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Growth hacking: Market on a budget

When you read the words growth hacking, you might roll your eyes

When you read the words “growth hacking,” you might roll your eyes. That’s understandable; you are a chiropractor, not a 20-something tech superstar living out your wildest fantasies in Silicon Valley. But, growth hacks are no longer just for the programming wizards working for Airbnb in San Francisco. You can apply the same principles they use to grow and develop your chiropractic practice. READ MORE >>

Vitalism vs. mechanism: A fresh view

Vitalism vs. mechanism

In my 50 years of practice, I’ve seen many a professional movement come and go. The argument that’s currently causing a stir in chiropractic circles is the question of “vitalism” versus “mechanism.” This debate has also been referred to as the “straights” versus the “mixers,” but it is basically the same quarrel. You can be sure that as your career progresses, you will hear these ideas pop up again and again, but with new and trendier names. READ MORE >>

Develop good habits from the start

To really build your business and get better clinical outcomes, incorporate nutrition into your practice right from the start.

If you’re nearing graduation, it may seem daunting to think about treating patients on your own. This will be especially true if you’re building your own practice from the ground up, but it’s also true if you’re joining a practice with a group of other doctors. Either way, you’ll need to begin with good business habits that will help you build your patient base from day one. To really build your business and get better clinical outcomes, it can make a big difference to incorporate nutrition into your practice right from the start. READ MORE >>

 

Your Future Practice


 

Career Development

  • The Cs to success are are a set of key qualities that make the difference between those who are just “proficient” and those who really “prevail”The Cs to success

    The “Cs” are are a set of key qualities and characteristics that make the difference between those who are just “proficient” and those who really “prevail” as they start their career in our profession. They are the difference between the DCs who are merely good enough to practice and those who achieve, lead, impact, earn, and influence at their highest potential. The latter group prevails by achieving and experiencing at the level they dreamed of—whatever that may be. As you read, do a self-check and determine which factors you are strong in—and which may need some “adjustment.”

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • Do you want to be a chiropractic apprentice or start your own practice?Choosing a path: Apprentice or entrepreneur?

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

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.