The DxProvider Data Base – has been established for two main reasons.
1) All of the Diagnosis Foundation’s (DxF) programs are focused on diagnosis, we do not do any therapy. All treatment programs are done via referrals to independent providers.
2) As a resource for patients, practitioners, and organizations to find detailed information about the type of training and experience providers have. Information is gathered regarding:
- Testing techniques
- Differential diagnosis capabilities
- Treatment methods.
What: As the DxF establishes each new diagnosis program, we focus our attentions on gathering information regarding providers who are rendering services related to that program. The DxF is currently focused on screening programs regarding – individual muscle strength balance in either the arm or leg regions.
When: The DxF is currently performing balanced muscle strength screenings at public fitness and health events. After a participant is screened, people with abnormal findings are referred to other health care providers for follow up work. (see current list of scheduled screening events) Recommended follow up work includes finding the cause of the abnormalities uncovered during the screening event and treatment.
Who: The DxF referrers participants to (in order of priority):
- The host of the screening event’s health care provider (if available)
- The participant’s own health care provider (with encouragement to evaluate their current provider for expertise with individual muscle strength diagnosis and treatment).
- The health and fitness practitioners in the DxF’s DxProvider Data Base.
Listed providers may be:
- Physicians (MD, DO, DC, ND)
- Licensed allied health personnel (physical therapists, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, etc.)
- Body workers (personal trainers, yoga instructors, group exercise, massage therapists, Alexander technique instructors, etc.)
Where: The DxF is currently performing balanced muscle strength screening events:
- Long Island / Metro NY area – (weekly)
- Mid-Atlantic – (bi-annual tours)
- Connecticut/Vermont/New Hampshire – (bi-annual tours)
- Screenings – Free to participants and non-profit screening venues. Free to for-profit venues the first time, negotiable thereafter.
- DxProvider DB – Free service to all.
- Paid advertising – Not available
- Patients – Self refer based upon information included in the DxProvider DB
- Providers – fill out both questionnaires located on the DxF web site. (~15 min.)
- DxProvider DB – Part 1: Basic Information (Contact, Education & Credentials)
- DxProvider DB – Part 2: Specialty Area (Individual Muscle Strength)
Note: The DxProvider DB currently contains only one specialty section (individual muscle strength). Additional specialty sections will be added to the DxProvider DB in the future including:
- Essential nutrient testing
- Cognitive skills
- Physiological capabilities – circulation, nerve supply, organ function
- Environmental factors
- Bio-mechanical – Ranges of motion, muscle speed, endurance, posture
- Social skills
Why: The screening programs and the DxProvider DB are early pieces of the overall DxF mission to:
- Promote diagnosis that seeks causes
- Build a new cluster of professions in health care: the Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis; the Holistic Diagnosis specialty and; Holistic Diagnosis technicians, assistants & aides.
Disclaimer: On the DxProvider DB, potential patients are informed: “The DxF does not currently evaluate the listings for accuracy and makes no recommendations as to providers, the accuracy of the information provided, their qualifications, ethics or any aspect of their competence to provide diagnosis, evaluation, treatment or work with the public. The only criteria for people to be listed on this database is that they have filled out the questionnaire(s). Please use your own due diligence in researching providers before contacting or working with anyone listed here.”