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Hemorrhoids

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on March 27, 2015

I suffered for 20 yrs with hemorrhoids because of chronic subluxation. Since getting cleared (and staying clear) of subluxation, I haven’t had that “pain in the butt” ONCE in 25 years!

Do you have subluxation?

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Chiropractic: Truth in Advertising

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 5, 2009

When I heard the call to become a chiropractor, it was NOT necessarily to fix backaches and strains. It was because I had seen lives literally saved, or at least changed, after all hope had been lost pursuing traditional approaches to their problem.  One in particular was a little girl who had suffered from seizures her entire life.

That little girl NEVER suffered a backache.  But, she DID suffer.  Her mother had NO INSURANCE.  And if she had to pay the same fee that folks with insurance coverage paid, she simply could not have afforded the care.  But, her chiropractor had a fee system that allowed her to get the care she needed at a price that was affordable and predictable.

Part of the problem people have with chiropractors is that they don’t always know what we do! Some try to fix back pain, while others sell supplements or various other devices.  Some wear white coats (some even drape a stethoscope over their neck) and exclaim, “We’re REAL doctors, too!”  Most claim that what we do can help you get and stay healthy.  But, FEW can (or will) tell you in a few words what it is we really do.

Here’s the truth about chiropractic! In it’s simplest form, chiropractic is the location and correction of a source of interference in how your body communicates with itself.  Specifically, we reduce stress on your central nervous system caused by slight misalignments of a bone (or bones) in your spine.  Because your nervous system runs your whole body and affects EVERY aspect of your life, that stress can affect your health, thinking and emotions.  When a chiropractor does what he/she is supposed to do, your body functions better. It simply can’t help BUT work better.

Most chiropractors will take your insurance.  But, when a doctor accepts your insurance it usually raises the cost of your care. There are many reasons why.  Just know it does.  I have an article on my blog about “The Case for Cash”.  Feel free to check it out.

At my practice, ALL we do is remove that stress that ONLY chiropractors are trained to find and correct. And because that’s all I do, it allows me to charge a fee that people can afford.  I also believe that if chiropractic is good for helping you GET BETTER it is also good for helping you STAY BETTER.  That’s why we encourage folks to include it in their lifestyle.

So, if I want you to include it in our lifestyle, shouldn’t I have a fee system that will allow you to do JUST that? Of course!  Isn’t THAT what they mean when they say “Put your money where your mouth is!”? A few years ago, I came up with the concept of “The Membership Practice” where you pay like you do for a health club membership.

We offer three (3) types of memberships. 1) Individual Visit Member: You pay a yearly fee of $100 and then you pay a reduced fee each time you come for a visit, a little more if you bring the rest of your family.  2) Monthly Practice Membership is a monthly investment that’s reasonable for almost any individual or family for unlimited care.  This plan is designed to help you fit routine chiropractic adjustments into your lifestyle without breaking the bank.  Yearly Practice Memberships work out to be about half of what the monthly plan would be and offers the same benefits as the monthly plan, only at a great savings.

Why would I offer my services at such a ridiculous value? I’m glad you asked.  At my office, we are dedicated to helping folks achieve their health goals in a way that saves them time, money and hassle.  My goal is to help as many people as I possibly can!  If I help you AND give you a great value, aren’t you more likely to tell someone else who could benefit from chiropractic?  Of course you are.

So, here’s what I’d like for you to do.  Please forward this post to a friend who could stand to feel better and be better TODAY!  The very best time to do something good for someone is when the idea pops into your mind. Thanks for taking time to read this message and for passing it on.

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Recessions are GOOD! That’s When We Build MARKET SHARE!

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 1, 2009

Frankly, it’s easy to get discouraged if you listen to all the news.  And to be honest, the news is mostly BAD right now.  BUT, recessions are GOOD!  Recessions are the market’s pruning shears.  Sometimes, wild growth makes the vine less fruitful.  So, pruning actually helps it grow better, more orderly and more fruitful.  An old real estate speculator friend of mine once told me, “Buy on bad news.  Sell on good news.”  It took me a few minutes to understand fully what he was telling me.  Essentially, he was telling me that the VERY best time to invest is when everyone else is selling and the best time to sell is when everyone is buying.

The same hold true when you think about how you’ll do business through these rough economic times.  But, NOW is THE time to expand your market share.  Lower your price if you must.  Offer specials to get rid of stale inventory while attracting potential new customers.  You’ll have plenty of opportunities LATER to reap your rewards in terms of profits.

