From what I’ve heard, most chiropractic schools, if not all of them, have some sort of requirement regarding the recruitment of new patients to the school. This factoid is conveniently kept under wraps until you actually start school. I have not yet found any disclosure of, nor information about, this requirement on any chiropractic school websites.
However, the requirement is real. Very real. Your graduation depends on it. Indeed, you could be a straight-A student, you could rock internship clinic, and you could fulfill all of your other requirements, but if you fail to recruit enough new patients to the school’s clinic, you will likely be denied the eligibility to graduate.
Continue reading The Chiropractic School Recruitment Requirement Problem
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?”
Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Simple Question’
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.
Continue reading Then & Now: 7 Years In Practice
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.
Continue reading Too much lab testing, or too little?
Please be rest assured: I haven’t abandoned this blog. I’ve merely been sorting through various facets of professional and personal life.
On the personal side, I run several (very) different blogs.
On the professional side, I’ve been taking post-doctoral training from about three different sources and studying for about as many (big, expensive) exams.
Continue reading This blog is not dead.
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.
Continue reading “But Functional Medicine is so expensive!”…or is it?
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…
Continue reading For Docs: How to stand out as a top-tier doctor