Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues I bring are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice along with more family time. 

“Studin Top 10” Circa 10-2015

Has it been done?


1.  Have you gone to and checked the upload and download speeds of your internet. Too many think you have high speed and you have low speed internet and that matters when we review MRI’s or you go to send files to anyone. The minimum should be 50mbs both upload and downloads. Your ISP carriers lie all the time to make $$$$. 

2.  Display all diplomas in your reception area. This is a critical internal referral component

3.  Clean bathrooms with amenities. EVERYONE (especially me) likes good smelling soap, 2-ply soft toilet paper. The cheap toilet paper with wood chunks in it just doesn’t cut it for me and I have verified that with patients nationwide as well… Air freshener’s are critical and not the crap you get in supermarkets… Piggly Wiggly air fresher is putrid… Get sandalwood or other scents from essential oils… they are inexpensive and people like them. In addition, you should have them throughout your office. 

4.  CLEAN office. Is there a “twice a day” vacuuming schedule in your office? Do you clean out the small space where people put their faces… Everyone looks on the other side of the headrest paper!!!

5.  Reports typed… Specialists all type their reports. Have you ever gotten a hand-written report form a neurosurgeon? If you want to play with the “big-boys” start looking like them and then BEAT THEM!

6.  Do you really understand HOW the adjustment works? Have you read the suggested “Brain Connection” articles on the US Chiropractic Directory? 

7. Again do you Really understand how the adjustment works?

8.  Have you had a lawyer’s seminar? I can give you 20 names of doctors nationwide who have followed the plan and have had their practices explode after the seminar. It is the EASIEST way to build a PI Practice. 

9.  Get your Mini-Fellowship with Dr. Peyster. It will change your life as a practitioner. 

10.   Have you had a compliance review? I now have had doctors selling their primary residence to pay off the carriers. Fair or not, it all could have been avoided if there was a compliance review and the recommendations were followed no matter how difficult. It is more difficult moving your kids to a 3 bedroom 1200sf apartment from a 5000sf house in a new school district. 

Bonus to the top 10

1.  Have you told your spouse that you love and appreciate them recently… or regularly?

2.  The same holds true for your parents. Without them… you would not be here

3.  Add your staff to your “Thank you” list



Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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