New Patient Experience
Welcome to Spine Care’s New Patient Experience!
For many people the first time they visit any type of doctor’s office can be a nerve racking experience. There is always so much paperwork to fill out, not to mention new people to meet and learning your way around the office. Sometimes anxiety that people naturally feel at the beginning of experiencing the unknown can rear it’s head. It is our hope that by understanding our procedures you can avoid any stress or anxiety.
Please, don’t worry. Take a deep breath and know that we are only interested in your comfort and your health. We want your experience to be stress free and for you to feel totally comfortable. We have created this New Patient Experience area on our website so that you can take care of some of the items necessary for your visit before you even get here, and hopefully make the whole process easier for you. You can even fill out some of the paperwork in the comfort of your own home.
When you come in to our Spine Care Clinic, our receptionist will be there to welcome you into your new health care family. We will ask you to fill out our chiropractic patient forms. These forms provide us with information about you, your history and about your current condition.
Chiropractic Consultation & Examination
The next order of business is a consultation with our doctor to discuss your health-related problems. This discussion is a good chance to go over your questions and concerns, and introduce potential treatments that are available to you.
Your first visit is designed so that we can learn more about you and and your expectations. It’s a very important time for a new patient as it helps in determining whether chiropractic care will be a valuable tool for you to meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Blundy will perform an examination. This examination allows for a complete understanding of your physical condition, and a complete understanding creates a solid diagnosis.
If Dr. Blundy determines that your specific problem requires x-rays to get a full understanding of your condition, we will take them at this time. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions. They also help to develop an effective treatment plan. Many times patients can immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves when looking at their X-rays.
Chiropractor Report of Findings
After the paperwork, consultation and examinations have been performed, Dr. Blundy will be able to determine what is causing your problem. Finding the cause is the most important part of your recovery, and it can take time. We dedicate our time to this part of the process because when you find the root of a problem, you are much better equipped to fix it. After finding the cause of your complaints, Dr. Blundy will be able to answer these four questions.
- What’s wrong?
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much will it cost?
This is the time when Dr. Blundy can make his recommendations to you. He will also be able to tell you if you have a condition that requires care with other providers. We will communicate all that we know and what we believe we can do about your condition.
Treatment & Wellness
Your first treatment is the first step on your road of recovery. Depending on your condition your first treatment may include spinal adjustments or something more along the line of therapy and exercises. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any questions or concerns you may have along the way.
At Spine Care our ultimate goal is to provide you with whatever you need to create a life of total health. We will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success in addition to treatments and therapies. Since every patient is unique, everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. Dr. Eric Blundy and Spine Care will do whatever it takes to help you achieve your wellness goals.