We understand that arriving at a doctor’s office for the first time can sometimes be a bit stressful. Filling out paperwork, learning new names and faces, and getting to know your way around the office can be overwhelming.
Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our very best to make you feel at home. In this area of the website you will be able to take care of paperwork needed for your first visit and also learn what to expect during your first few visits. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at (606) 864-1444.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our staff members who will gather some information that will help us better serve you. Once this step is complete, you will be escorted into the consultation room where the doctor will review your medical information and discuss your condition in more detail.
Following your consultation, the doctor will conduct an examination to discover the underlying cause(s) of your condition. A typical examination includes range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, neurological tests, height, weight, blood pressure, and any other testing deemed necessary to properly diagnose your condition.
In most cases, we will then take X-rays. We pride ourselves on being very thorough and X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment possible, as well as alert us to any serious spinal conditions. Please note that nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Once the X-rays are completed, we will schedule a follow-up visit so the doctor can report the findings of your case. Scheduling a follow-up visit gives the doctor time to review the results of your examination and study your X-rays. This extra time also allows the doctor to determine if you are likely to benefit from the medical care that we provide.
As previously mentioned, we are very thorough in evaluating your condition. Please plan to spend 1 hour to 1 ½ hours in the office on your first visit depending on the extent of your condition.
Items to bring on Day One:
• Pertinent medical records
• MRI and X-rays (if less than one year old)
• List of current medications
• Insurance Card (if applicable)
• Picture ID
If you need time to gather medical records or imaging reports, you can bring them with you on Day Two.
Shortly after your arrival, you will be taken to the report room. The doctor will review his findings and explain your X-rays in detail. He will also answer any questions or concerns you have about the information he has covered with you. Once all of your questions have been answered, he will let you know if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care or if a referral will be necessary.
If you move forward with chiropractic care, you will go to the treatment room where the doctor will explain, in detail, the procedure that will be used to correct your misalignment.
Immediately following your first adjustment, two films will be taken to re-measure your alignment. This will give the doctor immediate feedback on the outcome of your adjustment. If necessary, minor changes will be made to your adjustment to provide the best possible correction and results.
Because your results are important to us, we will also provide some instructions for things you can do upon leaving the office to help achieve the best possible results from your treatment.
Please note that your second visit will last approximately 45 minutes.
On your third visit you will go directly to a treatment room. The doctor will determine if your first adjustment held or if it needs to be repeated on this visit. Once you have been checked and adjusted (if necessary) you may also receive some therapy to aid in your recovery. The doctor will also make his recommendations regarding the course of treatment needed to achieve the best results.
On each visit you will be checked by the doctor with adjustments and therapy provided as needed. Our ultimate goal is for you to hold your adjustments between visits. As you respond to care and your condition improves, the frequency of your checkups and treatments will decrease.