Dr. Scott and Gail Anderson
The Gentle Art of Dentistry
Dr. Scott and Gail Anderson share their remarkable journey with Four Quadrants, revealing how this transformative approach has elevated their dental practice and enriched their lives in the past three years.
I'm originally here from Indiana. And we ended up in Houston. And the reason I ended up in Houston, was because I went to Purdue, and got a pharmacy degree, and got a job with Walgreens. I didn't like retail, I didn't like corporate world, and decided I needed to do something different. I decided I'd rather write prescriptions, then fill them. So I wanted to go back and be some kind of doctor. So I checked into being a medical doctor or being a dentist. And it sounded good to me. And working four days a week versus six days a week, was very enticing. I made arrangements to go back to the dental school and still work pharmacy on the weekends. And that was really good, to go do the pharmacy on the weekends, because every weekend I'd go do that and say, "I don't want to do this anymore. I've got to stay in dental school." Literally, a month's time of being a pharmacist, I go, "I don't like this. I can't do this for the rest of my life."
Many people were able to get out, certainly amid this week's flooding in Houston. Some decided to stay in their homes.
It rained in our part of town. We got something like over somewhere between 15 to 20 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. It happened on Sunday night. We walk in Monday morning and it's just literally raining from the ceiling. So we were forced to move to a temporary location. A dentist down the road was very generous.
I thought it was going to be a six-week, maybe eight-week.
Yeah, the people at the building saying, "We're going to have you back in here in a couple months." Well, that turned out to be not true, pretty quick. They came in and demoed the building, just ripped everything out very quick. And we thought they're going to get this thing rebuilt pretty quick. But they had problems with their insurance company and things just stopped. We said, "Hey, we've got to be proactive and look at going somewhere else." So we started looking around for other locations.
First, the initial prognosis of the space was that it wasn't that damaged, but by the time the city came out and all the inspectors, it just had to be gutted.
They were a lot of help. They really were a lot of help, because you can imagine going through that, how many financial decisions you have to make, getting a new lease, getting new equipment, and just so many day-to-day things, that it was nice to have somebody who could call and answer questions for you.
It was very helpful to have someone that had all their wits together that can say, "Hey, this is not going to be as detrimental as what you feel it's going to be." Because it really felt detrimental, at the time.
Because you're really emotional, going through a state like that and you make decisions based on emotions. So you had somebody there to say, "Hey, this is what you really need to do. And this is going to work for you." So that helped a lot. The best news that I heard today with this meeting, is just how far we've come in the last three years. I never would've thought we'd be able to save as much money as we have, in three years. It's just totally blown us away from where we were before we got started. I mean, it's just unbelievable what Four Quadrants has done.
But at first, it's to believe. We went through that flood. We ended up still saving for our retirement. We're like, "How is that possible? Here we thought we would potentially go bankrupt.
And that is so true, because we were at that temporary location, we're not doing anything near the production that we used to be and we still saved a bunch of money for retirement. It's like, "How did that happen?" They just come up with ideas that our previous financial advisor just never came up with this stuff, just never touched close to it. I would recommend Four Quadrants because they had done more for us in the last three years and we did in 20 some years previously. It's just amazing. And that's why I highly recommend it to anybody.