Month: October 2010

Fabrizio Mancini Connects with US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

Parker Chiropractic News

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Connects with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin at the World Fitness Convention Where She Promotes a Healthy and Fit Nation
Los Angeles — Among more than 5,000 influential health and fitness professionals, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, recently attended the largest international fitness event in the world–the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles, California, where Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated health and well-being. Supporting Dr. Benjamin’s vision for a healthy and fit nation, the event included a walk with several hundred participants including Dr. Mancini.

Fabrizio Mancini and U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin
Following the walk, Dr. Benjamin presented her vision and plan to combat the alarming trend of obesity in America. Dr. Benjamin, in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has announced plans to help Americans lead healthier lives through better nutrition, regular physical activity, and by encouraging communities to support healthy choices.

“It’s so refreshing to have a Surgeon General that is truly dedicated to promoting health and well-being and not just the management of disease,” said Dr. Mancini.

Dr. Benjamin received the 2010 IDEA Leadership Award for her leadership in stressing the importance of having a healthy and fit nation.

During the convention, the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the leading membership organization of health, wellness, and fitness professionals including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness directors, and fitness business owners in more than 80 countries, launched IDEA FitnessConnect, a free fitness consumer advocacy website that provides access to certified fitness professionals.

About IDEA Health & Fitness Association IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the leading membership organization that provides health and fitness professionals the resources, support, and education to create a healthier planet. Peter and Kathie Davis co-founded IDEA in 1982 to foster professionalism in the health and fitness industry and help millions of people around the world live healthier, happier lives.

About Parker College of Chiropractic Located in Dallas, Parker College of Chiropractic is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 7:01 pm | Article ID: 1287972090

Palmer College Graduate is 32nd in Family to Become a Chiropractor

Palmer Chiropractic News

The legacy of chiropractic runs strong in some families, continuing through multiple generations. When Kalie Elizabeth Judge of LaSalle, Ill., receives her diploma from Palmer College of Chiropractic during commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, she will be the 32nd person in her family to become a chiropractor.

In October 2006, her brother, James E. Judge, D.C., and cousin, Dr. Christopher M. Judge, graduated from Palmer College as the 28th and 29th in the Judge family to become chiropractors. Then in 2008 and 2009 Kalie’s cousins Drs. T.J. Sheedy and Zack Sheedy graduated from Palmer to become the 30th and 31st members of the family to join the profession. Kalie E. Judge plans to practice with her brother, Dr. James E. Judge, at his practice in St. Charles, Ill., following Friday’s graduation.

“I was asked the following question many times as a student at Palmer, ‘Are you in chiropractic or is chiropractic in you?’ It took me a while to understand what that truly meant, but I can answer that question now without any hesitation,” Kalie says. “Chiropractic is in me. It is an honor to be a part of this large family that all share a similar passion. It is my dream to bring health and healing to the world through the chiropractic principles and the five essentials of maximized living. I have had this dream since I was eight years old and I voiced my plans to become a chiropractor to my dad and my grandpa Doc while we were standing around the fire at The Lake. I learned more philosophy by the age of ten then most chiropractors do their entire lives. My grandpa Doc always used to make sure that we all had P.M.A. (positive mental attitude), and I know that those three letters helped keep my head up while I was going through Palmer and in the middle of heavy test loads. It is time to ‘keep on keepin’ on’ now and I cannot wait to see what my future has in store for me. I’ll keep this quote from B.J. Palmer in mind as I begin my life as a chiropractor, ‘You never know how far reaching something you may say, think, or do will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.'”

There will be 22 members of the Judge family joining Kalie as she crosses the stage in the auditorium of Vickie Anne Palmer Hall on Palmer’s Davenport Campus. It’s a Palmer tradition that members of the graduate’s family who have previously graduated from Palmer may join them onstage as they receive their diploma. She also will be having close to 50 additional family and friends there to celebrate this historical moment in the family’s history.

