Kenneth Downing, who practices at Westwood Chiropractic, was one of three Kansas chiropractors fined by the state’s medical board last week for a plan to sell laser liposuction treatments on the website Groupon. The board said the plan amounted to fee-splitting, or a practice of referring patients for treatment in exchange for a portion of the proceeds of that treatment. The three were also sanctioned for advertising the treatments as pain-free and for identifying themselves in the ads as doctors without specifying they were doctors of chiropractic. It was the second time Downing has been fined for his advertising practices.
Kenneth Downing, who practices at Westwood Chiropractic, was one of three Kansas chiropractors fined by the state’s medical board last week for a plan to sell laser liposuction treatments on the website Groupon. The board said the plan amounted to fee-splitting, or a practice of referring patients for treatment in exchange for a portion of the proceeds of that treatment. The three were also sanctioned for advertising the treatments as pain-free and for identifying themselves in the ads as doctors without specifying they were doctors of chiropractic. It was the second time Downing has been fined for his advertising practices. Andy Marso amarso@kcstar.com
Kenneth Downing, who practices at Westwood Chiropractic, was one of three Kansas chiropractors fined by the state’s medical board last week for a plan to sell laser liposuction treatments on the website Groupon. The board said the plan amounted to fee-splitting, or a practice of referring patients for treatment in exchange for a portion of the proceeds of that treatment. The three were also sanctioned for advertising the treatments as pain-free and for identifying themselves in the ads as doctors without specifying they were doctors of chiropractic. It was the second time Downing has been fined for his advertising practices. Andy Marso amarso@kcstar.com