Prior to arriving at the office for your appointment, we request that you please download, print and fill out the new patient application form as completely as possible. Please read and sign all forms. In addition to the New Patient application please bring: drivers license or verification card, insurance card (if you have one) and any previous x-rays or blood work results you have.
Upon entering our office, one of our team members will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request your New Patient Forms, ID, Insurance and previous results. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. One of our team members will then give you a friendly tour of the office.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Holly Clemens to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Holly Clemens to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Holly Clemens or one of her interns will perform a comprehensive chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, flexibility, and spinal palpation. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, surface EMG and/or physical tests may be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your particular condition, we may take X-rays of specific spinal regions. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. If there is any additional laboratory testing required, the doctor will notify you.
Report of Findings
If the doctor finds any damage in your spine that may be causing the problems that you’re experiencing or may potentially lead to future problems, you will be asked to schedule a special follow-up appointment called the “Doctor’s Report” . At the Doctor’s Report, Dr. Clemens will cover:
- What’s causing your condition
- How it’s affecting your health right now
- The initial requirements for being accepted as a patient
- The best treatment options
- The initial for treatment
For these reasons, we recommend your spouse or significant other be present during the report so they can be involved in the decisions you will need to make regarding your plan for care.
After reviewing your case, the doctor will decide if you will be accepted as a patient and will provide a thorough explanation of care recommendations and action steps needed to obtain the results you desire.