By Dr. Rick Wren
Step number fourteen is actually Advanced Success Principle #4 (Always cluster book appointments). I find that most Chiropractors schedule their adjustments over way too many hours of the day and week. This makes for boredom and early burnout.
Every time I have talked a Chiropractor into cutting back their hours, their practice has always gone up. It creates more synergy and energy with the practice. It also creates excitement within the team to gain more personal time. I would suggest if you are working 6 days a week, cut back to 5. If you are working 5 days a week cut back to 4. It is possible to cut down to 3 days a week if all 21 success principles are in place. Then look at how many hours you are scheduling adjustments each day. I schedule only five hours each day and still adjust over 100 a day with no stress.
My schedule for adjusting is: Monday Wednesday Thursday 8:30-9:30 11:00-12:00 3:00-6:00
I schedule Group Reports: M-W from 10:00-11:00 AM
I schedule Spinal Care Workshop: Thursday 6:00-7:00 PM
I schedule Weekly Staff Trainings: Thursday 10:00-11:00 AM
Staff office work and cleaning: Tuesday all day and Friday morning
I showed you my schedule, just so you know it can be done. Most of you need to schedule more days than this, but not more hours in a day. A nice schedule for most is all day Monday and Wednesday, afternoons only Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then Friday mornings only. With this schedule I adjusted 400 to 450 very easily.
Most of you are scheduling everything all the time. You need to have very specific separate hours for new patients, re-exams, and reports. Scheduling group reports makes life so much easier and fun. If you are interested in how to do a group report, download the “Group Report Script.” (File is in MS Word format) If you are not having patients asking you how to pay for one year of care, you may want to purchase our SOCM 3 Day ROF Video/ Audio set from Planet Chiropractic.
I will see you in Miami in 3 weeks (www.parkerseminars.com).
LLL, Dr. Rick Wren ( Founder of the Society of Chiropractic Masters and Parker Team Teacher)
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