New: How to Go From Student to Success
Five chiropractic students submitted questions to help them prepare for the next stage of their careers. We invited five DCs to answer. This episode has something for everyone!
Posted in Podcasts on Monday, June 26, 2023
This episode is all about the future of chiropractic. Five of our Starting Into Practice Student Ambassadors submitted questions and we invited practicing DCs to give their best advice. Whether you're still in school, recently graduated or have been practicing for years, we think there's something for everyone to learn.
We also talk about the Bucks for Boards program.
Meet the experts!
Dr. Leah Dash
Dr. Leah Dash is a Chiropractic Physician who specializes in women's and children's health. She has additional training in pregnancy and postpartum care, including the Webster Technique, and she is a certified Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy provider. She also has experience treating children of all ages, including infants.
Dr. Dash has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Western States. She also previously worked as an EMT for four years.
Dr. Edgar Everett
Like many of you, Dr. Edgar Everett III is driven to bring to his practice members a caring, inspiring and solution-based style of health care. Since being in practice he has seen the Chiropractic landscape shift dramatically. People need us more and more. What has changed so much? Is it that the old healthcare model is broken?
Dr. Everett attended Illinois State University before Logan College of Chiropractic. Over the past decade of serving his practice members, volunteering at community clinics, mentoring Chiropractic students, and public speaking, his views on the solutions have been molded. Edgar has come to understand that having an impact on your community comes from compassion, hard work, and intelligent decision making. Chiropractic is a way of life. He is a member of the ABCA, IFCO, and the ICA.
Though sometimes his views can be a bit disruptive, Dr. Everett’s goal is to challenge the status quo and stretch your consciousness. He believes that being challenged filters out those who want more and those who are complacent.
Edgar currently resides in St. Louis, MO. He is a partner at Proficient Chiropractic in the metro area and founding partner of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching.
Dr. Stephanie Johnson
Dr. Stephanie Johnson is a California native living in Washington, D.C. She completed her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and a B.A. in Dance Performance. Dr. Johnson graduated from Palmer West and completed her clinical internship at Walter Reed under the guidance of Dr. William Morgan. Dr. Johnson has been in practice over 10 years and has worked as an associate, an independent contractor, and small business owner. In addition to owning her own practice SJ Chiropractic, she is now also working for the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Johnson additionally serves as a board member for the Washington, D.C. Board of Chiropractic.
Dr. Braxton Pulley
Dr. Pulley hails from Michigan and moved to the great state of Iowa to attend ISU. He graduated with a degree in Zoology and proceeded to Davenport to pursue his education and career at Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduating with honors in research, Dr. Pulley and his family relocated to Des Moines to set down roots and open a practice in the East Village. His office opened in 2004 and has been very successful.
While in Des Moines, Dr. Pulley opened two additional chiropractic offices in small towns as well as hiring four chiropractors to help his practices grow. He has also pursued other business interests. He served on the board for a start up recycled building materials manufacturing venture called ReWall. Dr. Pulley taught at William Penn University for six years teaching in the associates, bachelors, and masters program.
Dr. Ray Tuck
N. Ray Tuck Jr., D.C. is a Virginia native and has resided in Southwest Virginia for his entire life. He is a Pulaski High School Graduate and also a 1994 graduate of Radford University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Science.
Dr. Tuck is a member of the Virginia Board of Medicine, which the Governor of Virginia appointed him to. This is an exciting role because he firmly believes in the need to collaborate with other medical professionals to advance the state of healthcare and chiropractic care. Dr. Tuck is the immediate past president of The American Chiropractic Association, which has been a tremendous honor. Dr. Tuck, along with other doctors at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, works with multiple sports teams including Radford University, Ferrum College and the Christiansburg High School Blue Demon Wrestling Team.
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