Echoes of the sounds of salesmen

If there has been one recurring theme throughout our day-to-day practice since its inception, it is the multi-headed medusa that is the sales sector.

In the beginning, you’re dying to have someone–anyone–come to your office, even if that person is trying to sell you something.  You’re just glad they came to your humble abode.

At first.

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What Dr. Credeur Did Wrong

There is a Part 2 to the story.

I would be remiss if I didn’t present it.

To bring you up to speed, I pretty much tore apart the news story from right around two weeks ago in which some dissatisfied patients and some ignorant news investigators ganged up on a chiropractic doctor in Denver for practicing Functional Medicine.

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How do you get New Patients?

I was crunching numbers tonight, something that has been long-overdue, since we’ve been open over a year already.  I tallied the number of completed visits (i.e. no no-shows or cancellations), and new patients (again, counting only those who have completed at least one appointment).  I found the following FunFacts…

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Patient says she was “duped” by chiropractic doctor’s ads

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/27697281/detail.html

According to the above story, a woman has gone to the media (I couldn’t tell whether she is suing the DC or not) to complain that she was scammed by the DC.  I’ve summarized the facts of the story:

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Hindsight is 20/20: How I Survived Clinic (Internship)

I had a blast in clinic.  Make no mistake, it was not all rosy and smooth all the time.  In fact, like many of my classmates, I got kind of a rocky start.  At first, it seemed dismal and I was concerned that I’d never make it on time.

Indeed, a year seems like plenty of time.  But let’s face it, you also have a lot to do.  In my day, this consisted of: 200 adjustments, 24 exams, 35 physical rehab therapy treatments, 10 new patient recruits (not readily-available information; they wait to disclose this until you’ve already enrolled), 30-35 x-ray reports (during a 2-week rotation), and a gazillion QAs.  Indeed, you’re up against the clock and if you want to graduate on time, you better haul some butt.

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Hindsight is 20/20 – How I Survived School (Academics)

Although each person’s experience is different, one thing is for sure: you probably won’t come out the same person you were when you started.  In 3 short years, we saw divorces, budding romances, marriages, new babies, emotional ups and downs, physical metamorphoses and makeovers, and complete evolutionary transformations.  So, if you’re a student or a prospective student, be prepared for anything.

As you enter and progress through school, realize a few things…

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Chiro Cleanup – Part 6: Solutions – Part 2: The Muck *Stops* Here…

Since there’s so much about the NBCE, the CCE (until it started to wake up and join at least the 20th century very recently), and chiropractic education that many of my colleagues and I would love to see changed, let’s address that topic next.

The first item I’d like to bring to the table is the education.  The admissions standards and school curricula need a complete and massive overhaul.  It starts with admission.

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