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New Patient Center – What To Expect

Your First Visit to Our Lee’s Summit Practice

Sheri at Integrity Chiropractic

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

When you first enter our clinic you can expect a warm smile and friendly greeting from a member of our staff.

To ensure exceptional diagnosis and care, you need to plan on spending about one hour for your first visit. To insure your first visit is a pleasant one, the following procedures are performed.

Of course, there will be some paperwork to fill out which will help us attain some information about you and your spinal health. And, if there is any insurance you would like us to check on, this is the time to give us that information.

We welcome and serve patients of all ages… infants to seniors, families and individuals. If the patient is a minor, please see that a parent or guardian is present, at least for the first visit.

New Patient Paperwork

Consultation

Once you have finished your paperwork, the staff will give you a tour of our office and explain the services we offer. You’ll meet the doctor who will review your health history and discuss your condition to determine if chiropractic care may be of benefit to you. If the doctor feels your condition would be better served by another physician, he will recommend you see a doctor specializing in your particular health needs. If together you and the doctor decide that this is the right place for you, the examination process begins.

Examination

The doctor is very thorough in the examination, which is designed for your specific condition. The examination could include testing your range of motion as well as other standard orthopedic, neurologic, postural, and physical examinations. From this, the doctor will gain valuable information and a better understanding of how chiropractic can help you.

Special Procedures

Dr. Pattison may also discuss nutritional recommendations, therapy, PH testing, diet concerns, Hormonal/saliva testing, stress reducing factors, exercise program, testing muscle memory. I will be striving for your total health stability so we will evaluate each patient’s health problems and I will recommend what I feel will be needed to bring you back to your level of health.

Dr. Pattison evaluates x-rays. X-rays

X-rays are sometimes required to get a full evaluation of your condition. The need for x-rays is considered on a case by case basis. However, if needed, our office has an on-site, state of the art x-ray facility for your convenience.

Correlation

Following your examination, you will be scheduled for a report of the doctor’s findings. The doctor will go over the results from your examination as well as to review any x-rays that may have been taken. Because your health, or lack of health, doesn’t affect just you, we will often suggest that you bring a friend, or significant other with you for your report of findings. Plan to spend 30-45 minutes on your second visit to receive the doctor’s report of findings and recommended chiropractic care.

Your Second Visit

Report of Findings

Lee's Summit Chiropractor Second Visit

On your report visit we explain what we found and how we may be able to help you.

During this visit the doctor will discuss the findings from your first visit. We will review your initial complaints and specifically address your health concerns and the options available to you. If x-rays were taken on your first visit, we will show these to you and discuss any significant findings. The purpose of this report is not to tell you what to do, but rather to educate you about your spinal health and assist you in making an informed decision about your health care needs.

You, and any support person you bring, will be given the opportunity to ask questions about your case. The doctor will discuss what you can expect as you receive care in our Lee’s Summit office, along with the doctor’s expectations from you. Any financial issues will be handled at this time as well.

Treatment

If both you and the doctor decide that chiropractic care is appropriate, spinal adjustments will begin immediately. Most of our patients begin to see results from the very first spinal adjustment. Our special gentle, yet effective, alignment of the body is interactive with the patient; gentle enough for kids (they love us), yet able to restore function and movement for the athlete and senior.

Adjunctive Procedures

The doctor may suggest the application of ice, heat, or the use of some other procedure to help reduce inflammation and make you more comfortable. If you need physical therapy procedures or rehab we have that available in our Lee’s Summit office.

Regular Visits

With the examination findings and a clear understanding of your health priorities we will establish specific goals for your chiropractic treatment plan. But don’t think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up the condition of your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way.

Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Miss a visit and you can lose the momentum necessary to make the needed changes. We recognize your time is valuable. So we do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life.

We’d love to meet you and answer your questions. Give Integrity Chiropractic a call today!

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New Patient Center | (816) 524-1212