After Hours Clinic Visit Program
The best place to learn does not always take place in the classroom.
Learning from field doctors opens up a world of possibilities to chiropractic students.
The After Hours Clinic Visit Program allows a small group of students the opportunity to visit Parker alumni clinics; speak with field doctors and their staffs in a relaxed, casual atmosphere and find out what works in the “real world.” By visiting local clinics, students can see how a clinic is set up, ask questions about office billing, advertising, hiring employees, or other related topics and begin to envision what their future will be like. As the practicing chiropractor you may choose to focus the visit based on your expertise about practice management, patient retention, business management, or to simply allow the evening to remain open for questions and answers.
Students and recent graduates - stop by the Office of Alumni Relations (N-106) to sign up to attend.
Summer 2013 After Hours Clinic Visits
Thursday May 30
6:30pm, Richland Hills
Scott Sieja, DC '00 & Jeff Zwierstra, DC '07
HealthSource of Richland Hills
Adding Staff & Expanding Services in an Existing Practice
Dr. Scott Sieja ran a successful family practice for many years before joining forces with Dr. Jeff Zwierstra. Together, they transformed a family practice into a successful multi-disciplinary facility focusing on team care. Hear how this transition allowed them to grow the services offered, size of the facility, and patient base. If you are thinking about joining an existing clinic after graduation, then you should attend this visit!
Tuesday, June 11
Edgar Peralta, DC '04
Hispanic Community Outreach and Education
With one main clinic and two satellite weekend clinics, Dr. Edgar Peralta has built a successful business providing chiropractic care and patient education to the Hispanic community. Come listen to Dr. Peralta discuss his challenges and methods for practicing in Hispanic communities and hear his tips and suggestions that have helped along his path to success. For students considering focusing on the Hispanic population, this is an event you don't want to miss!
Monday, June 17
William Cummins, DC ‘11
Wellness First Chiropractic & Family Wellness
The Ins and Outs of Buying and Existing Practice
After working as an associate for a year, Dr. William Cummins had the opportunity to buy the practice and make it his own. Dr. Cummins will give insights to the pros and cons of both ventures and share what he’s learned about price negotiations, finding an attorney and transitioning patients. Come hear about his journey to success!
Sample schedule for the evening:
- 6pm – Clinic closes
- 6:15pm – Students arrive
- 6:15pm – Meet & greet with DC & clinic staff, brief tour of facility
- 6:30pm – Presentation by alumna/us & CA staff
- 6:45pm – Q&A
- 7:45pm – Students leave - program ends
This program is an outstanding opportunity to share your personal experiences or expertise on one topic or a variety of topics. By participating, you and your staff provide a group of future chiropractors with a better understanding of the profession and allow them to learn outside the walls of academia.
To express interest in participating, please complete the interest form or contact the Parker University Office of Alumni Relations at 888.PR.ALUMS or firstname.lastname@example.org.