Socialized Medicine & BJ Palmer
There is so much talk about “Socialized Medicine” that we all think this is a new idea. Make sure you read ALL of BJ’s response which I’ve attached on the subject as you will see he was light years ahead of everyone else. Here is a snippet from BJ’s Fight to Climb:
Question 161. How will passage of the proposed socialized medicine bill before Congress affect Chiropractors?
Answer 161. Doctors and patients will become machines to be ground out like sausage links. Individual initiative will not exist. People will line up like people going to a movie, waiting to buy a chance at getting a series of forms to be filled in. D.C. will spend time signing forms galore….No matter how many corners everybody is compelled to twist around, patient pays, and pays, and pays, and in long run pays more under government supervision than he would if he paid direct.
I thank Dr. Kevin Leach of San Marino and Dr. Joey Miles for researching and forwarding this info to me.
Bogus Chiropractic Medicare Fraud
In case you think “more government is good government” have you heard of RAC? RAC stands for “Recovery Audit Contractors.” These are contractors hired by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to audit and recover dollars to put back into the Medicare Trust Fund. They have a huge incentive as they are paid on contingency (what they recover) on a percentage basis.California, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Arizona were the states chosen to pilot the RAC program – resulting in over $900 million in overpayments being returned to Medicare over the course of three years, as well as $38 million in underpayments. Under the demonstration program, the RACS were able to recover 95% of the claims they audited. (The whole concept of Medicare fraud in chiropractic is so bogus. These patients have to go somewhere to deal with their health issues. Should it be inexpensive chiropractic which can get you well and KEEP you well OR should it be costly (check out the prices of pills, surgery,…) medical care which is currently bankrupting the system?)
Swine Flu Hoax
Wanna see a brief 60 Minutes expose on the Swine Flu. They review the hoax that took place in the early 70’s and the very nasty neurological sequellae resulting in paralyzed muscles and costing the government (that’s us!) billions not only for the drugs but to pay the bills for those who were injured. Watch http://wideeyecinema.com/?p=3352 Now if you don’t think this Swine Flu issue is important, read this: Arkansas State Health Department: Mandatory Vaccines Are Constitutional A member of the public who was concerned about a mandatory mass vaccination program in light of the swine flu pandemic called the Arkansas State Health Department for advice only to be told that mandatory vaccines were constitutional and could be enforced at gunpoint by the government if necessary.Legal council tells concerned caller that American citizens must accept enforced shot in event of mass swine flu vaccination program. During the phone conversation, the legal council discusses the potential of a future mandatory swine flu vaccination program and states, “That’s constitutional, there’s no doubt about it….mandatory vaccinations are legal under the Supreme Court….absolutely.”
The caller responds, “I’m an American and I have a legal right to make my own decision whether or not someone sticks a needle in me,” to which the legal council responds, “That’s not true….no.”
Upper Cervical Associate(s) Wanted
Dr. Nancy Gronewold took our Blair classes many times at Palmer. (She kept falling asleep when I spoke so it took a few sessions for it to sink in!) Anyway she is looking for an associate or two for her 2,300 sq. ft. UC office in Iowa City. You can contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Iowa Medical School has a great reputation and this could be an opportunity to educate the uneducated! Nancy did a spinal screening last week and one of the participants is a urologist at the University and the not-so-timid Dr. Gronewold said “We WILL be having lunch!!!”
Blair Advanced Seminar
Speaking of very confident and centered UC docs, Dr. Susan Hooper, PhD, D.C. will be hosting a Blair Advanced seminar in her Marietta, GA office July 25,26. You can register by contacting Dr. Hooper at email@example.com On the same subject, I would really like to implore all docs and students to sign up for the Palmer Blair seminar series which will be starting August 1-2. You only have one week to sign up as the cut-off date is July 13…no extension. You will not only get an excellent overview of the Blair technique but also learn to mark regular Blair views and digital Blairs. You do not have to be a Palmer student to attend! The Palmer Blair series is scheduled for Aug. 1,2 for the Primary, Sept. 5,6 for Intermediate, and Oct. 9,10 for the Advanced. You can contact Mindy or Bridgett at 563-884-5647 to register. Dr. Todd Hubbard is giving a Blair Advanced seminar at Dr. Mike Thompson’s Fort Worth, TX office the weekend of July 18,19 (with 16 CE credits!), so we expect him to be wearing a Stetson and teaching torque by showing rope tricks by the time the Palmer series starts!!!
