Upon entering our office, our receptionist 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.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will watch a short video explaining what Chiropractor's do and how it can benefit you. Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Murphy, DC to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Jennifer Murphy, DC to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
In order to determine what your condition is, the doctor will take a complete history about you and your family. After your consultation, Dr. Jennifer Murphy, DC will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your 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.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and history, patients will normally receive their first treatment during this same visit. This may include such treatments as adjustments, ultra sound, electric stem therapy. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment 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, homeopathic remedies or gels, 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.
Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. At the end of your appointment, the front desk staff will have your X-ray order waiting for you.
Complementary Benefits Check
Also, as you are with the doctor, the front deck staff will be checking your insurance benefits. At the conclusion of your appointment, they will go over all the details of your chiropractic coverage; including office visits, copay's, deductibles, and billing information.
Scheduling Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Patients are normally seen within 1-5 days and
are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this
Report of Findings
On the second visit, once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Jennifer Murphy, DC 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, Dr. Jennifer Murphy, DC will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Jennifer Murphy, DC will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.