2001 Logan Graduate
Rachel Bartlett, DC, ART, LAc, CCSP has a love for sports and physical activities, which drove her to earn an undergraduate degree in physical education at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. But it was when she was thinking about getting a graduate degree in physical therapy that the possibility of becoming a doctor of chiropractic began to make sense.
“At the time, I saw chiropractic as a profession that was becoming more and more necessary and the ability to heal the human body in a more natural way was appealing to me,” says Dr. Bartlett.
Her father, a physician, worked closely with a Logan alumni who pointed out Logan’s reputation for providing excellent clinical instruction. Based these recommendations and family friends’ support, she made the move from Sarnia, Ontario to St. Louis and began her education at Logan. After completing her doctor of chiropractic degree in 2001, Dr. Bartlett decided private practice was the best path for her career.
“Logan prepared me for practice by helping me explore a variety of techniques and options -- truly allowing me to figure out what type of chiropractor I wanted to become,” she says.
She met Dr. Howard Chapel, another Logan graduate, and began working at his practice as an independent contractor at his office in Chesterfield, Missouri. By the end of her first year in practice, she was seeing more than 20 patients per week. Six years after joining Dr. Chapel, she bought into the practice as a partner and by then, was seeing approximately 70 patients per week.
“I graduated from Logan confident in my clinical abilities but nervous about jumping into the business side of developing a practice,” she says. “I also wanted to spend some time expanding my knowledge and I became certified in Active Release Technique and earned my diplomat of acupuncture.”
Today, Dr. Bartlett is a mother of two young children and works three days a week at Chapel, McMurtrie and Bartlett Chiropractic. “I really enjoy working with patients, listening to their needs and treating them. I love the entrepreneurial aspect of the profession and the flexibility to be my own boss and set my own schedule,” she says. “For me, a shorter work week with longer days works better for my work-life balance.”