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Just Another Week in Specialty Practice

In private practice, we are likely to help many patients regain quality of life!

Last week, I told you about the wonderful patients I’ve had the opportunity to care for recently.

Doctors, Nurses, Physical TherapistsWell this week has turned out even more challenging.

First, there is the 77 YO with a history of colorectal cancer, radiation side effects, and unrelenting pelvic floor pain, with paroxysms that stop him dead in his tracks. 7 years like this. He could barely sit through the consultation.

Next, a 35 YO exposed to Chlorine/Bromine with brutal small fiber neuropathy, unable to work and emotionally at her wits end. Of course there’s the litigation and expert components, which are going to make this one very interesting.

Lastly, late in the office last night, a couple that drove almost 2 hours in from north of Boston seeking help for her very mysterious onset of an undiagnosed neurologic disorder, which I believe might actually be hereditary.

She’s only 34, with a 5-year-old child. Devastated.

And tonight we begin treating our 17 YO Lymphoma patient.

The wonderful part? We are likely to help all of these patients regain quality of life with our treatment protocols!

This is the reality of doing neuropathy specialty in private practice right. And this is just one week!

Thanks for doing all you do to help these patients!

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It’s Monday Morning—What’s Your Game Plan In Practice?

What likely separates any private practice owner from ultra success is a fully developed game plan!

Traditionally, a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking and speculation goes on surrounding fall sporting events. Why did some coach do this, what if this player did that, and so on.

doctor holding glassesMonday also is the day that pro athletes watch their video performances from the weekend. Literally, they fail their way to success. Yes, that’s right—they are not afraid to make mistakes and continuously learn by them. The more valuable and achieved the player, the more mistakes they make.

Often, you don’t see them, because only their wins are highlighted. The fact of the matter is that winners in any game or business are IN the game more. When you play more, not only do your failures increase, but your wins increase to a greater extent!

This is a numbers game, which great businesses and sports fully realize. The numbers get better with better quality game plans.

Watch the greats in any sport profession, and the rules are basically the same. If you think about championship teams, they’re always working on their game plans.

Any great game plan includes contingencies, training and coaching systems, marketing, fan-based activities, and rules for expansion!

Your private practice really is no different.

But what likely separates any private practice owner from ultra success is a fully developed game plan worked out with coaches who have experience in the game—the ability to work, and move gracefully on the sidelines.

This is one of the most important, often ignored, key tickets of success. And make no mistake it is a ticket, with a price.

In fact, my coaches have a lot more experience and make a lot more money than I do. For the time being, anyways. This is deliberate. It’s part of Living and Practicing by Design™.

You see, I don’t take advice from people who are less successful than I—I go straight to the top.

Napoleon Hill called this gaining “specialized knowledge”.

And it has always served me extraordinarily well as my private practice game plans become more and more elaborate.

How about YOU? Got “Specialized Knowledge”?

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Where are YOUR Patients Getting Their Health Information?

Understand that in private practice one of your biggest jobs is to be a resource.

Like it or not, the vast majority of patients who visit you in private practice expect you to be an authority. They expect you to be an expert on a vast array of topics regarding their health.

In this day and age, this is one of the reasons that patients are willing to pay out-of-pocket for Hands Typing on a Keyboardhealthcare advice and treatment.

This of course, is one of the reasons that some find private practice so difficult and challenging. It is not for the faint of heart because, in private practice, there is no “authority” or board of directors to hide behind. Indeed, for those in health care, like in other segments of society, the barrage of regulatory BS grows every day.

It makes no difference what your chosen profession is. You see, as the third-party system undergoes a literal implosion, society is sicker than ever, and demanding answers. (If you doubt me on this, look at the significant challenges to Obamacare raised by many states.)

But for those in private practice who position themselves properly, this is a grand opportunity. In reality, this is a very pioneering time to be in private practice!

No longer can any private practice owner ignore these facts. So what is the astute practice owner to do?

Well, for starters, understand that in private practice one of your biggest jobs is to be a resource.

More than that, you need to be the patient’s chief healthcare options educator.

The good news, it is not necessary to do this all by yourself.

There are significant resources that are available—including ours—which help you communicate to your patients on a regular basis about a wide variety of health care issues.

This is exactly why our web and social media presence has grown so much. In all our client offices, their patients subscribe to our published health-related materials every day.

This is having a tremendous impact as we now take many calls, emails, and notes every week from these patients.

This is, in fact, one of the biggest reasons that private practice owners employ our services.

Because trying to do this all by yourself can be a nightmare! We are here to help serve you when you are ready.

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The most important thing you, as a clinician, can do is ask questions…

Some of your patients may complain of pain and tingling when it comes to neuropathy, but it often takes far too long for a patient to admit they are having trouble doing simple tasks like walking.  It’s frustrating to find oneself not able to do things that used to be simple, and a lot of the time, patients resist being open about it until the ir lack of dexterity becomes obvious.

One of the most common symptoms of neuropathy, called motor neuropathy, causes signals not to be delivered properly to the muscles in the arms and legs, resulting in a clumsy gait, as well as a frustrating lack of overall dexterity.  Since your patient’s muscles aren’t being used the way they’re supposed to, they can fall out of use over time, causing the loss of strength many neuropathy sufferers complain about.  Even patients with a significant level of neuropathic pain complain most that the most difficult part about living with neuropathy is the frustration at not being able to do something as simple as walking!

