New Patients

Welcome

We want to help make this process as easy and wonderful as it can be. If you are coming to the office for the first time, your first visit will last approximately half an hour. We will review your history, perform an evaluation, and if necessary, refer you for x-rays. We will discuss with you how we can help you and explain every process.

HOW TO BEGIN

Please call 978.263.9355 to make your new patient appointment.

PRE-APPOINTMENT PREPARATION
We ask that you bring any recent x-rays, MRIs, or CAT Scans that are related to any spinal problems you may be suffering from.  Please download the forms in the next section and fill them out to the best of your knowledge. All history is helpful in this assessment. Please arrive to the exam 15 minutes early so that we can process your paperwork. The care in our office is different than many doctor’s offices. One of the ways we are different is that we almost always run on time. So your early arrival can ensure that other patients stay on time as well. Thank you for your consideration.
NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENT

CONSULTATION

First, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential chiropractic care plan options. This initial visit is designed for the doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

EXAMINATION

After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your spinal health. Some of the tests we utilize are:

  • Weight bearing test
  • Computerized postural assessments
  • Facilitative pattern palpation
  • Range of motion evaluation
  • Motion palpation
  • Flexion and lateral flexion adverse cord and connective tissue assessment

X-RAY STUDIES

Depending on your specific condition, we may refer you for x-rays. X-rays can help us develop the most effective care plan for you and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.

We do not automatically x-ray every patient.

FOLLOWUP APPOINTMENT
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, you will be scheduled for a follow-up visit, usually within a week or as your schedule allows. During this follow-up visit, the doctor will give you a detailed report on your spine and answer questions like:

  • Can we help you?
  • How often do you need to come in?
  • What will my care cost?

RECEIVING CARE IN OUR OFFICE

At the conclusion of this second visit, you can choose to experience your first spinal adjustment. People in our office are amazed at how gentle and effective adjustments feel. Some adjustments use the same amount of force that you would use to squeeze a tomato. Other adjustments require the use of a specific tool that provides exact vectors to correct nerve blockages. The chiropractic care in our office involves highly specialized training and is custom tailored to each person. We offer care to newborn babies all the way up to our eldest patient, Dr. Pam’s 102 year old grandmother, who loved to receive weekly adjustments.

PATIENT FORMS

Upon entering our office, we will help you to get settled. You will complete any additional paperwork, providing us with your health history and information. Feel free to fill out most of the patient forms ahead of time, the links to these forms are included below.

1) Download Adult NP Paperwork
(or Fill Out Online)
2) Download Child NP Paperwork
(or Fill Out Online)

PAYMENT

One of the things we have heard repeatedly in practice over the years is how valuable our affordable care becomes to the families that use our service.  We have many payment options available and accept some forms of insurance, health savings plans, flexible spending accounts and Visa/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX. Whether dealing with an immediate issue, wanting support in correcting an underlying spinal concern, or using our wellness service to maximize bodily performance, we have payment options that can work for you. Our helpful team will assist you with this process.