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  • Writer's pictureDr. Cindy Howard

Why you need a chiropractic specialty

Being a doctor of chiropractic is a phenomenal and amazing calling – well, you know that already, being a DC yourself. But what makes you different from all the other DCs out there? Each of us, I believe, has a passion (or two, or more) within our passion of being a DC. You should embrace it. Specialize in it.  

And, if it’s a specialty you can get a credential in, all the better. That’s what I did, and I’ll tell you why you should, too.


How I got my DABCI and DACBN

When I was in chiropractic school, I wanted to go the sports route, like everybody else in my class at National University of Health Sciences. That all changed after I went to my first OB/GYN class there.

I thought it was the weirdest thing; I wondered why DCs were even learning OB/GYN. It made no sense to me. I didn’t know anything about it, but after a few classes and a lot of conversations, it was pretty interesting to me and I learned that in the state of Illinois, DCs are considered primary care physicians and can practice basically as a general practitioner does, underneath our scope of license. The main restrictions include: no prescription drugs, no surgery, no delivering babies. I got jazzed about the whole internal medicine/general practitioner/primary care approach.

This post was originally published in Chiropractic Economic.



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