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5 things they don’t teach you in school

5 things they don’t teach you in school

Suppose I’m speaking to a state association and a recent graduate returns from the lunch break early: “Do you have a minute?” she asks. A frustrated associate arranges an hour telephone consult with me: “Here’s my problem…” he confesses. From such conversations, I’ve learned the following five essentials that aren’t getting adequate coverage in chiropractic colleges. READ MORE >>

Dealing with daily disruptions: Part 1

Daily disruptions in your schedule can be difficult to deal with. Learn now to deal with the unscheduled walk-in, canceled or changed appointments, habitual no-show or changed appointments, chronic lateness, emergency appointments, and challenging schedules.

Disruptions in your schedule can be difficult to deal with. Learn now to deal with the unscheduled walk-in, canceled or changed appointments, habitual no-show or changed appointments, chronic lateness, emergency appointments, and challenging schedules. When a patient cancels their appointment or changes to another time, all effort should be made to meet the need for care. These missed or rescheduled appointments should be recorded in their personal file. Patient response to care can be hindered if the treatment plan is not followed. READ MORE >>

Dealing with daily disruptions: Part 2

Dealing with disruptions as a DC

As your practice gets busier, staying on track and handling the unexpected will become an increasingly important aspect of the way you practice. The following strategies are time-proven methods of regaining your focus and efficiency. Your front desk person represents your passion and purpose, and implements your office policies in good times and bad. He or she handles problem phone calls by responding in a way that satisfies the caller. READ MORE >>

 

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Career Development

  • 5 things they don’t teach you in school

    Suppose I’m speaking to a state association and a recent graduate returns from the lunch break early: “Do you have a minute?” she asks. A frustrated associate arranges an hour telephone consult with me: “Here’s my problem…” he confesses. From such conversations, I’ve learned the following five essentials that aren’t getting adequate coverage in chiropractic colleges.

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

  • Learn marketing on a budgetEfficiently marketing your chiropractic practice on a budget

    Most chiropractors say they are in the business of healing. But they are really in the marketing business. When you build your brand in your community, you spark referrals. The more you market, the more profitable your business. Even so, some chiropractors think “marketing” is a dirty word. But the fact is you are indeed in marketing because everything you do requires establishing your value to create a long-standing customer relationship.

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

Financial Preparation

  • Debt-free faster than you imagined

    Whether in the first or last trimester of your chiropractic career, you will always be focused carefully on the kind of practice you want to build. But one of the first concerns all students should have before graduation is the amount of debt they will be carrying and how fast…

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

  • Fair value: The cost of free services

    A recent presentation at Logan College of Chiropractic raised the matter of free services and screenings offered by chiropractors. The question asked was, “Do you believe that chiropractors offering free services helps bring in new patients?” Despite their popularity, if you look closely, you’ll see these marketing techniques do not…

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

Practice Startup

  • Establish a compliance program for your first chiropractic practice.Master a compliance program from square one

    When beginning your first practice, establish a compliance program early to save yourself an audit later. On an initial patient visit, one of the first things you do is establish a baseline: a virtual or literal snapshot of “where they are now” that you can measure progress against. This is both for your own purposes and to provide proof of progress in your documentation.

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

  • patient retentionLearn effective patient retention to ensure long-term success

      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…

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

Job Search

  • Advanced hiring interview strategies

    When you’ve narrowed down your list of potential hires to a manageable number, it’s time to schedule face-to-face interviews. Here’s your chance to make a good hire, so use this time to learn as much as you can about the candidate. Be a good listener When it comes time to…

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

  • The way of the champion

    If you watch, listen, and study champions in various sports, you will find some common habits that separate them from the rest. They have a detailed training program, a passion, and a focus that are relentless. They work hard each day on themselves and on their plan. To a champion,…

    About StudentDC

    Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.

About StudentDC

Student DC is the online resource for student and future doctors of chiropractic, and those in their first years of practice. An educational resource from Chiropractic Economics magazine, here you’ll find articles from chiropractic thought-leaders that address tips and insights for getting the most out of chiropractic school and launching your first practice. Techniques, marketing, management, site selection, financing, and more. Our business is your success.