Student Scholarship for Spring Conference 2011

March 13th, 2011

Looking for A Scholarship Opportunity?

NUCCA is proud to announce that we will once again be offering a scholarship contest for the 2011 Spring Conference.

One student from each chiropractic college will be awarded free conference registration to the 2011 Spring Conference in Newport Beach, CA.

Students are asked to address the topic: Defining the NUCCA Practice in the 21st Century. Entries should be submitted via email as a Word document or video to Dr. Stanley Dombroski-drstan@myamazingspine.com or can be mailed to

Entries MUST be received no later than March 31st to be considered for this opportunity. Contestants should include their name, address, school, proposed graduation date, date and phone number.

Please contact the NUCCA office with questions at 800-451-5799. Please visit the NUCCA website for conference details.

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Dr. Shawn Dill Speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

January 17th, 2011

It’s no secret that practicing in a successful upper cervical practice can be tough. Especially in a practice that is not dependent on third party reimbursement.

Our culture that believes chiropractic care is primarily for low back pain, and views your care as just one more treatment in the allopathic paradigm.  Which means practicing with a consistent vitalistic philosophy is tough as well.

So, what’s the secret to practicing vitalistic upper cervical chiropractic care, while not participating in insurance, and only taking cash payment in advance?

The secret is there is no secret. There is no substitute for hard work, passion, and dedication, with a great system to lean on!

But the upper cervical chiropractor must congruent with the system, and the system must be congruent with the patient’s psychology and upper cervical specific philosophy.

Join Dr. Shawn Dill to learn how to put the congruent systems in place!

Be part of Practice Innovation 2011! This short but powerful event will occur in Newport Beach, California the 4th and 5th of February beginning at 5:30 PM on Friday and concluding by the end of day Saturday. We have an exciting, inspiring line-up of presenters and hope to help fill what we see as a void in the upper cervical community.

Register online today!

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Dr. Michael Lenarz speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

January 10th, 2011

Dr Michael LenarzPractice Innovation 2011 presents Winning with Associates, by Dr. Michael Lenarz.

Having an associate can be rewarding and profitable, but is often a difficult and unfulfilling relationship. In the Upper Cervical world, mentoring is critical for recent graduates to learn the skill necessary to perform quality care. Dr. Lenarz has developed a system that has produced dozens of highly successful associate relationships. These relationships are both profitable and fulfilling for both the clinic owner and the associate.

This presentation will outline the principles that are critical for creating a successful associate program for your practice.

Be part of Practice Innovation 2011! This short but powerful event will occur in Newport Beach, California the 4th and 5th of February beginning at 5:30 PM on Friday and concluding by the end of day Saturday. We have an exciting, inspiring line-up of presenters and hope to help fill what we see as a void in the upper cervical community.

There is still time to register!

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Dr. Sean Fryer Speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

January 4th, 2011

NUCCA chiropractor Dr. Sean FryerUpper cervical chiropractic care can be incredibly effective at helping your patients leave the symptomatic stage of care.

But that means you may struggle with patients who receive super-fast symptomatic relief and then leave your practice well before they understand Chiropractic and Wellness…

With Wellness is Simple, Dr. Fryer will teach you how to position yourself not only as an expert of Upper Cervical Corrections, but also as a resource for wellness education that your patients cannot and do not want to live without.

Keep reading… »

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Dr. Larry Arbeitman Speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

December 28th, 2010

Upper cervical chiropractor Dr. Larry ArbeitmanWhat do Starbucks, McDonalds, and Upper Cervical Chiropractors have in common? The ability to serve many people at a high level of service through repeatable systems.

Dr. Larry Arbeitman presents S.Y.S.T.E.M.–Save Yourself Time, Energy, and Money–a course for upper cervical doctors in systematizing the business end of their practices in order to serve more people with less stress. Dr. Arbeitman runs a large and successful upper cervical practice based on these repeatable systems, and will be presenting at Practice Innovations 2011.

Register by December 31st to get early bird rates.

his short but powerful event will occur in Newport Beach, California the 4th and 5th of February beginning at 5:30 PM on Friday and concluding by the end of day Saturday. We have an exciting, inspiring line-up of presenters and hope to help fill what we see as a void in the upper cervical community.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scholten Speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

December 20th, 2010

Have you ever wondered how you can build a large professional referral network as an upper cervical doctor? Wonder no more.

