Doctor's PI Program
From the Desk of:
Mark Studin DC, FASBE (C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
“Medical Errors Exposed & You Will Suffer the Consequences of Their Mistakes”
As a member of the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals (an organization no longer in existence), I read the article just published, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Interpretation in Patients With Symptomatic Lumbar Spine Disc Herniations" (2009) and was not amazed.
In short, the purpose of the research paper was to compare the interpretations of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI's) by clinical spine specialists and radiologists in patients with lumbar disc herniations. The conclusion was revealing, scary and uplifting for me based on the fact that I am qualified to interpret my own films. It was concluded that 6.6% of radiologists disagree with clinical evidence and the level of disc herniations. The paper further concluded that 42.2% of the radiologists did not clearly describe the morphology, meaning they mentioned the disc herniation, but did not accurately describe it. As an example, you could have a broad based disc compressing the spinal cord, which is an absolute contraindication for adjusting, and 42.2% of the time, this type of problem will not be clearly described.
Fear not for the radiologists. They are not the ones introducing a high velocity thrust into the spine, you are, and that has nothing to do with them. They go home, enjoy their families, cash their checks and you lose your license and get sued! That makes you a clueless unsuspecting bastard. (It’s Saturday and snowing and I am stuck in…I get to take sarcastic liberties!) I don’t know how many ways I can tell you. LEARN HOW TO READ MRI’S and be the master of your ship! If you haven’t taken the MRI Spine Interpretation Course, do so RIGHT NOW!
I have also acquired a program where I can log onto your desktop and help you interpret films. I don’t claim to be a neuroradiologist, but I will lend another pair of eyes to you if you have taken the MRI course and are a client of the Doctor's PI Program. If not, I will not teach you how to read MRI’s. That is done formally through the course with a neuroradiologist, a neurosurgeon, a medical physicist and me.
I haven’t even spoken about the benefits this will create with referring lawyers and medical specialists, but for now I am concerned about the safety of your patients and the security of your license. If you are new to the program and are reading this for the first time while reading through the consultations, after you finalize your CV, narrative and the rest of your infrastructure, get Trauma Qualified.