I recently began my preceptorship! My preceptorship at Cypress Creek Chiropractic and Wellness has been nothing short of an incredible learning experience thus far. As a chiropractic intern, I am fortunate to shadow Dr. Micah Richeson, a highly skilled chiropractor who utilizes evidence-based techniques to provide the best care for his patients. The knowledge and expertise I’ve gained from this opportunity have been invaluable. One of the highlights of this preceptorship has been the chance to enhance my radiology skills. I’ve had the privilege of shooting X-rays and learning how to carefully analyze them. I’ve also had the opportunity to listen in as Dr. Micah explains the report of findings of x-ray imaging, history intake, and physical exam indications to patients in a way that’s both colloquial and educational. His approach encourages patients to invest in their journey toward better health and optimal wellness.
I’ve also conducted numerous new patient physical exams, re-evaluations, history intakes, and soft tissue therapies. Dr. Micah’s office offers a wide range of therapeutic services, including chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments, traction, decompression, e-muscle stimulation, laser, soft tissue modalities like myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education, and rehab therapies. It’s been quite eye-opening to see how well organized the team is to ensure a smooth flow of patient care in this fast-paced clinic. I also really value the collaborative spirit at this clinic. The team is continuously learning and sharing their knowledge. I also appreciate that they encourage my input as well as a chiropractic intern in shaping treatment plans and discussing potential nutritional recommendations. This dynamic reflects the clinic’s commitment to offering the best possible care and it’s an environment where every team member’s perspective is valued. It’s not just about delivering evidence-based treatments but also staying at the forefront of chiropractic care.
Leaving my “home clinic at NUHS” to embark on this preceptorship was a big change. I’ve missed my friends and the familiar surroundings, but this opportunity has been incredibly exciting and rewarding. As I prepare for Part 4 boards with friends on weekends and post-preceptorship hours, I can see how the preceptorship is further preparing me for success. Performing physical exams and orthopedic assessments on real patients has been an invaluable experience, and I am confident that this practical knowledge will serve me well in the upcoming board examination. It’s also been exciting to teach my friends techniques and modalities that I’ve learned so far in my preceptorship experience, as well as hear about new topics my friends have recently learned in their own preceptorships. We are all trying to absorb as much wisdom as we can in all our experiences.
Learn more about NUHS preceptorship and internship opportunities here.