I wanted to have a little post/discussion of some of the things that happen on a daily basis in the office that most people don’t understand or think about when they come in for a visit. I recently received an email from FMCSA (Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration) that they will be doing random audits on medical examiners that perform DOT physicals.  We have also seen an increase in insurance audits and preauthorization requests from companies themselves.

This type of screening scares the hell out of providers, even if you feel that you are doing things correctly and ethically. The last thing any business wants to have is to open up their records with the possibility of money claw backs and threats of taking away the ability to perform specific tasks within the office.

The question arises all the time, “how come you only give me a one year or three month card?” Well, I don’t make the rules.  The enforcement arm is always on the back of the mind. Blood pressure medications, CPAP’s, certain types of diabetes and other past history can bump certifications all over the place. Just because you passed the test and have been performing them for 12 years, doesn’t mean that they just let you keep doing them without some oversight.  There is A LOT of wiggle room with these physicals and we feel that we perform them to the best of our ability.

The other issue that we are constantly running into, the ever evolving health insurance model, I’ve always said “I just need to know the rules to play the game but a lot of the new insurances don’t tell you the rules, you just figure them out as you go.” There are new preauthorization requirements for certain insurances and “palliative care” is starting to get cracked down on quite a bit more.

Maintenance care has never been allowed by the majority of carriers, so if you plan on coming in every two weeks on the dot or schedule a month out for your next appointment because you just “like to be adjusted,” insurance has not and will not pay for these services.  You are more than welcome to come in and be adjusted as much or as little as you would like but just know that we, as an office, are starting to look patient by patient of things that would qualify as “maintenance care” and cracking down on it ourselves to limit the possibility of audits.

Some plans allow for a certain number of visits throughout the calendar year or give you a set number of visits over a certain number of weeks, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that this is what your insurance will pay for. We do not set the limits on your plans, we submit and attempt to do the background work, we are not picking on you if you get a bill but you don’t think you should get one because you think your insurance will pay for it.

These plans are starting to be very confusing, not just for you but for our office as well. This blog post is by no means a way of discouraging but more of a reminder that we don’t set the rules for the insurance that you or your employer signs up for. By being an in-network provider, we agree to submit and essentially hope for the best.

In ending, audits within the Federal government and private insurance companies appear to be on the rise, due to overuse and blatant fraud.  We are doing the best we can to work within the guidelines that are laid out for us and we are not necessarily picking on you or your situation. We do the best we can with the rules that are set out for us.


The mind is always wondering, what if we did this and what about that.  For the most part things have not changed that much from a treatment perspective around the office over the course of the past 12 years. Busy days, slow days and everything in-between are the norm at this point. You can make changes or you can stay the same but just know that either choice is going to be hard.

Running a small business is a grind: making payroll, broken equipment, building issues, general maintenance and just the everyday ups and downs of family and work life balance. In all honesty, I’ve never really had to work for anyone in my life, every once in a while, I float the idea of just closing up shop and going to get a day job, Kristina always tells me to just shut up because I’ve never had to answer to anyone in my life and don’t know what it’s like.

Working at a 9-5 sounds like a great idea and for most people in the world, that is how they make their income. 9-5’s are also hard. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, owning a business is a lot of risk that only the owner and family probably truly feel but working for the man is also a grind, a lot of the times it’s just that: a boring monotonous grind that most people do for the paycheck.

Paying student loans and business debt are tough. Everyone wants the instant satisfaction of seeing a $0 at the end, but it takes time. It’s hard to make a dent but if you really want to, you can make it happen. Just know that it’s a grind and the process is tough, hell it’s tough for anyone not just a late 30’s chiropractor that feels like he is making headway. I paid my student loans off roughly 5 years ago and it’s an awesome feeling. Seeing a $0 is a breath of fresh air.

