Former Traditional Chiropractic Practitioner Moves Practice to The Joint Model with Record Breaking Success
Proves Americans Demand Affordable Health Care
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - September 24, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Joint Corp., the leading franchisor of chiropractic clinics, announced today a record-setting Grand Opening day for their Wolfchase clinic in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this month.
“What happens when a great doctor closes his insurance based practice and opens The Joint just a few blocks away? History is made,” states John Leonesio, CEO of The Joint.
The Joint model is simple, offering monthly membership plans for only $49 per month. This provides patients up to four office visits per month with additional visits only $19 each. The Joint also offers family membership plans and walk-in care only, so a doctor is always available on the patient’s schedule.
“Seeing over 100 patients during opening day, it was non-stop, high energy all day,” said Dr. Patrick Kolwaite, owner and operator of The Joint Wolfchase. Dr. Kolwaite and his associate, Dr. Ben Kemker, were excited but not surprised by the number of patients from his traditional practice who came into The Joint and signed up for membership on the spot. “About 95% were from my other practice and they were blown away by the hip, unique clinic – there is truly nothing like it.” The clinic’s overwhelming success is a clear indication Americans demand unlimited, affordable access to quality health care, without interference from a third party to dictate their care.
Dr. Kolwaite graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Pre-Med and Microbiology. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA. After graduation, he moved to his wife’s hometown of Memphis where he has owned and operated MidSouth Chiropractic Center, PLLC. In 2008, he was named to the Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.”
While attending Auburn University, Dr. Kolwaite interned with and followed multiple types of physicians throughout the healthcare industry. He developed a great respect and appreciation for how chiropractors delivered a hands-on approach to patient health. “I admired the way that a patient would walk into the clinic in pain, and leave with relief. I saw the benefits for the patient to be able to receive care in a conservative and safe manner often helping them avoid the use of drugs or surgery,” Dr. Kolwaite says, adding, “The Joint concept takes it to the next level making it affordable and convenient for everyone – that is the future of healthcare.”
About The Joint Wolfchase
The Joint Wolfchase is located at 2200 North Germantown Pkwy, Suite 15 in the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm. For additional information please call 901.386.0811 or visit thejoint.com.
About The Joint Corporation
The Joint Corporation was founded in Tucson Arizona in 1999, with a vision to transform the traditional and confusing concept of chiropractic care into a simple and affordable reality. Today, The Joint...the chiropractic place creates a new philosophy of chiropractic care where clients can utilize chiropractic treatment as an integral part of their health and wellness program. The Joint concept offers convenient hours and no appointments are necessary. The Joint was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 at #285 and in Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies at #44. For more information visit thejoint.com.
The Joint has 428 clinics open or in development in 28 states.
About John Leonesio
John Leonesio is a recognized expert in the health, wellness and franchise industry with more than 40 years experience. In the 1970s, Mr. Leonesio co-founded Scandinavian Health Spas, growing it from one club to 40 clubs before selling to Bally Health and Fitness in 1985. In 1990, he co-founded The Q, the Sports Club, growing it from one unit to 20 units in five years, before selling to 24 Hour Fitness. In 2002, Leonesio founded Massage Envy. In just six short years, he took it from concept to a $300 million operation with more than 800 licenses awarded.