Screening Patients, Part 1: Readiness & Obstinance

Dear patients of the world, this post series is probably going to sound pretty judgmental.

I assure you, it’s not.  Falling into any one (or more) of the categories I’m about to talk about is not going to get you catalogued, reported, thrown out of an office, or barred from receiving care.

It’s just that some of the people out there present certain challenges to various types of doctors that these doctors need to be aware of, because doctors are human, too, and not knowing about these personality/history types of people can lead to serious physician burnout.

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Maximized Living, Round 2 (part 3 of 3)

Day 3 in the Maximized Living world is a group presentation, followed by an individual meeting with the doc.  They review the x-rays with the couple, again going so far as to link a change in curves, joints, or angles, with scary words like long-term disease process.  So a reversed curve is causing disease?  Do they say which disease?  If it’s something structural, they may have a point.  If they’re insinuating anything else, however, that’s too far a stretch.

Now, there’s no written formula here for exactly how many visits each patient should be prescribed, nor how much it should cost, other than the regular new patient package (consult, exam, and x-rays).

So, final words to the wise:

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Maximized Living, Round 2 (part 2 of 3)

Day 2 consists of the x-ray findings and first adjustment.  Of course, the doc has reviewed the x-rays and mentions that s/he is concerned.  The patient, of course, has vertebral subluxation, which is one of the “worst kinds” of problems.

Really?

“Worst kinds”?

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