What to Expect on Your First Visit to OC Doctors
After filing our paperwork which you can download here, you will be taken back to our examination room. Before any examination is done, you will talk to the doctor and explain your problem and ask any questions you may have.
Our primary goal of your exam is find the cause of your pain. Our examination most likely will consist of palpation, which is essentially checking your spine by hand. We will check spinal alignment, spinal movement, and muscle tone. Range of motion and orthopedic/neurologic tests will also be performed if indicated.
Spinal X-rays may or may not be taken. Whether we do X-rays or not is dependent on many factors which will be discussed with you. Some reasons why we would not perform X-rays are: pregnancy, most children, you have had recent X-rays we can use, or you have been under regular care without any recent accidents. After your Examination is done and X-rays are processed, the doctor will go over the X-rays with you and answer any questions that you may have. At this point, we can start your care. Your entire first visit should not take more than an hour.
We understand that many people do not have Chiropractic coverage. We are happy to let you know how much our fees are and how much the initial visit will be. Give Barbara or Janice a call, and they will gladly let you know what your first visit will cost.
You can call us with your insurance information and we will be glad to do a complimentary benefits check to find out what your Chiropractic coverage is. Please remember to bring you insurance card along with your driver’s license or photo ID with you on your first visit. If your insurance requires you to have a referral, we must receive it before your first visit.
Here is a list of the insurance companies that we are in network with at this time:
Medicare, qual choice, railroad, medicare, and most PPO insurances