Going solo, healers form their own practices so they can do it their way
The Saginaw News
Nov. 28, 2010
SAGINAW TWP. – A growing number of area medical professionals are opting out of group practices for a chance to run their own businesses and provide care their way.
Dr. Daniel Kehres just opened Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw Township. His goal: to prevent sickness and pain before they begin.
Kehres transformed the space at 4882 Gratiot, Suite 13 in Saginaw Township into an educational and wellness center through the use of earthy shades of blue, tan and green, high ceilings and a modern therapy room complete with wobble chairs and other gadgets.
The office, Kehres said, is designed so he can focus on all aspects of a patient’s well being by targeting mental, chemical nutritional and physical stress.
“There were no offices that fit what I wanted to do, so the easiest way to do that was to open my own practice, said Kehres, a Lansing-area native. “I’m glad I did it, but there was nothing easy about it.”
After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla., he worked for an office outside of Orlando, where he practiced all of the latest and greatest techniques, a philosophy he said he wanted to bring to Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region.
“There’s a great need in the area and I don’t think there’s a better time to open an office like this,” Kehres said. “My goal is to make this one of the healthiest places in Michigan.”
Kehres is part of a growing trend.
Dr. Claudia Zacharek, a doctor who specializes in kidney disease and prevention, opened her private practice at 4200 Fashion Square in Saginaw Township last month after working with a group for about two years.
Zacharek keeps her office open through lunch, and Kehres sees patients through 6 p.m. four days a week.
Both Kehres and Zacharek have no training in business, but agree focusing on the patient will ultimately lead to a successful business model. Both had appointments booked before their doors even opened.
“If you focus on patient care, the business side of things will fall into place,” Zacharek said.
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