Raising a family with a little bit of work life balance is tough. The guilt that arises when I close the office down in order to attend kids stuff is a little bittersweet. I’ve told myself that the benefit of being self-employed is that I can do what I want when I want and as my boys get older I will be missing more days in the office as they get more involved and into school but I do feel like I’m letting my patient down. I don’t run an emergency room so things for the most part can wait; if life or death things walk into the office we have a different problem on our hands.

Professional life is a little chaotic at times as well. Keeping up with continuing education, professional board meetings, insurance changes and fielding questions for other doctors are part of the daily/weekly routine. I come from the school of thought that if someone my age is not willing to step into these positions then who will. I can be stubborn and bullheaded; I have a vision in my mind how things should be but have to keep my mouth shut as most of the time in these settings, the my way or the highway is a terrible way to operate.

I feel like I’m reaching a stage in life where things start to get tough with time management, kids, work, running an office and trying to keep a little sanity. The thoughts that run through my mind on the slow days can be exhausting but at the end of the day I have to remind myself that this is my crazy and comparing yourself to others is worthless.

Working a 9-5 is tough, running a small business is hard, keeping up with a family is exhausting and having some semblance of sanity is few and far between but whatever direction you choose in life is hard, so just always remember: You Get to Choose Your Hard and try to embrace it along the way.


Patient come and patient go, while you are fresh into business you ponder every patient and what you did wrong. Did you say something or do something. Probably not, as the years go by you start to learn that each patient is unique and every story is slightly different.  Different needs for different people. Every office is slightly different and every treatment varies from time to time. We actually have patients that go to different offices for different complaints.

As the years go, you almost become numb to the coming and going. We are an office that offers simple, effective care. Treatment plans are not the norm, while they are necessary for some people, the majority of patients don’t have one.

Integrated offices are becoming more and more popular, you can see a nurse practitioner, chiropractor and physical therapist all in one visit. This is not who we are. We feel that each profession has it’s time and place, while we work well with other professionals we are just not in the same office. I have my own space issues, I don’t need to share it with other people at this time.

In order to get to this point in practice, it takes a lot of getting comfortable with yourself.  Being able to treat the conditions and symptoms that you are comfortable with and being consistent with them is the first step. You need to know when to fold your cards and sent the patient on to the next professional, as it may not be a good fit.

We have been performing much more acupuncture recently than we have in years, which is awesome to see. The DOT & Drug Testing continues to grow and expand. Chiropractic care ranges for kids to the elderly and continues to get busier. This is the basis to our business, no more and no less.

If you need injections, we will send you somewhere else.  If you need expansive physical therapy, there are offices that are better equipped than us. A condition walks through the door periodically and we just are at a loss, don’t try to be something that you are not.  Guide people and talk to people, you can get a pretty good feel as to if the patient is going to get results after a treatment or two.

Being comfortable is the ability to say “I can’t help” or “I don’t have an answer for you” is a very powerful tool.  Trust me, I can BS with the best of them but your practice will build a reputation if you are comfortable with the patients that walk through the door and know what you are.

Part of being comfortable, is knowing in the back of your mind that you cannot be the end all be all to everyone that walks in the door. Having the ability to fold your cards is beneficial in most walks.

In ending, you can’t be everything to everyone and as soon as you get to that conclusion you will lead a much more sane and happy practice and life. You can try to draw as many people as you want into your practice but just know that people will leave and they may come back but be who you are and always tell the truth.


A little story, roughly 12 years ago I took a class about possibility performing DOT physicals.  At the time, I was more or less in need of continuing education and I was always fascinated with physical exams.  When I went to school I was always in love with evaluation and management of cases, this hasn’t really changed but in the chiropractic realm your vision can get pretty narrow at times. I took the class and decided to take the Medical Examiners test, passed it and was officially certified to perform DOT/CDL Physicals.

The first few years were slow and steady but every year we would do a few more physicals and that continues to be the case. But over the course of doing the exams, I would get questions about the drug and alcohol testing aspects of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). I was very reluctant about adding this service for a long time because who wants to collect pee for a living.

