Author: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO

Gaining Experience Before You Obtain Your License

Gaining Experience Before You Obtain Your License

In this article, we are going to describe the various ways you can gain experience within the chiropractic profession before you obtain your license as a chiropractic physician (DC). Strategically using these principles from the beginning of your chiropractic education will help you be ahead of many of your peers as you enter practice.

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How Do I Get Credentialed with Insurance Companies as a New Provider?

How Do I Get Credentialed with Insurance Companies as a New Provider?

No matter whether you are an associate, independent contractor or have your own practice, one of the hurdles to getting paid for your services is becoming credentialed with insurance companies. Most new chiropractic physicians are shocked at the time it takes to accomplish this task. Some insurance carriers can complete credentialing within 30 days — others may take up to 180 days. Here are some tips to help you streamline the process:

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Increasing Patient Referrals to Your Practice

Increasing Patient Referrals to Your Practice

Some of the most successful practices in chiropractic thrive on patient referrals. They spend very little money on outside advertising and rarely do patient screenings. Instead, they are known as the go-to practice in the community. Developing a referral-based practice does not happen overnight, but there are some things that you can do to speed up the process.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Advertising for the Chiropractic Physician

The Nuts and Bolts of Advertising for the Chiropractic Physician

Unlike most medical doctors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals, chiropractic physicians are expected to not only to see patients and complete clinical tasks but also need to be actively involved in the process of growing their practice. At the same time, your budget for practice marketing may be slim — which requires you to do a lot of the work yourself.

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How to Increase Your Referrals from Medical Providers

How to Increase Your Referrals from Medical Providers

Statistics consistently report that low back pain is one of the most common complaints mentioned during a patient’s visit with a primary care provider (PCP). Although chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for this condition, referring patients with back pain to your office may not be the first thing on that doctor’s mind.

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Effective Networking for Growing A New Chiropractic Practice

Effective Networking for Growing A New Chiropractic Practice

One of the best ways to broadcast your message and build your practice is through networking. For many people, that word brings to mind meetings of business people or the local chamber of commerce. However, networking can occur at any venue, group or event where you can meet and introduce yourself to others within your community. What works for one doctor may be disastrous for another, so it’s important to find a networking solution that works well for you, your practice and personality.

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