329. Holding The Powerful Accountable
Dr. Chris Quigley
He had earned a degree in chemistry, with a minor in business, and was waiting tables at a local restaurant. One day he asked a regular customer, “So, Dr. Bill, tell me about being a chiropractor.” The passion in his answer got Chris exploring new career directions.
Dr. Chris Quigley is a chiropractic doctor and injury specialist who has helped countless people who have suffered the effects of car accidents over the last 26 years. He draws on that experience in his new book, “After the Crash: A Comprehensive Guide for Victims and Attorneys to Recover Your Health and Protect Your Rights.” He has made it his mission to educate people who suffer needlessly, both physically and financially, due to their lack of education in this area.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
A high school conflict between Chris’ love for playing jazz saxophone and a teacher, who demanded he play in the marching band instead, brought out Chris’ sense of determination. Despite the teacher’s strong objections, Chris stood up for himself and chose jazz. He discovered a streak in his character that he later used to stand up for his patients. “I don’t tolerate people’s BS. If somebody is BS-ing me, I’m going to figure it out. I think that’s probably my best skill.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
After graduating from Villanova University with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in business, Chris was waiting tables at a local restaurant. “Up to that point I hadn’t really met anyone who had a real passion for the work they did. A chiropractor was one of my regular customers. So, one day I asked him, “Dr. Bill, tell me about being a chiropractor.” He said the same thing as the first chiropractor I’d met, and that intrigued me. He was very passionate about what he did, and that really impressed me.”
The Most Powerful Lesson Learned?
When the insurance industry dramatically changed its practices in the 1980s, Chris saw his patients suffering financially as well as physically. “I’m someone who really takes offense when people in power don’t do the right thing. It’s my passion to hold people accountable. I do it through helping my patients heal, some of whom have severe health challenges and haven’t been able to find answers elsewhere. I do it through my work with people injured in car accidents, with predatory insurance companies trying to make a buck off their policyholders. I’m always trying to help people counteract those forces which could hurt them.”
Steps to Success from Dr. Chris Quigley
1. “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart.” It’s important to be educated and informed, but don’t complicate your life by over-thinking.
2. What you are doing is less important than whether you love what you’re doing.
3. If you dread starting your day, find something that makes you eager to get up in the morning.
On His Bookshelf
Connecting With Dr. Chris Quigley
Boston Office: 102 Charles Street in Boston, Beacon Hill
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