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…)
In McKinsey Global Institute’s 2017 “A Future That Works” report, this management consulting firm reveals that, worldwide, automating processes could increase business-related productivity by as much as 1.4 percent per year. It can also save companies cash, or almost $16 trillion in funds.
In short, automating processes in your chiropractic office can save you both time and money. But what can you automate in a healthcare setting to get this type of effect? Here are eight options to consider. (more…)
As a healthcare practitioner, there are several functions your office must complete in order to not only survive but thrive. Arguably, medical billing is one of the most important because if the money owed to you doesn’t come in regularly and in a timely manner, you’re not going to be able to stay open for long.
Additionally, one study conducted by InstaMed found that two out of three patients (65 percent) are willing to find a new healthcare provider if their current one doesn’t provide a satisfying payment experience. So, not only can inefficient medical billing processes hurt your practice from a financial standpoint, but it can also cause you to lose patients.
Yet, the question that many health practitioners have with regard to billing is whether they should outsource this important task or perform it in house. Determining the answer lies in considering these eight factors. (more…)
The American Institute of Stress reports that work-related stress is “far and away the major source of stress for American adults.” In fact, one in three workers indicates that they feel extreme levels of angst while on the job.
The number one cause of workplace stress is workload, affecting roughly 46 percent of individuals nationwide. People issues are the next biggest concern (28 percent), followed by trying to juggle obligations at work with responsibilities at home (20 percent).
Worse yet, this type of workplace distress appears to be increasing over time, putting an employee at greater risk of life-threatening issues such as heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, many of these stressors can be minimized simply by maximizing your time. This infographic illustrates the 5 most proven ways to maximize your time, so you can focus on your clients instead of managing your stress. (more…)