The first generation of Judges to become chiropractors was represented by James Bernard Judge, D.C., a 1925 graduate of the then Palmer School of Chiropractic. He died in 1956, after practicing first in Iowa, then British Columbia, and finally in his hometown of Albia, Iowa. According to a family history, “Whenever illness occurred among the nine brothers and sisters and their spouses and progeny, there was never a question of where to go. ‘Doc’ took care of everything except obstetrics and broken bones. If a patient wasn’t up to a trip to town, he would hang a sign on his office door and make a house call.”

While serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Dr. James B. Judge’s nephew, John J. Judge, decided to enter the profession, and the second generation made its entrance. Dr. John’s brother-in-law, George Dickerson, entered Palmer, then a few months later, John’s brother, Thomas, became a Palmer student, too. Eventually, all four of John’s brothers, three in-laws and one cousin graduated from palmer following World War II.

Kalie’s grandfather, Dr. James E. Judge, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1954 and continued to build to the legacy. Since his graduation from Palmer he has had four out of his ten children follow in his footsteps. “The greatest thing about this family tradition is that it doesn’t just live with the doctors of chiropractic,” Kalie adds. “Each and every member of this large family is blessed to have chiropractic running through their blood. Even those who are not chiropractors live the chiropractic lifestyle and continue to spread the life-transforming message of chiropractic to the people around them.”

The Judge family’s chiropractic tradition will continue as the years go on. Another of Kalie’s cousins will be graduating in the next year and where are a few others that are finishing up their prerequisites and will be starting Palmer in the next few years.

Palmer College of Chiropractic was founded in 1897 by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in Davenport, Iowa. Approximately 2,300 students attend Palmer College campuses in Davenport, San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla. There are more than 26,000 Palmer alumni, who make up more than one third of the approximately 75,000 chiropractors currently in practice worldwide. Palmer’s Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum is a five-academic-year program that is typically completed in three-and-one-third calendar years. @ 12:55 pm | Article ID: 1287518153

How To Double Your Chiropractic Practice

By Dr. Steve Visentin

“…stay in business with a constant improvement of quality of product and of service…” W. Edwards Deming

How can we continue to grow regardless of how your practice is doing? Growth, whether in a gigantic company or a small doctor’s clinic, requires constant improvement. Everything can be done better. In order to double your practice, you must significantly improve the quality of your service.

It could be argued that there are limits. How can one possibly improve close to or beyond 100%? Aren’t there limits? Yes, there are, unless you break the problem down further. If you’ll analyze every aspect and improve each one even a little bit, you will grow again.

Chiropractic Practice Steve Visentin
Chiropractor Steve Visentin
Great athletes are faced with this same problem. They’d like to improve their performance, even when they’re at the top of their sport. They realize that they’ll have to do even better next year, if they want to stay at the top. How do they improve every year? Simply, they break their programs down into the most basic elements and examine and improve each part. They prepare for their next assault on the seemingly impossible, by improving each aspect a little bit. You and I must do the very same thing. But where does one start, and how does it work?

The obvious place to start is with the most important element, you! Your practice is a reflection of you. Could you do your adjustment with 3% more focus? Could you communicate your findings 4% more eloquently? Could you listen to each patient 5% more attentively? Of course, you could. This is exactly what it takes to grow. Lots of little improvements in dozens of important areas add up.

I was counseling a doctor whose practice had taken a severe dip. He decided to sell his clinic and do something else. I let him know that it would be a shame to get nothing for all the years he’d invested. I encouraged him to sell his practice but first fix it up a little. An amazing thing happened, as he replaced the old carpets and painted the walls. His practice started to grow again. He became more excited and he started to attract new patients. Pretty soon, he decided not to sell. He reasoned, “Why sell a growing biz?” Little improvements in a lot of different areas stimulated growth. The paint on the wall and the new carpet did nothing for his practice. However, taking an action step that raised his level of enthusiasm did. His patients felt his excitement and responded, and so will yours.

Create a List and Post It
Choose what you want to improve. Decide what would make the most impact and start there. Create a list of action items and post it where you start and finish your day. You might tape it to a mirror or bedroom door. Start each day with a clear idea of exactly what you’ll do to improve. Then, check yourself when you return home to see how you’ve done. Hold yourself accountable.

