Dr. Robert Abraham has dedicated himself to helping others in neuropathy treatment and natural pain management. His journey into this area of focus began when he watched his father suffer through a long-term battle with back pain and degenerative disc disease. Despite numerous procedures and surgeries, his father could only experience temporary relief at the cost of life-long complications and distress.
Dr. Abraham is an exceptional example of a holistic medical practitioner focusing on natural healing methods for pain management and neuropathy treatment. With a deep understanding of the therapeutic influences of traditional practices, he recognized that modern medicine often neglects to use such strategies when dealing with patients’ long-term discomfort and health issues. Through his work at Exodus Medical, he encourages patients to adopt lifestyle measures and healing tactics that can lead to genuine rehabilitation.
Dr. Robert Abraham is an inspiration in the field of chronic care management. Not only is he well-educated, but he is also well-regarded at both the local and national levels, genuinely making a difference in chronic care management. He has a multitude of accolades to his name, such as being named to the New York Times 40 under 40. He has achieved significant success as an author and speaker who raises awareness of neuropathy and its management. His work has garnered public attention through numerous news articles and interviews with prominent television and radio outlets.
How did you get started in this business?
As a young man, I watched as my father experienced excruciating pain due to chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. I wanted to do something to help him but didn’t know how. This experience sparked my interest in natural pain management and led me on a journey of research and learning. Over time, I developed the knowledge necessary for understanding the effects of nerve damage on the body, skills for relieving the sensory discomfort associated with neuropathic conditions, and techniques that helped improve overall health. My father’s struggles ultimately inspired me to pursue a career in neuropathy relief. They motivated me to make it my life’s work to provide the care and relief many desperately need.
How do you make money?
I earn money through my clinical services. My patients are billed for the services we provide at the practice.
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
It took immense hard work and dedication to get to profitability. It was a long journey full of surprises, both good and bad. After months of planning and working with a team, I grew the business to a point where people knew about us and were willing to trust us. From there, we focused on developing strong relationships with our clients; this enabled us to achieve consistent growth over several years before finally reaching profitability. Overall, it took almost three years for us to succeed; thankfully, our persistence paid off.
When you were starting, did you ever doubt it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
When I started Exodus Medical, I was determined to make the business successful, but focused more on providing excellent service and ultimately getting relief for our patients. Even though my methods were not new and were tested in the industry, there were times when doubt began to creep into my thought process, which is only natural. To handle this, I always stayed focused on my goal and reminded myself of what motivated me to start this endeavor in the first place. Whenever I had doubts, I would seek advice from consultants or colleagues who had been through similar experiences. This gave me the clarity and reassurance needed to continue making progress.
Do you remember how you got your first client?
When I first founded Exodus Medical, I knew connecting with potential clients early on would be essential. My network of contacts was a great place to get started, as many of them were already aware of what I did and were open to new ideas and implementations. My strategy was to reach out directly to those I thought would need my services and personally explain our practice’s features, benefits, and practical applications. These initial conversations proved invaluable, and one of my early contacts became our first client. They were instrumental in spreading the news about Exodus Medical amongst their peers and referral network, eventually resulting in more clients for us.
What is the most challenging decision you’ve had to make professionally?
One of the most challenging decisions I have had to make professionally was juggling limited resources. With a limited budget and time, deciding the most important projects and investments took a lot of work. Ultimately, my top priority was always focusing on our patient-centric approach: ensuring that we provide accessible care at an affordable price. Despite limited resources, we have maintained our mission from the start and continue giving each patient the best possible experience.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
I always seek the most efficient and cost-effective ways to market my business. One strategy that is working really well for me is capitalizing on local events and festivals. By showcasing services, providing samples, and offering discounts to those who visit the booth, I have created significant brand recognition in our area, translating into more appointments and new patients. Additionally, by creating partnerships with other businesses in the area, I can spread my message and mission of patient-centered care further than I ever could – providing excellent value at no additional cost.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I advise my younger self to trust their intuition and never fear failure. Becoming an entrepreneur can be daunting and even more so when managing a medical practice. Through experience, I learned the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and having faith that everything will work out. It’s ok to make mistakes, and it’s ok to ask questions. Successful entrepreneurs also recognize the need for collaboration and support to achieve their goals. Through listening, learning, and taking risks, I would tell my younger self to take full advantage of life’s opportunities and take responsibility for their outcome.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
I believe it’s due to our commitment to excellence and the patient experience. Our mission is to provide every one of our patients with a highly effective medical care experience. We strive to do this through our team of professionals who understand the importance of providing a comprehensive approach to medicine and delivering personalized care. Our expertise in the field also makes us second to none, giving us an edge in delivering superior results for our patients.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
One of the most satisfying moments I have experienced was when I was able to help a patient after years of unsuccessful treatments. This particular patient had been suffering from neuropathy, and the standard approaches to treating it had not been successful for her. After months of research and brainstorming, we were finally able to provide her with relief from her symptoms and her health improved drastically. Seeing the joy on her face and hearing her express her gratitude was highly fulfilling- we were all filled with a profound feeling of accomplishment.
What does the future hold for your business?
With the rise in technological advancement and research into neuroscience, I am confident that we can provide more specialized treatments to help our patients lead better lives. My expertise will be an invaluable resource for many patients over the years. We are also adding more locations every quarter with the goal of getting to 100 clinics nationwide.
What are you most excited about?
I am particularly excited by the potential of bringing relief to 100,000 patients living with neuropathy. Neuropathy is a painful chronic condition; any option to reduce symptoms would be profoundly beneficial. Several studies have recently indicated promising results when using natural therapies and modalities as a treatment method for neuropathy. While more research is still required, it appears likely that this could be a practical possibility for improving symptoms related to the condition. As someone who has witnessed how difficult living with neuropathy can be, I am excited about the prospect of relieving that suffering for countless individuals.
What business books have inspired you?
Over the years, I have been inspired by numerous business books offering guidance on success in the corporate world and entrepreneurship. Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ influenced my understanding of interpersonal communications and relationships. Tim Ferriss ‘Tools of Titans’ provided invaluable advice on building effective habits for career success. I also love Robert Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad,’ which encouraged me to think differently about wealth and investing. Each of these books taught me different perspectives essential to a successful business career yet hard to come by through traditional education or advice.
Are you willing to be a mentor?
Yes, I would be happy to share what I know.