A year ago, I had a change in heart, if we are going to continue to grow the DOT/CDL physical business we might as well be a one stop shop for all things FMCSA. I took a few more classes and actually had to renew my medical examiner certificate as it had been 10 years since I took the first one. Having the ability to collect DOT drug collections and having a DOT certified breath alcohol machine has proven to be invaluable to myself and to persons that come into the office.

The breaking point is that there are not a lot of reliable offices that give companies the ability to send drivers in, essentially at their own convenience. Pre-employment and random drug testing are the major parts of the testing but there are other aspects, including return to work, reasonable suspicion or just about any other reason that your employer may want the test.

You will notice that over the course of the next two months, I’m going to get crazy aggressive in building the drug testing business. We are building our consortium, which is the third party aspect that helps run/manage a company’s drug testing program. There are certain benchmarks that need to be met in order to meet the needs of the DOT, we help guide people through that process in a relatively quick and easy way.

I’ve already said the majority of the things that I’m currently saying but what I’m going to reiterate: we love to work with local companies and will help those companies through just about any aspect of the drug testing program or consortiums. I really have no desire to manage large trucking companies, I’d love to be a collection site but to manage a company that would be described as large, this would be a little out of my realm.

So, is collecting pee a glamorous profession. I’d like to think that most people would think not, but someone has to do it and it might as well be our offices. We pride ourselves on a local, convenient option for people and companies that are looking for a one stop shop when it comes to FMCSA regulations.

Are we still learning, sure, everyone is but if you would like to be along with the ride and journey of the drug & alcohol testing, please contact us.  We’d love to talk to you and provide you the service with a smile that you deserve. The process does not need to be complicated or time consuming and this is our vow to you or your company.

We look forward to hearing from you in the future.


If someone ever wants to start a small consulting firm, I feel like this is a brain trust and is realistic but not sure how to make it profitable.

Keep offices and clinics up to date with current insurance requirements and guidelines.

Every year, we see a flood of new insurance onto the market and they seem to keep coming from every angle. Whether it is a new plan on the marketplace, a new Medicaid company or the ever expanding model of Medicare Advantage plans. Each and every one of these plans has their own caveats and intricacies.

My solution, just tell providers what they need to do. Don’t send me to a site with a library of videos that I have to sift through in order to get the information I need. Third parties are largely unhelpful and everyone needs to come into the equation understanding that insurance companies are for profit entities and if they pay money out, it is less to their bottom line.

Big to small, the last thing small clinics need is for one more thing to do but if a person was in the background that kept track of all of the updates and what needs to be placed with claims, offices, patients and insurance companies would all be happier.

We are currently experiencing a new preauthorization requirement for certain plans and another plan requires certain modifiers that others don’t require. The frustration with this is that, we don’t find out until after the fact. Rejection letters come in and the recourse is very limited because if you are in-network with the plan, they expect you to know the rules.

A 1-2 page document to show EXACTLY what needs to be done, the issue on the business side is that the document would take a few hours to put together and would be relevant for about 2 months until everyone figures out the rules. But the first quarter of every year would be the exact same because everyone is in the same boat and doesn’t know until they don’t

I know this is more of a rant but as a small office, you can start to see the direction that healthcare is going.  More and more offices are going to be offering cash discounts or just not take insurance in general because it becomes very burdensome and time consuming to not get paid (essentially not even be able to bill the patient because the claim gets denied and once a claim is denied, the patient is not responsible in many cases).

At the end of the day, accepting insurance is for the most part a game but you have to know the rules before the game starts. It’s very frustrating and confusing; honestly it can be very costly because you end up having to eat a lot of the charges. So when we ask for insurance cards at the first of the year, we are not doing it to entertain ourselves, we are trying to save everyone a little bit of headache but unless we know the rules, you can spend a lot of your day beating your head against a wall.

