Is Medical Integration the Future of Chiropractic?

The healthcare landscape is on the verge of major change in the next ten years, industry leaders are predicting. Future medical practitioners will make diagnoses based on wider, more comprehensive analyses with broader treatment options that address function as opposed to symptoms. Practices of the future will increasingly draw other, sometimes peripheral healthcare models into the mainstream fold, allowing doctors to direct treatment that encompasses what many traditional medical doctors today may view as unorthodox.

Chiropractors, functional medicine practitioners and others will work in unison with medical doctors to provide patients with targeted health plans that take into view the entire picture of the body’s innate ability to heal itself using highly focused treatment options to aid recovery.As medical integration continues to catch fire with chiropractors, medical doctors and others who are choosing to fuse or expand their practices, the industry will experience a renaissance in treatment that will revolutionize how the American public views healthcare and lead to greater, more robust patient outcomes.

Unhappy Doctor

As chiropractors continue to tap into medical integration’s benefits, the growing discontent among many in conventional medicine will pave the way for a more unified front against America’s crippled healthcare system.

Surveys show rising levels of dissatisfaction among U.S. doctors who find the tangle of paperwork and the layers of rules and regulations a major sore spot.
An online questionnaire by Medscape/WebMD of 24,000 doctors from 24 specialties found only 54 percent of doctors saying they would choose medicine again as a career, a significant drop from previous years. Only 41 percent said they would choose to enter the same specialty again. About 25 percent said they would enter the same practice setting again, a substantial drop from previous years, according to Forbes.

The trend toward medical integration will create a more cohesive, patient-friendly environment that places healthcare at the beginning of the treatment cycle as opposed to the symptoms-based approach that relies heavily on the temporary, catch-all fixes of pharmaceuticals and the dangerous use of opioids for pain relief.

AMI Guides Doctors

At Advanced Medical Integration, we guide chiropractors through the process using the latest, the soundest and the most thorough medical integration strategies developed over more than 30 years and implemented at over a hundred very successful practices nationwide. Our clients have invested their practices in a very bright and prosperous future and, at the same time, rescued themselves from a flawed healthcare system riddled with inefficiencies and tied together with red tape.

Chiropractors are discovering AMI’s philosophically sound, principled and effective transition to fully integrated medical practices a boon to their businesses, enabling them to provide patients with a wider scope of treatment options and setting the stage for vigorous expansion of their practices. Medical doctors as well are beginning to embrace the medical integration concept, stemming from their latent discontent with a traditional healthcare protocol that prescribes drugs to mask symptoms but which fails at addressing the core cause of ailments and diseases.

While chiropractors and medical doctors tend to view healthcare challenges from opposing perspectives, discussion of medical integration bridges that gap and brings a greater understanding and appreciation of alternative, unconventional or non-standard treatment approaches.

Killing the Pain Killers

In fact, nearly two thirds of doctors are receptive to traditionally unconventional approaches to orthopedic approaches to arthritic care and postural problems that forgo the use of pain-killer narcotics as the default treatment.

The largest percentages of typical human ailments are revealing of a healthcare industry teetering at the precipice of an institutional crisis of confusion: knee pain, shoulder pain, back pain. Chiropractors direct their treatments to allowing the human body to heal itself by relieving blocked blood and circulation flow lines and remedying structural maladies.While in the past doctors have wrongly questioned the merits of chiropractic and functional medicine, they are recognizing the science behind a very powerful treatment that doesn’t involve opioids, which recently has developed a sinister reputation.

In the wake of anticipated declines in matriculation at medical schools and doctors leaving the profession, the barriers to collaboration are beginning to come down. Within the medical establishment, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants are being given greater latitude and liberty in managing patient care. Since nurse practitioners are under the authority of a different governing body than physicians, they tend to embrace physical solutions more vigorously than their peers.

Doctors are under the sway of the American Medical Association, an organization that has historically viewed any alternative treatment outside traditional medicine through very skeptical lenses. With the ascent of the nursing profession, the tide is moving swiftly toward medical integration where all the healthcare voices participate in the discussion. Learn more about how Advanced Medical Integration can help steer you to more prosperous horizons where the utmost in patient care becomes your highest priority.