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I can imagine the horrified looks I would get from my friends, family and patients if I said, “Ciao I’m out of here.” Can you picture yourself sitting on a Mediterranean beach, sipping some amazing wine while not worrying about tan lines?  Nude beach anyone? Joking aside, I know I can. Italy is usually on the list of places to visit, especially for Americans. We hear the stories of picturesque countrysides, beautiful...
Your Future Boss Isn’t the Only One who should Be Asking Questions (Your Future Self Will Thank You)     Whether you are fresh out chiropractic school or you have been in the workforce for a while, it is always good to be prepared when the time comes to go on a job hunt.  I thought after walking across the graduation stage, the hard part was over.  As it turns out, that would only be the beginning of a...
​Which one Works for You?   I remember my first couple of months in practice.  I was working for a relatively high volume doctor.  In about two months, I went from adjusting a handful of patients every week in school, to upwards of 50-70 patients a week in my new job.  At night, I would go home with a sore lower back, right hand pain, and think, “how in the world am I going to keep this up for the next 30...
During my final year of chiropractic school, I remember searching and searching for employment opportunities.  After the safe harbor of years in an academic setting, it was time to really pull-on my big girl pants.  The more I looked, the dimmer my prospects seem to be.  There was a time when I was willing to go into the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders for employment, but neither organization at the time even recognized...
Hallelujah! Spring has almost sprung and with under a month left of winter, it’s time to start prepping patients on how to shake off the winter pounds.  If your patients are anything like mine, winter is not kind on the waistline.  It starts with Halloween candy, flows into gluttony of Thanksgiving and Christmas, then finishes with a mix of sugar and booze on New Year’s Eve. Add in dark and gloomy days with little...
An Article Review from Dynamic Chiropractic Jan 2018 Edition As we march forward into the year, I think it is important to stay up-to-date with what’s up in chiropractic.  So here we go:   Controversy at it’s Finest: Cannabis   I figure why not start off with a bang? I have to admit that it is my new favorite subject to discuss.  Which, in large part, is probably due to the enormous...
Troll through Facebook, turn on the news, or go to the main page of Yahoo and it’s all there.  Bold scary letters, threatening titles, and fingers being pointed in every direction of who to blame and how to control the most recent flu epidemic.  As a chiropractor, I have no doubt that my fellow colleges have our opinions on some of these hot topics like the flu vaccine, the CDC, mandatory vaccinations, etc. Today, we will...
Three Ways to Help Our Patients Stop the Madness   Here we are again, the start of another year.  “New Year, New You,” “Make 2018 the best year yet,” “2018 is the year it finally happens,” blah, blah, blah.   It does not take much looking around to see these mantras posted all over social media, TV, and radio ads. Year after year, hearing the same worn out adages makes it like...
Super Genes A Review of the New Book by Deepok Chopra MD and Rudolph Tanzi MD   I distinctly remember sitting in my senior level biology class as an undergrad as this mysterious topic emerged.  Epigenetics! The emotion that could be provoked out of a student and/or a professor was always fascinating to me. The 21 st century’s hocus pocus of microbiology.  Eight years ago, this subject was almost completely...
If you are one of those folks who loves the changes of seasons and dreams of winter landscapes; the snow falling delicately, covering the earth in a beautiful blanket of glistening white, then good for you! But for the rest of us, winter can be the most brutal of all the seasons. Snow, shoveling, and falling on the ice is great for an increase in chiropractic visits but not necessarily beneficial for the longevity of our patients. Before...
One of the best parts of being a chiropractor is that we have the opportunity to build real relationships with our patients.  Seeing patients once, twice, three times a week for a length of time (sometimes once a month for years), we get an inside look at how they live their lives.  Career changes, marriages, divorces, children, and serious medical conditions, give us a peek into their daily/weekly habits.  We all know the...
Ugh, the dreaded job interviews.  For some, going to the dentist might seem like a walk in the park compared to gearing up for what could make or break your chances at getting a job position. Usually, the more you want the job, the more nerve racking the interview becomes! What to wear, what to say (or not say), how to make a good first impression, the list is endless when getting yourself prepared for the interview.  Fear not, for...