Dr. David Kats: Hi, this is Dr. David Kats and Dr. Michael Perusich with Kats Consultants. We have a tip for you today. Right now the buzzword in chiropractic we would have to say is the opioid crisis.
Dr. Michael Perusich: That's right.
David: We have to decide how to help society and help ourselves in our practice at the same time. What do you see as far as helping in the opioid crisis?
Michael: Dave, I think that's a great topic to bring up this week, because I think the opioid crisis presents a huge opportunity for chiropractors across the country. Some states have even gone so far as to legislate new laws where medical doctors can't write scripts for opioid medication, but for a short period of time for patients. So, all these people out there who have chronic pain and who have been getting scripts for opioids are now looking for alternative ways to manage their pain. I think that opens up a huge opportunity for us as chiropractors.
David: Yes, it does. As a matter of fact, my chiropractic office- I have a chiropractic office even though I don't practice, and my chiropractic office works with a pain clinic, the biggest pain clinic in town, because a lot of insurance companies want them to try alternative medicine before they go and give all that, what they call, medical management. Before they put them on MedMan, they got to go through a routine of some alternative medicine. You should go talk to your pain management clinics in your area and see if they have a program where they would like to work with you, so that you help them get rid of this opioid crisis.
Michael: This really opens up the door to go talk to the medical doctors in town, the pain management clinics or hospital administrators. Get the word out that chiropractic can be the replacement for pain management.
David: That's right.
Michael: Huge opportunity.
David: That's right. This is David Kats and Dr. Michael Perusich. Thanks for listening.
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