This program works because your practice is a reflection of you. If you change and grow as a person, so will your practice. There is no other way to create real sustainable growth. A renewed commitment to your life’s work is palpable to existing and potential patients in your community and this will grow your practice. Any activity that engages you with your life’s work will create growth. Check the action plan below to see it there is a fresh idea to grow your practice?

Here’s a sample Doctor’s Action Plan

    • Get adjusted weekly,
    • Meditate or pray 20 minutes a day,
    • Wear suits to work,
    • Stop watching TV and reading the newspaper,
    • Every morning visualize your goals coming true,
    • Show more concern during history taking and reporting of findings,
    • Make sure every patient leaves happy on every visit,
    • Work out 6 days a week for at least 30 minutes,
    • Have more fun inside the office,
    • Call patients after their first adjustment and ask them how they’re doing,
    • Compliment patients, thank them, and honor them, or
    • Teach patients at least health-related fact on every visit.

Why This List Works?
The best place to start is with yourself. When you improve in any area even a little bit, clients will notice, and your business will pick up. They have an incredible ability to size us up quickly and decide if we are ready to help more people. They’ll refer other patients to you, if you get excited about and are committed about your work!

Get adjusted weekly.
Your patients can tell if you stand and move well, or if your posture is slightly off. Getting adjusted regularly creates a readiness to serve that’s obvious even to the untrained eye. Besides, you wouldn’t get adjusted by someone who didn’t believe in chiropractic enough to get adjusted themselves, would you?

Meditate or pray 20 minutes a day.
Choose to meditate or pray daily, especially if you are “high energy”. You must be able to meet people on their emotional plane. If you can encompass the totality of the human experience, people will unconsciously choose you as their “doctor”. Are you connecting with everyone, every time? Do you match their emotions and inspire them?

Wear suits to work.
Wearing suits to work is a great way to increase your clinics appearance without spending lots of money on expensive interior decorating. It feels warmer to work this way, but you’ll get used to it. Surveys show that suits enhance credibility. Isn’t that what you want?

Stop watching T.V. and reading the newspaper.
Choose the information you ingest. TV and newspapers cover mostly negative topics and can wear down even the most optimistic minds. Is your information intake positive?

Every morning visualize your goals coming true.
Decide to program your own mind. Visualize your goals coming true with emotion before you get out of bed and right before sleep. What you think about materializes. What are you thinking about? Is it positive?

Show more concern during the history taking and reporting of findings.
If you are concerned, show it. Lean forward in your chair, and listen intently. When appropriate, pause, and repeat what was said. Comment with statements that show you care like, “that’s terrible”, “how can you stand it?”, or “ouch!” Pain has a deep emotional component. If you discount their pain, your patients will not relate to you. Can you be more demonstrative and empathetic?

Make sure every patient leaves happy on every visit.
In practice, you never get a second chance. If patients are dissatisfied, they will not return. You must exceed their unspoken needs on every visit, or they will go elsewhere. At least ask them on the first 2 visits, “How was your visit? Did you get what you wanted?”

Work out 6 days a week for at least 30 minutes.
Would you go to a doctor that was overweight and out of shape? Also, regular exercise helps to reduce stress and produces endorphins, which makes us happy. Wouldn’t you rather go to a happy doc?

Have more fun inside the office.
If your clinic is all about avoiding “phase 5 degenerative changes and an untimely death”, most people will avoid it. Lighten up; it’s healthy for everyone. The adjustment is a celebration of life. Do you laugh often or smile a lot?

Call patients after their first adjustment and ask them how they’re doing.
This is easy to do, but most doctors don’t do it. If you really care, show it. Call them. Reassure them if necessary. Isn’t this how you would like to be cared for?

Compliment patients, thank them, and honor them.
A sincere compliment is always appreciated, especially if it comes from someone you respect. Notice improvements in posture and gait and mention them to your patients. Are you telling them about their progress?

Teach patients at least 1 personal health-related fact on every visit
Is your table talk positive, up-beat, and orientated toward them? Do you even know what there favorite hobby is? It’s easy to get off track and discuss our needs and interests. Focus on their needs and direct your conversation accordingly. Provide them with a fact on each visit concerning their condition or related to their favorite hobby.

