On the Run Searching for Chiropractors

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The search is on for chiropractors across the United States. There are stacks of business cards spread out across my desk. I’ve been taking calls and receiving e-mails from people either seeking out chiropractors or wanting to get chiropractic offices listed on a number of different Web properties owned or managed by Planet Chiropractic. After a long run on the beach in Marina del Rey today, I came home with an idea that will enable hundreds of chiropractors to participate in adding and updating address information on chiropractic pages displaying throughout the Internet. We will have news on that Monday, Cinco de Mayo, 2008.

4 chiropractors(photo: chiropractors Michael Dorausch, Dr. Cassell, Carolyn Griffin and Lawrence Clayman)

What’s great about large events like the DCS California Jam is that I get tons of chiropractic business cards and contact information for offices all over the country. There’s always that person that needs a chiropractor nearby, and my office has a ginormous amount of pages to update.

In the SoCal area, I have people actively seeking chiropractors in Artesia, Cerritos, La Palma, Cypress, Stanton, Hawaiian Gardens, Los Alamitos, Lakewood, Bellflower, Signal Hill, Westminster, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, Hacienda Heights, Rosemead, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, and Rolling Hills (and that’s not even the first stack of cards).

I also had a lengthy discussion with three chiropractors from the Seattle, Washington area, and seven chiropractors from the San Diego area. Some work is underway to better organize pages so that numerous chiropractors appear for searches that are currently limited to displaying individual offices (such as San Diego Chiropractic and Encinitas Chiropractic). Dr. Darrel Crain is in San Diego, Dr. John Michals is in Encinitas (but so are Drs. John Paul, Jack Mawer, and Sondra Konigsfeld), and there are other chiropractors to list as well.

In some Metro areas (like Chiropractic Santa Monica) groups of three or more chiropractors have teamed up to create community-based web sites which provide multiple chiropractic listings.

I located a Tustin Chiropractor, had someone seeking a referral there earlier today. Numerous requests came in from the Livermore area (and this is awesome) for guys practicing Brazilian jujitsu mixed martial arts. Have no idea how they got my LA office phone number, but my staff hooked them up with a great chiropractor in that area.

Last call of the day was for someone in San Jose, my staff referred them to Gavin Carr, a spectacular chiropractor practicing in the Northern California area.

If all goes well, organizing this information will go far more smoothly, after some changes coming next week. Thanks for continuing to contact me for referral information in your area.