If you’re new to the field of chiropractic””whether as a student, a recent graduate, or a doctor in your first few years of practice””you probably haven’t figured out all of the ins and outs of practice success. That’s OK. It can take a little trial and error to master the right systems and build […]
For years you have dreamed of being your own boss, designing your own office, and soon, when you are finally finished with training, that day will be here. You will immediately face two large hurdles: You have no experience running a practice, and you have no patients. So, what do you do? The logical answer is to work for someone else, see how they run their practice, and learn to build a patient base””this is the concept of an apprenticeship. But maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship between the apprentice and the mentor can be a balancing act.
Yes, you want a practice, but you’re going to end up running a small business. Calling it a practice rather than a business, and calling those you help patients rather than customers can obscure the fact that it’s a business first and a practice second. Far too many chiropractors are of the mind that the […]
I have had the opportunity to speak to chiropractic students of all backgrounds and with variousÂ motivations for entering the profession. And often, students ask me, “What should we know as we start out in practice?” Which is understandable””I will never forget the stress that comes with transitioning from a student to a practicing doctor. The […]
The late winter wind blows a few snowflakes past the window as I stare and contemplate the past 20 years of my life. “Oh if I could go back in time, knowing what I know now,” I think, as all the fleeting images of long-gone successes and mistakes race through my mind. Are you […]