A Patient Centered Partnership for Healthcare
Mar 01, 2017 01:38PM
By Lisa Marlene
Dr. Christine Hoch
Dr. Christine Hoch, owner of Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio, practices functional medicine. She offers not only chiropractic adjustments coupled with physiotherapy, but also traditional Chinese acupuncture, nutritional support, and wellness programs customized for patients.
“I consider myself a true partner in a patient’s health and value spending quality one-on-one time with them, rather than typing reports and sending and re-sending them for a review process by insurance companies. By not being a party to any insurance provider contract, the services I provide and when I provide them are not restricted in any way. This allows the patient and I to decide what is the best course of action, and then follow that path together,” explains Hoch, who takes pride in being a drugless healthcare provider. “In partnership with patients, I help them to regain and maintain the physical capabilities and stamina to carry out their purpose with less threat of disease and dependence on medication.”
Years ago in her native Illinois, Hoch found that her answers to an intensive questionnaire designed to help individuals determine the perfect U.S. city for a vacation home helped her make a decision on where she and her husband should make their purchase. The former Illinois residents took the quiz individually, compared quiz answers, found their commonalities, asked friends for feedback and used Google Earth to zero in on possibilities.
“My husband and I didn’t fully believe that we would find exactly what we’d seen of our community on the website, but when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find it was perfectly represented. A year later, our house was finished. While the two of us were alone in a room waiting to conclude our closing session, I looked at my husband and said, ‘Why is this home going to only be for our vacations? We should just move here.’ He looked at me and said, ‘Now you tell me!’ We went back home and made plans to sell our house,” says Hoch.
Hoch initially planned to retire after moving to the land of sunshine in 2013. “I felt burned out after running first one, and then two practices, for 20 years. I felt I needed some serious downtime. After three weeks of not working, I’d already rearranged the cupboards several times when my husband said, ‘You have to find something to do.’ I decided that something was opening an office in Fort Myers, where I could support patients with a real-life approach to their health care; one that would actually help them succeed in achieving optimal health. I had to wait one year to take the Florida Board of Chiropractic exams to get licensed to practice here, as there is no reciprocity between Illinois and Florida,” she explains.
Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio is located at 8971 Daniels Center Dr., Ste. 304, in Fort Myers. For more information call 239-243-8735 or visit FortMyersChiroStudio.com.