Grand Rounds: Osher Center Integrative Medicine-10/02/2018
This talk provides an overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chiropractic program. Data from published work assessing barriers, facilitators and impacts of program implementation, along with data on chiropractic services characteristics and usage trends were presented. The talk will also discuss ongoing work assessing correlations between chiropractic use and opioid use, and outcomes to various doses of chiropractic care. Objectives include describing the characteristics and trends in use of chiropractic services in the VA healthcare system, explaining the barriers and facilitators to program implementation and recognizing opportunities to improve access to evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatment options.
Speaker: Anthony Lisi, DC, is the chiropractic program director for the US Veterans Health Administration, overseeing all national programmatic issues related to the integration of chiropractic clinical services, education, and research. He is also an associate research scientist at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine. He has authored over 45 peer-reviewed publications on topics including low back pain management, spinal manipulation, interprofessional education, and chiropractic services.