When discussing vaccination context is important because certain facts are often overlooked. For instance, smallpox vaccination, early on, was a vector for diseases like syphilis, scabies, herpes, trismus (lockjaw), and tuberculosis. It was also responsible for massive deaths during the Civil War and one of the largest outbreaks of syphilis in Naples, Italy. Indeed, one of the earliest cases of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) was described in 1853 as a reaction to the smallpox vaccine.
In Focus The theme of this issue is “practice rescue” so we went in search of a chiropractor who overcame struggling in practice by finding a route to success. Meet Barrett Terry, DC. Like many who enter this field, he was drawn in as a result of a positive experience with chiropractic care. When I was younger, Terry says, “I used to have problems with migraine headaches. When I was playing high school football I’d get triggered headaches from putting the helmet on.”
Feature This article will not be a warm fuzzy pat-on-the-back to all the hard-working, difference-making chiropractors. Instead, it will be something that needs to be said to great doctors who have not grasped an important principle: You are not merely a doctor; you are also a business owner. If you are in private practice, being an absolutely awesome DC is not enough. It never will be. Until the business platform that underlies your professional care program is stable and durable, both your business and your practice are at risk.