Upon entering the office our receptionists, Robin or Jessica, will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Doug Bedichek to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for him to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Bedichek will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your balance, reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. We have a digital radiography right in our office which is the most modern X-ray examination on the market today. The images are processed in a matter of seconds are ready for viewing immediately. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Bedichek will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, he will discuss recommendations and tell you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Bedichek will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue care all designed to begin relieving your symptoms. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of care anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.