Please arrive at the office 20-25 minutes before your appointment time to fill out a few forms that assist us with obtaining general information about you and your condition. If you would like to get a head start on those forms, feel free to download and print them here. Also be sure to bring your Driver's License and insurance ID card with your policy numbers and claims submission address.
The doctor will review the information you provided and begin a discussion about your complaints, concerns, prior treatments and your health in general. Taking a history gives the doctor information to begin the examination.
History and Examination
After the history is obtained, the doctor will begin examining you. This helps the doctor to determine if you are a candidate to receive care at our clinic. Various tests, procedures and maneuvers will be performed to help define the cause of your condition.
Examination findings may determine the need for x-rays, CT or MRI scans. Not every person needs to have imaging studies to begin treatment. We follow evidence-based protocols for the use of x-rays and other forms of imaging.
Same Day Treatment
The doctor will go over the findings with you and discuss a treatment plan. In some cases, treatment can begin immediately. The type of care and supportive treatment will be outlined as well as what is expected with treatment.
Instructions will be given for self-care. This includes ice/heat or exercises. Suggestions for work and recreation will be discussed. Our goal is to get you as well as we can, as economically as we can and quickly as we can!