Chiropractor's wife!

Chiropractor's wife!
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Scrubs

My husband accidentally left his lunch at home so the kids and I took it to him at 6pm and joined him as well for his half of an hour lunch. The hospital is breathtakingly beautiful. President Obama himself has roamed its halls and called it the pilot for health care standards across the country. The nature of my husbands duties there require him to dress like a surgeon. Needless to say, he is so freakin hot! (Which has less to do with what he is wearing and more to do with my recent discovery of Big Love Season 1 almost completed and the fact that I am in love with our monogamy and my possession of him and him alone being ALL MINE to devour despite the cameras in the elevators and the kiddos in tow!) He also gets looks from patrons of respect and long stares. It feels good, after all, he has worked as hard and could have been a surgeon had he the stomach for it. He and I both know he could be in his surgical residency right now in some obscure middle American town constantly trying to win me over for the lack his presence. Me inebriating myself with shopping therapy and on some anti-depressant or at the worst one of us seeing other people on the side to satisfy the void that such a path can carve! The horrible day dream is broken when the door of the doctors lounge opening spills out 3 younger souls who I quickly pin down as young residence who get the privilege to eat separate from the "little" people surrounded in luxury and amply stocked with free food, the finest the hospital offers. Watching them make their way across the cafeteria with their black colored stethoscope's draped around their necks like peacocks induces a warm feeling that starts in the pit of my stomach and bubbles up to a giant lump in my throat. Invisible physicians are the best way to describe the modern chiropractor. They are hidden diamonds in the rough only a fraction of a fraction of the population ever discover. I am sick and on the verge of tears to think that he has to work for peanuts to provide for us deprived of the privileges that such a discipline demands! I want to stand on a stool in Time Square and tell the truth, but know that I could never handle the scrutiny, the ignorance, mocking chides, and the prevailing misconceptions that keep this profession in its rightful place. That place being irritating goo on the bottom of societies shoe! He has applied to some more teaching jobs at the local community college. I doubt they will entertain his application for more than 30 seconds once they see the words "chiropractic." If they only knew......

2 comments:

  1. Graduated UBCC 2006, got divorced. Moved to West Coast. I had 20k in my bank, used it all to open a practice from scratch, at the beginning of the recession. July 2008 opened my doors with 25 patients scheduled. That was 2008, it's now 2016. 8 years at my location, hardest part is finding reliable staff. All I need is cold LASER and a CPT, and we will have arrived. First full year, if you hit it hard, you should make 100k and go up from there. It is about location, but one chiro can support a small community. Get to know your co-petitors, they will be your best friends or your worst enemies...be friendly, approachable, and accessible, but not too accessible. Have a late night, and take time off, even if you can't afford it...avoid burnout, and have your spouse fill-in for the first year. Diversify your practice with about a 1/3 Personal Injury and WC patients, 1/3 wellness patients, and remaining 1/3 major med. Discover cashpractice.Com to get you going. Avoid the $40k job offers, you should make that quarterly by yourself... before long. Network each week with other professionals, and give to the school community, sponsor a team, become their sports physician. We all support you, and don't let the naysayers ruin your dream. For every 10 people that say it cannot be done, there are 100 people doing it...proving it csn be done. -Dr. LoGiudice, DC

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  2. Graduated UBCC 2006, got divorced. Moved to West Coast. I had 20k in my bank, used it all to open a practice from scratch, at the beginning of the recession. July 2008 opened my doors with 25 patients scheduled. That was 2008, it's now 2016. 8 years at my location, hardest part is finding reliable staff. All I need is cold LASER and a CPT, and we will have arrived. First full year, if you hit it hard, you should make 100k and go up from there. It is about location, but one chiro can support a small community. Get to know your co-petitors, they will be your best friends or your worst enemies...be friendly, approachable, and accessible, but not too accessible. Have a late night, and take time off, even if you can't afford it...avoid burnout, and have your spouse fill-in for the first year. Diversify your practice with about a 1/3 Personal Injury and WC patients, 1/3 wellness patients, and remaining 1/3 major med. Discover cashpractice.Com to get you going. Avoid the $40k job offers, you should make that quarterly by yourself... before long. Network each week with other professionals, and give to the school community, sponsor a team, become their sports physician. We all support you, and don't let the naysayers ruin your dream. For every 10 people that say it cannot be done, there are 100 people doing it...proving it csn be done. -Dr. LoGiudice, DC

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