What Do You Promise to Patients?

Did You Ever Make a Promise to a Patient?   This is an area that far too many clinicians regardless of the specialty get into trouble with. It is so important to understand that the only real promise to patients you or I can and should make to patients is that we will do our…

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The disturbing fact…

“The disturbing fact… …is that the vast majority of people, including educated and otherwise sophisticated people, find the idea of change so threatening that they attempt to deny its existence. Even many people who understand intellectually that change is accelerating, have not internalized that knowledge, do not take this critical social fact into account in…

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High Performance Tools and Toys

  High Performance Tools and Toys   Some time ago, I wrote “Core Strength and Balance”, after the first ski trip of the year. I also told you about my new high-performance tools and toys (my new skis).  These are the most powerful skis I’ve ever owned. I’ve probably skied stronger and faster than any time…

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Lessons Learned?

With fuel prices dropping like a stone, and a huge difference in gasoline pricing just 10 miles apart in these northeast towns, I can’t help but wonder, have we learned anything about the current trends and events that have a huge impact upon our lives? I certainly hope so, but only time will tell. Here’s…

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Step by Step Implementation Guide

One of the biggest issues in private practice done right, is developing a step-by-step plan of implementation, what to do, and exactly when. I am often asked by doctors, “Can you please tell me what to do next?” The reality is, this is formulaic, and with a little effort, you too can develop an implementation…

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Why Not You?

Recently, especially as the private healthcare environment harshens, I have been asking myself much more often about the real differences between those who are wildly successful, and those who struggle, year after year in practice. This really hit me hard after I relistened to my own most recent webinar on developing perfect practice for prospective…

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My Behavior Affects My Neuropathy Dr. Jones?

My Behavior Affects My Neuropathy Dr Jones?” “Wow. You mean how I act around my family, and even my health care professionals has an impact on my peace of mind, my health and maybe even my neuropathy treatment?” “Mrs. Smith In a word, yes…” This may be a very difficult discussion for some of us…

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What’s Most Important To Seriously Ill Patients?

If your patients suffer from neuropathy, one of the most important things for them to realize is that “no cure” is never the same as “no help!”  It’s an unfortunate truth: so far, peripheral neuropathy (sometimes we’ve seen it referred to incorrectly as ‘neurophy’) has no actual cure, and most nerve damage is permanent.  That’s…

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Motor Neuropathy- A Different Game Plan

If you read the NeuropathyDR® blog frequently, you know that we tend to focus on bringing you the latest research and methods as they apply to treating neuropathy pain.  As you are aware, though, with peripheral neuropathy, pain is only one component.  This week, we’re going to talk about how neuropathy can affect a patient’s…

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Can You Really Help Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

One of the more rare acute types of peripheral neuropathy you will encounter in patients will be Guillain-Barre syndrome, also sometimes called Landry’s paralysis or Guillain-Barre-Stohl syndrome.  This autoimmune disorder causes the immune system to deteriorate the nervous system, which in turn causes the muscles to weaken very fast.  Due to its autoimmune nature, Guillain-Barre…

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Another Niche: Become an expert in Entrapment Neuropathy Care!

Entrapment Neuropathy:  More Than Just Carpal Tunnel! Last week we discussed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), one of the most common forms of neuropathy affecting a single nerve (mononeuropathy).  What many of your patients might not know is that carpal tunnel syndrome is only one of the entrapment neuropathies common in the upper limbs.  The other…

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Autonomic Neuropathy: More Dangerous than You Think

Autonomic Neuropathy: More Dangerous than You Think If you read our articles often, you know that we usually talk about peripheral neuropathy in terms of the pain and inconvenience it can cause for your patients.  We usually write about quality of life, but it’s also important to know about a much more serious element that…

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Helping Your Diabetic Neuropathy Patients

If you have patients who are living with diabetes, chances are you are no stranger to making diagnoses of neuropathy.  While some patients (even those who do have nerve damage) might experience no symptoms at all, about 60 to 70 percent of diabetics experience pain, soreness, loss of sensation, tingling in the extremities, and even…

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Maximum Patient Benefit and Recovery-CCTxs

Some of the keys to CCTxs success lie squarely in getting the patient to accept responsibility for all the components needed to foster maximum results. Commonly observed side benefits may include enhanced family support, approval and greater involvement of other health care providers and especially reduced use of pain and psychotropic drugs.

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Marketing the Specialty Practice in 2013

You know the issues… Your chiropractic, physical therapy or medical practice offers a myriad of special services… •       For women to combat the effects of osteoporosis and/or hormonal issues •       Sports rehabilitation services for the athlete •       Recuperative and NeuropathyDR® Treatments for seriously ill patients   Any of these specialties should be bringing in the…

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Designing Treatments for Lupus Patients

  As physicians, we’re accustomed to a certain amount of variety in treating different patients with the same illness. After all, we’re treating individuals. But when you take on lupus patients, you’re taking the concept of variety in symptoms and outcomes to a whole new level. Granted, there are specific symptoms to the various types…

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Treating Patients with Hypoglycemia and Autonomic Neuropathy

If you’re treating patients with diabetes, chances are very good that you’ve also got patients with hypoglycemia. Many patients with diabetes are so accustomed to their symptoms that they don’t pay attention to the subtle changes that can present with hypoglycemia.  Often, they won’t have the very dramatic symptoms like loss of consciousness or diabetic…

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