We recently connected with Adam Tedder and have shared our conversation below.
Adam, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today. We love heartwarming stories – do you have a heartwarming story from your career to share?
I have been in practice for nearly twelve years, and there are literally hundreds of amazing stories of people healing naturally and getting their lives back. I have seen patients heal chronic pain, migraines, seizures, vertigo, digestive issues, neuropathy, and so much more. I would say my favorite stories are with how kids heal with chiropractic care. The one that comes to mind most is a little boy named Brantley.
Brantley was born early at 36 weeks via c-section delivery for breech presentation when his mom went into labor spontaneously. Early on he struggled with poor breast feeding, low weight gain, severe acid reflux, and respiratory challenges on a regular basis. Around age 6 he began having more GI challenges such as chronic constipation and regular spells of nausea and vomiting, and some genitourinary challenges like bedwetting. He was also diagnosed with asthma and was put on 2 different inhalers. His body was not digesting his food properly so that it could obtain the nutrients necessary to grow and thus he was extremely underweight for his age, missing a lot of school due to vomiting spells, and actually had stopped growing according to the pediatric specialists. He was also beginning to develop PTSD toward food and eating all together because he didn’t want to get sick. He was at this point on medicine for nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, constipation, and 2 inhalers for the asthma, Brantley was not coping with his problems and it was affecting him in so many ways. His mother heard about our specific chiropractic approach and brought him in for an evaluation. After 3 months of chiropractic care he had made drastic improvements and eventually CAME OFF ALL OF HIS MEDICATIONS! All of his medical problems resolved as he continued his care. After 7 years of knowing and caring for this guy, I’m happy to say he is a thriving freshman actively involved in marching band, scouts, year-round swimming and his youth group at church. It is stories like this that inspire me to share how specific chiropractic care truly changes people’s lives.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers?
My name is Dr. Adam Tedder and I have been practicing chiropractic in Gwinnett County for just under 12 years now. I grew up as a chiropractic kid and have chosen chiropractic as my primary healthcare choice for over 24 years. I always knew I wanted to help people in whatever career I chose. I never thought I would do that through chiropractic until I felt the call to do so roughly 16 years ago. At that time I was a lineman for a power company until one day I fell over 20 feet down a utility pole. I got very lucky that I caught myself and didn’t hit the ground. Although I loved my job at the time, this event pushed me to look for a different long-term career. I was introduced to a specific form of chiropractic, upper cervical spinal care. It resonated with me so much that I decided to go back to school to get my doctorate. I graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2010. I have studied under the top upper cervical chiropractors in the country and now teach and certify doctors and students in chiropractic technique and ethical business protocols across the US through an accredited certification program. I have traveled to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and San Quentin Prison for chiropractic mission trips with chiropractic organizations and was able to share this vital care with communities that would otherwise have no resources or access to quality healthcare.
My mission is to restore the health of and help the members of our community reach their naturally given health potential by helping them raise healthy families through specific chiropractic.
One of the greatest things happened in January of 2016, my wife gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Charlee Madelyn. However, we encountered several road blocks during this year that led me to make the decision to take a break from practice to refocus our business plans and take time with our new baby girl. Family is everything to us, hence why our practice name has family in the title.
I practiced as an associate doctor in a private practice for about five years up until 2016. We opened our own clinic, Clear Path Family Chiropractic, in November of 2017 and haven’t looked back! We are now one of the fastest growing practices in Gwinnett County and we are so grateful for our patients and our community. We have won “Best of Gwinnett” 3 years running, and “Best of Georgia” in 2021. In our office you don’t become a patient, you become family. This is the foundation our practice is built on and one of the reasons I feel we have grown so quickly.
Our practice’s foundation is a neurologically based chiropractic approach called upper cervical spinal care. We also employ full spine adjustments when needed. Most people don’t know that there are over 100 different techniques and approaches in our profession. Just because you have been to one chiropractor doesn’t mean it will be the same experience in our office. Through specific chiropractic care, we are able to provide gentle care for pediatrics, prenatal and entire families. We also see more acute concerns such as neck/back pain, migraines, whiplash injuries, concussions, vertigo, fibromyalgia, and more. We get great results because we seek to find the cause of the problem, instead of just masking it by treating the symptoms only. Our care is safe, gentle, scientific and most importantly, effective. Our team includes my wife Kalyn, associate doctor, Dr. Dereck Blazquez, chiropractic assistants Rachel and my mom, Sheila, and myself. We are also lucky to host chiropractic interns from schools around the country. I am so proud of our team, the dedication they have to our patients, and most importantly I am so grateful for our Clear Path family of patients who have committed to making their lives better through regular chiropractic care.
What do you think helped you build your reputation within your market?
In any industry you have good and bad people. We, as business owners, have the choice in how we conduct ourselves in sales, marketing, procedures, recommendations, client interaction and experience. Our companies are an extension of us and all things that happen come back to us as well. If you are a good and moral person, your business most likely will reflect that and vice versa. I remember a story about an elderly lady whose car would make this loud knocking sound whenever she hit her brakes. She took it in to a local mechanic shop, they evaluated her car, and came back to tell her that her entire brake system needed to be replaced and it would be a couple thousand dollars! She was floored and wanted a second opinion. She took it the shop of one of my patients, who also did a thorough inspection of her vehicle. The brakes were perfect! So, they looked and looked and finally they found it. There was a jar of grape jelly that had fallen out of her groceries and landed under her passenger seat. Every time she hit her brakes; the jar would hit the seat base. It turns out the initial mechanic was lying the entire time to take advantage of this poor lady.
I say all this to show that it is our duty in business to be honest, clear and act with integrity in all that we do, regardless of the outcome financially. Clear Path Family Chiropractic is a family-run business and our reputation is everything to us. Chiropractic unfortunately has a negative brand equity and there is a lot of fear, hesitation and misunderstanding surrounding it. Patient education, community outreach and providing the highest level of patient care are the pillars of our brand equity and reputation. Chiropractic is one of the safest of all healthcare professions, it is based in sound science and has amazing patient outcomes. Our mission is to show this to our patients and our community everyday in our practice. If you check out our reviews, I would say we are doing a pretty good job!
How do you keep your team’s morale high?
When we created our company, we wanted to do things differently. We wanted to work less hours (Not the typical 9-5 and with freedom to spend time doing other things we love), help a lot of people heal naturally, pay our team well and grow a successful business on our terms. We wanted to build a team that would get behind our mission and vision of serving as many people as possible with the highest level of care. The only way to do this is to create a team culture that inspires. We want our team to be invested in the growth and impact of Clear Path Family Chiropractic. The first part of our plan was education: educating our team on the power of chiropractic and the practice surrounding that. If your team isn’t on board and passionate about the services you provide, neither will your clients. Second is operating with integrity. Our patients trust us with their health and we must be truthful, honest and skillful with every aspect of our practice. Third is a culture of family. While we know we must keep the office dynamic professional, we want our team, and patients, to feel like we are one big family. We want to connect on a deeper level with trust, fun and accountability. Lastly is incentive. We know if we reward our team for not only their personal growth in their job role, but for the growth and performance of the entire practice, they will be fully committed. We want them to be invested in the company, not just an employee who shows up and goes home.
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