What is Acupuncture?
What to expect on your first visit
YOUR FIRST VISIT AT HEALTHY SPINES CHIROPRACTIC.
Your first visit should take about 30 to 45 minutes. This includes the Consultation, History and Exam/ AcuGraph, and your treatment based on the findings in your exam.
Everyone must fill out paperwork as part of becoming a new patient. This paperwork helps us to understand you and your condition more. If you are visiting with Dr. Heather for the first time please complete the new patient forms and bring them with you to your first appointment.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the Dr. Heather to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. At this point Dr. Heather will determine if your conditions is appropriate for Acupuncture care.
History and Examination
Once Dr. Heather has consulted with you and determined that Acupuncture care is appropriate for your condition she will sit down with you and discuss your personal health history and the history of your specific condition. Once your history is taken Dr. Heather will preform specific test to complete your Acupuncture exam on your Acupuncture condition.
Here at Healthy Spines Chiropractic we do same day treatments if your condition is appropriate which will be discussed in your consultation and exam. This means that after your History and Exam are completed Dr. Heather will provide you with a specific procedure for your condition. This procedure is dependent on the condition and the findings from the History and the Exam. At the end of the day Dr. Heather will give you a call to see how your first visit went and to answer any questions you may have.
Your next appointment should take about 15 to 30 minutes. We recommend scheduling this within a day or two of your first visits. We also recommend that you bring your spouse or someone special to you because at this appointment we will be going over a lot of important information. This visit will consist of a report of findings this is where Dr. Heather goes over the findings from your previous visit with you. Dr. Heather will also present you with a treatment plan especially designed for you and your specific condition.
At our office, we schedule individual time with each patient to allow us to deliver the quality, personal care that every patient deserves, so a missed appointment prevents us from scheduling another patient that could benefit from our treatment. We have the following policy in place to help keep appointments benificial to both parties.
Canceled appointments made more than 24 hours in advance are not charged for reschduling. Those appointments canceled less than 24 hours are subjected to a $30 fee. Not showing up for a scheduled service will result in FULL payment for scheduled service.
Please contact us at 623-925-1386 as soon as you know you will be unable to make your appointment.