How Lab Testing Can Improve Chiropractic Practice
How laboratory testing can improve patient outcomes in chiropractic practice was the focus of a free lunchtime presentation hosted on June 27 by the NUHS Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education.
Van D. Merkle, DC, provided an “Introduction to Laboratory Testing,” with examples of ways to expand chiropractic practice by using blood tests to diagnose and treat patients. He addressed testing parameters to rule out serious disease, when to refer to an MD, how to reduce DC liability, and taking on tough, serious cases with confidence using objective laboratory testing, among other topics.
Dr. Merkle practices chiropractic medicine in Dayton, Ohio, hosts a local health-related radio show and lectures throughout the country.