all types of health care professions. Dr. Brett Kinsler spoke with several of them on this episode of On The Other Hand.

UNM Integrative Medical Education Exchange Facebook Page

Rebecca VanVleck, Co-Vice President Pharmacy student rvanvleck@salud.unm.edu

Catherine D. Pino, Co-Vice President Pre-Chiropractic student cdpino105@gmail.com

Monique Dodd, Secretary Pharmacy student mrdodd@salud.unm.edu

Michael Pridham, DC, Treasurer Chiropractor, recent graduate from Logan michael@drpridham.com www.drpridham.com www.facebook.com/EquilibriumChiropracticAlbuquerque

David Lang, MTPT, LM Faculty adviser dlang@unmmg.org

Center for Life http://unmmg.org/cfl/

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Ep 27: Lifesaving Chiropractors - DC’s Who Have Saved a Life

When we are measuring the impact chiropractors have by their presence in the health care system, and not just in spine care, but our presence overall, there may be something missing. Many chiropractors have had a dramatic effect on the public's health by being properly trained in diagnosis and emergency procedures. By being a portal of contact for a patient who is discovered to have a life threatening condition, the chiropractor may be integral in starting the chain of survival much sooner than the natural history. Or, the chiropractor may actually perform an emergency procedure that leads to an immediate change in a patient's ability to survive.

When the lawmakers and stakeholders sit down to carve up the medical allocation pie, there are some large pieces that get allocated to hospitals and emergency care, some large pieces that go to prescription drugs, some smaller pieces that go to specialties like obstetrics. By the time they get around to even thinking about chiropractic care, the pie is pretty well carved up. The justification for this frequently is, well, chiropractic is a nice thing to have. But it's like massage - not a necessity -- more of a nicety.

This episode's stories illustrate that lives have depended on a chiropractor's quick actions. Some of the doctors who told their stories are listed below:

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Ep 25: Dr. David Seaman, Chiropractor and Nutritionist on Chronic Inflammation, Diet and Nutrition

Is inflammation a good thing or a bad thing? Sometimes, the fact that the body gets inflamed is beneficial - swelling caused by acute inflammation following an injury can help promote healing and fight local infection. It's an appropriate immune response. But another kind of inflammation, a chronic sort, can occur throughout the body, and over long periods of time may actually increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Chronic inflammation is kind of a glitch in the system -- a feedback loop gone awry. How do you test for the presence of this chronic inflammation and, if it is present, what should we do about it? In this podcast episode of On The Other Hand, we hear from Dr. David Seaman, chiropractor, professor at National University of Health Sciences in St Petersburg Fl. and the producer of the website Deflame.com. He's an expert in the connection between nutrition and chronic inflammation.

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Ep 18: David Chapman-Smith on the World Federation of Chiropractic and Advocating for the Profession

David Chapman-Smith is widely recognized as the world's leading non-chiropractor advocate for the profession. Through his position as secretary general of the World Federation of Chiropractic, an organization he helped form and develop into the world class entity it is today, to his Chiropractic Report, Mr. Chapman-Smith's impact on the profession has been profound.

In this episode, he discusses his entry into advocating for chiropractic when he was the attorney for the New Zealand Chiropractic Association in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into chiropractic an eighteen month government commissioned study investigating the profession of chiropractic in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Europe. Chapman-Smith speaks openly about the formation of the World Federation of Chiropractic and its relationship with the World Health Organization and also on his publication The Chiropractic Report.

Interview conducted by Rochester, NY chiropractor Brett L. Kinsler, DC

This podcast episode was sponsored by Audible and our listeners can get a free audiobook and a trial of Audible.

Note: This file was originally loaded with improper audio. If your version in iTunes is strange, delete it from iTunes and redownloaded it.  Thanks!  BLK 2/9/2011

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Ep 17: Randy Ferrance, DC MD, bridging the gap between chiropractic and medicine

Dr. Randy Ferrance is a medical physician who was a practicing chiropractor when he entered medical school. Raised in an evangelical chiropractic family, he wasn't vaccinated as a child. He speaks on bridging the gap from chiropractic to medicine, on his experiences making the transition from chiropractic to medicine and on how chiropractors can best develop working relationships with medical doctors.

Does Dr. Ferrance experience prejudice for being a chiropractor/medical doctor? Yes...but it's not from whom you'd think.

Interview conducted with Dr. Brett L. Kinsler.

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Ep 16: Edzard Ernst, CAM Critic, on Chiropractic and Bias

Professor Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCP holds the Laing Chair in Complementary Medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and is the Editor-in-Chief of two medical journals. He has also been seen as a major public opponent of chiropractic and alternative medicine.  He has devoted most of his career to publishing articles that are critical of complementary and alternative medicine....an unbelievable number of papers.  Like 1500 or so.  He’s been especially critical of chiropractic and, in the opinion of many researchers, has glossed over important research and exaggerated results.  To me, what’s most interesting about Ernst is that he claims objectivity and lack of agenda.  This podcast asks some tough questions of Prof. Ernst.

Transcript of this interview (courtesy of Blue_Wode)

Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care. Cassidy, J David DC, PhD, DrMedSc et al.

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh

Another book by Ernst: The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

The Self-Importance of Being Ernst by Stephen Perle

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Interview conducted by Dr. Brett L. Kinsler

Note: this audio file was changed on January 26, 2011. The original recording included several minutes of my own commentary that I later decided to remove. I urge you to make your own decision about this interview and leave your comments below  -- BLK

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Episode 10: Richard Vincent, DC on sixty years of ethical practice and the future of chiropractic

Dr. Richard Vincent has enjoyed many years of involvement in the chiropractic profession and is a rich resource of information. He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Examination and Registration, President of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and President of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is currently the President of Integrated Health Care Practice Resources (IHCPR).

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Episode 8: Ellie Phillips DDS (part 2) removal of mercury fillings, fluoride, root canals and more

Ellie Phillips, DDS returns to talk about root canals, Weston Price, fluoride, mercury fillings, better looking babies through breast feeding and safer alternatives to tooth whitening.

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Episode 7: Ellie Phillips, DDS (Part 1) Changing the Face of Dentistry - a no drill, no cavity model

Dr. Ellie Phillps discusses her book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, and her vision of the new paradigm of dentistry.  She promotes prevention in some unconventional ways and is also at the forefront of the oral systemic movement in dentistry, a model which directly links oral health with systemic disease and prevention.

Interview conducted by Rochester, NY chiropractor Dr. Brett L. Kinsler.

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Episode 6: Dr. Tim Mirtz on Athletic Trainer and PT Perceptions of Chiropractors

Timothy Mirtz, DC PhD is an Assistant Professor of Adapted Physical Education and Health at the University of South Dakota. He’s been published in numerous peer reviewed journals and chiropractic periodicals writing articles that often examine controversial topics and nearly always spark important discussions. In this episode, he speaks with Dr. Brett Kinsler about the perceptions athletic trainers and physical therapists have about chiropractors.

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