Patient Questions and Answers
What happens at my first appointment?
Upon arrival to your first appointment you will be greeted and asked to “sign in” at the front desk. You may be asked to complete additional, necessary paperwork, and provide your photo ID and Medicare card (if applicable) for us to make a copy for your patient file.
You will then meet with the doctor. The doctor will listen to you, examine you, and perform any necessary testing. This will help the doctor determine your level of function, the condition of your spine and clarify the root cause of your health concerns.
At the conclusion of your appointment, we will schedule you to return soon, and meet with your doctor to discuss the results of your evaluation, make recommendations and finalize a treatment plan. *Allow 30 minutes for your next appointment, and bring your spouse or significant other with you, so that we can ensure all questions are answered.
What happens at my return appointment?
You will meet with your doctor who will review the results of your initial exam and explain your treatment recommendations. The doctor will have organized your case and formulated a treatment plan specifically for you. This visit is intended to give you and your spouse, or significant other, greater clarity into your condition and to specify how we can help you achieve your desired health goals.
Do you take insurance?
We accept payment via HSA, HRA, or Flex Spending Accounts that many insurance plans include. Our office does also participate with, and accept assignment for, regular Medicare.
For all other health insurance we are a non-participating, or “Out of Network” provider, and, as such, we do not directly bill those insurances. We can, however, provide you with an itemized receipt for services rendered, which you could then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If applicable, your insurance will directly reimburse you for any covered services provided at our clinic.
When will I know the total cost of my treatment plan?
Because treatment plans vary with each patient, we cannot determine specific costs of treatment until the doctor has completed your evaluation and determines a treatment plan appropriate to your specific health concerns.
Therefore, your second appointment, as a new patient, is the time for you, your spouse or significant other, and your doctor to all sit together and discuss your condition, the doctor’s proposed treatment plan, the treatment protocols and, of course, the cost of treatment.
Our fees are very reasonable, and we’ll work with you to find the best path to pay for the treatments, which may include Care Credit or enrollment in Patient Options, a discount medical plan available through our office.
Are you going to want me to sign a contract?
No! We have no contracts.
We do offer treatment packages to patients, when appropriate, allowing patients to save by purchasing a package of treatments, (as advised by the doctor), to meet specific and/or recurring needs.
How much is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is $45.00.
How often will I need to get an adjustment?
Frequency is determined by the condition of your spine and corresponding health issues, your goals, and the recommendation of your doctor.
Typically, people will begin with a higher frequency of adjustments, retraining the spine and muscles to adapt to the properly aligned position. As the spine corrects and is stabilized, the adjustment frequency reduces.
You will be able to discuss this specifically with the doctor at the appropriate time.
I’ve heard that “once you go to a chiropractor, you always have to go back.”
After experiencing the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, many people choose to include regular chiropractic adjustments as part of a healthy lifestyle! We offer maintenance and wellness care for those who desire to continue with regular chiropractic care. There is no requirement that you “always have to go back.”
If you don’t take my insurance, can I still come to your office?
Of course! You are welcome at our office! We have a thriving practice.
Our standard fees are reasonable and actually lower than most insurance co-pays. Our fees and treatment plans are designed for both patients with, and without, health insurance.
Because the majority of insurances in Florida offer minimal coverage for chiropractic service, chiropractic services often become an out-of-pocket expense, even for the insured patient. If you believe there could be some reimbursement potential for you from your insurance provider, we can provide you an itemized receipt of services rendered, and you can then submit to that insurance company.
Please call us at (941) 629-6700. If we are busy with other patients, please leave your return number and a member of our staff will return your call.