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AMPED Member Focus: Dr. Erica Higgins

AMPED Member Focus: Dr. Erica Higgins

We are proud to bring you the story of Dr. Erica Higgins of Empowered Chiropractic in Casper, WY. All of us in the AMPED community wish her continued success.

Q. What is your role at the practice?

A. I am the full owner and only chiropractor in the office at this time. My husband, Derek, is a firefighter.

Q. How long have you been open?

A. We just finished our first year! We opened in February of 2021.

Q. How many patients do you see per week?

A. Right now we serve around 315 per week.

Q. What would you share with us about your practice adventure?

A. Our journey has been so fun and flown by so quickly. We make a huge priority out of creating relationships with our practice members and in our community. It is encouraging to finally see people understanding more about principled chiropractic and how it can change their lives for the better. That’s not something I got to see often in my school setting so it is wonderful to see it come to fruition now. As fun as the patient aspect and working to grow a new office has been, we have also had our struggles with building a solid team. This is by far our biggest learning curve and when we have to lean on our AMPED colleagues the most.

Q. What have you learned in your journey?

A. Man, I have learned so much that it is hard to pick out the largest aspects. I have learned that all things will happen in God’s timing. As simple as it may sound, we had so many set backs while jumpstarting, but then had explosive growth as soon as we opened. We have hit record weeks and had team members quit that same week. I think learning to be present and being able to enjoy big wins but also find ways to take a step back when things are difficult and not let it become overwhelming. Keep forward momentum and keeping my mind on our mission has always helped me recenter.

Q. What advice do you have for new doctors?

A. My advice for new doctors would be to find joy in the process. You get to change lives for a living! So as much as it can be exhausting physically and mentally it is only a season of your life. Push so hard during jumpstart to set your first year up for success. I always told myself that I wanted to put myself in a position of being worried about possibly being tired and needing to rest versus being worried about finances.

Q. What advice do you have for students?

A. My advice for students is to get plugged in as quickly as possible. There is so much to learn especially if you plan to open your own office. Nail down all of your patient procedures so that you don’t have to think twice about it in practice. Honestly, you train your staff to do a large portion of procedures. There is so much more you will learn while jumpstarting about running a business, and I don’t think that’s the best time to also try and learn procedures. Get in an office often!

Q. How has AMPED helped you?

A. AMPED has set the foundation for everything I have been able to achieve my first year. I truly don’t think I would be able to achieve as much as fast. It gave me a way to learn systems and procedures but more than that it gave me recourses to super successful, authentic and giving people to walk this life with. When my 4 lease proposal was about to fall through at the last minute I was able to call 2 of my favorite amped leaders and having them on my team tipped the scales into my favor with the landlords. I would not have my current office space or bank funding if I did not have the access to both statistics and leaders in the AMPED community. It is priceless.

Q. What would you say to people considering joining AMPED?

A. Jump all in! The systems have been proven to work if YOU work them. Make sure to dive into the material but ask for help too. The community is one of the best parts but it takes effort to build relationships with people.

Q. What is your website?

A. https://www.empoweredchiropracticwy.com

Q. Anything else you’d like to add?

A. I am so thankful for the community it has set my family up for success so early in practice and our life as a whole. I was blessed to learn from so many different people in this group and now it is my turn to help pass along some of the resources I have. If you ever have any questions I would love to serve you in the way others have helped me.

 

 

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