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this is one month when it’s appropriate, as the feature topic is Marketing Tips from the Masters. The American Marketing Association defines marketing as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. Fortunately for chiropractic, selling good health is an easy one; I mean, who likes to be sick or feel less than average, right?
That being said, the value of chiropractic isn’t fully understood by the public or even other healthcare professionals, because they’ve never been taught the science behind it, and the benefi ts attainable. This is the bridge that the chiropractor and the public overall have been trying to cross for the last hundred years. Like everything in life, some out there have created more successful and effective methods of communicating this value than others. Dr. Scott Fletcher is one of those people, which is why we have an interview with him this issue. Don’t miss how he demystifi es the “magic” of chiropractic for his patients and their families using state of the art technology in achieving optimum physical health for his patients.
It’s hard to dispute the fact that, in the most technical sense of the word, marketing is the essential piece of information perpetually being offered. By relying on some of the tips that follow, you will be able to rest a bit more comfortably in knowing that the way in which your clinic and chiropractic are being interpreted by the prospective patient is exactly the way that you want it to be perceived. Don’t miss the market profi le section, on page 32, which presents suggestions from 8 leading professionals and specialists in chiropractic. Each of these representatives has tried and true methods for propelling your clinic to the next level. As usual, the information is jam packed with useful methods for you to apply in your practice right away, so when you implement these new tactics, let us know. We love the feedback! On that note, and with spring upon us, be proactive in all that you do. Set the stage for what your future holds; there’s always something new going on for you to get involved with. I mean, seriously, look at the audacity of Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. Chiropractors aren’t even regarded as physicians in their most recent version of the federal employe health plan. I’m no lawyer, but what they’re doing is considered fraud in my book. Oh, and remember to e-mail your local congressional representative in support of HR 484, which allows tricare benefi ciaries direct access to chiropractors. According to the ACA, the plan deadline is August 31. The current market envioronment for Chiropractors and the entire country beseeches the words of Orsen Swett Marden, the turn of the century author commonly associated with the new thought movement.” A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.”There’s plenty happening out there, and YOU are the difference.
On behalf of The American Chiropractor Magazine,
Joseph Busch, D.C.
Editorial Director / [email protected]