There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Simple Question’

At least, not in our office.  On its face, a question may appear to be a simple one.  The patient asking the question might think it’s simple.  But it’s probably not.

To be clear, the type of question I’m referring to are those that start with phrases such as “should I (do this or that)?”.  Or, “what type of (supplement, massage, exercise, food, etc) should I choose?”

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Then & Now: 7 Years In Practice

Ever since we moved into our office around March 2010 and opened our practice the following month, both my partner (in both practice and marriage) and I have felt an overwhelming sense of a time-warp.

Somehow, time supernaturally speeds up the minute we walk through the office door, and returns to its normal clip the moment we leave.

This applies across all common measurement units of time, too–minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and now, years.  Thus, even though it’s cliche to say that it’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years, we mean it: it actually is hard to believe.

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Too much lab testing, or too little?

You’ve heard the scenario.  Or maybe you’ve lived it.

“…and they ran all these tests on me…”

Or some variation on that theme.  A reference to “all that lab testing”, a “whole bunch of lab tests”, or something similar.

What the general public generally doesn’t understand is that so many symptoms overlap.  A single symptom could be a manifestation of a whole cluster of health conditions.

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“But Functional Medicine is so expensive!”…or is it?

We hear this all the time.  In fact, it’s probably one of the most common objections/comments we hear (second to “you saved my life”, of course)  (True story, actually.)

If you’re a non-insurance doctor yourself, you’re probably tired of hearing it.  If you’re a patient who has sought Functional Medicine care, you’ve probably said it.

I wouldn’t blame either one of you.

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For Docs: How to stand out as a top-tier doctor

Although I’m speaking mostly to my follow Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) here–after all, that’s the discipline with which I’m most familiar–much of this could apply to any type of doctor or other healthcare professional.  And although I haven’t been in practice too long (only about 4.5 years as a doctor and 6 years before that as a neuromuscular massage therapist), I’ve been blessed to encounter gifted individuals and take what they had to say to heart.  Today, I’m attempting to paraphrase them all into a single blog post.  Please bear with me…

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Open Letters (a Rant)

The field of chiropractic and those who practice it get hit from all sides.  Those of us trying to actually help our patients with problems beyond the Holy Chiro Trinity of (say it with  me now) “back pain, neck pain, and headaches” are under attack from multiple angles, and for different reasons.  This post is meant to openly call them out and launch a little fire in return.

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FAQs, “For The Record”s, and Final Thoughts of Maximized Living

This might very well be a dead horse.  And I’m going to beat it one more time, in what I hope is the LAST time.  In fact, I wasn’t going to write another post on the chiropractic Maximized Living franchise, but I do feel I might need to clarify and reiterate a few items, in response to some of the themes of feedback I’ve gotten on my previous posts on this subject.

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