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Your First Visit - Please Allow an Hour (We are Thorough)

Online Forms

After making an appointment with our office, we'll send you our prospective patient online forms. Please fill them out prior to your visit, to save you time in our office. Upon arriving to your first appointment, we will have you complete some preliminary baseline health questionnaires for the purpose of objectively assessing your current health status, and to monitor your healing progress.

Consultation & Health History

You and the doctor will sit together and thoroughly review your medical history and all your current health concerns, from head to toe. In order to determine what is causing your symptoms, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. It is highly unusual to have this in-depth, personal attention and comprehensive approach in any doctor's office. Yet we find that this gives us the insight to see you as a whole person, rather than just a diagnosis and to address your symptoms with a global view. Feel free to discuss with the doctor your health-related problems, concerns, and expectations during this 15 minute consultation.

Examination

Following the consult, a number of orthopedic, neurologic, range of motion, as well as digital postural tests will be performed to determine which bodily tissues are affected and to what extent. This helps us assess and pinpoint specific areas of your body needing attention from a musculoskeletal, neurologic and physiologic standpoint. We pride ourselves in communicating to our patients what we do, and why we do it, so you can clearly understand what is going on in your body.

Digital X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take digital x-rays to rule out more serious conditions and assist us in figuring out the most effective treatment for you. These x-rays will be of a similar quality as you would find in some of the nation's finest hospitals, not normally found in a private practice setting. Unlike many healthcare providers, we will give you a copy of your x-rays with a complete explanation, following your Report of the Doctor's Findings (second) visit.



Home Instructions

Prior to leaving the office on the first visit, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to do, or to avoid at home, until the Report of The Doctor's Findings on the next visit.

Schedule Your Follow-Up Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. We encourage patients to return within 1-2 days to get a complete explanation from the doctor. We HIGHLY encourage and recommend each patient to bring his or her significant other or close family member or friend to this visit. Why? We will be reviewing treatment options for you. It is always a plus to have someone with you who shares your health concerns to help you make treatment decisions. We often find that people who come alone say that they wish they had their husband, wife, friend, sister, etc. to hear what the doctor had to say instead of having to go home and try to explain clinically what is going on in the body. This sometimes delays the treatment schedule which in turn, delays healing and recovery.

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