So in ending, a message to patients: having the correct information is key and messages to insurance companies- just tell us what we need to know. It will make everyone happier.


Over the course of the past year, I have tried to make a conscious effort to read books for enjoyment and try to find topics and subjects that interest me personally, not just professionally. As you go through the process of schooling, reading becomes a chore and I feel that although I never was an avid reader, there are lots of things that interest me. So why not read about it more in depth?

One of the people that I have started to read is Mark Manson, while his book titles are not necessarily safe for everyone, they have brought me quite a bit of perspective in regards to life and how to think about life as a whole.  I got sucked into one of his podcasts and while not necessarily the topic of the conversation, the premise of faith and patience kept coming up.

Everyone goes through hard times, whether it’s in your personal life, running a business, playing sports or any aspect of life really. Part of life is the inner battles that you suffer through periodically.  Life is not simple and life is not easy, but the journey is worth it, you just have to find a way to happiness and contentment along the way.

The premise of the conversation was about building an audience and a business. You don’t see a lot of 20-30 year old businesses fail because the tough part has normally been done. I’m speaking in general terms with this but once you cross the 10 year mark a lot of the kinks have been worked out in regards to building a business.

Faith and patience kept coming up in some of these conversations, nothing worth having is typically built quickly. Building a business is hard, it’s not for everyone, but at the end of the day you have to have enough faith in yourself and the process that enough people will see the value in the business to continue to come in and pay for your service or product.

Patience is probably actually the harder aspect in today’s world because everything seems to be instantaneous. Solid businesses have a good foundation, ups and downs are normal.  Good and bad months hopefully level each other out. You still need to have a life and try not to be married to whatever business or endeavor you choose to go down. The hardest part, I think, with owning a business in 2024 is waiting. Snow days and slow day happen, there is really nothing you can do about it. The past couple of weeks have been typical January, up and down, but with the amount of time I have spent at home is not the best for me mentally.

I have WAY too much time to think. Mark’s books have brought things back into a realistic reality for me as they indicate that not everything is perfect, nor should it be but finding a happiness, contentment and having faith and patience with the process are some of the toughest things to do while navigating a life, not just in a business or personal sense.

I have said since day one, that writing this blog is more of personal therapy for me. I have no intention of this just being a blog about chiropractic, conditions and therapies that are offered at our office. If some young chiropractor or business owner is sitting out there reading this silly little post, just know that putting in the hard work initially and riding the waves is half the battle.  There are going to be days that you question, what the hell am I doing? But keep you head down, keep going, know that it’s a grind, faith in the process and a little bit of patience can go a long way.


Have you ever noticed that it’s always chiropractors that have the next best thing in regards to healthcare?  While this statement may not necessarily be true but it’s mostly true from the daily view of a practicing chiropractor.

It is always the next greatest laser for any condition, weight loss solutions, neuropathy care or any other things that comes on to the market that a sales person can sell to a clinic or office are the ones that pop up. I’m sure every profession is the same but I’m just exposed to chiropractors. While I don’t want to come across as the stuck in the mud, fuddy duddy I sometimes feel that chiropractor’s lost their way.

When you are in school, everyone wants to be a sports chiropractor and work with young people and athletes. While it is a wonderful idea, I actually come from the opposite side of the argument, because old people and middle aged patients need more care than a young athlete. Treatment plans be damned, older individuals are the ones with the time and money. I’m horrible at treatment plans; I treat patients until they reach maximum medical improvement or until we plateau in regards to symptoms and release them from care.

Is this a glamorous way to practice, not really but it is rewarding. It’s really hard to continue to post things on social media to show that you are a cutting edge chiropractor with all the new toys. We just treat people with a moral and ethical compass and send them on their way.