Move Boldly and Act Now

Regardless of how long you’ve been in practice, you can always improve. If you’ve been in practice for a while, you probably already know what you could or should be doing. Decide to make a 100% improvement by improving a little bit in several areas. Start with yourself first and never give up. We can all do better. Improvement must be constant, and start with you. If you don’t do this, your practice will wither on the vine. If you start today, and hold yourself accountable with a list, you will improve and attract the business that is rightfully yours. If you continue this way, you will double again and again. Plan accordingly and get to work.

Dr. Steven Visentin, D.C. is a solo practitioner and clinic director of Care Chiropractic in Denver, CO. He’s the author of an e-book entitled “Blow Your Head Off Practice Building Secrets” for the chiropractic profession. As an accomplished public speaker, he is available for corporate events, training seminars, and other group functions, as well as private consultations and trainings on a limited basis.
For additional information, visit @ 12:12 am | Article ID: 1286953977

Palmer’s Florida Campus to Construct Third Building

Palmer Chiropractic News

The Florida Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic is growing… again. The Palmer College Board of Trustees approved a plan in September to construct a two-story, 14,000-square-foot building with a budget of $4 million on the Port Orange campus, located at 4777 City Center Parkway. The new building will significantly expand support services for the campus’ nearly 750 students. Construction is expected to begin in early 2011, following approvals by the City of Port Orange.

Conceptual drawing of the new third building on Palmer's Florida Campus
Conceptual drawing of the new third building on Palmer’s Florida Campus
Developed by the Palmer College senior administration, this campus-improvement plan is a response to growing functional needs on the seven-year-old campus. The last time the campus was expanded was in October 2004, when construction was completed on a second classroom building to accommodate the growing student body’s needs.

“We are committed to enhancing the campus environment for our current and future students, which will support their overall educational experiences at Palmer College,” said Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. “This investment is all about ensuring continued success in our academic and student programs.”

The new facility, tentatively referred to as Building Three, will provide flexible room formats suitable for student assemblies, large group seating, final examination testing, annual Homecoming activities and other campus events. It also will accommodate a relocated and expanded food service area, and the bookstore.

The announcement of this campus addition comes just three months after the College began a major, multi-phase renovation of its clinical education facility, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, located in the Allen Green Civic Center.

“Realigning and expanding our space on campus, as well as in our clinic, allows us to offer services that we, quite simply, weren’t able to fully accommodate in the past,” said Florida Campus President Peter Martin, D.C. “As a result, we will be in a better position to serve our student population, which has grown at an incredible rate from the time we opened our doors in 2002.” @ 7:11 am | Article ID: 1286892704

Put Intention in Your Office Finances

By Michelle Moore

Your INTENTION is the most important part of the business of Chiropractic (especially towards patient care). You must have a clearly defined intention behind everything that your office does. Most Chiropractic offices don’t even realize how important intention is in dealing with patient finances.

When finances are in order, both the patient and the doctor benefit. The patient gets the care that their body desires and the doctor is happy. Some offices have this by design, some by accident, and some not at all. When pursuing financial agreements, a clearly defined intention will ensure success most of the time.

intention - what you bring about
intention – what you bring about
If the office is having financial challenges, you can bet that the intent is off. The staff may not understand the importance of fair trade or the doctor may only be thinking of the next bill. Either way, no one is thinking about serving the patients. Dr. Fred Schofield says that “collections are a by-product of services rendered.” With the intent to serve, services increase and you increase billings and collections.

If your only intent is to collect the money now, then your actions and collections will show it. For successful finances in your office try these three procedures.

1. Send out your billings on a regular weekly schedule instead of when you think of it.
2. Make financial agreements in a timely manner focused solely on what the patient needs.
3. Address any issues to collections right away.

I know that this all sounds simple, yet I haven’t met one office that had all of these procedures down pat.

If you or your staff find it difficult to collect from the insurance company, then you need to look at your intention. If your staff dreads sending out the billing, then you won’t get much in return. If getting patient insurance information is drab, then you may find that you didn’t get what you thought. If balances are ignored, people will have a huge barrier that pushes them away from your office and closer to dis-ease.

