Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program
Quickie Consult 799
Narratives 56 N
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.
“It’s NEVER over if it’s permanent… DUH!!!!!” Mark Studin 2017
March 14, 2017
RE: Final Narrative Report-William Patient
If this is what you use in the heading of your narrative reports and the patient has a subsequent exacerbation, you just lied on your report. If you testify to this in court and then produce another record due to an exacerbation, you just perjured yourself on testimony and that is a felony.
NEVER… EVER… NEVER… NOW or EVER… NEVER
Use any time relationship to a narrative report in a header except the following:
Date of Loss: 06/07/2016
Date of First Office Visit: 06/08/2016
A narrative is simply another report and carries no descriptive heading. Do not use the word narrative, report. Nothing, zip, nada, goonish, …nothing. Therefore, the opening AFTER the business format heading with the lawyer’s name, firm name and address (you are a real business, so present yourself as such) should look like this:
March 14, 2016
Tamir Young, Esq.
Studin Young PC
135 Pinelawn Road
Suite 250 South
Melville NY 11747
RE: William Patient
Date of Accident: March 6, 2017
Date of First Examination: March 7, 2017
Dear Mr. Young,
Anything short of this looks unprofessional and will tarnish your reputation that will often follow you throughout your career.
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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