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New Patients

FIRST VISIT: What to Expect?

 

  1. The first visit is all about you!   The doctor is going to sit down with you and listen to your concerns.  We want to know everything you can tell us about your condition and your health goals.  

  2. We then review your health history, do a thorough orthopedic neurologic chiropractic examination and if necessary, take a set of x-rays.  Digital x-rays will then be sent to expert radiologists to be reviewed, if necessary.  If you are pregnant, then no x-rays will be taken.

  3. This first visit should take around just over an hour depending on whether you have completed the necessary paperwork, depending on severity of your condition, and depending on your mobility.  This is the end of the first visit in most cases, with exceptions pregnant moms and babies/children.  If you are pregnant, or referred to us by your midwife/nurse midwife/OB/GYN because of breeched pregnancy, we should be able to get you started immediately on the first day in most cases.

  4. Depending on schedule availability, the doctor will then meet with you later that day OR the next business day to have a Review of Findings session and possibly start with your first adjustment/treatment.   This Review of Findings session is very important, we always request patient to bring spouse, significant other, or parent(s).  We will explain the findings from your consult, exam and x-rays (if taken), what kind of care you need, cost of care, and if chiropractic is what you need.  If you need to be referred to other specialist or if you need something other than what we provide – we will explain and recommend your best options. By the end of this report you will enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing what is causing your health concerns and what it will take to get to the solution.  No treatments will begin until you understand what is being recommended and ready to start care. 

12 TIPS + THOUGHTS:

 

  1. Bring your picture ID and insurance/health savings cards you plan to use. As a courtesy, we can call and verify your coverage depending on time and availability. If you don't have insurance, no problem. We accept cash, check or credit card.

  2. People with appointments have higher priority than people who walk-in without an appointment. So, call us ahead of time at (502-839-7171) to schedule your AND your family members' appointments.

  3. We have a ZERO BALANCE POLICY. Payments are expected at the time of service.

  4. If you recently have had x-rays, MRI, or CT scans taken, DO NOT BRING THE CDs, please bring the radiology report (the written report that the radiologist typed and charged you).  If you don't have this, call your doctor's office and have them email the written x-ray/MRI/CT report to hello@839-7171.com.

  5. If you are in severe pain or incapacitated, weak, have bouts of dizziness or vertigo, please have someone else drive you to our office and back to your home afterwards for your own safety.

  6. Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment if your paperwork is not FILLED OUT completely BEFORE coming into our office.  Your First Visit will take about an hour 15 minutes, depending on your condition, your ability to walk/move, whether you enjoy talking about your pets or other unrelated stories, and whether the doctor recommends some adjunctive therapies to relieve your symptoms, etc.

  7. Wear simple clothing. Avoid shirts or jeans with too many bling-bling metallic decorations and emblems. No metallic items.  For x-ray purposes, we will ask you to remove metal objects from your body or clothes such as belt buckle, most bras with wires and hooks, earrings, necklace, piercings (tongue, belly button, etc.), coins, pocket knive, tools, etc.  So, to save you time and hassle, avoid wearing any metallic items.

  8. If you have kids or a baby, no need to scramble for a sitter. They'll do fine here.  Uncontrollable children that may harm others or destroy our properties, however, may be given an espresso, a free puppy and may be sold to circus.

  9. We do NOT accept Workers' Compensation nor Disability Determination cases.   We do accept Personal Injury cases from Motor Vehicle Accidents. Make sure to bring your claim number from your insurance company to your first visit. Auto insurance requires paperwork more than what we ask, so please click the button below for Auto Accident, print the forms, fill them out before coming. If you have a police report ready, bring it with you too.

  10. Just because you didn't have a good experience in the past with other chiropractor(s), it doesn't mean chiropractic "doesn't work".  Did you stop going to any dentist after one bad dentist?  No more calling plumbers ever?  That's silly.  Just like trying to find a good plumber or a dentist, if you are not happy with one, find another one!   The good news is there are three doctors here, so one of us will work great with you!

  11. It takes time to get to where you are today. Problems didn't happen overnight.  Healing is a process, not an event.  Healing takes time. Stick to your treatment plan, keep your appointments, do your homework. This is teamwork!  If we give 100% to help you, but you barely give 50% of what we asked of you, missing appointments, etc. what do you expect

  12. Chiropractic is not the treatment of diseases. Chiropractic detects, finds, and restore nerve irritations or disturbances caused by misalignment of spinal vertebrae, as well as other skeletal joints, and in the process, allowing the nerve signals from the brain to be sent to various body parts, organs, tissues, at 100% without interference, which allows the body to self-heal and self-regulate better, leading to a balanced and vibrant health. Remember that we don't do the healing.  Your wonderfully designed body does. With each adjustment you receive, we help your body heal better and prevent future problems.   We like to say, "we move the bones, God does the healing."

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  

It depends on how many problems you have, how severe, what type of x-rays you need, etc. 

Just like going to a dentist, while some people need to have a root canal or extraction of one or five teeth, some other people only need one filling or one dental cleaning session.  

Two good news: our fees are affordable, and there is no charge for a consultation!  Call now 502-839-7171!

If you are badly hurt in a CAR WRECK, go to hospital ER first, then after they discharge you, come on in to get yourself realigned so you can heal better, faster.  Bring any test results from hospital to us.  Call your insurance agent and ask for your Claim Number which they will give you at no time.  Bring that number, your photo ID, and the Personal Injury Form below that you can download, print, and fill out BEFORE your appointment. The Police Report can be brought in later after you received them.

 

There is NO CHARGE to you when you come to us with Claim Number as you will be covered 100% by the auto insurance.  Call now 502-839-7171!

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NEW PATIENT Health History INTAKE Form

CALL 859-303-7000 to schedule your appointment first.  

AFTER your First Visit appointment is confirmed, click this PDF button, print the NEW PATIENT INTAKE FORMS fill them out at home or at work, bring them on your first visit with picture ID.  If you don't have these forms filled out, please show up 15-20 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment time.

Auto Accident Injury Form (Personal Injury / PI)

CALL 859-303-7000 to schedule your appointment first.  

AFTER your First Visit appointment is confirmed, click this PDF button, print and fill them out at home or at work, bring them on your first visit with picture ID and your CLAIM NUMBER which you can  get from your  insurance agent.  If you don't have these forms filled out, please show up 15-20 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment time.  

Authorization for Release of Medical Records

In cases where you want our doctors to review your past records, or we request you to provide previous Xray or MRI reports or treatment records, print, fill out this form, and email or fax to us or drop it at our office during business hours.

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