Dr. Kurt Oetjens believes that when you do the thing you love, all the pieces fall in place for you to be successful. He certainly is a role model for that way of thinking.
In practice since graduating from Sherman College in 1997, Oetjens' passion for chiro- practic permeates his office and is the key to his success.
"I'm a total referral based practice," says Oetjens, referring to how he grows his practice. This also applies to the success he has had in growing the profession. "My patients see how much fun I have in my office and that I'm successful, and that excites them," he says. "It sells itself!"
The result, for many, is that they want to become chiropractors too. The school Oetjens recommends for these future DCs to learn the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic is his alma mater, Sherman College. He has high praise for Sherman saying the college prepared him well for being successful in practice.
Vice President for Enrollment Services Susan Newlin says Oetjens has referred a student in each of the past three years. "Kurt has been consistent in referring students to Sherman, and we are very appreciative of his efforts to grown both the profession and the college,” she says.
Sherman College named Oetjens Career Advisor of the Year in May 2006 in recognition of his efforts in referring students to Sherman College.
Oetjens is a native of Michigan and met his wife, Chessie, a Spartanburg, native, while he was a student at Sherman. They have three daughters. When he's not working in the office he spends time with the family, going to the park and out for ice cream. He enjoys playing golf, though he admits he'd rather spend time with his girls right now.
He associated for three years after graduation and has owned his own business in Monroe, MI, since 2000. He is a member of the Michigan Chiropractic Society.