Can a Chiropractor Be Your Primary Care Physician?

How to Seek Multiple Services at One Practice

The goal of ReGen Medical Dallas is to help our patients’ bodies heal by stimulating its own natural healing process. Our research and experiences have helped shape the course of our patients’ treatments to provide them with efficient and cost-effective solutions to the health issues they are experiencing. Because we understand that health issues are multi-faceted and present themselves in different areas of the body, our team is equipped with doctors from multiple areas of study.

Vaniecea Duncan, DC received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. She also received additional education and training at the Veteran Affairs Hospital Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinic and is certified in physiotherapy through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Patients who are seeking chiropractic care for back, neck, and shoulder treatment will seek care from her. Dr. Duncan can also help patients through the following therapies:

  • Physiotherapy – The goal of this type of therapy is to restore, maintain, and optimize a patient’s ability to move, improve their overall function, and positively impact their quality of life. It is particularly useful when an individual has been affected by injury, illness, and disability.
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy – This is a non-invasive method that uses pressure waves to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Some of the conditions it can be used to treat include degenerated tendons, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow.
  • Laser therapy – Laser therapy can also be used to treat musculoskeletal conditions and provide pain relief as well as accelerated tissue regeneration and reduction of inflammation. It can be implemented as a stand-alone treatment, or it can be used to complement rehabilitative exercise therapy. Neck, back, and joint pan typically respond well to laser therapy.

Our other trusted doctor, Deborah Stokes, MD, has studied, researched, and practiced Internal Medicine for nearly forty years. She attended her first Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) device at a time when laser technology was just beginning to arise. Now that High Intensity Laser Therapy is popularly practiced, she is able to effectively treat her patients without resorting to medication, injections, or surgery. When it comes to primary care, Dr. Stokes uses an integrated approach to patient care that involves both traditional and alternative measures. She believes the point of healthcare is simply to help people recover so that they can continue living a happy, healthy life. At ReGen Medical Dallas, she focuses on screening, preventing, and treating most illnesses and conditions for adults. She administers check-ups and preventative services as well as physical examinations.

Benefits of Chiropractic and Primary Care Collaboration

One mission that both chiropractors and primary care physicians share is that they observe, locate, diagnose, and treat medical issues. The goal of chiropractic care is to encourage the body to reach its own capacity to heal. This is in line with Dr. Stokes’s philosophy and approach to primary care. Collaboration between Dr. Duncan and Dr. Stokes creates treatment plans that incorporate medical and chiropractic elements, are cost-effective, and centered around the patient’s healing. It allows both of them to gain a better understanding of the patient’s health as a whole, which can help them to avoid unnecessary procedures, and provides them with an opportunity to prevent internal and musculoskeletal conditions. Both of the providers at ReGen Medical Dallas are able to communicate directly about the patient’s needs, which helps them to create the best plan possible for the patient. Seeking chiropractic and primary care at the same practice has brought an elevated level of care and protection against developing conditions for many patients, and we would be happy to provide the same for you.

To learn more about our wide range of services, call ReGen Medical Dallas today at (214) 855-7750 or contact us online.