American Black Chiropractic Asc President Dr. Quentin Brisco DC discusses their role and purpose in the chiro community, legislation at NCLC and reasons to join state associations, and the ins and outs of independent contractor positions
Perks of being a real independent contractor. Why would you go IC instead of an associate or starting your own clinic? Is it better to do a percent of collections or flat rate of rent?
If you have an established independent contracting position and you start a small clinic on the side, how do you determine when to go full time at one or the other?
How do you train staff for yourself when they also work for a “main doctor” and are probably paid by the clinic owner?
Dr. Brisco does and enjoys auto accident patients. How do you build a referral base with local attorneys? Is Colossus a big thing in his state?
Dr. Quentin has been involved with the American Black Chiropractic Association as a student, became the local chapter president soon after he graduated and has now since 2016 become the President of the nationwide association.
He discusses the ABCA mission and purpose, how it was started and the conference they hold for continuing education. A major goal is to recruit African Americans to become chiropractors and spread the chiropractic message to the black communities. ABCA is also there for guidance on issues unique to African Americans. Every chiropractic college has a student chapter of ABCA and it serves as a place to fellowship and find mentors from doctors out in the field.
What went on at NCLC (national chiropractic leadership conference) in Washington DC? What impact does/ did ABCA have on the event and in nationwide as well as local legislation?
One bill was trying to pass legislation for Medicare to cover all services provided by chiropractic… ie: exams and exercise, not just the adjustment.
Everyday 10,000 become eligible for Medicare every day until 2023
The other major bill we discuss is getting chiropractic covered for TriCare Military health insurance for the family members as well as the veterans directly.
What role could a chiropractor have in a hospital setting? How does an internal medicine, PCP, provider handle all the headaches and back pain that comes into the office and how could that be a great referral source to chiropractors?
How do patients get into the pain med cycle and end up with chronic issues that are hard to resolve for chiropractors or worse need surgical intervention?
How did the ACA and ABCA join forces to stop one insurance company from denying treatment for headaches?
What is Global Billing and how did the state Louisiana Chiropractic Association help fight this injustice?
What are the unintentional consequences of insurance companies unfairly paying doctors for services rendered?
How does he handle or does he have patients not want to see him because of his skin tone?
Taking time off from work was a struggle and FEAR for him, hear the reasons why and how he finally overcame it?
His hobby might surprise you: high school football and basketball refereeing.
When talking about keeping the relationship love alive, how does networking after hour events and weekend seminars create the most tension?
Dr. Quentin Brisco, DC * ABCA president * 3 SWAC Conference Championships * 1 National Championship * ALL SWAC Offensive Lineman for Southern University
Abcachiro.com American Black Chiropractic Association website
Dr. Quentin Brico personal website is drqmb.com
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