#79 Are More New Patients Worth Risking Your License & Reputation?


If you’re a Canadian chiropractor, you likely know about the recent hit piece regarding chiropractic in the Globe and Mail.

It’s just one of many over the past couple decades and it definitely won’t be the last.

What that means to us at Life By Design For Chiropractors, is that lessons can be learned from these articles…lessons that can help us design our practice approach in ways that deliver the impeccable level of care we imagine and keep us from risky behaviour all at the same time.

These are not mutually exclusive ideas.

Many chiropractors think that to see enough new patients we need to litter social media with ads and offers for low price examinations or other hooks to lure potential prospects close enough to snatch them up!

On one hand proponents would say “but they work!” and while I’d agree, I would also add in the caveat… “but at what expense?”

Is a stream of new prospects worth the risk of losing your license? Your reputation?

In this episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors we explore the article’s tenants and tease out which are completely false and which ones we could actually learn a thing or two about in order to protect us in the future.

Here Is What We Covered

  • The basic argument supporting the Globe and Mail article.
  • The 3 areas from the article we actually agree with. It’s important we don’t just automatically resort to a defensive position…maybe we need to accept the hard truth that many chiropractors are doing and saying things they shouldn’t be (and don’t need to be).
  • What steps you can take in your practice to transition into a third paradigm model of chiropractic. The model that will keep you safe and enable to practice chiropractic successfully and without compromise.

Stuff From This Episode

Chiropractors at a crossroads: The fight for evidence-based treatment and a profession’s reputation

Thank you for listening to Life By Design – The Podcast For Chiropractors… The voice of reason in Chiropractic.

— Jamie

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Dr. Jamie Richards

Dr. Jamie Richards is a consultant for chiropractors looking to transition and thrive in a 3rd Paradigm Chiropractic model. He helps doctors develop the entrepreneurial skills to maximize community impact and leverage leadership into profit.

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