What to Expect on Your First Visit
Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).
Before your first visit, we have some paperwork for you to fill out. We will request that you download and complete our patient intake forms located in the ‘New Patient Intake Form’ page.(Click HERE) Alternately, you may contact our office and we will email paperwork to you before your first appointment, along with any outcome assessment forms that are appropriate. So, when you arrive be sure to have your new patient paperwork in hand and be at least 15 min early so we can get you checked in. Upon entering our office our receptionist/office manager will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family.
History & Examination
Dr. Lee D.C. will take your history and give you a thorough physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis.
Review of Findings
Through a process of shared decision-making, you and Dr. Lee will determine if chiropractic services are right for you. As part of this process, Dr. Lee will explain your condition, recommend a treatment plan and review the risks and benefits of all procedures.
Most all Dr. Lee’s patients will generally be provided with their first treatment on their initial visit. As a hands-on manual specialist, Dr. Lee usually provides spinal adjustments, physical therapies (FIT ™, electric muscle stimulation, moving cupping, Infrared, heat/cold), and therapeutic exercises.
Prior to leaving, you will receive advice on home care, lifestyle modifications, home exercises and/or stretches instruction and nutritional advice in order to lead to an improvement in your overall health.
Schedule your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for any necessary follow-up visits.
*Your new patient exam will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes which includes a detailed exam and will not include x-rays. Routine x-rays are not necessary for new patient evaluation and only ordered when warranted.
*To expedite the process, we ask that you fill out your new patient forms in advance and bring your driver’s license and insurance card.
*Regarding your insurance information, please make sure you have contacted insurance company to verify benefits and coverage.