Funding Source: NCMIC Group
Award Amount: $100,000
Funding Period:10/1/2014 – 12/31/2017
Principal Investigator: Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
Co-Investigators: Anthony Lisi, D.C., Stacie Salsbury, Ph.D., R.N.
Project Managers: Elissa Twist, D.C., M.S., C.C.R.P., Virginia Smith, M.S., M.A.T., M.S.
Description: This project was a Private Sector Integrated Chiropractic Study with the goal to describe and assess the delivery of chiropractic services in a group of private healthcare facilities using a qualitative case study approach.
Goertz C, Twist E, Salsbury S, Smith V, Lisi A. Chiropractic Integration into Multidisciplinary Healthcare Centers: Results of a Multi-Site Qualitative Case Study. WFC, ACC-RAC, NCLC Joint Conference, March 15-18, 2017, Washington, D.C.
Twist E, Goertz C, Salsbury S, Smith V, Lisi A. Doctors of Chiropractic Working in Private Sector Medical Facilities: A Descriptive Survey. ACC-RAC Conference, March 17-19, 2016, Orlando, FL.
Salsbury SA, Goertz CM, Twist E, Lisi AJ. Integration of Doctors of chiropractic into private sector health care facilities in the United States: A descriptive survey. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2018;41(2):149-155.
Lisi AJ, Salsbury SA, Twist E, Goertz CM. Chiropractic integration into private sector medical facilities: a multisite qualitative case study. J Altern Complement Med 2018;24(8):792-800.
Integrative Primary Care Center
Casey Health Institute (CHI) is an integrative medicine center that incorporates complementary and integrative health providers into its primary care medical home model. CHI is located in Gaithersburg Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C., and was established in 2011 through a philanthropic grant. Current providers include primary care physicians and nurse practitioners, a clinical psychologist, chiropractic physician, naturopathic physician, acupuncturists and yoga specialists. View the report.
Primary Care Clinic
The Allina Health Edina Clinic is an ambulatory primary care clinic located in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The Allina Health System operates 14 hospitals and more than 90 clinics throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Edina Clinic offers primary care and select specialty services including chiropractic care provided by three doctors of chiropractic, as well as diabetes care, anticoagulation clinic, mental health, podiatry, and rheumatology. View the report.
Spine Care Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center operates a group of hospitals in Massachusetts including its flagship location in Boston. Chiropractic services are part of the BID-Plymouth Spine Care Program located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The multidisciplinary program includes six chiropractors, neurosurgeons, an orthopedist, physiatrists, a pain medicine specialist, a physician assistant and physical therapists. The team uses a standardized spine care pathway to deliver evidence-based care to patients with back conditions. View the report.
Ambulatory Care Center
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) was established in 2002 through a philanthropic grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Chiropractic clinical services were established in 2008 with two doctors of chiropractic currently providing conservative care for musculoskeletal-conditions at the 757-bed BWH facility located in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. View the report.
Cisco, LifeConnections Health Center
LifeConnections Health Center (LCHC) is an onsite corporate medical center providing integrated health care exclusively to Cisco employees and their dependents. Cisco Systems is a NASDAQ publicly traded multi-national technology corporation founded in 1984, with its headquarters located in San Jose, California. The multi-disciplinary clinical staff includes seven primary care physicians, two pharmacists, two chiropractors, two physical therapists, one acupuncturist, two optometrists, one dentist, one health coach and one EAP counselor. View the report.
Federally-Qualified Health Center
Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC) was founded in 1975 to provide primary medical and dental care to the greater Quad City region in Iowa and Illinois. CHC currently runs nine patient-centered medical homes with around 100,000 provider visits occurring yearly. Chiropractic services were introduced in 2011 as part of a federally-funded research study and are provided in two CHC clinics by two doctors of chiropractic. Students from Palmer College of Chiropractic may complete clinical rotations at CHC. View the report.
Cancer Hospital Network
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), founded in 1988, is a for-profit network of hospitals serving cancer patients throughout the United States, including at its Southeastern Regional Medical Center, located in Newnan, Georgia. CTCA offers integrative therapies such as acupuncture, nutrition, naturopathy, rehabilitation, pain management, and spiritual support, to manage cancer care side effects. Chiropractic care, delivered by two chiropractors, have been available since its opening in 2012. View the report.
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic
The University of South Florida (USF) Health Morsani Center is an academic medical center located in Tampa. USF operates eight health care centers, with its Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine staffed by five orthopedic surgeons, one primary care sports medicine physician, one chiropractor and one physician assistant. Chiropractic services include treatment of community-based patients with musculoskeletal conditions as well as support for collegiate sports teams. View the report.
Integrative Medicine Center
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a group of hospitals, community-based primary care clinics and community health centers providing healthcare to communities throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Chiropractic services were added to the Department of Medicine in 2012. Currently, there are five doctors of chiropractic, providing patient care services in two LVHN clinics, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. View the report.