Educating the Broader Healthcare Community About Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatments
The central message of this presentation is that the individual chiropractor can be effective in communicating the benefits of chiropractic care. This can be done at the level of promoting one’s own practice to the local healthcare community, or at the level of promoting the profession as a whole to healthcare decision makers. The type of engagement and the persons involved is entirely variable. It might range from having lunch with a local family practitioner, to meeting with a larger clinical group or hospital, to presenting to a local employer, or to testifying to a state legislative committee.
Learning Objectives: The doctor of chiropractic will be able to identify and use the tools necessary to engage with other members and decision makers within the healthcare community in a manner that will promote the visibility, credibility and value of the profession to the overall healthcare system.
Please note: This is a recording of a 2021 Engage conference session. Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic should not reuse this credit for licensure renewal if earned during the conference.
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Vice President of Clinical Services and Professional Affairs, American Specialty Health
Thomas LaBrot, DC, has taken a leadership role in policy development, standards of care, and medical-legal consulting. Dr. LaBrot is a Certified Health Insurance Executive (through AHIP ELP-MD Fellowship Program) and he holds diplomat status with the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Management Physicians (ABQUARP). He has more than 25 years of experience as a treating chiropractor. He is currently vice president of clinical services and professional affairs for American Specialty Health (ASH), the nation’s largest complementary healthcare company. His responsibilities include utilization management, quality management, credentialing, and policy development as well as managing relationships between ASH and state and national professional societies and associations.
Director of Health Services Research, American Specialty Health
Craig Nelson, DC, graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1978 and was in private practice for 10 years. In 1988, Dr. Nelson joined the faculty of the Center for Clinical studies at Northwestern College. During his tenure there, he was an investigator in four randomized clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of spinal manipulation. Dr. Nelson has extensive experience reviewing and evaluating the scientific literature for the purpose of clinical guideline development for both academic and business interests. He has been published in a wide range of scientific journals and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics. In 2001, Dr. Nelson completed an NIH fellowship in Health Services Research at the University of Minnesota. He is currently director of health services research at American Specialty Health.
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