Feature As more practices adopt the multidisciplinary model, the inquisitive doctor of chiropractic will want to learn more about alternative therapies. While some chiropractic practices have expanded to offer multidisciplinary services so that patients can get the care they need at a one-stop shop, others have begun teaming up with alternative therapy (AT) practitioners, but keeping their own independent business.
Offering a selection of health and wellness gifts at your practice this holiday season offers two distinct benefits. First, it’s a great way to give your annual revenues a little (or big) push at the end of the calendar year. Second, by offering a line of products designed to help patients improve the health and wellness of their family and friends this holiday season, you’re playing a positive role in the gift giving process.
All chiropractors have a choice as they emerge from college and launch into their first days in practice. Will they be pain-and-symptom based or vitalistic? If you choose pain and symptoms, then the road forward is clear: Use the orthopedic tests you learned in school. When the test is positive, there is pain, and when it’s negative, there’s not. In this model, your patients stop care once their pain resolves.
Tech Talk You own a small chiropractic practice. You’re confident that you provide exceptional chiropractic care once your patients are in the door, but what about when they’re outside of the building? When someone calls your practice, what type of experience do they have? Research shows that people prefer to speak with a live human when they’re considering a business and also when they have questions or issues.
Practice Central Some of the most heartbreaking cases I’ve handled over the years have been in the medical field. There’s something inherently tragic about a doctor who opens his or her practice with the intention of helping people heal, recover and feel better, only to realize that despite their altruistic efforts and Hippocratic Oath, they were victims of fraud. For many practitioners, it’s the last thing they ever expected to happen to them.