As the Owner and Founder of Perssonal Health Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Dr. Marc Persson, D.C. is more than a capable leader with the ability to monitor, oversee, educate, and motivate. He is known by many as a dynamic and charismatic person with a focus on communication and teamwork. In addition, Dr. Persson has a fierce desire to go above and beyond to deliver results to patients, students, and staff.
He performed his undergraduate studies at Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2000. He went on to obtain his degree as Doctor of Chiropractic in 2004 from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. He continued to educate himself earning several certifications in fields such as sports medicine, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, evidence-based outcomes, soft tissue Injuries, and Physical Diagnosis. He also has a certification for the Spine Institute of San Diego.
As a Doctor of Chiropractic since 2004, Dr. Persson has experienced healing patients with traumatic care, postural correction, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He joined different practice settings, such as workers’ comp chiropractic clinics, family and personal injury practices, as well as the Veterans Affairs Hospital. Each environment prepared him to open his own practice which he did.
Perssonal Health Chiropractic and Rehabilitation opened its doors in 2006. Dr. Marc Persson has built a thriving practice over the past nearly fifteen years. He has expanded and has three locations, one is in Lansdowne and one in Aston, both in Pennsylvania and the other is in Wilmington, Delaware. Marc Steven Persson has ten team members including a medical physician in this practice. Some of the services they provide are Injury Rehab and Injury Recovery, Natural and Pain-Free Treatments, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, traumatic care, Geriatric Care, and much more
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. When time permits, he likes to travel and play golf.
Why did you choose to become a doctor?
One of the reasons that I decided to become a chiropractic doctor was that I was helped by a chiropractor for some neck issues. Another reason is I chose this specialty is because I have always wanted to own my own business. Blending both goals served that purpose beautifully and I’m beyond thankful that everything worked out.
What is your daily routine?
Since I own and operate my business, Perssonal Health and Chiropractic Rehabilitation, I am in the office very early in the morning. There are many things that have to be done before I start seeing patients. We have associate doctors and we have neurologists on staff, in addition to three office managers. Administratively, there is much to address to assure an easy flow to the day. When all is accomplished for the morning, we spend the rest of the day seeing patients. We are very hands-on with patients.
When you look forward in your career, what trend in medicine do you see impacting your specialty the most? Is it for the better or worse? Why?
I believe that one trend is that chiropractic services have become more mainstream. People are looking to find more holistic, noninvasive ways to healthcare. Also, chiropractic care is very cost effective. On the negative side of it, Chiropractic care is not taught in medical schools. The challenge is that medical doctors are not as informed about chiropractic care. Consequently, when patients come it with headaches or neck and back pain, medical doctors do not refer patients to us as a first option. These are ailments that can be treated with chiropractic care. There is a great need for information to become more available to the public and to other healthcare providers to enlighten them on the benefits of chiropractic care. I believe that chiropractic treatment is the single most effective way to treat neuro, muscular, and skeletal conditions.
What do you love about your job?
People, by far what I love the most about my job is the people. We deal with a diverse amount of people and we make them happy. We make them happy by treating them and helping them. They get results when they come to us. We alleviate their pain. We have a very good track record with patient care. We can treat 95-98% of the people that we see. I receive notes and phone calls and emails from people who we have made happy. Or, they may just give a face to face compliment on their next visit. The feedback is positive. That is what makes me continue to grow and to continue to keep helping people.
What is one strategy that you’ve used to build your practice and grow the awareness of your practice?
I believe the best strategy to use is networking. It doesn’t matter who you’d like to network with. It could be doctors or people in the community. It could be other patients. If your patient is happy with your services then they will share it with other people. Anyone that you can talk to will help you to network.
What do you consider the greatest accomplishment in your career?
We have been in practice for over fifteen years. Most businesses fly-by in the first five years. We’ve stood that test of time. We also have a very positive vibe within our community. The reputation for trust and as a positive resource within the community makes happy.
Tell our readers about some of your volunteer activities.
I am on the board as a trustee of the Phi Kapa Psi Foundation, which serves the educational housing and leadership needs for Phi Kapa Psi members. I am also serving as the Chairman of the Knap committee which is the mentoring advantage program. We serve to help undergraduates to have mentors from alumni members. I have served on many different committees such as the Alumni and Mission boards for Franklin Marshall College. I’ve served as Secretary in the county for the Drug and Alcohol advisory board for Delaware County.
What do you do in order to mentally separate yourself from your job?
I have two wonderful children who have a lot of energy and have many activities. Most of my time spent out of the office is spent with them and their activities.
Where do you want to be in your career in five years?
I would like to continue to build and grow in my practice. We currently have three locations. We have two locations in Delaware County Pennsylvania, and another in Delaware. I like to expand, not necessarily in the number of locations, but in the offices and expand value in the community.