What to Expect on Your First Visit

Waiting RoomNote: It is recommended that patients come to their first chiropractic visit wearing comfortable clothes and socks, and to bring any current x-rays, if available.  If Dr. Cherok determines x-rays are necessary for your case, we can refer you to a radiology department.

Your first visit typically lasts 60-80 minutes and consists of the following:

Paperwork

Upon your first visit you will complete a Chiropractic Case History form, which will help us get to know you and your health history.  The doctor will use this information to create your own customized chiropractic care plan.

Consultation

Once Dr. Cherok has reviewed your case history form, she will meet with you to discuss your health history and determine if chiropractic care is for you.

Examination

Standard physical, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic tests will be performed to determine the cause(s) of your problem.

Treatment

If Dr. Cherok determines that your case is appropriate for chiropractic care, she will most likely begin chiropractic treatment that same day.

Future visits

Dr. Cherok will create an individualized chiropractic plan for you, including frequency of visits and duration of treatment, as well as recommendations for subsequent health services and supports.  Follow-up visits typically will last about 10-15 minutes.

Fees and financial agreements

We accept all forms of PPO health insurance, including Medicare, and auto accident and work-related claims.  As a courtesy, we can file insurance claims if provided with the necessary information.  A staff member will call to verify coverage with your insurance company and then discuss payment options with you to the best of our understanding.  We strive to complete this process by your second visit.

Patients are responsible for payment of those fees not covered by their insurance; including deductible and co-payment.  We realize that some of our patients have little or no insurance coverage; therefore we make every effort to offer flexible financial arrangements.

Visa-MastercardFor your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard.