Since I started working as a Chiropractor, I have always recommended and embraced a team-based approach to patient healthcare. In other words, I believe that a multidisciplinary approach to a person's health is ideal and that different types of healthcare providers each offer their own benefits, which is often amplified when working together.
As a patient-focused Chiropractor, I accept that my treatments are not the "be all, end all" of healthcare and that some patients would be better cared for by another member of their healthcare team through co-management or referral. Professionals who I regularly work with include:
Everyday, I write letters to these health professionals to enhance interprofessional communication and offer better outcomes for my patients via a team-based approach. Healthcare works better as a cohesive collaborative unit, rather than a...