First Visit – What to Expect
Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. Below are some instructions based on the reason for your visit.
*A copy of the HIPPA short form Notice of Privacy Practices and the Florida Patient Bill of Rights must accompany the following new patient paperwork. The patient is to ONLY READ over these forms and return once new patient paperwork is completed.
GENERAL PAGES & WELLNESS (EVERY patient MUST fill out the following pages):
PAGE 1 Informed Consent to Chiropractic Treatment
PAGE 2 Patient Information
PAGES 3-6 Initial Visit Questionnaire
PAGE 7 Acknowledgement of receipt (HIPPA Notice & FL Patient B.O.R)
PAGE 8 Insurance & Payment For Care
AUTO ACCIDENT/ PIP & SLIP-N-FALL
PAGES 1-8 General pages
PAGE 9 Assignment of Benefits
PAGES 10-11 Letter of Protection
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.