From the President - Dr. Jeff Scholten
A warm welcome to all those who have joined us in the past month! Thank you for adding your unique skills to our team as we work to optimize the Business of Upper Cervical.
“Why haven’t I heard about this until now?” How many times have each of us been asked this question by a patient? It is our responsibility to change the future, but making a dent in this story will require your ongoing effort. Whether you are committing your time, your talent, your treasure, or a portion of all three, by working together we will create a better future.
All hands are on deck and we continue to move forward developing new layers within UCHC. In the past month, exciting progress has continued in many areas of UCHC. One highlight is our Friends of Upper Cervical Program; Friends of UC will be available by summer to assist practices with enrolling advocates from their patient bases and engaging those advocates both with each other, and for our cause. Lead by Dr. Kerry Johnson and UC Advocate extra-ordinaries’ Greg Buchanan and Billy Doherty, this program is sure to be a powerful addition to all of our practices.
By ourselves we can change our community, but together we can change the world. UCHC provides the sandbox for you to play in while you build your business, increase your profits, and enjoy your life. This sandbox isn’t passive; you can play as much or as little as you want, but you need to play for yourself, your community, and your children’s children.
It’s great to be on your team - the work continues!
Dr. Jeff Scholten
Welcome the New Members!
My name is Billy Doherty. I am not a chiropractor but I have been involved with the Upper Cervical profession for the past 10 years as the marketing director for UCHC. Upper Cervical changed my life (and my family's - pictured above) and I am driven to create a greater awareness of the best-kept secret in health care. For this to happen, the UC community has got to come together, regardless of technique, organization and ego. Sound like something you heard before?
The UC community is small, and during the course of my involvement there has been great effort put forth by numerous organizations to unite our profession to expand awareness and gain critical mass. Progress has been made, but we still have a long way to go. Every doctor is busy working “IN” their practices and agrees UNITY is a great idea, but that seems to be where the idea of UNITY runs out of steam. Back in practice, the focus is on patient care and the effort to UNITE our profession takes a back seat. Until now, there has not been an organization that provides easily implemented opportunities for you to assist with the unification of the profession with minimal effort on your part.
Upper Cervical Health Centers (UCHC) has evolved over the past 10 years and is no longer the franchise model that most relate it to. We are thankful for the members who have grown with us. Regardless of your involvement with UCHC in the past, EVERYONE we meet agrees with our Vision, “By ourselves we can change our community but TOGETHER we can change the world.”
UCHC is about the BUSINESS of upper cervical chiropractic, and we provide the sandbox for you to share your best practices, learn with others, and mastermind with colleagues instead of being left to invent the wheel on your own. UCHC now operates as a membership based model and has a team of experienced professionals and doctors who are dedicated to sharing business ideas and strategies for the benefit of the group.
Lead by President, Dr. Jeff Scholten, along with board members David Glavonjic, Dr. Julie Hunt, Dr. Kerry Johnson, Greg Buchanan, Dr. Ray Drury, Dr. Thad Vuagniaux & Dr. Joey Miles, the future could not be brighter. I feel like we are finally in a position to move the profession forward.
One tremendous benefit of membership is a listing on the newly designed UpperCervicalCare.com; this patient education resource is worth the price of membership. There are currently too many social media posts asking where doctors are located, and this website is the solution. The more doctors we can get listed on the website, the greater potential for greater global awareness. Check it out at www.uppercervicalcare.com.
UCHC offers a variety of cost effective membership levels based on your practice’s needs and budget; there is something for everyone. Visit UCHCcommunity.com for a complete list of options and pricing for each level. Please note that there is no long-term commitment - we offer month-to-month membership allowing you to control your experience.
If you have any questions for me, please send me an email at email@example.com.
I look forward to serving you and finally taking Upper Cervical to the masses!
Yours in health,
I am in my 30th year of practicing upper cervical. I was not very good at the business or patient management side of practice and my upper cervical technique group (NUCCA) focused on the science and art. At the brink of failure, my only choice was to seek help from a management company. Since then, I have shelled out boatloads of money acquire the information I needed to become successful. I have been fortunate to build a very successful practice and I am grateful to all those who have helped me over the years.
Being an idea person, I have often wondered if there was a way for successful upper cervical doctors to collaborate in passing on the business and patient management side of practice to those who desperately need it without asking for their first born. When Dr. Amy Holliday told me that Upper Cervical Health Centers had moved from a franchise to a membership model I had to find out more. I vetted UCHC for several months and then decided to jump in with both feet. I became convinced that UCHC is the way to fulfill this little passion of mine to help other doctors become successful so that Upper Cervical becomes the force it needs to be. There is strength in numbers but an upper cervical community of highly successful doctors is a much greater force.
I signed up as a Premiere Affiliate myself 6 months ago and it's already giving me a good return. If you’re wondering if UCHC can help you please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and put UCHC in the subject line.
Kerry Johnson, D
UCHC has been a leader in collaboration within the Upper Cervical community for the majority of the last decade. Authors of this blog will be doctors in the organization who want to share helpful tips and insights to grow the UC Community.