Dr. Stevan Betts builds relationships to deliver patient-focused care


In this blog series, we recognize Dr. Stevan Betts, a CAA 25-year long service award recipient. Learn more about him and the words of wisdom he have to offer.

Dr. Stevan Betts graduated with clinical honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He pursued a number of locums to gain experience in various clinical environments before joining Richmond Chiropractic and Wellness in Calgary, a clinic he bought in 2000.

Dr. Betts has enjoyed a lifetime of athletic pursuits, both personally and in a coaching or volunteering role for youth sports including hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, mountain biking and running. Empowering his patients with key exercise and diet recommendations plays a critical role in his care plans.

After a long day working, how do you unwind?

Exercise, in the Rockies if at all possible. Scrambling up a new peak or biking a favorite trail ‒ both work equally well.

Do you have an inspirational quote that you live by?

I have one by Antonio Machado. Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.

What is your hope for future chiropractors?

To provide better coordination in messaging and experience, especially for new patients.

What do you like most about your job?

The long term relationships I have established with my patients and families. I often see many generations of a family. I start off seeing parents and children and then I see those children have children and those progressions through the years. Being in one community for any length of time, you get to know a lot of a lot of people.

If you could do a 30 minute presentation on anything, what would the topic be?

Probably work life balance.

If you could give career advice to students who are entering or advancing their career in chiropractic, what would that be?

Experiencing a wide variety of clinical settings will ultimately guide you to a practice space that’s best for you.