What to expect on your first visit
After arriving at our office, you will be greeted by our friendly front desk staff. She will get you oriented and help you complete any necessary paperwork. Please be prepared to pay any co-pay required by your insurance.
What information should I bring?
- Health insurance card
- Driver's license or other form of photo
On the job injuries:
- Claim number
- The name of your claim adjuster
- A referral from your primary doctor (if you have already opened the claim)
Motor Vehicle Accident (please bring all relevant information related to the accident):
- Name of your insurance company and claim number
- Date of injury
- Name and number of your claim adjuster
- The address to submit bill to
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably, but no special dress is required. If your visit is in the middle of your workday, you are not obliged to bring another set of clothes.
How long will the first appointment take?
You can expect to spend about thirty to forty-five minutes for your first appointment. However, the time varies based on the unique nature of each patients needs. Follow-up appointments are usually about ten to fifteen minutes.
What does the examination entail?
The examination begins with a detailed history of your specific problem, along with other related health information. The physical examination will be a series of tests including range of motion, posture, orthopedic, neurologic and palpatory evaluation. The doctor will use this information to come up with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. This is the time to ask any questions you may have. The doctor may or may not refer you for X-ray evaluation. We do not take the films here, but refer to a nearby radiologic clinic. If you already have films, please bring them. At that point the doctor will determine if chiropractic would be right for you. It is common to receive your first treatment at the conclusion of your first visit.