Ep 31: Building Chiropractic/Orthopedic Relationships with Dr. James Eubanks

James Eubanks DC, MS, CSCS practices in Charlotte, NC and is playing the role of non-surgical spine specialist in connection to ongoing training at OrthoCarolina, one of the five largest orthopedic groups in the US. As a patient-centered, evidence based spine care specialist, Dr. Eubanks is learning the dynamics of triage and acts as spine gatekeeper, a role that is not filled by any other professional in the group.  Dr. Eubanks provides us with a sort of Chiropractic/Orthopedic Relations 101 and informs other chiropractors what we can do to gain respect in an orthopedist's eyes and possibly forge a similar path.

  1. Jim Eubanks' bio on Clinic website
  2. Craig Brigham's bio (with a very good video with him) on OrthoCarolina Spine Center website
  3. Work Loss Data Institute (Official Disability Guidelines)
  4. Cochrane Collaboration website
  5. SPORT (Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial) led by James N. Weinstein DO, MS
  6. 45-year prospective study follow-up on natural history of spondylolisthesis
  7. Finnish Twin Spine Study and disc degeneration
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Ep 30: Chiropractic Cultural Authority, Identity and the Importance for Unity

It's not news that chiropractors worldwide recognize the need for greater respect from the public, other health care professionals and various policymakers. What many people say is the missing key to solve this perceived inequity is our lack of general public trust which would permit our self-governance. When the public fully trusts a profession, then truth is what that profession says it is. The professional group defines itself and, without any fanfare or undue prodding, the public accepts this truth. That is the trust that marks cultural authority. Chiropractors have understood that this is a barrier for many years and many chiropractors have set out to build our cultural authority. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Farrell, a chiropractor from the Buffalo, NY region on that subject.

Links for this show

Michael E. Farrell, II DC - practice website

Building Bridges to Cultural Authority by Arlan Fuhr, DC

How can chiropractic become a respected mainstream profession? The example of podiatry. Donald R Murphy et al

Book: Surviving in Health Care by Dieter F. Enzmann, MD Clearly written by a clinical doctor, this book first helps physicians understand the causes of changes in health care. Then, it explains how to devise a strategy in order to survive and prosper in today's environment. It covers the entire spectrum of medicine, and encourages solutions that meet physicians' individual circumstances. It focuses on useful tactics and specific actions, rather than quick fixes. Shows physicians how to formulate a strategy to survive and prosper. Includes discussion about cultural authority.

Chiropractic Summit

IHCPR

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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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