What to Expect - The Office Tour
We want you to feel we heard and thoroughly cared for in our office.
Join us as we show you through our office.
|the Front Office
|the Front entrance
help you as quickly and as completely as possible.
Whenever it's practical, we will mail you the paperwork ahead of time to fill out in the comfort of your
The doctor will thoroughly evaluate all that you write down. Every question is important.
time to ask many questions in order to get a better understanding of what you want and what is going
on with your body. This is when the doctor begins to focus in on what is truly causing your condition.
We ask many questions about your primary condition -- so we can focus in on how your condition
We ask about history of illness in you and your family -- so we can identify other conditions that may
be contributing to your primary condition.
We ask about diet, exercise, and supplementation -- so we know what you are doing presently that
may be helping or hurting your condition.
We ask how you want us to help you -- so we can understand your desires more accurately
we look for the subluxation complex, the joint dysfunction causing nerve interference. At this stage,
we start to see where your condition is coming from, and what further testing would be necessary to
reveal the exact cause of the condition of our body.
recommended. If other causes have already been found, your treatment may start before all the lab
activation seems to be causing your condition, a thorough neurological exam will be scheduled with
the doctor in our office. The doctor's extensive training can be very valuable to your healing.
Review of Your Findings
satisfaction. He will explain what is causing your condition and what is recommended to correct it.
If you need to be referred to another type of doctor or facility, we will not hesitate. We refer to
general practitioners, neurologists, orthopedist, physiatrists, and massage therapists regularly.
for your condition, and if you choose to proceed
with chiropractic care, the doctor will perform a "test"
chiropractic adjustment. This "test" is to determine
with even greater certainty if we will be able to help you.
Adjustments are usually the most helpful part of the
treatment. For more specifics on the adjustment, see
the Adjustment Information Page.
Safety is a concern for some patients who have not
received chiropractic care before. Please see our
Safety Information Page. If you have any questions
feel free to ask. Your safety is our first concern.
"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
If the adjustment goes as planned,
and if the patient wishes to continue with further chiropractic care to correct the cause of their
the doctor will review your consultation, exam, x-ray, and adjustment findings over the next couple
days. He will write up a treatment plan of what and how long it will take to restore your body to its
2) Rehabilitative Care - After "Basic Care", Tissues are given Treatment, Exercise, Nutrition,
and Time to strengthen, stabilize, and maintain proper motion. During this phase, you see us
less and you exercise more.
3) Enhancement Care - After "Rehabilitative Care", it takes much less effort to maintain the
correction you have gained, but it does take some effort in treatment and home
We prefer to take you through each one. That gives you the most long-lasting benefit.
Teamwork - You are an important part of your health care team. Part of the "plan" involves teaching
you how to help yourself. After thoroughly evaluating and carefully planning, we will train you in home
therapy, exercises, and habits to accelerate your progress and stabilize your improved health.
If your body is too inflamed and irritated throughout, it may be several days, several weeks, or even a
month before you are able to be adjusted. This happens more often with people that have been in
bad auto accidents or have a combination of symptoms that have been classified as chronic fatigue
syndrome(CFS) or fibromyalgia.
With injury from an auto accident or other traumatic injury, the tissues need to heal and stabilize a
bit. Treatment should still occur right away, but it will need to be modified for the condition.
structurally enough to benefit from the adjustment.
well. Below is a list of visits most patients come to and the MOST COMMON services. We will
individualize your care will be at each stage.
candidate for chiropractic care. If we accept you as a patient, we’ll conduct a thorough examination. This helps us
identify the likely cause(s) of your problem. Associated fees may include:
► Necessary X-ray views of the spine $70-215 (usually averages $140)
► Physical therapy (Muscle work $10, Mobilizing Chair $5), Training $10 (each)
► Home care supplies $15-60 (not common)
Further Testing Visits or Tests (not common)
possible, but it will be explained. Our customary fees for this visit include:
► Laboratory Result Interpretation $40-$55
will cost. We’ll also review other courses of action and offer you choices. Our customary fees for this visit include:
► Physical therapy (Muscle work $20, Mobilizing Chair $5), Training $20 (each)
correctly and restore nervous system integrity. Retraining the spine takes time. Each visit builds on the ones
before. Some patients see rapid progress and others find their recovery slower.
► Physical therapy (Muscle work $20, Mobilizing Chair $5), Training/Brain therapy $20 (each)
recovery. We may modify your visits based on these results.
► Progress report (to be given on the following visit) $0.00
► There will typically be no adjustment on these visits.
Third Parties (This is anybody involved in payment other than the Dr's office or patient/family.)
some other personal injury, you may have other options. The patient receiving our care pays our fees. This
helps avoid disputes or being pressured into compromising your care by a third party. We’ll supply the
documents you’ll need to get reimbursed from any involved third party. At this time, we still supply your insurance
company with the billing information for your treatment.
must be resolved to continue receiving chiropractic care.
Individual Consideration Contract
the following manner:
and considered past due 10 days after the invoice date. We will pass along the fee of $6 our bank charges us
for any returned checks. Balances beyond 30 days will be assessed an additional fee of $50.00 plus any legal or
read this agreement, understand what it means, and agree to abide by its provisions. I received a copy of it when
I signed it below.
|Dr. Hobbs reviewing a file
|Dr. Hobbs performing
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