Dr. Jeff Langmaid is the creator of the Evidence-Based Chiropractor and Chiro office coverage. He is the author of “Marketing Chiropractic to Medical Doctors.” Let’s start with Chiro Office Coverage. Does it have any systems in place to help with long-term placement for recent graduates from Chiropractic College?
Dr. Langmaid: A lot of students and a lot of chiropractors out there are struggling with finding their place, finding their niche. If they're not ready to start a practice or it's not the right time for them. We help you find a good situation that makes you feel like you're doing good getting paid well and ultimately having a good time which is helping people? It's free to put your information into our system and then on the back end I connect you with the right opportunities, the right fit, and I want to make sure that the practice doc and the coverage doc match. We want to make sure it's the best fit. Because that's what it’s all about, because everybody should be happy with the situation. So, I try to do as much of the vetting and behind the scenes work that nobody loves to do. I take that off everybody's plate and make it easy for chiropractors to connect and find their perfect partner in a practice. Whether that's for a half-day or for half a career. I’m building the database and getting ready to do a lot more.
What is integrative diagnosis? How is it different than other tools?
Dr. Nottoli: From a big picture standpoint it is a system for complete diagnosis and conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions. Essentially everything that we do in our scope of practice whether you're a PT or a DC or even licensed massage therapist. That’s essentially what you're going to see coming in your door, conservative musculoskeletal problems. It’s got detailed procedures and tests for everything you do in your offices from the history, to the functional testing, to the palpation of adhesions, to the communication, to the management of the patient. Everything is built in that robust system.
Chiropractor at University of Maryland School of Medicine | An Interview with Brian Morrison By Noah Volz
What's the origin story behind your involvement with the Center for Integrative Medicine?
Dr. Morrison: The center has been with University of Maryland for well over 20 years. One of the first centers and Brian Barman is a medical doctor who was director there. He was able to get some grant money together and some supporters so they started an integrated medicine center which was placed on the second floor of a satellite hospital for the University of Maryland.
They had a medical doctor who did integrated medicine, an acupuncturist. The two things that was Dr. Berman's real interest was acupuncture and one of the directors of the clinic came to my office for care and she said, “We could probably use what you do, would you be interested in coming down?” I said yes.
You are all about clinical evidence, clinical excellence and evidence-based medicine. What does that mean to you and what does that look like for somebody who’s a student like me?
Dr. Steele: In school you follow the evidence. You do all the orthopedic tests you’re supposed to perform, the questions you’re supposed to ask and so one. When you get into practice you quickly realize that nobody falls in those buckets and there is always more than one thing going on. Or you’re treating someone and they don’t get better. It can be difficult. I always thought of myself as an evidence-based provider. I quickly realized that experience and being more evidence informed tended to guide my practice. I have found a happy medium where I merge an evidence-based with an evidence informed practice. Get all the best information, but then to use your experience and your intuition to actually get to the root problem and find the right solution.
What are planning to share at the first annual Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance Conference in Kansas City this summer?
Dr. Nemchenko: I'm going to be speaking about how to ethically create an evidence-based way do pregnancy and pediatrics. When I first started in practice I felt like a fish out of water because my husband was a medical doctor and I’ve been a paramedic. Most of the people I practiced with had a natural lifestyle. I've had two kids with two epidurals and two inductions so I felt a little out of place. I found a niche with my practice it had 50% athletes and 50% pregnancy. I started seeing pregnant mothers because when I was pregnant with my daughter the physicality of chiropractic made it so I couldn’t practice. I learned that if you get hurt while you're pregnant it really messes with your mind and it makes you feel weak.
Noah: You have had a lot of success leading up to chiropractic. Walk us through the process that you took in order to decide the chiropractic school was the right choice for you and how did you become one of the leading sports chiropractors in the world
Dr. Spencer: I was consulting in the high performance world and there are a lot of questions about injury prevention and management. Also, how do you get-well and stay well. I decided to explore the world of health and I selected chiropractic because that uses natural methods and it's more open to trying esoteric things that can lead to long term physical change.
Dr. Jesse Jacobs was born and raised in the allopathic model of medicine and planned to go to medical school when his life changed forever. He took a leap of faith and enrolled in chiropractic school and he made the right decision. Now he's opened a successful chiropractic office in Fort Worth Texas. You've done a lot in sports you've even had the opportunity to work with some Olympic gold medalists. Tell us about that experience.
Dr. Jacobs: I had the opportunity to work with some of the best mentors in the business, Dr. Francis Murphy out of Dallas, is where I did my internship with while I was at Parker. I worked with the PGA Tour professionals. I also worked with a lot of high school athletes and at SMU Southern Methodist University with the athletes there.
Noah: Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I’m your host Noah Volz. Today I’m here with Dr. Bobby Maybee. He has been practicing for 12 years and is currently in Portland, Oregon and in addition to that he is using his own experiences and those of chiropractors and students to write a “Survival Guide” for chiropractic students and young grads. Thanks for being here.
Dr. Maybee: Absolutely, as a precursor to the show I want to make sure that everyone understands that I am not a guru. I'm not here to sell anything. I’m just a clinician who has experiences that I would like to share.
Noah: Thanks, so what is the survival guide that you’re creating for chiropractors and why do you feel like it’s something that’s needed in the chiropractic profession?
Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I’m your host Noah Volz. I'm here with Dr. Blake Kalkstein. He did his chiropractic residency at the world-renowned Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital in Bethesda Maryland. Where he spent time working with soldiers and helping them recover from back and neck pain as well as other injuries sustained during war. Now he's a chiropractor at Adolph and Kalkstein chiropractic and the creator of Chiro spark.
Noah: You are going to be speaking at the Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance conference in June and so I wonder if you could share with students what you’re going to be presenting on at that conference.
Dr. Kalkstein: Dr. Maybee invited me to be the Social media presenter. I think what I'll be taking about, I haven’t really narrowed down the exact details of what my presentation is going to be, but what I want it to be is a way that current chiropractors can use social media efficiently and effectively to build their practice. We have been using Facebook and YouTube to basically explode our practice. I’ve only been in practice four years and when I first started working with my dad, he's the other chiropractor, in a busy month we were having 45 new patients. In November we had 183 new patients. I won't settle for anything under 200 in 2019. I want to take what we’ve done and distill down what works for us and make it available for other chiropractors. That's what I think I'm going to teach.
Writing with originality, generosity, compassion and purpose, Dr. Noah Volz imparts valuable lessons in an entertaining, engaging and snappy way―backed by a wealth of experience. As an author, chiropractor, and entrepreneur, he has started and run multiple companies and has been the host of the DC2Be Revolution YouTube channel and podcast.