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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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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