Tag: healthcare providers

Physician or technician, do you know the difference?

Physician or technician, do you know the difference? Like it or not, when it comes to healthcare, we are all consumers. Lately, the experience of visiting a doctor has become as rewarding as scoring an airline seat that has enough room and is priced at a level we are happy with. In healthcare, it seems we are all in coach these days. Want to visit your primary who now works for the large corporate system, be prepared to wait two months even if what you have seems like it needs immediate attention.  Need immediate attention, go to urgent care often Read More »

A recent study shows that the first provider you visit for acute lower back pain influences utilization and cost.

A recent study shows that the first provider you visit for acute lower back pain influences utilization and cost. Keeping things simple by choosing the right provider first has a marked influence on your experiences, the treatment effectiveness, and the cost of care. With regard to acute lower back pain, a new study in the Journal of Physical Therapy was published in June 2023 with a number of PhD researchers as well as a colleague of mine, Mike Schneider DC, Ph.D. The study recognized that the cost of treating low back pain episodes continues to rise and it has been Read More »