Our New Patient Process
What to Expect
We get it, not knowing what to expect when going to a new office can be stressful. Here at Central Health Chiropractic, we want everyone to be comfortable in our practice and informed of our process. This is why we explain what to expect during your first few visits. Below are all the steps in chronological order through our new patient process.
1. Create a New Patient Profile
This is often done when you schedule your first appointment. If you are scheduling online, there are instructions in the “new patients” tab on how to build your profile. This takes no more than a couple of minutes. You can also choose to create your profile during your first visit while at the office—just arrive a few minutes early to your first appointment.
This profile will allow you to book appointments online without having to call, see all your future appointments, see your basic and health information on file, make payments online and give you all the information regarding your individualized health plan. All of this information is secure, and will only you can view it.
2. Complete Our Intake Forms
You can complete these forms online when you book your first appointment or on location at the time of your first appointment. These forms take about 5 minutes to complete. This gives us a basic overview of what we will see you for and provides us with any health information that is prudent for your care.
3. Initial Exam
After you complete your paperwork, Dr. Jake will review your health information and perform a detailed exam. This exam will include neurological and musculoskeletal evaluations. Dr. Jake will also, take a detailed history to ensure we know the full scope of your condition. This stage is where we uncover the true cause of your symptoms and determine the most effective way to address that cause.
Dr. Jake will determine if your condition requires additional imaging following the exam. If you need X-rays or advanced imaging, Dr. Jake will refer you to your preferred site for imaging.
4. Report of Findings
In the follow-up visit, Dr. Boyle will present the treatment plan developed for you based on all the information acquired in the initial exam. This visit is where we determine how to proceed with your care. Often, there is more than one way to address your condition. You will be informed of all your options and allowed to choose the best fit for you.
Once we have decided on the plan moving forward, we can create a schedule for any future appointments. This plan will include easy-to-achieve, measurable goals and checkpoints.
5. Your New Path to Optimum Health
People often say the most important thing is their health. At Central Health, the health and well-being of all our members are our top priority. We stand by the belief that every man, woman and child deserve to experience and express their best health possible. We believe a well cared for spine and nervous system is essential to that goal. Additionally, we believe health is a state of optimal function, not just the absence of pain.
To that end, we believe spinal checkups are vital, even if there is no pain (yet). You are only ever given one spine. It is much easier to correct issues early than later on in life. There is no such thing as a spinal transplant. There is only one chance to take care of the one you have. We hope this was a good overview of what to expect on your first trip to a chiropractor.
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For smart, health-conscious people of all ages who want safe and effective solutions to their health care needs, Central Health Chiropractic is your Des Moines Chiropractor.