An intention to serve when working with patient finances or billing insurance companies produces the best results. With the changes of scope and insurance policies, your intention is more important than ever!

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Michelle N. Moore, BS, MBA; from Michelle’s Billing Service, Inc. has worked in the administration and billing of successful chiropractic offices for over 14 years. Our intention is to help you serve your patients.

Michelle’s Billing Service, Inc.
1375 S. Old US 23
Brighton, MI 48114
(248) 997-8641 @ 7:16 am | Article ID: 1286806592

Life West College Dean Plays Key Role in Upcoming WFC Education Conference

Life Chiropractic College West News

Hayward, CA — Dr. Joseph Ferguson, dean of the college at Life Chiropractic College West, is one of several program directors traveling to Madrid, Spain to help organize this year’s World Federation of Chiropractic/Consortium of European Chiropractic Educators/Association of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference at the Royal University Center Maria Cristina. The meeting will be held from October 14 to October 16.

Dr. Joseph FergusonThe title of the conference will be “Clinical Training in Chiropractic Education: Meeting the Demands of a New Era”. Discussions and presentations will focus on how chiropractic educators and organizations can best prepare graduates for clinical practice. Considering the constantly changing healthcare environment, chiropractic practitioners must continue to improve their skills of collaboration, integration, and accountability. Groups will share experiences on evidence-informed best practices and patient safety.

Dr. Ferguson stated, “Chiropractic is a global phenomenon, and it is more important than ever that our institutions collaborate with one another to advance our profession. This year’s conference provides an excellent opportunity for the presentation and exchanging of ideas relevant to this progress.”
Details and registration information about the conference can be found at

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Currently over 400 students from across the United States and abroad are enrolled, and over 3,700 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility, staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,500 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. The college and Health Center maintain a Web site at @ 9:37 am | Article ID: 1286728680

Parker Alumni Association Reaches 200 Lifetime Member Milestone

Parker Chiropractic News

DALLAS — Parker College of Chiropractic held a homecoming and class reunion reception during Parker Seminars Dallas where they recognized each Parker Alumni Association Lifetime Member for their recent achievement in reaching 200 members. Parker thanked each Lifetime Member for their continual support of Parker College’s Alumni Association. Helping to achieve the milestone, Dr. EJ Raven ’02 received special recognition for becoming the 200th member. Dr. Raven currently practices in Park City, Utah.

Dallas Group Lifetime Member Group Photo
Group photo of Lifetime Members in attendance

One of the alumni association’s biggest achievements is the Alumni Association Endowment Fund Scholarship, funded by all Lifetime Members, which has been awarding Parker students with scholarships each year. The Alumni Association Endowment Fund has given over 19,000 dollars in scholarship funds to students. One-hundred percent of the Lifetime Membership fee is contributed to the Endowment Fund for scholarships. Nearly 10 percent of association members are not graduates of Parker College, but they believe in the work the association is doing.

Each Lifetime Member has received a personalized Lifetime Member plaque and their name will be engraved on the on-campus plaque. Additionally, each member receives a lapel pin to recognize their contributions to the Parker Alumni Association.

For a complete list of upcoming events or to become a Lifetime Member, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888.PR.ALUMS or visit

About Parker College of Chiropractic Located in Dallas, Parker College of Chiropractic is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 7:49 am | Article ID: 1286635822

2011 Have-A-Heart Chiropractic Campaign

Oklahaven Chiropractic News

Join the chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic offices and many other advocacy groups around the world who are helping the non-profit, “OKLAHAVEN” Children’s Chiropractic Center.

Join chiropractic colleges, offices and other advocacy groups in the 2011 “Have-A-Heart” Campaign to be held during Valentine’s Week, February 12 through 19, 2011. Register online now at to bring to your community the awareness of the power of chiropractic for the children and to support “Oklahaven” Children’s Chiropractic Center, an internationally recognized non-profit organization.

