Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program
Quickie Consult 795
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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.
“Your New Credential”
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"Credentials Matter” Mark Studin 2017
If you are a member of the Academy of Chiropractic, which you are if you are receiving this, then you should add to the membership category in your CV:
Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2017- Present
AND… change the start date to when you first joined.
In addition, if you have taken all 10 recommended courses on the consulting site, then you can add under your name in your signature line and on your CV:
Mark Studin DC
Academy of Chiropractic – Active Trauma Team Member
CV Entry in Post-Doctoral Education Certifications
Academy of Chiropractic – Active Trauma Team Member, 2017- Present
This is supported by 70 hours of continuing education for the 10 courses and has earned you the right to use that title. This can ONLY be used if you are an active member of the Academy of Chiropractic. Once you withdraw from the Academy for any reason, you must remove that from your signature line. In addition, please forward me a request so that I can send you a certificate adding you to our team once you have satisfied the requirements.
Unless I have sent you a certificate, you cannot add that to your signature line and CV and note that I will be circulating your name once conferred to our current members. The purpose, should they have potential new patients in your region, they will know that you are a “Trauma Team” member.
I have been asked what constitutes being a “Trauma Team Member.” The following is the list of recommended courses that has been posted on the Doctors PI Program consulting web site, that constitutes inclusion. It is your responsibility to report to me when you have completed them all.
Recommended Continuing Education
Many ask what course should be considered to further your career. Over the years, I went from recommending courses created by others to realizing the lack of "quality" graduate level courses (continuing education) available and embarked on producing and getting approvals for our own courses that serves your career best. The following is a list of courses and the purpose for each course that I recommend. You of course can take any course that you feel serves your purpose best and these courses are not mandatory for being successful in the Doctors PI Program, but are highly suggested.
Below I will lay out special pricing for our members that should accommodate every stage of practice confronted when considering taking these courses.
1. PI Bootcamp: 9 Hours
This course gives you 7 essential credentials for your CV and give you a broad stroke understanding to help create a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan inclusive of MRI, electrodiagnostics, accident reconstruction, documentation and collections.
2. MRI Spine Interpretation: 25 Hours
This is a 12-part course and comes with 12 credentials on your CV that simply is one of the best in healthcare to learn how to interpret MRI. This course is co-credentialed through both chiropractic and medical academia to help make you bulletproof with the legal community. This course will also put you on a "peer level" with medical specialists and place you in a superior position with medical primary care providers regarding spine care.
3. Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: 16 Hours
This is an 8 part course and comes with 8 credentials on your CV that gives you an in-depth understanding of spinal biomechanics. This course is co-credentialed through both chiropractic and medical academia to help make you bulletproof with the legal community. This course allows you to opine on causality in the medical-legal arena and ensures you as a primary spine care specialist for treating mechanical spine pain in the medical community.
4. Spinal Trauma Pathology
This is an 6 part course and comes with 6 credentials on your CV that gives you an in-depth understanding of connective tissue disorders and how MRI Spine and biomechanical engineering interconnect in age-dating herniations along with directional bulges as sequella to connective tissue injuries (sprain-strain). This course goes into depth on the morphology of ligaments and why damage cause long-term permanent problems.
5. Accident Reconstruction: 8 Hours
This is an 4 part course and comes with 4 credentials on your CV that gives the foundation and expertise to understand the different facets of an accident to begin to reconstruct the event. This is a critical component in the medical-legal arena.
6. Impairment Rating: 2 Hours
This course gives you the credentials to be able to impair your patient that is critical in both personal injury and workers' compensation.
7. Head Trauma - Brain Injury: 2 Hours
This course gives you the very basics of head trauma and an understanding of traumatic vs. mild traumatic brain injury vs. concussion. This is critical in your relationships with the medical-legal community to be able to guide your patients as well as creating a peer level understanding with medical counterparts.
8. Medical-Legal Documentation - Colossus Algorithms: 3 Hours
This is a very critical, yet small part of the mandatory documentation requirements. Once this is fully embraced it will help you educate your medical-legal referral sources and teach you how to better document your cases.
9. Orthopedic Testing: 9 Hours
This is an 5 part course and comes with 5 credentials on your CV that gives you an in-depth understanding of orthopedics. This course is co-credentialed through both chiropractic and medical academia to help make you bulletproof with the legal community. This course allows you to fully understand the latest teachings in chiropractic academia and be able to support your diagnosis and treatment plans.
10.Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation for Chiropractors and Manual Medicine Specialists
The Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation course is engineered to help you understand the vessels of the brain from both a structural and functional perspective. The course has an extensive review of the anatomy and physiology of brain hemodynamics along with detailing the variations of stroke etiology, types and complications. It covers in detail what to include and how to perform an extensive "stroke risk" history and neurological examination that allows the practitioner to be "time efficient," yet thorough.
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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