Monday, May 9, 2016

Chiropractors Are Portal-of-Entry Physicians

In California, Doctors of Chiropractic are portal-of-entry physicians, meaning patients may seek chiropractic care without referral from a medical practitioner. D.C.’s are trained to, and are responsible for, recognizing conditions that are outside their scope of practice, and in these cases, must refer the patient to the appropriate medical practitioner for assessment and care. Many other states have a similar structure for chiropractors.