As a doctor of chiropractic (DC), you must make many decisions about the day-to-day operations of your business. It’s up to you to determine what hours you are open, the services you will offer if you will sell any products, what type of clients you will treat, and who you will bring on board as staff.
There’s one additional decision you must make and it revolves around the type of electronic health record (EHR) system you will use to collect and store your private patient and practice-related data. What are some of the most common mistakes DCs make in this regard? (more…)
Although chiropractic has been utilized to promote health and wellness since 1895—when its creator, DD Palmer, made the first-ever spinal adjustment—some patients still fail to see the profession as legitimate. This is made worse by online posts with titles such as “The Chiropractic Controversies,” “Are Chiropractors Doctors?” and “Are Chiropractors Legit?”
Combatting these types of beliefs begins with educating prospective patients about the value that chiropractic has to offer. One way to achieve this goal is by offering new patients a posture assessment. How does this evaluation help promote chiropractic? (more…)
Chiropractic Economics’ 22nd Annual Salary & Expense Survey reveals that doctors of chiropractic (DCs) spend, on average, $7,075.78 per year on advertising. If part of a chiropractic group, this amount rises to approximately $22,554.12 annually.
How do you put these dollars to use wisely? More specifically, how do you market your chiropractic practice in a way that increases sales, yet looks like it was professionally done? Here are 10 factors to consider. (more…)
Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of Aikido, once said that “a good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” Research further reveals that engaging in proper posture practices also contributes to reduced levels of pain and lower injury risk, ultimately improving overall health.
While a patient’s posture can be assessed by performing a physical exam, a variety of devices have been created to assist with this process. If you’re considering the purchase of one for your chiropractic practice, here are six factors to consider first. (more…)
The average chiropractor sees between 20 and 50 patients per day according to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
When you’re cycling this many people in and out of your practice regularly, it may be tempting to spend your time in the office focused solely on treating patients, leaving the updating of their electronic health records (EHRs) to later in the day.
Though this likely seems logical because it enables you to chunk your time into blocks that are designated to specific activities—such as continuously seeing patients one after another or being able to sit and note a number of files at one time—there are a few very compelling reasons to finish your EHR notes before your patient even walks out your front door. Here are four to consider. (more…)