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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Ep 26: Australian Chiropractor Dr. John Reggars on the Crossroads of Science Vs. Subluxation

American chiropractors are frequently directed to countries in Europe and Scandinavia for examples of science based, well integrated chiropractic. Many people assume Australia's 3700 chiropractors must be practicing in a similar situation. What is chiropractic like down under?

Dr. John Reggars is a chiropractor in Australia who is mad as hell about the current state of affairs. The profession is at yet another crossroads with a history of making the wrong decision and he wants people to stand up and declare their intolerance for the fundamentalist anti-science. His article titled "Chiropractic at the Crossroads - or are we just going around in circles?" is sure to ruffle some feathers both down under and around the globe.

In this episode of On The Other Hand, Dr. Reggars speaks with Dr. Brett Kinsler about what has him as mad as hell and why he won't take it anymore!

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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 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 11: Dr. Shawn Thistle on the love/hate relationship chiropractors have with research

Dr. Shawn Thistle is a chiropractor with a unique relationship with research.  Though he is in clinical practice and uses the literature to guide his patient care, he also owns Research Review Service where he and his team scour the massive body of scientific literature to pick out and pass along the best and most relevant bits to field doctors.  In this episode, Dr. Thistle spoke with Dr. Brett Kinsler about the relationship chiropractors have with the research, where the most recent wins have been in the literature and what the current situation looks like for research funding and progress.

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