Integration of a Spine Management Physician into Family Practice


The purpose of providing rehabilitative neuromusculoskeletal care within _________ Family Practice is to provide an integrated and collaborative approach to the most common reason a patient visits their physician next to cardiovascular and diabetic care.  Since neuromusculoskeletal care requires a significant utilization of practice resources, the ability to triage this patient population to a provider that understands the diagnostic and therapeutic needs of the traumatically injured population will increase outcomes and overall patient satisfaction with ________ Family Practice. 

Monitoring and focusing on removing factors that impede access to care will be significantly reduced by serving the community surrounding ____________- Family Practice, allowing patients to access the care they require.  Communication and coordination of care will allow increased face to face time with the patient resulting in an overall increase in patient satisfaction.  


This approach will target the most complex and labor intensive portion of the neuromusculoskeletal patient population and will focus on the traumatically injured spine patient.  These patients are covered under No-Fault and Workers’ Compensation policies, being able to navigate the administrative and treatment guidelines associated with this population is critical to complete patient care and is of particular focus.


Section 3502 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act states “Section 3502 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes a federal grant program to assist with the development of community health teams that provide support to patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). Community health teams work with primary care practices as part of a PCMH, helping to coordinate care and provide access to a range of health services.  Health teams must include an interdisciplinary, inter-professional team of health care providers that agree to provide services to eligible individuals with chronic conditions. The teams may include a variety of medical, behavioral, and alternative medicine practitioners. A provider who contracts with a care team shall: (1) provide a care plan for each patient; (2) provide access to participants’ health records; and (3) meet regularly with the care team to ensure integration of care.”

Integration of rehabilitative services into _______ Family Practice will provide services that are consistent with the Federal and State vision of collaborative healthcare.


______ Family Practice benefits from bringing rehabilitative services in house for a myriad of reasons including, a monthly rental agreement guaranteeing consistent cash flow without increased expense, increased focus on patient outcomes, increased collaboration on a difficult patient population, increased patient satisfaction and the ability to focus on core primary care preventative services by the effective triage of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. 

CREDENTIALS [add yours or simply remove if you are not there yet]

I have attached my CV for your review, however I have also included some of the more pertinent entries below. 

  1. 1.Coordinator – Chiropractic Elective – State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Family Practice Residency Program, Buffalo NY, 2011-
  2. 2.Clinical Supervisor, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Exercise Sciences and Nutrition Science Department, 2007-Present
  3. 3.Deans Advisory Committee, University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, Bridgeport CT, 2011-present
  4. 4.Director, Medical Continuing Education Program, Academy of Chiropractic, Buffalo NY, 2010-Present
  5. 5.Certified Professional Medical Coder – American Academy of Professional Coders, Member, 2011-Present
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