Chiropractor Jeff Bjorklund opens Loveland Spine and Sport
He couldnt keep his practice open, Rainey explained. His reputation had been destroyed. When Sheryl Weiss took steps to garnish Stephen Shaws wages, Rainbow responded chiropractor by stating that Stephen Shaws salary had been reduced to $30,000 a year. Sheryl Weiss claims it was reduced to thwart her collection efforts, but Rainey claims the chiropractor simply lost his motivation to work, because he knows he never will have the ability to pay off such a large debt, which continues to accrue interest. According to the complaint, Rainbow hired Raquel Shaw in late 2011 or early 2012 to perform all the administrative functions that her husband once performed, and began paying her $6,000 to $7,000 a month, despite her utter lack of qualification. We basically just believe that was a sham transaction designed to avoid the wage garnishment, said attorney David Mincin, who represents Sheryl Weiss. He said Sheryl Weiss can garnish only about 18 percent of Stephen Shaws gross wages. Mincin described the total amount of money paid by the chiropractor to his client as negligible. Rainey said Stephen Shaw had been working for Rainbow as both a chiropractor and office manager but now works only 10 to 12 hours a week as a chiropractor. Theres really not much of a legal basis to tell an employer that they must pay more than what an employees worth just because that employee owes someone else money, the lawyer contends. He said Raquel Shaw works part time at Rainbow as an office assistant and receives only $10 an hour. He also said the Shaws have lost their house and have no savings.
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Dr Free, who treats babies, said training in paediatric care was part of the five-year university course undertaken by chiropractors. He said there had been a long history of tension between medical practitioners and chiropractors but he had enjoyed good co-operation with local doctors in recent years. Dr Free was commenting on a statement by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Dr Steve Hambleton that the AMA was not aware of any evidence that chiropractic manipulative treatment of infants and children offers any benefit at all. Dr Hambleton said the Australian Chiropractic Board needed to either produce evidence supporting chiropractic treatments for children or rule paediatric care out of their scope of practice. The relationship between chiropractors and doctors has been further strained by recent media reports that claimed a Melbourne infants neck was broken during a chiropractic adjustment that went wrong. Melbourne paediatrician Chris Pappas said he had cared for a four-month-old baby last year after one of her vertebrae was fractured during a chiropractic treatment for torticollis a wry neck that is usually harmless in babies. He complained about the treatment to the Australian Health Practitioner Reg-ulation Agency (AHPRA), which referred the case to the Chiropractic Board of Australia. However, the Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) said the claim that the board had found the way the chiropractor practised is, or may be, unsatisfactory was wrong. AHPRA had made no finding that any treatment performed by the chiropractor caused a fracture as alleged, the association said. CAA called for the newspapers to print a retraction. The association said the newspaper reports had smeared the chiropractor and the profession with such an allegation. CAAs national president Dr Laurie Tassell said not a single serious adverse event has been recorded in the medical literature (worldwide) involving a qualified chiropractor treating a child since 1992.
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AECC takes home several British Chiropractic Association awards
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Lincoln Ave. Office hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday by appointment only. Hours will expand to morning and noon during the fall season. To learn more, go online to http://www.lovelandspineandsport.com. New patients are now being accepted. Phone: 970-402-5704.
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Professional liability insurance—something every chiropractor needs
Richard handed the title over to new president Matthew Bennett. The evening continued with the anticipated awards section, and the first win of the night for the AECC came in the form of graduate and current PhD Research Fellow Jonathan Field. Jonathan received a fellowship for his work on NHS linked Care Response, a secure and free online tool that helps clinicians collecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) transparently report their results. The project is one of several taking place at the AECC which allows the college to remain at the cutting edge of the profession and is one that all faculty members heartily joined Jonathan in celebrating. Jonathans success was shortly followed by the Chiropractor of The Year award, which went to 1982 graduate Nigel Hunt. Nigel has worked tirelessly to enable more patients to gain chiropractic treatment on the NHS while advising his peers on how to interact with GPs. Nigel has also sat on the BCA Council for many years. Last years winner was another AECC graduate Mark Gurden; continuing what seems to be a tradition of AECC graduates picking up the award. Haymo Thiel, principal of the AECC said: We always strive to produce the best, and I think that these awards demonstrate the position of the AECC in the chiropractic profession. To have our graduates leading the British Chiropractic Association, and those associated with us undertaking such exciting work, and being recognized for it at a national level, only extends our reputation as a leading educational provider. As the night drew to a close, the icing on the cake was the acclaimed Lifetime Achievement award which is handed out only for exceptional work within chiropractic.
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Warrnambool chiropractor defends profession
However, being proactive and getting professional liability insurance coverage gives you a way to be more certain of a positive outcome should an unexpected lawsuit be brought against you. Professional liability insurance, also known as malpractice insurance, covers you in the event that a client sues you for alleged negligence or wrongdoing on your part as the professional healthcare practitioner. Having malpractice insurance is essential to most healthcare providers, as they work in constant contact with many patients in varying stages of health. While an incident or injury may not be your fault, if youre not insured, the expense of a lawsuit could potentially put you out of business, or at the very least cause irreparable damage to your reputation. As a chiropractor, many of your clients may have pre-existing conditions that could become aggravated during or after a treatment or adjustment, which that person may or may not consider your fault. Sometimes clients may not provide full disclosure of their medical histories, which can also lead to any number of issues during a treatment. Even with full disclosure, miscommunications between chiropractor and patient may lead to trouble after the patient leaves the treatment room. And while less pleasant to consider, its possible that you may make a mistake with a client. Even the very best chiropractors may overlook an important detail or cause a purely accidental injury. Regardless of the situation, having professional liability insurance will minimize the overall risks to you, your finances, and your practice.
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