FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT
Here is what to expect as a new patient
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit to complete the necessary forms prior to the initial visit. Or if you could, please download the new patient paperwork in the link below:
Also, please bring any past x-ray or MRI reports.
An initial doctor-patient encounter will last 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of the case. The goal of the first visit is to fully assess and identify the specific tissue structures that may be causing the pain. The doctor will start by taking a thorough history followed by a comprehensive, functional examination. The doctor will then render the necessary treatment after explaining the purpose and nature of the treatment modalities used.
The provider will then provide a followup review of the case, which includes informing the patient of the cause of symptoms, why the dysfunction is there, and what the doctor and patient must do to correct it. At our office we feel it is important and ethically necessary to tell the patient what they need, according to the patient’s goals, discuss the treatment options, and arrive at a rational, conservative treatment plan.