193: Protecting Your Time: How to Separate Functional Medicine Appts. with Dr. Katie Malley

Let’s say you are a chiropractor and a patient comes in for a routine adjustment. But during that appointment, they conveniently ask if you can quickly muscle test a certain supplement or review their labs and make a few suggestions before they go see their primary doctor. Combining these two things rarely works out well.

The patient doesn’t get the focused attention they need and you, the practitioner, aren’t able to provide the best care possible because your brain is effectively focused on two things at once which is never a good thing. And that’s exactly what Dr. Katie Malley discovered after she and I were strategizing about how to optimize her practice.

During our meeting, when I heard how frustrated and overwhelmed she felt, even though she was doing something she truly loved – I asked her these two questions: “If you could change one thing in your business, regardless of whether you think it’s possible or not, what would it be? What is the proverbial ‘rock in your shoe’ that’s making you so uncomfortable and causing so much irritation?”

And she knew what it was right away. It was the physical and mental exhaustion of allowing patients to combine two completely different appointments into one. This was leaving her feeling drained, overwhelmed, and exhausted at the end of the day.

So, she removed the figurative rock from her shoe, separated her appointments into chiropractic only and functional medicine only, and has never looked back. In this podcast episode, Dr. Katie is sharing exactly how she did it, the obstacles she had to overcome when communicating her new model to her patients, and the surprising outcome!

She now has a practice that went from overwhelming chaos to streamlined efficiency. 💯 Dr. Katie ended up discovering her niche, manages her time like a pro, and has created a practice that not only thrives but leaves her feeling energized and fulfilled at the end of the day. 🤍

By separating her chiropractic and nutrition appointments, Katie found greater clarity, reduced stress, and improved patient outcomes. Listen in to learn how setting clear boundaries can transform your practice and revitalize your passion for healing. ❤️‍🩹


In this episode you’ll hear:

👉 Why having a niche is soooooo important.

👉 How to avoid doing two things at once and being mediocre at both.

👉 The benefits of setting clear boundaries with patients.

👉 Strategies for managing different modalities effectively.

👉 How to create a practice that works for you first, not your patients.



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Hi, I’m Ronda Nelson and I help wellness practitioners grow thriving, profitable practices that allow them to work with ease, live a life they love and make an income they can be proud of.

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