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Poll Results for the following Question:

What kind of doctor do you work with?

Results:

Chiropractor
27.5%
Osteopath
2.1%
Naturopath
1.6%
Acupuncturist
3.2%
Medical Doctor
7.3%
I don't work with a doctor
33.3%
Other
25.0%

Total Respondents: 436

Comments:

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Anonymous
Chiropractor I prefer to work with chiropractors since they love our profession and help us. I much more prefer a chiropractor who practices acupuncture than even an acupuncturist or doctor of oriental medicine for a few reasons. First they are physicians. Second, the acupuncture and oriental medicine community have been trying to dictate to the massage profession about the use of oriental massage practices like anma,shiatsu and tuina. The massage profession has practiced massage longer than any other profession in America and should have the oriental medicine community coming to our accrediting bodies to be certified in any type of massage. They should be taking our continuing education classes and paying our overseeing bodies their fees. They are trying to take something that is not theirs in this country. I much rather allign myself with Chiropractic Physicians who have supported and nurtuted our profession since its inception. Most M.D.s and D.O.s do not look upon us as part of the health care team. These are the reasons I prefer D.C.s.

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor Acupuncturists and Natropaths are NOT considered Physicians under any state or federal law!!!

Anonymous
 I have received clients from most of the listed choices but I never "work with", them. My work is normally far enough removed from what they are doing, that it is in addition to the work the client is receiving and seems to make the work of the other choices easier.


Osteopath My Osteopath will get my stuck fibula to move again and it is wonderful without the pain, but he cant seem to keep it unstuck. No matter how many times I go back and have it rese, it always reverts back to its stuck position. Please help me.


 My Chiropractor is also a licensed Acupuncturist

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor I do not work directly with a doctor but do receive referials from medical doctors, a chiropractor and an accupuncturist. The medical doctors do not communicate with me, but both the chiropractor and accupuncturist do give me some input on the treatment of the patient from time to time.


Other Obgyn


I don't work with a doctor I am currently in search of an area to work preferrably with a Natural Doctor.

How do you suggest I approach this goal?

The best to all the staff, contributing editors,
ect,
Mitzi Z

Anonymous
Medical Doctor I at a hosptal and work both on and with chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical therapists, occupational therapists and medical doctors.

Anonymous
Medical Doctor I work on and with chiropractors, osteopaths, and medical doctors.


I don't work with a doctor Sorry, but I distrust the medical profession and the way it lies via disinformation. If medicine is a profession then it should be able to provide guarantees of improvement. Knowledge is only as good as the results that can be achieved from its application. Medicine only provides excusses for its mistakes, people sue Doctors not because they expect a perfect cure, but because they find they have been lied to...


I don't work with a doctor Sorry, but I distrust the medical profession and the way it lies via disinformation. If medicine is a profession then it should be able to provide guarantees of improvement. Knowledge is only as good as the results that can be achieved from its application. Medicine only provides excusses for its mistakes, people sue Doctors not because they expect a perfect cure, but because they find they have been lied to...


Acupuncturist I am also a Licensed Acupuncturist!! Great combination.


Medical Doctor  A Pain Management Specialist I work with as a nurse refers me patients for Massage Therapy and allows me to use his office after his clinic hours.

Anonymous
Osteopath I found your poll limiting as I work in a group clinical setting
with an Ostepath and Acupuncturists, as well as an RN and
PT's. We work with direct referals to and from medical
doctors with specialties including; surgery, rehab, oncology,
orthopedics, ob/gyn, and internal medicine. There are four
massage therapists in our clinic. While we work with a
variety of complaints, we tend to see a rather large ratio of
acute and chronic pain patients. We work in an integrative
model which utiizes a team appoach to patient care.