The most important thing you, as a clinician, can do is ask questions. Since many patients are less than forthcoming when it comes to trouble walking or standing, you may have to be proactive.  Once muscle weakness is established as a symptom, we have to remember that there are really two causes to difficulty walking related to neuropathy:  nerves aren’t conducting properly, and muscles are weakening.  There are many approaches to the first problem, ranging from the pharmaceutical remedies you’re probably familiar with ( medicine tends to resort directly to drugs first).

End The Misery of Chronic Pain as a True Specialist

At NeuropathyDR®, we advocate limiting pharmaceutical solutions to very specific cases, as more modern methods tend to produce better, longer-lasting results.  Electric stimulation in several forms, for example, are methods that are still being studied (we conduct studies ourselves), which have been shown to achieve very good results in a large majority of patients.

The second cause, muscle weakness, can be addressed with a regimen of careful eating and exercise.  It’s true that traditional exercise can be difficult for a patient when it’s difficult for them to even walk or stand, but remember: the more muscles move, the less they will break down. Also, the better overall blood circulation, the slower deterioration of nerves will happen!  Develop an exercise routine with your patient that emphasizes low-impact exercise such as swimming, rowing, or cycling.  High-impact exercises are hard on nerves, and are generally more difficult for neuropathy patients.

If you have questions about developing a neuropathy-friendly practice, contact NeuropathyDR®!  We are more than happy to answer your questions.

Our patient, Richard, had been living with his muscle weakness for more than seven years when he came to NeuropathyDR®.  Richard presented with numbness and tingling in his feet, burning in his limbs, and overall weakness in his arms and legs.  Between the pain, stiffness, and weakness, Richard was having a frustrating amount of trouble walking and doing manual tasks.  We decided our priority was to get Richard back to using his limbs the right way, and we developed a five-week regimen for him that combined regular examinations, electro-stimulation, and a customized, low-impact exercise routine that targeted the under-used muscle areas.

Richard’s improvement was dramatic.  After every checkup and every electro-stimulation session, he reported that his symptoms had subsided.  His pain and tingling were less, especially immediately after treatment, and his overall response to the exercise program meant that he was able to complete manual tasks and exhibit a motion range dramatically better than when he started.

Richard was extremely pleased with his NeuropathyDR® experience.  In his post-treatment follow-up, he let us know that he was enjoying a range of motion greater than he had had in seven years!  Six weeks after the treatments were complete, Richard reported that he had continued to implement the method NeuropathyDR® developed for him, and his symptoms were continuing to improve.   Another NeuropathyDR® success!

Contact us if you have patients who have trouble walking, standing, or doing other everyday manual tasks.  Motor neuropathy is one of the biggest problems nerve damage can cause to a patient’s quality of life.  We are here as a resource to help you provide the best care possible.

To Learn More, Go To http://neuropathydrprofessionals.com

References:

http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu/antibody/motpn2.htm

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1174021-overview

http://www.aanem.org/Education/Patient-Resources/Disorders/Multifocal-Motor-Neuropathy.aspx

 

The Evolving Specialty Practice of Neuropathy Treatment

It’s hard to believe its already five years since NeuropathyDR® developed some of the most powerful protocols to help end the misery of chronic pain due to peripheral neuropathy and related disorders. Just as we predicted in 2009, those professionals claiming to be able to treat neuropathy have sprung up like weeds.

Some have done a fine job. Others have gotten themselves in hot water. Some have blatantly stolen our work.

And more still have discovered there is a true art and clinical science to really helping these suffering patients regain their quality of life, if not their once vibrant health and the value of being affiliated with only like-minded health care professionals.

Now Dr Michael Beck and myself predicted all of this. Mike remains the premier patient communicator for the chiropractic profession and was instrumental in launching NeuropathyDR®. Now, other medical writers from all disciplines have joined forces to tell the NeuropathyDR Story to the world.

So, here is a recap of where NeuropathyDR Professionals are today!

The book “Beating Neuropathy-Taking Misery to Miracles in Just 5 Weeks!” remains a bestseller and maintains a 4 Star Rating on Amazon! Every day, thousands more around the world learns there are very viable choices to drug-only neuropathy treatment. It’s sequel with patient stories and helpful condition specific care is due out shortly!

The Website NeuropathyDR and its 20+ co-branded sites bring hundreds of new visitors every day, consistently ranking high with local and international search engines.

The First Beat Neuropathy and Chronic Pain App is now in iTunes and the Apple store! This powerful tool connects the world with up to the minute neuropathy information and resources. Download it now HERE

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The Weekly radio shows Beating Neuropathy and Chronic Pain is broadcast on FM Radio every Sunday night and live streamed around the world!

Our social media presence continues to grow and expand with patients around the world sharing their NeuropathyDR® stories with friends and family.

Within days, iTunes and Beating Neuropathy and Chronic Pain podcasts begin with related articles and patient resources at a brand new website…

And then there is YouTube/Neuropathy Doctor, numerous professional articles published, our work with the American College of Physical Medicine, NeuropathyDoc Twitter feeds…

In short, we built our company to be the best, and it’s an honor to work with professionals just like you every day.

If you’d like to  learn more about these and upcoming opportunities including becoming one of our licensed treatment centers special practice owner financing and BONUSES, go to NeuropathyDR Professionals or call Jes TODAY at 781-754-0599.