WE BEGIN BY LISTENING to your desires and needs as an individual. What do you most want to change and improve about your health and body?
After your personalized examination we DETERMINE THE CAUSES which may be creating your symptoms and we develop a working diagnosis which may include x-rays and/or MRI’s.
Then, as a doctor-patient team, we DEVELOP A STRATEGY to reduce your pain and correct the causes of the imbalance. It is important that you are committed to and comfortable with the trial of therapy that we choose together.
The next step is to TAKE ACTION. Your will to succeed is the key. If you follow through with the process and are consistent, you will open the door to a successful healing.
Finally, we MONITOR the results of your progress and alter the strategy as needed.
1: New Patient Form
Please take the time to download the New Patient Form to the right, and fill it out in detail so we can better understand your current symptoms, concerns and health goals (note that there are additional forms to complete if the New Patient was involved in an Auto Accident, is a minor, or is a child under 5 years of age). This will enable the doctor to spend more time with you one on one, not in asking basic questions. Bring in your completed form to our office on you 1st visit.
2: Your First Visit
When you come in to our office you'll notice some similarities to other doctor's offices. We hope you will also notice we've made an extra special effort to create an attractive, relaxed and friendly atmosphere for you. You'll be asked to fill out important paper work that tells us exactly the nature of any current health problems you may have now. This is your health history questionnaire. We are particularly interested in how you feel we may best care for you. Regardless of whether you're here because you have some pain or condition that needs immediate attention or whether you've come in to discuss prevention and maintenance, we have options that can help you.
The doctor or a member of our staff will introduce themselves and, when possible, give you a quick tour of the office and then your consultation will begin. We start by listening. We ask a lot of questions. Please be as thorough and detailed as possible concerning any past illnesses and accidents. It has been found that the most important information for a successful diagnosis comes form the health history.
Our doctor will review your New Patient Form and then meet with you for a personal consultation to discuss your detailed responses. The doctor will ask specific questions regarding your condition to determine if natural health care may be of benefit to you.
An appropriate examination will be performed to determine your initial diagnosis and see if our methods of health care are appropriate for your condition. You will be advised as to the necessity of additional procedures such as x-ray, MRI or laboratory tests.
First Aid Care/Pain Relief will be given and if warranted, due to the severity of pain and initial diagnosis, x-rays will be taken.
Low Dose X-ray:
X-ray is needed to get a complete evaluation and diagnosis of your condition. This is determined on a case by case basis. We use low-dose radiology equipment for your protection.
3: Your FOLLOW UP Visit:
Report of Findings:
When you return for your Report of Findings, on your 2nd visit, the doctor will:
•Go over the results of your exam with you.
•Show you your x-rays (if taken).
•Explain your diagnosis.
•Discuss your treatment options and see what we can do to achieve your goals the most efficiently and cost effectively. We can provide you with Pain Relief Care and Corrective Care Plans. We invite your spouse or those involved in your health care decisions to join you.
MRI or Lab Tests:
You may need to be referred for additional outside tests to clarify your diagnosis.
If you clearly understand your case and diagnosis and are comfortable with the treatment recommendations, treatment will begin and continue as long as you keep making progress or until your health goals have been met.