How Do You Tell Your Patients, “Holding is Healing?”
Billy Doherty, the creative genius at UCHCA, was asking doctors how they present the idea that holding is healing. In other words, what do you tell a patient when they DON’T need an adjustment. You probably heard at the BJ clinic some of the patients would cry when they found out they were out of alignment, feeling the let the doctor down and the healing stopped. (My patients, of course, cry for a different reason!) Anyway, the always wild and crazy Dr. Eddie Weller responded in a very succinct manner and I hope you check out www.lumivid.com/dreddie to learn a very efficient way of answering a very complex question!!!
Caught Red-Handed – Not EEVEN Remorseful
The crime rate in Pleasanton has skyrocketed and, as you will see from my security camera pic (at the top of this article), we caught some nefarious culprit trying to egg my office….all because I don’t have a knee chest table in my adjusting room!!!
Upper Cervical Associates Mourned
Just a little practice tip for you young docs out there. Those of you who are old fashioned and don’t have digital x-rays (like me) have to process the x-rays. When Dr. Cox (my associate) mentioned to me this morning that my wife had just scrubbed the dark room floor down with ammonia, he asked “When I first stared with you, you told me that the ammonia mixes with the developing chemicals and produces cyanide gas, similar to what they use in the gas chamber. Should I be worried?” Being the caring guy that I am, I mentioned. “No don’t worry, if you keel over, Dr. Hollowell will cover for you!!!”
Before you start feeling sorry for my associates, I did teach them how to perform the Ely test a special way in which the patient’s wallet gently slides out of their back pocket undetected, so don’t say I didn’t teach them anything!!!
Upper Cervical Testimonials
Dr. Drew Hall has been keeping me informed regarding all the great UC recoveries they are seeing in his LA office. Here is the latest:30 year old male diagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome, 12-14 hours of sleep a night which is unrestored, wakes up in am feeling like crap and never feels rested. He is pale & has a pasty appearance. He can’t work or do daily activities, so you can imagine his self esteem and feelings of being productive are at an all time low! He has been to five chiros and really didn’t notice any improvements. He has seem many MD’s (More Drugs, More Deaths!) Acupuncture, nutrition therapy, etc etc etc were ineffective.
Adjusted ASR (right transverse contact) atlas and he came back four days later with HOPE. First morning woke up feeling restored for the first time in three years! Even thought I warned him that most new patients are absolutely exhausted following their first correction, his energy over the first four days has been better than in the past three years. His mom is now in the book and his family, who owns a bakery, is spreading the wonders UC care to the San Pedro community.
And YET THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OUR PROFESSION whose minds are so small they want to relegate us to pain specialists!!! As I have always said, “If you are too damn incompetent in getting the sick well through an ATLAS correction,… get better or go do something else! DO NOT TRY TO CHANGE something that works when applied properly , honestly, and with the right INTENTION! (I just wish this mild mannered UC doc would learn to express his feelings!!!)
Thought I’d update you on a case that started with us a month ago. You may recall I’d mentioned that a young widow brought in her three year old. The posterior arch is rammed against the occiput. This child cried one straight year! Presently he has optic nerve hypoplasia (he is legally blind and cannot see anything beyond five feet), epilepsy (100 eye blinks/hour and fist clenching and leg extensions with each seizure), cannot talk, cannot walk due to extreme balance problems. He is continually fussy and must be entertained with noisy stuffed animals or he cries and has tantrums. His atlas has been adjusted twice in a month. Last Friday his mom announced that he can now see above the horizon with clarity. He is happy and not crying continually, but still is easily provoked. He sleeps better. He can now take a step but once he realizes that he no longer is being supported by an object, fear sets in and he falls. (He is literally taking baby steps…at age three!)
If any of you can conjure up some excellent quotes, epigrams, or verses to go on the wall at Dr. Ian Bulow’s UCHCA office in Pittsburgh, why not contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org I did tell him about BJ’s book As A Man Thinketh which is filled with quotes and he appreciated that advice. He didn’t appreciate my favorite quote which is on a tombstone and it states SEE I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK!!!
BTW, I gave the wrong date for the start of the Life West Blair series that Dr. Hari Khalsa and I will be teaching. It will start next Wed., July 15th at 5:00 on campus. Sure glad we installed those electric stim units in the classroom seats..only way I can keep those students awake!!!