So, keep your strategies simple NOW.  KEEP your existing clients and GET new ones.  Be active in the market.  Be enthusiastic about your product or service.  Give people a REASON to do business with you NOW!

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Posted by Marietta chiropractor on May 6, 2009

“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours. That’s relativity.” Einstein

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Supply-side Solution for Healthcare

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on July 16, 2008

One of the things that made the 80s such a vibrant era is Reaganomics, or supply-side economics.  The gust of the program was to lower taxes to give producers more of a return on their investment.  As a result, more money would flow into the economy as business owners strove to grow, deliver more products and services and, hence, more profits.  Obviously, it worked.  That era spawned an economic boom that lasted amost two decades.

While the upcoming election and high gas prices have the public’s (specially the media) attention, rising healthcare costs remain a burden on American society.  Between pension and healthcare costs, major American employers like General Motors teeter on the verge of bankruptcy.  Yet, we continue to pursue solutions that will necessarily perpetuate or exasperate the problem.  Most politicians these days support MORE involvement by the Government to ensure “adequate” insurance coverage for every American citizen.  But, increasing third party reimbursement of healthcare services is neither warranted nor advised.

One of the hallmarks of free market economies is that competition forces down prices, improves quality and quantity of goods and services available for consumption.  Restrictions on competition (even in the name of public protection) keeps prices high, limits consumers’ choices and ensures less-than optimal quality.  That’s where we are today in healthcare.

Managed care has done an outstanding job of limiting consumer’s choices of health care providers and options while forcing the continual rise in health care costs.  Many Americans find themselves working in jobs they’d rather not have JUST to pay the exorbitant cost of health insurance for them and their families.  Despite the fact that premiums keep rising (as do health costs) consumer’s out-of-pocket expenses also continue to rise.  Insurance companies are paying less and requiring more from their customers.

There are several reasons for all this.  But, most of the problem lies with Government interference in the market.  Most states have certain mandates for employer provided health benefits.  This forces employers to provide the most expensive option available or the most restricted coverage or none, at all.  Many predict that employers will continue moving away from providing health insurance for their employees and even require them to maintain their health in order to keep their job.

What’s the solution?  Abolition of managed care would be a good start.  Another would be for insurance carriers to adopt an ‘any willing provider” approach to foster competition.  It should be clear to virtually anyone that in-network providers cost more and give less than out-of-network providers.  Simply allowing competition among qualified, licensed providers would allow competition to both lower the overall payment rate for insurers while increasing the level and quantity of services available to their customers.

Further, states should remove any restrictions on health care providers offering different types of fee plans.  Some states intimidate providers that offer creative plans (such as unlimited care at a fixed fee, or reduced fees for cash payment or prepayment plans)  directly to consumers.  In effect, those states are protecting the interest of insurance companies and NOT that of their citizens.

States and the Federal government should remove as many barriers to providing health care as they possibly can.  Protection of industry interests over the interest of the ultimate consumer is both counter-productive and could eventually lead to the Government taking over health care.  And, do you want the sponsors of Social Security, Medicare, Katrina and No Child Left Behind in charge of YOUR health?

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It Works!

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on May 14, 2008

Ever wonder if Washington, DC ever gets the message? Well, it does.

In Mississippi yesterday, another Republican seat in the U.S. House of Representatives was lost to a Democrat. This particular seat (like the ones earlier in two other states) was in a supposedly solid
Republican district. The special run-off election was to fill the seat of a Congressman who left to fill the unexpired term of Senator Trent Lott. It was the 2nd “safe” Southern seat to elect a Democrat over a Republican in the deep South.

Apparently, the GOP’s contempt for its Conservative base and its roots in smaller Government is going to cost the GOP dearly this fall. It should be noted that those Republicans losing all ran against Barack
Obama, Jeremiah Wright and Nancy Pelosi INSTEAD of running FOR those principles that have held the Reagan Coalition together for so long.

It really bears out the idea that if the voter has a choice between a Democrat and a Republican who acts like a Democrat, they’ll choose the Democrat every time. And, why shouldn’t they.

This is the purging many on my side have been yearning for for quite some time. Between this housecleaning and Bob Barr’s Libertarian candidacy, maybe the GOP will finally wake up and smell the coffee.

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