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Marco De Ciantis on Healthcare Business Education and Starting Your Practice

Marco De Ciantis on Healthcare Business Education and Starting Your Practice

Jun 13, 2023

At first glance, Marco De Ciantis' journey in the healthcare industry seems like a typical success story. A skilled practitioner, he quickly rose to prominence within his field, becoming a respected name amongst his peers. But as he delved deeper into entrepreneurship, Marco discovered an unexpected truth: mastering the medical aspect of his profession was only half the battle. To truly thrive in healthcare, he had to master the business aspect as well. In this inspiring episode, Marco shares his hard-won wisdom on how to research and prepare for the business side of your healthcare career.

Marco's fervor for supporting his fellow healthcare professionals has led him to mentor new graduates embarking on their entrepreneurial journey. Through projects like Daphne Health Alliance, Marco is cultivating a space where emerging healthcare providers can develop their own practices while gaining valuable business guidance to ensure a successful and fulfilling career path.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Master tactics to conquer the healthcare and wellness entrepreneurial landscape.
  • Embrace the vital impact of fostering a collaborative professional team for your business.
  • Determine the fine line between personal management and business growth as a wellness entrepreneur.
  • Investigate the cutting-edge solutions offered by Daphne Health Alliance for upcoming clinical business owners.
  • Acknowledge the value of robust business knowledge in the fast-paced healthcare industry.

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About Marco De Ciantis

The experience Dr. De Ciantis brings to this role is varied and poignant. He has cultivated years of experience in effective collaborative patient care, sports rehabilitation, clinical education, and team building, not only in Canada but abroad. Through his humanitarian efforts with Toronto based Bridge to Health and Global Peace Network he has been working primarily with Ugandan and Tanzanian Clinical Officers and Medical Practitioners, through collaborative Clinical Rounds. He focuses on evidence-based, patient-centered care in my personal clinical practice, continuing education and professional activities. 

Dr. De Ciantis graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, ON, in June 2012, where he soon became the owner and operator of Sports Specialist Rehab Centre (SSRC) since September 2012, with two locations in Toronto, ON, where he liaises with General Practitioners, Physiatrists, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Orthopedic surgeons, Optometrists, Dentists and personal trainers on the diagnosis and clinical management of patients. Each SSRC location houses multiple practitioners, from Chiropractors, Naturopath, Registered Massage Therapists, Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist and Psychotherapy, with services being offered on-site, and virtually. Future practitioners will include: Registered Nurses (who can administer various injections), and animal-focused Chiropractors. Moreover, Dr. De Ciantis was a Chiropractic Sport Science Resident, through the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Science (Canada) (RCCSS(C)), from 2013 – 2017, through which he completed his thesis-based Masters in Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) from 2013 – 2017, where he worked with the Men’s and Women’s ice hockey teams in concussion research: The Use of Linear and Nonlinear Methods for Evaluating Balance on Collegiate Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Teams Throughout a Season. During his time in this institution, he was a full-time Teaching Assistant (TA) for the undergraduate Musculoskeletal Biomechanics courses, from 2013 – 2015.  

Dr. De Ciantis has been an active member in the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) since 2012, recently completing a position in the OCA Evidence-based Framework Advisory Council from January 2019 – March 2022, in which council members took the responsibility to develop an inclusive understanding of evidence-based chiropractic care within the universally accepted three pillars of the evidence-based practice framework with multiple papers currently in the works of being published in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, through the OCA, on February 16th, 2022, Dr. De Ciantis was invited to be a Panelist in the OCAs 2022 Practice OpportUnity Event, where he sat with two other panelists to discuss with 4th year undergraduate and recently graduated Chiropractic students, realistic expectations and challenges they may face when in practice, highlighting strategies and support networks along with suggestions to navigate a career path in the Chiropractic field today and future. 

Currently, Dr. De Ciantis is engaged in starting his new business, Daphne Health Alliance (DHA). DHA is creating rental spaces for new to recent (within 5 years post-graduation) practitioners, such as but not limited to Chiropractors, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapists, and Naturopaths, to begin their careers in a health & wellness community environment space, with support, improving their chance of success as clinicians and business owners, in southern Ontario. DHA will provide tailored designed and affordable sleek practice spaces with clinical/business mentorship and up-to-date equipment that can be rented, daily, weekly and monthly. ""Space at your own Pace""! DHA will work with you, to help build and support growing practices. 

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About Kendall Hagensen

Kendall is a Somatic Mental Health Therapist, Multidisciplinary Clinic Owner and Business Coach. She specializes in, and is passionate about, working with healthcare professionals to create the businesses of their dreams. Big goals always have a psychological component beneath the surface, so Kendall uses her background in Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR Therapy mixed with Business Coaching tools to help clients develop a healthy relationship with their business and their strength as a leader. 

As someone who lives with a chronic illness herself, Kendall feels that health happens best within community, which is why she takes a holistic, integrative, and collaborative wellness approach to her personal and professional life.

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