Dr. Bobby Doscher, President of Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, recently said, “We feel it is vital that we continue to educate the public on the chiropractic way of life. We hope you will join us. I only wish you could see what I see–you would know how important you are to our mission of bringing health and hope to the children. If you could see how the light returns to their eyes, you would understand how much your generosity really means.”

Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center

Oklahaven has been specializing in the treatment of neurologically disorganized children since 1962 due to the generosity of people who believe in a natural, drug-free lifestyle for our children. The Center has never received state, federal or United Way funds. Your continued support enables us to spread the message of health for our children.

Each year whoever raises the most funds through selling hearts is presented the prestigious “Golden Heart Award”–the giver of life. Dr. Howard Berg and his staff or St. Simon’s Island, Georgia have earned the “Golden Heart Award” for five consecutive year. He said, “When we show Oklahaven’s video, we’ve had tears. We’ve had people who say, ‘I didn’t know that was what chiropractic could do.’ The video shows what chiropractic really can do for the severely hurt child. That’s powerful in itself. It’s just a great awareness; a common consciousness across the globe during Valentine’s Week. “Have-A-Heart” allows the community to see that you do contribute to something greater and that chiropractic makes a difference in children’s lives. That’s huge. Conducting a “Have-A-Heart” Campaign is easy and creates ‘contagious excitement’ among patients, office staff and your community.”

The 2008 and 2009 College “Golden Heart Awards” were presented to Dr. Carl Cleveland and the student body of the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City for the second year in a row. Encouraged by the students, Dr. Cleveland approved the first Special Needs Children’s Clinic at the college. After the award presentation, Dr. Bobby held a workshop on the campus both years with the upper class students and clinic directors. Students watched in amazement as two miracles happened. The life force returned to the face of a one-year-old with Down Syndrome and he began to crawl. Another child who walked unevenly and on his tiptoes began to walk uninhibited and even skipped. This experience was so incredibly powerful that it moved the students to tears. Dr. Bobby said these changes happened so quickly because the children were under chiropractic care and just needed a little more specific adjustment.

This was an opportunity for students to see the power of chiropractic and how it can bring healing to children with a range of symptoms. In closing the workshop, Dr. Bobby stated, “I look forward to helping the students increase their knowledge and prepare for the challenging cases they will encounter in their future practices. The staggering statistics of 1 in 100 children by age 8 are autistic in the U.S. shows the growing need. Helping the severely neurologically compromised children reclaim their health and encouraging their parents to commit to a natural drug-free lifestyle is nothing short of miraculous. Thank you for caring enough to make our work possible. Always remember together we make it happen.”

The 2010 “Golden Heart Award” winners were Dr. Steven Loehr of the Meek Chiropractic in Springfield, Missouri, and Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bobby always looks forward to sharing with the students the children’s profound stories and their return to health through their mother’s love and chiropractic.

To learn more about Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center and the difference that you can make in the lives of our children by participating in the 2011 “Have-A-Heart” Campaign, visit All materials needed to run your “Have-A-Heart” campaign will be provided.

For more information about Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, the “Have-A-Heart” campaign, photos or stories and Oklahaven-On-The-Move, please email [email protected] or call 1(405) 948-8807. @ 1:33 pm | Article ID: 1286570057

Chiropractor Photos at New Beginnings New Jersey

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Glad I decided to pack my heavy Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens along with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi camera when I went to New Jersey for New Beginnings this past weekend. As I typically do at chiropractic conferences (and even search engine optimization conferences) I took lots of photos. I have found over the past 15 years, that if I don’t upload those photos soon after they’re taken, they disappear somewhere into the abyss of my hard drives and backup media.

