This blog is not dead.

Please be rest assured: I haven’t abandoned this blog.  I’ve merely been sorting through various facets of professional and personal life.

On the personal side, I run several (very) different blogs.

On the professional side, I’ve been taking post-doctoral training from about three different sources and studying for about as many (big, expensive) exams.

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Why Genova Diagnostics is now on my s**t list

Once upon a time, there were two major functional/specialty diagnostic laboratories.  They each offered some unique test profiles, but there was also a lot of overlap between the two.  The overlap, however, was not perfect duplication – for example, both labs claimed to offer amino acids testing, but one analyzed urinary output, while the other took a direct blood measurement.

The most pivotal test offered between the two labs is the comprehensive stool analysis.  Both labs offered a similar panel, but their methods differed greatly.  One utilized the DNA-based PCR method, which is highly superior, while the other utilized the standard culture method, which misses a lot.

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Does Groupon have a place in chiropractic?

I should’ve written about this long before now, but the need to write this post reached a pinnacle a few days ago.

I learned from a colleague that the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) recently considered adding an exception to its anti-fee-splitting rule to allow DCs to enter into promotional arrangements arrangements such as Groupon and LivingSocial that normally split the cost, to the tune of roughly 50%.

Apparently, they’re receptive to the idea of chiropractic doctors using Groupon and are willing to write such an exception into the laws and codes that govern Oregon chiropractors.

Oh my.

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Dr. Brandon Credeur’s Response to Denver’s Channel 7 Witch-Hunt

There are always two sides to every story.  Sometimes the events go down exactly as the prosecution describes; other times there is an inaccurate, sensationalist, and almost deliberately misleading account of twisted facts and comments taken out of context.

In case you couldn’t tell already, what happened to Dr. Credeur definitely falls into the latter.  He was nothing but honest in his interviews (which he was in no way required to respond to) and he cooperated fully.  And in fact, his office wrote an intelligent, professional, factual letter in response to the story.  Here it is…

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What Dr. Credeur Did Wrong

There is a Part 2 to the story.

I would be remiss if I didn’t present it.

To bring you up to speed, I pretty much tore apart the news story from right around two weeks ago in which some dissatisfied patients and some ignorant news investigators ganged up on a chiropractic doctor in Denver for practicing Functional Medicine.

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Patient says she was “duped” by chiropractic doctor’s ads

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/27697281/detail.html

According to the above story, a woman has gone to the media (I couldn’t tell whether she is suing the DC or not) to complain that she was scammed by the DC.  I’ve summarized the facts of the story:

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