Dr. Bart Anderson is a 1991 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. He quickly grew a high-volume, high profit practice in Terre Haute, Indiana. As the years progressed, he developed that office into a multi-doctor, then a multi-office network of four clinics in Indiana. In 2006, he sold his main clinic and turned his full focus to recruiting, training, and launching chiropractors into practice. He was partnered with two other Chiropractors in that business called ChiroSystems. Currently, Dr. Anderson is co-leader of HealthSource Launch U, the division of the largest franchise in chiropractic that focuses on career development for recent chiropractic graduates.
Along with his team, Dr. Anderson teaches “The Practice Starter Intensive” at Life University and Logan College of Chiropractic each quarter/trimester as a part of the required curriculum. In addition, Northwestern Health Sciences University makes the course available as well. Having sold the majority of clinics they owned, he and his partners currently maintain ownership of 5 clinics around the USA. All combined, he and his partners have launched over 90 clinics to date.
In addition, Dr. Anderson spends much time learning and sharing the principles of business, success, attitude, and personal “success”. He has motivated thousands through his inspirational talks. Audiences consist of civic groups, businesses, athletic teams, prisons and, of course, chiropractic students, doctors and staff. He has spoke for The Masters Circle, Indiana ICA Saturday Night Live, a Palmer graduation banquet and “Spizz” Night and given a Logan College graduation address among many others.
Awards and Distinctions:
- 2009 established as “adjunct faculty” at both Life University and Logan College of Chiropractic to instruct the required student course he and his partners created called The Practice Starter Intensive.
- 2005 International Chiropractor of the Year by “The Masters Circle” – the largest consulting group in the history of chiropractic at the time.
- 1999 “Terre Award” recipient recognizing volunteerism & community service; Named by Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Tribune Star Newspaper and WTHI TV/Radio.
- 1999 Recognized on a national level by the Marine Corps Reserves with a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding support of “Toys-4-Tots”.
- 1997 Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.
- 1997 Named Wabash Valley’s “Young Professional of the Year” by the Terre Haute Journal of Business and Young Professionals Club
- 1996 Awarded “Doctor of the Year” for the Midwest Base of Markson Management, a Practice Management Organization.
Dr. Damon Walton Graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in December of 1995, and immediately joined the Walton Clinic, a large multi-doctor clinic in Springfield IL. Dr. Walton opened his first solo clinic in Carlinville, IL in 1997, and opened his second clinic just 18 months later. In less than four years, Dr. Walton had expanded to 10 clinics across IL and MO. Retiring from successful chiropractic practice in 2003, Dr. Walton focused on financing and opening offices…having vested ownership in over 60 clinics nationwide, and helping to launch dozens more.
Dr. Damon Walton is a regular lecturer at numerous Chiropractic Colleges, and has been on the stage for a number of organizations over the years. Because of their vast experience and success in launching new chiropractic offices, Dr. Walton, along with his business partner, Dr. Bart Anderson, officially became the Launch U division of HealthSource in the fall of 2010. They also also act as HealthSource Regional Developers for the state of IL.
Dr. Nick Schultz graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1991 at the age of 23, making him one of the youngest chiropractors in the country. His first chiropractic experience was in a multi-doctor, high volume office in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After three years there, he decided to expand his vision. He purchased the famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mt. Horeb, Wi at the age of 26. Dr. Schultz successfully led the Gonstead team of four doctors and ten staff members over the next seven years. In 2003, he moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona to open his current office.
Dr. Schultz joined the HealthSource Launch U team in order to further fulfill his mission to impact as many people as possible through chiropractic. He brings a high energy and easy to apply style to the Launch U team. He plays a key role in speaking at the college level and sharing LU’s “Practice Starter Intensive” series. In addition, he is a part of the training team for the Launch U “Boot Camps” and one-on-one coaching of start ups and associates to assure implementation happens in an effective way.
Young DC’s obviously benefit from Dr. Nick’s passion for sharing the success and leadership principles which have been part of his journey the past 20 plus years. He is married with two daughters, and is glad to be living and practicing in sunny Arizona!
Dr. Pete Pfeffer is a 1987 graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and a 1991 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, in St. Louis, MO. His first chiropractic position was as an associate doctor in a high volume practice. This quickly led to a successful partnership in a private practice with his brother Dr. Mike Pfeffer. A portion of this clinic was successfully spun off and sold as Northwest Rehabilitation, a physical therapy and rehab clinic. In January of 2011, Dr. Pfeffer purchased rights to a Healthsource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehabilitation franchise. Currently a second clinic is in development. In June of 2011 he joined the Healthsource Launch U, the division of Healthsource, the largest chiropractic franchise, that focuses on career development for recent chiropractic graduates.
As part of the team that teaches “The Practice Starter Intensive”, Dr. Pfeffer speaks at Life University and Southern California University of Health Sciences each quarter/trimester as a part of the required curriculum. In addition he maintains a position as adjunct faculty at the Alexandria Community and Technical College and teaches for the Alexandria, MN YMCA and Community Education.
Dr. Pfeffer is an accomplished public speaker appearing regularly for churches, civic groups, schools, and chiropractic groups and colleges. He is a student of success principles and leadership development. He helped to develop and teach these skills in a curriculum at Alexandria Community and Technical College as part of its two year associates degree.
Awards and Distinctions:
- Past President of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
- Past President of the Alexandria Sertoma Club
- Board of Directors Alexandria YMCA
- Board of Directors Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
- Holds Part I and Part II of the American Rehabilitation Board
- OrthoCor Medical Advisory Board
- One of 11 Nationally Accredited Sigma Instrument Instructors
- Active Member National Ski Patrol
- Whiplash: The Masters Program
Carrie Puhalla graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Prior to joining the HealthSource team she spent the previous 10 years managing a family owned business. Ms. Puhalla’s personal knowledge of running a small business brings with her a different perspective to the HealthSource organization. Ms. Puhalla took great pride in helping her family build a very successful business from a startup venture into a profitable company. Ms. Puhalla applies that same motivation and desire for success to the Franchisees she is working with daily.
From January 2007 through September 2011 her primary focus as Marketing Specialist for HealthSource Corporate was on delivering Marketing support to HealthSource locations throughout the country and assisting in creation and design of those Marketing projects.
In September 2011, Ms. Puhalla switched roles and become the Launch U Director. Ms. Puhalla’s vast knowledge of the HealthSource systems has been a great addition to the Launch U team. You will find that her willingness to help is by far her greatest strength and it is very evident in working with her. Ms. Puhalla also serves as Executive Director for the HealthSource Central States Region.
Dave Ervin spent 21 years in all different capacities of sales and management. So, he brings you vast experience from the business world. He and his wife, Dr. Mary Luther, have a very successful HealthSource clinic in Villa Park IL. and have been a HealthSource franchisee since February of 2007. They invested further as the Regional Developer for the state of Indiana soon after that. Their office has demonstrated consistent growth, and was awarded Franchisee of the Month in September of 2010. Dave works “in the trenches” and has his finger on the pulse at all time – which is perfect for launch clinics. He has helped to implement all the HealthSource systems in his own office and several others, so he knows what it takes to thrive in the system.