Dr. Jeffrey ScholtenDr. Jeffrey Scholten will show you how it’s done in order to crate and maintain a professional referral network that will positively impact your patients, your community, your profession and your practice.

Dr. Scholten will provide you with simple proven strategies that you can implement Monday morning to begin building or continue to develop your professional referral networks.

Be part of Practice Innovation 2011! This short but powerful event will occur in Newport Beach, California the 4th and 5th of February beginning at 5:30 PM on Friday and concluding by the end of day Saturday. We have an exciting, inspiring line-up of presenters and hope to help fill what we see as a void in the upper cervical community.

REGISTER BY DECEMBER 31, 2010 FOR DISCOUNT RATE $295; STUDENTS $125.

Learn more at the NUCCA Website!

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Dr. Lee Yardley Speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

December 13th, 2010

Practicing with zero third party management, including Medicare. Can it be done?

Is practice what you thought it would be?

  • Is your record keeping focused on providing quality care, or treading through a minefield designed to reduce or eliminate payment for services you have provided in good faith?
  • Are you selecting codes not based on what you’ve done, but what will provide maximal reimbursement to the patient?
  • Are you only getting paid a portion of what you should because of third party payment fee schedules?
  • Is your record keeping based on disease and symptom treatment rather than being health care focused?
  • Are offering super bills that still leave you vulnerable to post payment audits, even if you’re not submitting for the patient?

Dr. Lee YardleyDr. Lee Yardley presents options for practicing upper cervical chiropractic in a high volume practice, without super bills, PI, work-comp, insurance, or even Medicare.

Learn how to exit the practice of medical care by a chiropractor, and simply practice chiropractic.

Register for Practice Innovation 2011, and do it by December 31, 2010.

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Dr. Chuck Gibson Speaks at Practice Innovation 2011

December 8th, 2010

Dr. Chuck Gibson will be presenting at the first evening of Practice Innovation 2011, on Building an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Practice. He will also be a part of the special open forum section later on that evening.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Practie InnovationsWho is Dr. Chuck Gibson?

Dr. Chuck Gibson’s contributions to the chiropractic profession as a teacher, leader, pioneer and true visionary are internationally known and greatly valued. He is a man of uncompromising philosophy, and his standards of excellence in practice and patient management have become the framework for thousands of successful chiropractors Chuck Gibsonworldwide.

Dr. Gibson practiced exclusively as an upper cervical chiropractor for the first 15 months of opening his practice in Sacramento, California. Within 13 months, he was seeing an average of 400 patient visits a week.

By the 15th month, he became a Grostic upper cervical practitioner which is now known as NUCCA. He practiced Grostic upper cervical and NUCCA exclusively for the next five years and growing the practice to 600 visits a week with one associate. He then added other chiropractic techniques and the practice grew 850 patient visits a week which he sustained for the next 25 years.

According to Dr. Gibson, “one cannot out give his profession or position in life.” Throughout his long career, he has given many times over, serving as a Representative Assemblyman in the International Association, as a co-founder of the International Chiropractic Association of Califormia and was a co-founder and past president of the Society of Chiropractic Management Consultants.

In 1967, Dr. Gibson founded the prestigious Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table and served as its chairman for five years and is now honored as chairman emeritus for life.

Be part of Practice Innovation 2011! This short but powerful event will occur in Newport Beach, California the 4th and 5th of February beginning at 5:30 PM on Friday and concluding by the end of day Saturday. We have an exciting, inspiring line-up of presenters and hope to help fill what we see as a void in the upper cervical community.

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Practice Innovation 2011 Announced-Exciting New Format

December 1st, 2010

chiropractic practice innovationsThe National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association is pleased to announce its second annual seminar on practice growth and development: Practice Innovation 2011.

This seminar features instructors who are highly successful upper cervical doctors with a diversity of expertise who will be sharing their practice principles, experiences, and insights to help create a prosperous, fulfilling upper cervical practice. (This is not a technical instruction seminar.)

The range of topics and speakers present is available at the NUCCA website.