Good conversations can be had and a good time is normally had during the day. In the most recent months, I’ve had to have some difficult conversations with people in regards to their current health complaint. I normally ask if they want the conversation to go one way or the other: did you want me to talk to you in medical jargon that you may not understand or did you want me to talk to you as if I’m a family member. We can normally have a combination of either but when a tough case walks through the door and our office cannot help, sending the patient to the place that can help them the most is ALWAYS the best option.

Dragging out care just to collect more insurance money or to keep collecting from the patient is not only wrong but is downright unethical. There are offices that are much better at certain treatment types, but I would like to think we can hold our own when it comes to a correct diagnosis and projecting how the course of treatment will go. With that I am able to sleep soundly at night.

We provide a comfortable atmosphere to which patients can seek a genuine opinion as to what may be going on with your pain. The care provided is evidence based and guided by the conversations that continuously take place as to what the comfort level of the patient is. If more care is needed, we will be upfront. We make no guarantees as to the number or length of care but we would not start you down a road if we didn’t think it would help. We stay in our lane, chiropractors do chiropractic work.

As the year turns over, if you EVER find yourself in a situation in a chiropractic office that is requesting thousands of dollars for care and payment plans are going to be necessary or that so many therapies and exams are going to be needed, just know that a second opinion is always an option.

I would much rather be able to sleep at night then have one ounce of guilt that I am taking advantage of a patient and their situation. The business has been around for over a decade and there is no ounce of guilt or shame in the treatment that we provide and for this I sleep well at night.


Every year, I try to sit down and reflect on the year as a whole.  This is going to drift between personal and professional life, mostly story telling but I am going to try and limit the rants, plenty of opinions will be given but just know that I’m doing it more for self reflection and entertainment than for useful information for the possible readers… here we go.

As many people in my circle know, the first half of the year started off a little rough, mainly on a personal level.  My dad, Craig, underwent a liver transplant in December of 2022, literally everything that could go wrong, did. I essentially made a trip to Omaha and UNMC every other weekend for the first 4-6 months of 2023 to try and be there for my family and hopefully take some stress off my mom. He spent nearly 9 months at Nebraska Medicine. The condition was all caused by a heart medication that he had been on for years. While he appears to be improving day-by-day it has been a long road for him and the family but the upward trajectory looks good at the moment.

  • I feel that the amount of time I spent around Nebraska Medicine gave us a new found respect for the amount of specialists available and their vast knowledge and sometime lack of knowledge in regards to the healthcare system (Unknown answers were a regular occurrence and we found that we had to just accept the unknown). I would like to think that we, as a family, never crossed any boundaries, but the one main factor, having an advocate on behalf of a loved one. My mom never left his side, we asked hard questions, my mom took notes as to what was going on but there are a vast number of people in hospitals that don’t have someone to ask questions and advocate on their behalf, for this we noticed a flaw in the system, as some of the doctors said, we kind of exposed a “chink in the armor.”
  • Add a detached retina to the equation as well and then you can truly round out Craig Spracklin’s year.

We are at a stage in our lives with little kids that spending quality time with them is of the upmost importance.  A California trip was taken to see friends, a couple small trips to see other friends and a couple of different nights in hotels that coincided with professional development trips. As everyone with children knows, traveling with kids can be a challenge but we feel that small trips when they are young will help build to larger trips when they are older.

In February, Kristina and I took a trip to Las Vegas for a national seminar that I had been eyeing for years and we decided to just pull the trigger and go for it. While Las Vegas as a whole is not really our scene the seminar made us start to think. “How exactly do we grow the business and office to serve the community that we would like to serve and spread that word?” This seminar is where the wheels started spinning for the drug & alcohol testing. We had pages of ideas that we would like to explore but this one was the most obvious for us as to where we are in the business.

