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Chiropractors managing herpes?

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) periodically conducts a survey of chiropractors to see what they do in their practices. The NBCE's Practice Analysis of Chiropractic 2015 is out now and provides an intriguing inside look at this insular group of health care practitioners. The survey certainly deserves more than one look, but I provide some initial observations here.

First, the Analysis is not good news for the group of chiropractors trying to rebrand themselves as primary care physicians.  In actual practice, they hardly ever see the diseases and conditions the average MD or DO PCP would diagnose and refer or treat. For example, asthma, COPD, respiratory infections, colitis, ulcers, UTIs, angina, thyroid disorders, anemia, menopausal issues, and ENT disorders were seen once or twice a year, and in some cases not even that frequently.

Yet, with a hubris that far exceeds their actual experience with these problems, they reported in many cases that they "co-managed" these issues with other health care professionals. Chiropractors virtually never saw a case of appendicitis, yet reported that they co-managed 21% of these cases and managed 5.1% by themselves. (Surely that is a statistical anomaly and a chiropractor didn't actually manage a case of appendicitis!) They saw less than 1 case per year of herpes simplex or herpes zoster, but co-managed almost half of the cases.

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