Academy of Chiropractic’s
MD Relationship Program
#11 – Clinical Information, Diagnosis and MRI
From: William J Owens Jr DC DAAMLP
This is a current patient that has carotid calicifcations present on the lateral cervical radiograph. #1 this is important to identify and refer for Doppler Ultrasound Study to ensure there is no turbulance in blood flow. If there is, that is a contraindication to high velocity manuvers. #2 this is ONE of the MOST IMPORTANT WAYS to build clinical rapport with primary care physicians. In this case, I CALLED the PCP, discussed what I found and told her that I am witholding care until he is diagnosed. NOW that PCP really trusts me from a clinical perspective. Do not miss these clinical issues, they matter from a patient safety and marketing perspective. Be a DOCTOR not a TECH.