enhancing the skills and abilities of the
doctors within those practices.
"Once a new clinic has opened in the
area, I handle all support and coaching
for the doctor, teaching them how to
handle patients in the office from
Day 1 as a new patient, setting up the
office properly, billing and coding,
office flow, paperwork questions, etc.,"
says Dr. Bunce. "As a coach, I coach
the doctors in handling more of the
mental aspect of seeing patients,
running a practice, and life in general.
Basically, I help doctors improve their
communication with their patients by
teaching them how to do a better job
explaining the 'why' behind 'what' they
are recommending for care. When more
doctors do a better job explaining the
'why behind the what,' more patients
get it. When more patients get it, they
follow through better with their care
and, in turn, get better results."
Dr. Bunce also helps carry chiropractic's
message beyond the treatment setting.
For several years he has worked closely
with the South Carolina Chiropractic
Association (for whom he currently is
secretary/treasurer) and their director,
Nicki Davis, to establish a state proclamation
proclaiming October as Spinal
Health Month each year. "We've been
doing this for a long time," adds Dr.
Bunce, "at least since the 1980s under
former Governor Carroll Campbell.
Each Governor is different, and slight
changes may be made each year, but
overall, South Carolina is very supportive
of the proclamation."