|Posted by ericksonchiro on April 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM|
Many of my patient's are a little shocked when I talk to them about doing blood draws or having labratory tests run. In the state of WI chiropractors are not simply "back" doctors. I deal with a lot of conditions in my practice many that would seemingly have nothing to do with the back. Our licensing in the state of WI clearly allows us to do blood draws for diagnostic purposes. In some cases it is absolutely essential in getting a clearer clinical picture, espescially when there may be concerns of nutritional insufficiency or concerns of more advanced pathology. Chiropractors have a duty to diagnose just like any other practicioner.
For many people who have HSA or FSA accounts it can often be cheaper to have us do your lab work then going to your medical doctor. So if you are due for a lipid panel or some other laboratory test shop around and see if you can get it done cheaper.
Michael Erickson DC