It is very natural for doctors and patients to develop certain expectations even before meeting. However, it is more important that both the doctor and the patient come to understand what health goals the patient wants to achieve and how they will work together as a team to achieve that health goal. That goal, whether it is symptom relief, improved function, or wellness is important to set from the beginning. Know that I joyfully look forward to working with you wherever you are on the path to better health!
What To Expect
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled visit to complete the necessary forms prior to the initial visit. Also, please bring any past x-ray or MRI reports. You may download the intake forms to fill out ahead of time. Click below:
The initial doctor-patient encounter will last 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the complexity of the case. Subsequent visits will be shorter, according to individual patient needs. The goal of the first visit is to fully assess and identify the specific tissue structures that may be causing the pain. The doctor will start by taking a thorough history followed by a comprehensive, functional exam. The examination and treatment process is an interactive experience, designed to enhance patient awareness of any underlying dysfunction.
The doctor will then render the necessary treatment after explaining the purpose and nature of the treatment modalities used.
A review of the case findings will follow, which includes informing the patient of the cause of symptoms, why the dysfunction is there, and what the doctor and patient must do to correct it.