While most of us understand what it is that chiropractors can do for those suffering from debilitating back pain, we may not completely understand and the appreciate just how large of a place it occupies within the medical community or the sheer amount of work it requires to become a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DC).
Indeed, consider some of the following statistics from the American Chiropractic Association:
- There are currently close to 77,000 DCs currently practicing in the U.S. who treat over 27 million patients per year.
- Chiropractic students must complete a four-year doctoral program at one of 18 nationally accredited schools, spending a minimum of 4,200 hours in the classroom, lab and internship programs.
- Aspiring DCs must pass four national board exams and secure a license from the state.
In light of how much time, energy and money people must invest into becoming a DC — not to mention building a practice — it goes without saying that they will want to mount an aggressive defense in the event they find themselves facing any sort of disciplinary measures by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
At the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., we have extensive experience defending chiropractors at risk of having their licenses suspended or even revoked over allegations ranging from inappropriate billing practices to unprofessional misconduct.
Thanks to our client-focused approach, we will not only prepare the necessary responses to the Board, build a strong case and fight protect your interests at all hearings, but also be available to answer any questions you might have at any point in the process.
To learn more about how we can help during these stressful times, please visit our website.