One of the unique features of this short but sweet practice building seminar is it’s unique format: both nights will feature a several hour open forum with a panel of experts (and cash bar) allowing a free and open exchange on business principles from a variety of perspectives.

You won’t want to miss it.

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Can Small Steps Really Make a Difference?

November 2nd, 2010

Dr. Gordon Hasick

Questions and Answers with NUCCA Director Dr. Gordon Hasick.

Q: What does the Small Steps program do for NUCCA research?

A: What Small Steps does for research is quite significant!

Last year we were able to raise enough money to activate a $50,000 matching grant from the Tao Foundation in Calgary. This money was sufficient to help fund the Phase Contrast Study. This initial money was important to activate further support of three other organizations that came in for the balance of the funding.

For other supporters and foundations, it is important for them to know that we come to the table with a certain amount of financial resources to fund our projects. We need to demonstrate this capability first before others are willing to invest in our programs. One of the corporate sponsors sent us a cheque for $25,000 and it was listed as “an investment”. I look at the money we raise as an investment in our future.

Q: How have you initiated the program in your office?

A: When I initiated the Small Steps Program in our office last year, for me it wasn’t about asking for something that directly influenced me personally. It was an invitation to support our work as a whole.

After 30+ years of being involved with the NUCCA work, I have a deep respect and appreciation for the power of correcting the Atlas Subluxation Complex. A great gift to me was the opportunity to study and learn from Dr. Gregory. He is still my mentor through the teaching and writings he has left for me and others. I went through the certification process with him and look back now and see the depth of wisdom that he shared. It has taken many years to fully appreciate this gift.

Thirty years into practice and I continue to find it even more of a privilege to be able to take care of people by attending to the Atlas Subluxation Complex. The miraculous changes I have seen for many people, including my own life, have profoundly influenced this deep sense of appreciation. Asking for money to support our research that will help us better understand the mechanism and physiological benefits of the NUCCA work are of great value to me.

Initiating the program in our office became simple. There is a small office poster we created (that is available online at the NUCCA website under downloads) and I put a copy of this poster in every room. When my patients are brought back to wait, the staff would simply ask them to review this annual fundraising campaign. After we were done with their clinic visit, they would check out at the front desk where the staff would simply ask if they would like to make a donation to research.

For many patients, when asked whether they would like to donate to research, broke into an extensive conversation about how it had saved their life. The whole waiting room got to benefit from the conversation and testimonial of how important their care was.

Q: What good things have developed from this program in your office, and others?

A: Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Small Steps Program was experienced in these conversations that took place in the practice!

This seemed to breed a real strong energy within the practice for the month that we ran the program. My stats revealed that it was one of our busiest months of the year! I attribute that increase in activity to the increased energy and the positive conversations that the patients, staff and I were all having.

I believe that to be successful at fundraising, one has to have their heart and commitment attached to whatever cause they are fundraising for. For me, my heart is in this work and it is easy to get behind the request.

I have been very surprised by the responses from people in my practice. Some patients give $5, but that $5 was like $5000 for them. As a result of the conversations during the program last year, one of my patients has made an annual commitment of $5000 and wants to make it an ongoing relationship, not just a one-time event. Other patients would give $50, $100, $500 or even $1000. You never really know what some people are willing to support until an invitation is extended to them.

One of the best things that has happened from running this program in our office is the greater awareness and gratitude for the work that we do. The difference that it makes in so many peoples lives is profoundly seen in the stories and conversations that take place around the research fundraising campaign. I really got that my staff, my patients and myself are deeply committed to insuring that future generations continue to benefit from this amazing work.

One of the greatest challenges in this fundraising process is to overcome is the hesitancy to ask for help. Patients come to us every day asking for help and we are more than willing to offer that support through the care we provide. In turn, we might ask them for help and support in a way that will help sustain our work for the future generations.

Dr. Gregory left us a great legacy and one that deserves ongoing respect and support. I encourage everyone to be involved in the small steps program and to give it a try to see what is possible for your office. The energy, the conversations, the intent, may surprise you.

Please take time to participate.

Thanks to Dr. Gordon Hasick, for taking time out of his busy schedule to tell us why he is so passionate about the Small Steps to Success Program.

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