#63: Dr. Gena Schultheis: Taking a Holistic Approach to Prevent Disease and Chronic Illness


Dr. Gena Schultheis, DDS, general, cosmetic and implant dentist and entrepreneur speaks with Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast. In this episode, they discuss holistic dentistry, the importance of preventative healthcare and how to expand your business from bricks and mortar to online.

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Episode Highlights:

  • What is Gena’s background?

  • What was Gena’s experience with entrepreneurship before her current role?

  • Why did she join the military instead of immediately going into practicing medicine?

  • Gena discusses why the first several years of entrepreneurship were challenging for her.

  • Why should practitioners pay closer attention to which insurance plans provide substantial reimbursements and what they cover from a patient perspective?

  • Gena highlights the reasons why she focuses on preventive health and wellness rather than treatment.

  • What advice or resources would she give others interested in opening their own practice?

  • How does having a mentor provide value for entrepreneurs?

  • What motivated Gena to buy a second practice?

  • How does Gena plan to expand her practice online?


3 Key Points:

  1. Starting a private practice was the only way Gena could serve patients in the holistic way she wanted.

  2. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for support as you grow your business, whether it’s for mentorship or collaboration.

  3. Expanding her business online allows Gena to reach far more people with the same holistic, preventive treatment information she gives to the 100-200 patients she sees in person.


Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I was in a lot of practices that I knew I didn’t want to be an employee in or partner in, so I was forced to basically know that I needed to either start my own practice or take over and buy someone’s business.” – Gena Schultheis

  • “TMD, headaches, ADHD, Alzheimer’s – those are diseases. The signs and symptoms and preventing these diseases occur 20-30 years before that, but there’s not an insurance-based system to focus on that.” – Gena Schultheis


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