As chiropractors, we are often being asked who we would go to if we were traveling, lived in another state, needed a referral for a friend or family member in a California city (other than Santa Monica), or were attending a conference and were seeking an adjustment.
Our Brentwood chiropractor Dr. Ken Gee Ehrlich said he recently made a referral to Dr. Joel Taatjes (Redwood Chiropractic) who practices in Petaluma. He had some friends that were heading towards northern California for a week of snowboarding and they were seeking someone in Dr. Joel’s area. Ehrlich said he knows Dr. Joel from attending continuing education conferences and mentioned that he’s referred people to him in the past. He says Dr. Joel is a great chiropractor and he is even an avid snowboarder.
Mike Dorausch said his last long distance referral was made to Dr. Kathy McAuliffe who is a Columbia chiropractor practicing in Illinois. One of his former BMX pros moved to the Columbia area (lots of space for building trails) and they were seeking someone who had significant experience. McAuliffe was recognized in 2007 as one of the nation’s five fantastic female chiropractors.
Dr. Luke Cohen (Pacific Palisades and Malibu area) said that he’s made a number of referrals to Dr. Adam Church in the town of East Haven Connecticut. Cohen said that while traveling earlier in 2007, he met a number of rugby players from the Connecticut area. When they found that he was a chiropractor they began asking him questions about injuries, performance and increasing playing time with chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Luke’s experience is a good example why it’s important to stay connected with chiropractors in different parts of the world.
Dr. Brandon Takahashi of West Los Angeles said he made a whopping seven referrals to chiropractors in different parts of the United States in the past week. One was for someone in Florida, another was in San Diego, a third was in Lancaster (California not Pennsylvania), and three referrals were for a family that moved from the West LA area to Sacramento. He said that family was referred to Dr. Jeri Anderson who practices at Capitol chiropractic in Sacramento.
Dr. Brandon says he still likes the old-fashioned method of holding onto colleagues business cards that he gets at conferences and seminars. He said that he also collects cards that are brought to him by new patients in case the opportunity ever comes up to pay forward on a referral that he’s received.
Be sure to include regular chiropractic care into your healthy lifestyle!