I grabbed three photographs from a set that I shot on Saturday afternoon in New Jersey and I noticed we had Planet Chiropractic content related to every person in the photos. Reminds me we been around for a long long time. The New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy Seminar was a spectacular event, and even though I’m not crazy about the flight from LAX to EWR, it’s worth making the trip. Here’s a few pics from the event…

Kathi Handt Jon Schwartzbauer Sharon Gorman
Kathi Handt, Jon Schwartzbauer, Sharon Gorman

On the left is the ever so wonderful Kathi Handt, who is married to Dr. Jay Handt, a great chiropractor in New York City. I did a quick search to find a Planet Chiropractic article by Kathi titled Is it any Different? It was written in 2003 but the message has not changed. Kathi writes… “Years have gone by, but the story really hasn’t changed. There is still not enough philosophy taught in the schools. There are students that have gone through their first year of Chiropractic College and really don’t know WHY they are becoming Chiropractors.” That is as true today as it was when it was written. A primary reason New Beginnings exists.In the middle of the photo is chiropractor Jon Schwartzbauer, President of Sherman College of Chiropractic. For those that were unaware, Sherman Chiropractic College has returned to its original name. There are some USA Chiropractic School listings that are overdue for logo and title updates. Send us your latest logos please.

On the right is a chiropractor that has been writing content for Planet Chiropractic more than 10 years now. Dr. Sharon Gorman is a powerhouse in chiropractic, even though she only gets involved in a few hundred things at a time. I have no idea how she does it. She has recently moved from Pennsylvania to Atlanta Georgia, and she’s practicing in the city of Roswell, while promoting chiropractic (LifeForce Photos) at Life University in Marietta.

Danny Gambino and Jason Deitch

Chiropractors Danny Gambino and Jason Deitch

Two of the tallest chiropractors in the New Jersey room were Drs. Danny Gambino and Jason Deitch. We featured one of Danny’s business cards on the Chiropractic Blogs when I was sharing chiropractic business cards from a Georgia trip earlier this year. Dr. Gambino practices chiropractic in West Virginia and he is one of those chiropractors that helps keep Santa Claus going when he has all those presents to deliver to boys and girls throughout the world.

Dr. Jason Deitch has also been spotted on the blog, and I tend to see him at nearly every chiropractic conference I attend. I was with Jason at DCS in Orange County when Lance Armstrong tweeted about his chiropractor Dr. Jeff Spencer.

Bill Demoss Jim Dubell Jeanne Ohm

Chiropractors Bill Demoss, Jim Dubell, and Jeanne Ohm

Speaking of DCS in Orange County (more DCS 2010 photos), I spotted chiropractor/surfer/rock and roller Bill Demoss in New Jersey as well. That’s him in the photo on the left, wearing one of his traditional AC/DC styled chiropractic shirts. Dr. Demoss has been ruffling feathers and at the same time receiving awards nearly everywhere he goes. He is bringing up a whole new generation in principled chiropractic and he’s doing one hell of a job.

In the middle of the photo is the one and only Jim Dubel, founder of the New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy weekends. In an article titled Chiropractic Knowledge Is Power, Dr. Dubel wrote… “The day that I accepted the chiropractic principle in full faith and began telling the chiropractic story without reservation was the day my life changed. By telling the truth to my patients and friends, not only did my practice grow, but I grew spiritually and emotionally.” He is doing an amazing stuff for the profession of chiropractic and for the world.

Standing on the right in the photo is yet another powerhouse in chiropractic, and long time author on Planet Chiropractic, Dr. Jeanne Ohm of the ICPA. Jeanne has written about Chiropractic Care and Wellness and a number of other topics, related to chiropractic care for kids.

It was great seeing everyone in New Jersey, I may or may not have another set of photos and news posted soon, as I’m quite unpredictable in these days of my Internet old-age. 🙂 @ 10:48 am | Article ID: 1286473727

New Beginnings Student Fund

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Something I have long loved about the New Beginnings chiropractic philosophy events taking place in New Jersey is their commitment to chiropractic students. While I was attending a speakers luncheon on Saturday, cards were handed out in support of the student fund. I grabbed a photo of the card, so that chiropractors wanting to participate in helping current and future chiropractic students get more chiropractic philosophy, could get info on becoming involved.

New Beginnings Student Fund New JerseyHelp Support Chiropractic Students

The student committee helps support students to attend New Beginnings. This feed s the lifeblood of chiropractic and ensures that vitalistic principle based chiropractic will stay alive in our colleges. Supporters commit a minimum of one office visit per month between New Beginnings programs.

For those chiropractors or individuals interested in supporting students and the future of chiropractic, you can get more information about the New Beginnings Student Fund at 732-747-4646.