Brunch and Learn

What to Expect

Brunch and Learn is an opportunity to participate in an interactive presentation. Speakers may be new D.C.s, seasoned D.C.s, or business experts from the community.The time is limited to one class period and is usually offered during the club hour: Tuesday or Friday at Main campus; Monday or Friday at Florida campus.

Arrive when you can and leave when you must.

Please Note: Palmer College of Chiropractic does not endorse or recommend any of the products, services or tactics presented at our Vendor Showcase, Brunch and Learn or Business Module events. As with all practice purchases and marketing strategies, we suggest conducting thorough research before determining whether something is right for you and your practice.

Main campus

Associateship Choices and a Successful Multi-Provider Clinic

Friday, July 13

9:20-10:10 a.m., Main campus, Business Center Classroom

Mark Houk, D.C. will share his experience as a mentor and colleague of many associates. Dr Houk runs a multidisciplinary clinic with two locations. There are several associates in his practice that have been with him for over 10 years. Dr. Houk is a 1980 graduate of Palmer. His practice is in Spokane, Washington. 

Precepting and Licensure in Canada

Friday, July 20

9:20-10:10 a.m., Main campus, Business Center Classroom

Members of the Canadian Club will share what they learned at the CCA conference, Canadian Boards, etc. Also, Kevin Cunningham, D.C., Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will discuss precepting in Canada. Hosted by the Canadian Club.

Building a Practice from the Ground Up

Tuesday, August 28

9:20-10:10 a.m., Main campus, Business Center Classroom

Brad Bark, D.C. will share his experience of starting a practice immediately after graduation. He will talk about choosing a location, securing financing, designing the build-out, and attracting patients. Dr. Bark is a 2011 graduate of Palmer. His practice is in Muscatine, Iowa.

Making the Switch from Associate to Owner

Friday, August 31

9:20-10:10 a.m., Main campus, Business Center Classroom

Almost half of new grads choose to associate. Most continue in that role for 2-3 years. How will you know when you are ready to start your own practice? 2010 grads Seth & Carri Anderson opened their own clinic in 2013. They will share the steps to follow for a healthy transition from the safety of steady employment to the freedom of business ownership.

West campus

Marketing and Networking for Chiropractic

Thursday, August 30

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Room: Library

Dr. Michael Grossman (Palmer West ’15), Gagan Baines (B.Co Agency), and Brian Le (Relationship Business Integrators-South Bay) will share practical advice and strategies for effective marketing and networking.

Featured topics include:
• Identifying social media platforms and content that will bring in new patients and strengthen connections with current patients.
• Establishing yourself as a resource within your community in order to drive referrals.
• Telling your chiropractic story and differentiating yourself from other healthcare providers.

Dinner provided with advanced RSVP.

Risk Management

Monday, October 15

12:15-1:00 p.m. and 1:15-2:00 p.m.
Room 115

Russ Pride, Patient Safety and Risk Consultant, MedPro Group

Why do patients sue?  What goes awry in patient care that results in dissatisfaction or harm?  What steps can the Chiropractor implement to mitigate the risks of an unplanned event or unexpected treatment outcome?

Whether you’re new to the profession or a seasoned provider, you will gain insights regarding the potential risks and liabilities associated with providing chiropractic healthcare services. Light refreshments provided.

Malpractice Insurance Options

Monday, October 15

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Room 115

Michael Peters, Director of Sales, MedPro Group

Learn the key components of a strong policy: policy type, policy limits, and consent clauses. There are no sales allowed, so relax and enjoy the educational value of preparing for the reality of practice. Light refreshments provided.

Florida campus

The Ins and Outs of Independent Contracting

Monday, October 15
  • 9:30 a.m., Bldg. 3
  • Refreshments Provided, No RSVP Required
  • Speaker: Dr. Jesse Hodges

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