  • The main theory: we are on a path that performing DOT/CDL Physicals was not going to slow down, in fact it is growing. It’s a service that is mandated by the DOT and we saw a need in this market. We reached out to a few people in the area to see about partnering up in regards to drug & alcohol testing, as we knew we would like to be a one stop shop for all things DOT related. The more we started exploring these options; we made the conscious effort to just start doing the service ourselves. We took some classes, bought the equipment and started getting the word out. It has been going very well so far, but we look forward to keep expanding this part of the office. Our consortium services are beginning January 2024 and we are always looking to just becoming a collection site for other local companies.

The chiropractic side of the offices has continued to grow. We have been in business for 12 years and in Minden for over 7 now.  From a patient volume perspective things are trending well, we have busy and slow days as any other office but overall things from a number of patients is good.  Now, I’m going to go off on a little tangent, just because patient volume is up does not necessarily mean that we are seeing more money come in. The insurance regulations and oversight that are starting to come in is noticeable, while not impossible to deal with on an individual level; reimbursements are not necessarily trending upwards in the same direction as patient volume.  I used to think people that went to a cash based office were crazy, but the longer I go it looks very appealing, while I have no intention of going this direction as I do find that the vast majority of people what to use their insurance, it just makes things interesting from a cash flow and reimbursement prospective.

  • The argument that I have been making recently and it’s a healthcare problem as a whole, not just our office. With office expenses going through the roof, literally, in order to generate more revenue from the office either you need to collect more or see more people. Insurance dictates how much you can collect per patient as we don’t do a lot of “cash based services” in the office. So the solution is to see more patients, but seeing more patients you tend to be stretched thinner and subsequently, provide a lesser standard of care. While this is not necessarily true all the way around, in general it’s the direction that most healthcare offices are trending.

A brief statement on the business side: as everyone can see, expenses are going crazy. We moved to a cloud based server to limit technology hassles, but it cost money. Insuring the building and business costs went up nearly 50% this past year, no surprise to anyone reading this. Equipment costs, labor costs, supplies and utilities have all been going up. Does it surprise anyone, not really but it’s one more challenge facing small business owners. Are we going anywhere? I sure hope not but costs are weird right now. Small business owners may need to get creative, so never say never on solutions to help spread out the costs. I was recently “elected” to the State Association Board of Directors, so I am starting to get exposed to the profession around the state and region, it can be quite eye opening.  I will be out of the office a few more days to take on responsibilities as well, but it shouldn’t be noticeable to the majority of patients.

As the calendar is getting ready to hit 2024, we are going to keep plugging away both personally and professionally. Patients will probably not see any major changes in the offices as far I can tell. Will things change in the coming year, only time will tell but my main goal is to continue to grow services, see more patients and provide quality care & service to the people that come through the doors. Enjoying the ride is tough with younger kids but as this past year has taught the Spracklin family, every day is a blessing and try to embrace the present because tomorrow is not promised. We wish everyone a blessed Holiday season and look forward to serving you for this coming year and the years to come.


Every November rolls around and most people in healthcare just buckle up and try to enjoy the ride. People meet deductibles and need to use FSA and HSA funds before the calendar turns over. Patients that you have not seen in months all of a sudden need care because they had a surgery or a procedure earlier in the year and want to utilize their insurance benefits.

Every year we tell ourselves that this year is going to be different and I would be lying to you and myself if I said it doesn’t seem to get better or easier.

Obviously, when you own a business being busy is better than sitting around and twiddling your thumbs. People in the door are what pay the bills. While healthcare is kind of complicated to explain to lay people that don’t quite understand the reimbursement process or how insurance works, the bottom line is that you need people to come in the door to pay the bills.

I have said for years that the first half of the year, you just try to keep you head above water as patients are trying to figure out new insurance and the timing of when I started the business, all of the yearly bills are due during the first half of the year.

The buffer that a business like myself has is that being diversified is what carries you through.  While I have always said that I believe in staying in my lane having numerous different services is ideal in my world. Acupuncture always needs to be done and people are always in pain and need of chiropractic care. The DOT side is an interesting thing in our business as it is a service that is needed year round.

