New Patients Process
There are 3 initial steps involved in establishing care with our doctors. We are also pleased to provide free consultations prior to your initial visit if you have any questions about how chiropractic care can help you, a friend, or family member.
We understand that many patients may be transferring from other chiropractic offices and may have already gone over some of the information below. We strive to take care of each patient’s individual needs and are happy to tailor your appointments accordingly. However, the scheduled visits outlined below help us to gather the necessary information about you and give you a chance to get to know our doctors and how we can work together to achieve your health goals.
Consultation, Exam, X-rays, & Spinal Adjustment (45 minutes)
Your first visit will start with a complete exam that includes physical, neurological, orthopedic testing, as well as a complete patient, family, and social history. These are very important in helping us determine what approach in your specific care plan will be.
While X-Rays are not a service that everyone needs, our qualified doctors will deem if taking them is necessary based on insurance authorization, financial situation and most of all if it is medically necessary.
If you have current films from another doctor we are happy to request them. Some patients that have been established as chiropractic patients for years prior may not need new x-rays taken, but the doctor will determine whether there is a need on a case by case basis based on your current health issues. Our front desk will also verify your insurance benefits and discuss the various financial options we have.
Doctor’s Report & Spinal Adjustment (15 minutes)
The Doctor’s Report is the most important visit. It is designed to help you understand how we approach your chiropractic care. It is a chance for you to ask specific questions about your individual care, as well as answer many of these common questions:
- What will it take to get you well?
- What can you expect from Chiropractic Care?
- What can you do to help speed up the process?
- Pain Relief vs. Correction vs. Wellness Care
- How can you better deal with stress?
Spinal Adjustments & Re-Exams (5-10 minutes)
Each appointment for your spinal adjustment lasts usually between 5-10 minutes. A reexam is done on a monthly basis to determine your progress and to examine how you are responding to the current care plan. At this time you and the doctor can discuss the frequency of care and adjust your care plan accordingly.