Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a visit last?
The new patient visit is approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Follow up visits are approximately 30 minutes.
What happens at a new patient chiropractic appointment?
We set aside time to get to know you during your first visit with us. You’ll meet with the doctor to discuss your health history and your goals for care. Then we’ll do a physical exam to diagnose joint restrictions and muscle imbalances along with dysfunctional movement patterns that are unique to you. We typically do treatment on the first visit as well. Treatment is always tailored to the individual patient and may consist of chiropractic care and/or Active Release Technique as well as other modalities. We are not “cookie-cutter” in our approach to care and carefully customize each treatment approach to the individual.
How should I prepare for my new patient chiropractic appointment?
Please wear comfortable clothing and be well hydrated. Feel free to download the new patient forms from the Patient Resources page of our website and fill them out prior to your appointment time. If you are not able to fill them out beforehand, please arrive fifteen minutes early to fill them out in the office.
Do we take X-rays?
We are conservative with X-rays and don’t automatically X-ray everyone who comes in. We do a physical exam before treatment and if anything comes up during the exam that the doctor needs to evaluate further, we will refer you out for films. We do not take X-rays at our office.
Do you have a specialty?
We offer a hybrid of family wellness and focused sports performance care. Most people seek out our office for our unique combination of chiropractic care and Active Release Technique (ART) soft tissue therapy. We take care of generations of families from kids, to adults, to seniors. We care for women during and after pregnancy. We also work with a lot of athletes, from runners to triathletes to CrossFitters and power lifters.
Do we see people in motor vehicle accidents or who have been injured at work?
Yes, we have extensive experience working with people who have been in motor vehicle accidents and we’re happy to help you with your recovery. We have a separate intake form for people who have been in a motor vehicle accident, which you can download on the Patient Resources page of our website.
Do you take my insurance?
We are in network with several major insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medcost. For patients without insurance, we have affordable self-pay rates.
You are not in network with my insurance. Can I still see you?
Yes, you may use FSA or HSA cards to pay for chiropractic and massage visits even if we are an out of network provider. Please check with your particular plan to verify specific details and documentation requirements. We are happy to provide any additional documentation you may need for your visit.
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No, Doctors of Chiropractic are portal of entry providers and you do not need a referral to come see us.