Braxton Pulley, D.C., Davenport ’03, standing, co-leads a capacityfilled
module titled “Starting into Practice” in the Palmer Center for
In April, the Palmer Center for Business Development opened on the
Davenport Campus and held its first two modules. These Saturday
morning sessions are designed to help future chiropractors tackle some
of the challenges they’ll face as they open, operate and grow their businesses.
They take place in a 40-seat classroom inside the new Center,
which is located on the fourth floor of the Campus Center.
The first module, “Technology and Patient Management,”
was held April 12, and covered how to build a pro forma
profit and loss statement, ICD-9 and CPT4 medical billing,
and third-party reimbursement guidelines and expectations.
It was followed on April 19 with “Starting into Practice.”
Created by NCMIC Chiropractic Solutions, the session dealt
with how to begin, build and manage a practice effectively.
In addition to the audio/visual-ready classroom, the Center
features interview rooms and a library. It is the first of its
kind at any chiropractic college and incorporates instruction,
mentoring, and support from experienced chiropractors,
business professionals, business faculty, and professionals
with expertise in new business development.
Dwight Bailey, Psy.D., senior director for the Palmer Center
for Business Development, refers to the Center’s entrepreneurial
programs as “co-curricular” because they work in
tandem with Palmer’s curriculum. In the future, the program
will be available on all three campuses.
If you have a proposal for a hands-on module that will help
students understand the “nuts and bolts” of running a practice,
contact Marsha Hardacre in Professional Opportunities
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call her toll-free at (800)
722-2586. At the prompts, press 3 and then 2.