IT’S TIME TO BRING FEMININE BALANCE TO THE CHIROPRACTIC PROFESSION.
Ok, let’s get this truthbomb out of the way before I get to the gooood stuff: I have been a member of this profession for 20 years and honestly not enough has changed.
Flash back with me to a few key memories …
Like the time post-graduation that I wrote a business plan & had it reviewed by another well known chiropractor who told me that it ‘wouldn’t work.”
Or the time I had a local chiropractor come into my practice in my first 6 months posing as a patient.
Or the time I had a patient refer to me as 'too pretty to be a doctor'
Or how about answering the phone in my practice and have someone ask to speak to the Doctor?
I look back on that time and can see that I didn’t feel supported and really struggled to find a practice model that was right for me (even though my wife and I started our own practice fresh out of school.)
It took me a long time with a lot of years of feeling really isolated in my own profession to find myself. I love the ‘me’ I found in the room with my patients.
I found my voice and my gift of connecting with another human being in a space of vulnerability. I love the aspect of practice that allowed me to explore compassion and empathy for others while creating boundaries for myself and a safe space for my patients to heal & grow.
One of my favorite things to talk about in my mentorship is about “claiming power” - I define this as not power over or power of but claiming your power by fully stepping into your gifts.
We know we are powerful when others can come and take what they need and it takes nothing from you.
I love to share what I know and what has made the most difference for me in my ability to show up fully for myself and my patients. What’s incredibly important to me is that you feel seen, respected and like you have a voice.
One thing that I’ve learned (usually the hard way) is that it isn’t easy to speak up, but it DOES get easier. I provide a space where you can fully express your vulnerabilities and I provide strategies for you, the Doctor.
I was in private practice from 2001 - 2014. At its smallest, it was wait-list only. At its biggest, I worked 22 patient hours per week, managed an entire team and the practice made $900k per year in a 900 sq ft space.
I ran a health center and directed the clinical education of approximately 4000+ chiropractic students from 2013 - 2019 (6 yrs) at an accredited chiropractic college in the United States.
I have facilitated chiropractic service retreats in Costa Rica, India and Mexico… providing care as well as assisting students and doctors.
Humblebrag time … I’m considered an ‘expert’ on a new remote patient management app and I have also been called a “clinical genius”.
• BS - Biology/Psychology - Child Psychology sp.
• MS - Neuroscience
• DC Chiropractor
• DNM Doctor of Natural Medicine (EBNMP)
• Functional Medicine certified (AFMCP)
I love being on a road bike riding in the sunshine with beautiful views & smells
I still own the sewing machine my mother gave me in high school
I play with clay... mostly hand building & studied in Japan for a month in 2019
I played the trombone & would have no idea how to play today
I don't like wearing socks or bras
I love sour jujubes (& I didn't realize until a few years ago that jujube was actually a fruit)
I love watching modern dance, it is like meditation for me
I am highly aesthetically inclined and for many years thought that this was vanity instead of a gift
I am a reluctant runner
I have decided that I don't want to add any more years to my age right now... I need to catch up
I build beautiful altars
DR. TAMARA MACINTYRE (MS, DC, DNM)
Dr. Mac is an internationally recognized expert and mentor in chiropractic care and functional medicine. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa and later earned the designation, Doctor of Natural Medicine. She also possesses a Master's Degree in Neuroscience from Carleton University, where she graduated with honors.
Dr. MacIntyre's commitment to heart-centered service and high-touch education has pervaded every facet of her career. A career which includes 20 years as a licensed chiropractor, 13 years in full-time private practice, chiropractic mentorship retreats and programs and the co-founding of The Prana Foundation.
Her mission has been to empower others with a greater understanding of health, healing, empowerment and self-expression. She achieves this through offering educational, personal and professional opportunities to health care professionals as well as chiropractic-focused clinical mentorship programs.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Dr Mac’s mentorship program is the best investment I have made since school. Every single time we meet I gain something that directly applies to my practice. And even in thinking about someday starting a practice from scratch, this helps evaluate what I do want...not just what I don’t want.”