As stated earlier, I have certain times of the year that the DOT/CDL services are busier than other but as this service continues to grow; the ups and downs seem to be leveling out. Adding the drug & alcohol testing is an added benefit for most of the drivers that come in for DOT physicals but this is not a seasonal service, it will be year round as well.

The reason that I write this is to remind myself and patients that come through the doors is to have patience. Every year, we tell ourselves that we are going to schedule better or that we need to be more lenient with people and every year we end up in the situation. Everyone’s lives are hectic and chaotic this time of year but a little bit of patience and reflection as to why we are doing what we are doing along with ultimately everything will be okay with the schedule and the office.

As the years go, services are stabilizing with things that I like, prefer and make most sense for the offices but there are things that do take more time than others so if you come in and we are running 5 minutes behind, just know that we will take our time with you as well and I will get back on schedule but this time of year it can be difficult due to the pure volume of things going on.

We continue to strive to offer the best service possible for chiropractic care, DOT/CDL physicals, acupuncture and drug/alcohol testing. Services are not going to change in my opinion for the foreseeable future but we continue to get busier and busier with all of the services, so we ask for your patience and continue to appreciate your patronage.


October 2012 is when I first passed my FMCSA medical examiners test.  This test allowed me to perform DOT/CDL physicals. The first couple months, I did maybe 1-2 physicals per month.  The first couple of years I did maybe, 4-5 a month.  The time period that it took allowed me to become comfortable with the process, the exam itself and the reporting process.  In 2013, the Department of Transportation required that you pass its testing requirements.  Come to find out at the time, I was one of the few people in the state that was ahead of the requirement.  This was honestly not my intention but it turned out to be a reality I was living. We have recently just passed another 10 year recertification.

Fast forward nearly a decade, I’m not going to divulge the number of physicals that I perform on a daily, weekly or monthly basis but it can be said that I found a market that I am very comfortable in, know the regulations and have a solid understanding of the process for the drivers that come in. We field questions daily on the process and from all walks of the profession of how to abide by the rules, keep compliant with regulations and keep driving going with minimal interruption.

There are people that return to our office every year or two for this exam, not because they want to because they have too.  The FMCSA requires drivers to get periodic physicals and to maintain an active medical card.  We have people that I have seen 7-8 times at this stage and look forward to continuing that relationship and trend for the years to come.

I’m reiterating this fact because recently we have found that most companies are looking for a one stop shop for all of their DOT needs. Part of that need is for drug and alcohol testing. These are fairly straightforward parts of the process but there are certain criteria’s that needs to be met in order to accomplish this task. We have met those requirements.

A couple of months ago we made the conscious decision to go all in on the profession as a whole. Chiropractic and acupuncture will continue to be the main focus of the practice but you will continue to see a push to engage companies and professionals that need a drug testing program for the work place or just need to be a part of a consortium for the FMCSA in order comply with DOT regulations.

We have purchased the equipment and have the expertise in order to perform these services. Over the course of the next few months to years, we hope to expand and be the go to office for all of the needs for DOT and drug testing needs.  Mobile services will soon be available as well as we work through the needs of individual companies. Convenience is going to be the motto as finding reliable testing in the area can be tough.

The goal and mission of this service is to start small, with local companies to gather a vast understanding as to the needs of the community as a whole and growing from there. Envisioning the growth will be much like the DOT physicals that we have performed, doing a few on a weekly or monthly basis until we are very comfortable with the process until it becomes almost second nature for myself and the office staff that will be helping with the systems that are set in place.

Finding the processes that work for the offices is the easy part, it’s the execution that can become difficult. We look forward to running a very efficient FMCSA compliant office in regards to DOT physicals, drug testing and breath alcohol testing that people feel comfortable with the process and that their paperwork will be ready, willing and compliant. If this is a process that you would like to join on the ride with us please reach out to us, as many renewals are coming at the end of year and would love for us to take care of your DOT needs.


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