Student DC The chiropractic profession has grown exponentially. With that growth has come more practitioners and an ever-changing health care marketplace. From a public perspective, locating a doctor of chiropractic isn’t difficult. The problem finding one who is consistent in his or her delivery, shows up and, most importantly, stays in business.
Wellness Approach There are sound scientific reasons why a cheerful attitude and positive outlook are most essential even in the face of challenges, traumatic stress and uncertainties. Joyfulness is more than 50 percent of wellness and should ideally be everyone’s default nature. There is no other alternative if the objective is robust health and wellness in all three dimensions: body, mind and spirit. Without cheer, there can be no holistic wellbeing or happiness, even if someone is a billionaire, even if he or she is the most cerebral person, or even if someone is the “best” in any field of human endeavor.
Personal Growth Each day, you’re asked to make choices with your time. Every moment is a reflection of those choices. Do you choose to spend that 15-minute break between patients finishing your reports, or do you spend it on Facebook? Do you take the time to create an employee manual to clarify your expectations, or do you spend time correcting unwanted behaviors and grumbling at your staff?
Like any chiropractor, you want to grow your practice. You want to not just sustain the practice you currently have, but take to the next level. There are any numbers of ways to accomplish this, depending on your goals. However, the stages you go through for your professional growth should also be reflected in similar stages of personal growth. By fully committing yourself to being a chiropractor who takes a holistic approach to wellness, your personal growth is closely intertwined with your professional growth. In essence, you won’t see stages of progress and growth in your professional life unless you see similar stages in your personal one.
Student DCIf I could go back to the beginning of my career and give myself some advice, I would be tempted to not do it. Looking back over the past 30 years however, there are some things that I think would have served me well. Here are five tips for the new chiropractor. Your DC degree is a license to begin learning. Immerse yourself in continuing education. Not only will you be exposed to new ideas, techniques and technology, you will be exposed to other doctors that have traveled further down the path.