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I was talking about patient referrals to other chiropractors here. This is the story of a patient that didn't accept a referral and became the active patient furthest from my office at 225 miles from my office. He doesn't exactly commute for regular visits, but we do the best we can. Here is his story. A few years ago he fell from a ladder and hurt his upper thoracic spine. The MDs and PTs said he was just kinda stuck with hyper-mobility and should do certain exercises to actively compensate for the problem. It seemed normal to him and he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
And my favorite one: I was on the phone with a customer service rep from AT&T who noticed "Chiropractic" in the billing account information. She said "I wish you were in my area, I need a good chiropractor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
February was a busy month at the office. I spent more time with more patients than any previous month. It was also a benchmark month thanks to elevating from a financial plateau. With the aid of Dr. Mruz of Eastside Chiropractic in Greenville, SC I increase my web presence and the quality of that presence. The best part is that it only cost time. There were other improvements and milestones. I have finally finished my first box of 8x10 x-ray film and introduced a pamphlet rack in the reception area. Most of the content was self-generated over the past 6... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
Wow! It is difficult to believe what just happened. An older gentleman limped into my office wearing a dirty baseball cap and a jacket that looked as though it hadn't been washed since Reagan was president. I had just finished posting "The Story of the Wagon" and I was beaming. I greeted the gentleman, "Good afternoon, Welcome to Holloway Family Chiropractic. How can I help you?" He seemed to have mild trouble breathing as he replied, "I have an unusual question to ask. I need money to buy my COPD medication. I was wondering I could sweep the floor or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
J. Keith Simpson, DC Ph.D wrote an op-ed and published in the journal Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. The full article can be found here. It starts out as a very comprehensive chiropractic history lesson but continues into a rant about "subluxation-based" chiropractors. I found his approach unprofessional and unscientific. I am dissappointed in CMT for publishishing this opinion piece. Unfortunatley, I have come to expect such "research" from CMT. Simpson has full right to his opinon but a research journal is not the appropriate form for condemnation. My email to Dr. Simpson is below. Dear Dr. Simpson, I read your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
The Story of a Wagon By L. H. (Uncle Howard) Nutting (THE CHIROPRACTOR, A Monthly Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, January,1905 (107 years ago). Published by The Palmer School of Chiropractic.) Last Saturday,the writer saw an incident on Main street, Davenport, Iowa, which caused much ill humor, amusement, and some instruction to the crowd that witnessed it. Human nature, the quality of which depends upon education, was shown by each one presenting his peculiar idea of the situation and his suggestions. Main street is paved with brick and is quite steep between Sixth and Eighth. A crowd of idle men... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
Continued from Part 1 4 What Time Tuesday? By James Tomasi Like “Chiropractic First” I have this in the reception area. I have had the true pleasure of meeting Rev. Tomasi on several occasions and I am always encouraged by his smile and warm disposition. This text chronicles James’s experience with Trigeminal Neuralgia which is known as “the suicide disease.” It is considered virtually untreatable in many cases and the extreme and constant pain influence sufferers to take their own life rather than live with the condition. It is no spoiler to say that James experiences a full recovery after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
Hello everyone. My name is Jonathan and I am a bibliophile. That’s right, I love books. My personal collection numbers in the thousands. While my professional collection is significantly smaller; I actually spend more time with it. The only piece of office furniture I purchased new was a very nice bookshelf that I found on sale at an office supply store. Good used bookshelves are hard to come by. Back to the point. I have found use in all of the books in my professional collection so I figured (southern dialect for “reasoned”) I would compile this list for future... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
Things have been going well for the practice. We broke even the first and second month which is awesome. The average small business takes years to do that. Good progress being stated, I was not surprised when the number of new patients started to decrease a couple of weeks ago. I believe it is due to the holidays and was told by fellow DCs to expect it. I am working on a way to turn that around. Get the tide to start rolling back in so to speak. But what I have not received in new patient flow I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
Monday, October 24th was Sherman Pride Day 2011. The announcement email suggested a few different ways to celebrate. I chose several of those options. I : Wore a Sherman Shirt. Offered a prospective student a chance to shadow me in the office. Spoke with two classes of students from the Donaldson Career Center about Chiropractic. Set up a visit for those students to visit my clinic. Talked with a two classmates. Played a classmate's CD during office hours (The Micah Dunn at So, what did you do to celebrate your pride in Sherman? Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
So Clemson is 6-0 in 2011..... but this post isn't about football. I joined the Reach Out And Recruit team at Lyceum 2010. Who can say "no" to the professional and charming Dr. Jamie Browning when she has free business portfolios and foam beverage coozies? I was attracted by the thought of encouraging prospective students to choose chiropractic as a profession and Sherman as the best place in the world to get the appropriate training. I was also taken in by the idea of mentoring current and future students to be the best they can be. The ROAR program is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
Unfortunately the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) has again tried to remove the terms "subluxation" and "without the use of drugs and surgery" from its educational guidelines for the purpose of allowing the merging of the chiropractic and medical profession into one. More information is You can find links there to do your part in securing chiropractic's future. My letter to the USDE: To Whom it may concern, I am writing to file a complaint with the US Dept. of Education against the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE). I am a licensed, practicing doctor of chiropractic and graduate of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Dr. Jonathan "Sem" Holloway's Blog
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