We sold the property where we have lived and practiced for the past 28+ years. We moved our residence to a hilltop in Hocking County where I see and hear only nature out every window. It’s a fixer upper but we are having fun imagining how we want it to be and how we are going to get there!
The good news is that our Columbus property was bought by Dr. Anuradha Bakhshi. Dr. Bakhshi worked with me about ten years ago in my Morse Road office and then went off on her own, eventually ending up in Newark, Ohio where she has practiced for the past 5 years. She and her family still live in Franklin County and she was looking for someplace closer to home when her husband saw our place for sale.
Dr. Bakhshi took over the office beginning December 1. We have reached an agreement that will allow me to continue to practice part time in the Morse Road office into the foreseeable future. Dr. Bakhshi will work primarily Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I will work primarily Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This is a win-win on many levels. My patients will have the benefit of having Dr. Bakhshi available for care on the days that I am not there. I get to slow down a little and spend some time in the woods. I hope that you all will take advantage of having access to two chiropractors, each with their own skills and techniques, but who share the same passion for helping people.
You can still reach me through my office at 614-885-4480 or this web site. You can reach Dr. Bakhshi through her cell phone at 614-403-9865.
We recently put our home/office on the market and of course a lot of people have contacted us wondering if I am retiring. I am not retiring but we are slowing down, the kid is out of the house and we just don’t need this much space anymore. So we are downsizing to a new home closer to nature. I will be sharing space with another chiropractor nearby where I plan to continue practicing two days per week into the foreseeable future.
My phone number will remain the same.
At the end of the year we will stop accepting OSU insurance.
When the property sells we will let everyone know the new location.
For now we are still at the same location where we have been for 28 years.
Please call us if you have any questions.
For years I have sent out a newsletter with health tips and news about the office. I try to do them on a regular basis but life gets in the way sometimes. We just sent out the first one in a while and I must say that there is some very useful information there. If you didn’t get it then you must not be on the list. Please send your email address to me with a note saying that you would like to be on the newsletter list. – Dr. Kris
I will be seeing patients on Mondays and Fridays, and Dr. Anton will be seeing patients on Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. I will be gone on January 20th for a conference so the office will be closed that day. The rumors that I am retiring are a few years premature unless I win the lottery. Keep warm and use your legs when shoveling snow.
We are enjoying the beautiful weather. Not looking forward to the cold and snow that we know is coming, but for now, Ohio is a wonderland of color.
As many of you know, I am running for the Ohio House of Representatives. Early voting has already begun and the exit polls are confirming what we have been hearing on the phone calls and at the doors, this election is a toss-up. I don’t know if I will win or lose. I won’t know for sure until November 9th. In any case, it has been a learning experience and something I will always remember.
The reason I bring that up here is to assure everyone that, win or lose, I will still be seeing patients for the foreseeable future. An Ohio House seat is considered to be a part-time position and I will still be able to see patients Monday and Friday while attending to my duties in the House on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For now, Dr. Anton will still be covering for me on Wednesdays.
Now that the weather has warmed up and Dr. Kris is able to spend more time on the campaign trail for State Representative his office hours have been reduced to just Monday and Friday. Dr. Anton has taken over seeing patients on Wednesday and Tuesday. Dr. Kris does not anticipate reducing his hours any further, even if elected he will still maintain office hours on Monday and Friday.
We want you to feel confident that no matter which doctor sees you that you will be getting the best care possible. Your health is our focus.
Thank you for your support over the past 26 years. We plan to be here for another 26…or more.
A few years ago I decided to drop out of almost all insurance networks and transition to a cash practice because of the difficulty dealing with insurance companies and the low reimbursement rates. That was a very good decision for me. After 28 years in practice I have a pretty good core of patients who are willing to pay out-of-pocket for my services. My life has been much easier without the constant hassles of dealing with insurance and I think that for the most part the effect on patients has been minimal. Rising co-payments and deductibles have erased the benefits of having insurance for something as moderately priced as chiropractic care. It might make sense to use insurance to pay for a $20,000 surgery. But not for a $43 office visit with a $25 copay and $5000 deductible.
However, there are some people who would prefer to run all charges through their insurance company for various reasons. We understand that. For that reason and because Dr. Anton hasn’t yet developed that core of faithful patients he has decided to apply for a number of insurance networks. Which ones are still in question. If you have an insurance plan that you would like to have considered let us know. He is in the process of getting all of his certification applications together and would like some input on which insurance companies he should focus on.
Kristopher Keller, DC
Dr. Anton Keller will be joining my practice beginning December 1, 2015. He will graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic on October 23. I and his father (my brother Glen) will be there to hand him his diploma. As you may have guessed we are related. He is my nephew and I am very pleased and proud that he has agreed to to help me. He will be working at my Morse Road office on Tuesdays and Thursday and at his father’s office in Millersport, Ohio on Mondays and Fridays. We will begin taking appointments for his December schedule by mid October. You can call or check our appointment calendar to find available dates and times.
Dr. Anton Keller
My nephew Anton Keller (named for my great-great grandfather) is a fourth-year student at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is in the internship stage of his training and has moved back to Ohio to begin his last six months of training with my brother’s practice in Millersport Ohio. Anton will also periodically be joining me in my office to shadow me and otherwise see how we do things with the anticipation that after he graduates in October that he will be practicing in my office on the days that I am not here. He will be doing the same thing for his father (my brother Glen) and thus will be practicing full time but out of two different offices under the guidance of two experienced practitioners.
So keep posted for future developments. We will be preparing a mailing and an e-mail announcement when he gets close to starting practice here. I also anticipate some sort of open house near the first of the year to introduce him to the practice and the neighborhood.
We are launching this new website this week. We designed it to keep the same general look and feel of our old website so that it is familiar and immediately usable for our patients. But we have added some usability features to make it more flexible and dynamic and so that we can keep it updated more easily. Please let us know what you think. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org