Anonymous
Osteopath I found your poll limiting as I work in a group clinical setting
with an Ostepath and Acupuncturists, as well as an RN and
PT's. We work with direct referals to and from medical
doctors with specialties including; surgery, rehab, oncology,
orthopedics, ob/gyn, and internal medicine. There are four
massage therapists in our clinic. While we work with a
variety of complaints, we tend to see a rather large ratio of
acute and chronic pain patients. We work in an integrative
model which utiizes a team appoach to patient care.

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor I interface with all of the professions listed but do not work with them at the same physical local.

Anonymous
Chiropractor I work with a chiropractor 2 1/2 days a week. He pays me 65% of the massages I perform, which I think is a fair percentage. The only problem is that most of his clients do not understand the importance/benefits of regular massage work. This is often very frustrating.


Other I work with a Cosmetic Surgeon. We also do facials, body wraps, and other appearance enhancing treatments.


Chiropractor Dr is also an Orthopedist


I don't work with a doctor When I did work in a rehab office, I learned so much in treating injuries. After the FBI raided that place for faulty insurance claims, and I was layed off and I opened my own place. I can't image working for anyone ever again.

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor I don't physically work in the same office as any doctor, however I work hand in hand with them by referring clients to Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, and Naturopaths. A combination of modalities is key to the health and wellness of every person.


 I work in a DC office as an billable hours employee (in MI, you must be an employee) at a high rate, but also have my own private practice where I work in consultation on behalf of my patients with all the above listed practitioners.

Lisa Townsend


Medical Doctor The practice of modern "alliopathic" medicine is frightening! The MD's have a lot of pills htey giv their patients that they wouldn't dream of taking themselves. A few years before my fathers death, my younger brother read the PDR blurbs on each of the 11 medications he was prescribed, and said to me: "I think they're trying to kill him." As I read the alternative literature, I am rather convinced that I am not being given codiene, but vicodan in order to hasten the degeneration of my knees and thus force
surgical knee replacement. We are constantly being told to avoid salt to lower our blood pressure. That "therapy" only works one-third of the time. When a new drug works 60% of the time there is serious thought given to the idea that that it works
at all is due to the placebo effect. I have found that when I use al the salt I want and then a little mroe, my blood pressure goes down. This has been the experience of a number of my friends. Since they have the extra chlorine from the NaCl, they seem to have fewer colds. Salt is after all, known as "Jewish Penicillin". and if we cut it out we will be seing the MD's more often. Ah! It is indeed an evil business.


Other If your question means working in cooperation with a doctor, then a multiple choices should be available, or "all of the above". Perhaps many MTs would use this category. I have a private practice, but have have referred clients to, and have had clients referred to me, by all of the above.

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor I do have a couple of chiroprators who refer to me.


Chiropractor I also own my own business:
Alaskan Serenity Therapeutic Massage


 I currently work with Two Chiropractors, one of whom is also a licensed Physical Therapist and acupuncturist.

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor I am currently a student of Massage Therapy. This field is so widely expanded that I am encouraged to go for chiropractic. I feel so excited and ready to go further.


I don't work with a doctor I am very blessed and thankful that I work for myself and own my place of business. It's very satifying to represent and work for your name. No one else can do the job that you yourself can do so I'm at peace and will always give and do my best with great passion and love from my heart.

Anonymous
Chiropractor I also work with other healthcare professionals


Osteopath Most of the time your polls are quit nice. This poll if problematic in its organ. I Work with DC, DO, and MD's and can not vote this way. I also work with specific groups of MD's there are no option here for these choices. It looks as if the poll is forcing a biased result.

Alex

Anonymous
I don't work with a doctor Even though I do not work directly under or with a doctor or Chiropractor, I do refer out to them.


 I currently work with two family practitioners and a pediatrician. These doctors refer patients to me that would benefit from massage therapy. It has been a good program so far and the clients are amazed at what massage does for them.
Maggie Gibson Bostic, LMT
W. Columbia, SC


Acupuncturist I am an LMT and OMD,Dipl.Ac


Other Psychiatrists
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