I am really excited that in this interview, we’ll discuss topics such as: spine care as a framework for the chiropractic identity (as well as primary spine care), psychologic factors in spinal pain, lumbar spinal stenosis and, the Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain (CRISP) protocols.
Dr. Donald Murphy is Medical Director of the Spine Care Program for Care New England, a large multi-hospital system in Rhode Island where he oversees the development and implementation of an integrated spine care pathway. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His other faculty appointments include Professor, Part-Time University Faculty at Southern California University of Health Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of Research at New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Murphy has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors in the United Kingdom. Dr. Murphy has served on the Expert Panel for several spine care guidelines, including those of the American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, American College of Physicians and American Pain Society.
Dr. Murphy has 29 years’ experience practicing and teaching primary spine care and has nearly 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters. He is the lead instructor for the certification course for Primary Spine Practitioners offered by the University of Pittsburgh. His recent books, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain, Volume I and II serve as the required texts for that course. His consulting activities include assisting hospitals, healthcare systems and insurers implement high-value spine care services through Spine Care Partners, LLC.
Here are Dr. Murphy’s textbooks that were discussed in the interview. Click on the books to examine and purchase.
See Dr. Murphy’s scientific articles on researchgate.
Articles that we discuss in this interview are below: