How to Succeed with Associate Relationships in Your Upper Cervical Practice with Dr. Noel Lloyd
Dr. Noel Lloyd has been serving the chiropractic profession for over 40 years. As a clinic director, associate developer, consultant and coach he has seen enormous success for both his own chiropractic clinics and also practices he coaches around the world through his Five-Star Management Program. Dr. Lloyd received his first upper cervical adjustment at 4 years old and has continued to love upper cervical and coach many highly successful upper cervical doctors over the years.
Welcome Dr. Lloyd!
Noel I interviewed you once before and we had an opportunity to speak a lot about your background in chiropractic and specifically upper cervical and we will have a link in the show notes to that original interview so people can go back and check that one out as well.
But today I really want to focus on what you have been doing recently with associate development because number one I think you are one of the most skilled in the profession at understanding how to make associate relationships work but also the number 2 reason is I believe it’s so important for doctors to have a practice that can run without them.
According to our numbers only about 20 to 25% of upper cervical practices have associates and to me this just isn’t acceptable. I really want to talk to you today about how to do associate programs well so that they work. I want to talk about it from the clinic director’s perspective and also from the associate perspective. Because I think so many doctors are leery of developing associate programs and so I’d like to talk through both those that have associates and how they can be more successful and also those that don’t have associates and how they could get to the level of training on an associate successfully.
So let’s start out with why do you think it’s so important for doctors to develop associates?
- What are the benefits that you have found for the doctor in having associates?
- What are the benefits that you found for the students/new doctors in being associates?
- How do you know that your practice is ready to bring on associates?
- What are the best ways for doctors to compensate associates?
- What are some of the pitfalls to avoid in the hiring process of an associate?
- What are some of the ways that a student can prepare themselves to be an associate?
- What are some ways that doctors can get the training that they need to have a successful associate program?
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