Are you a new patient to the office? Well don’t worry; we will try to make your visit as enjoyable as we can from day one. Here is a general outline of what to expect at our office.
On your first visit you will start by filling out the new patient paperwork. This can be done at the office or ahead of time by downloading the forms from our website here.
After the paperwork is completed we will begin your consultation. Dr. Jenkins will review your reasons for seeking care, as well as your medical history.
After the consultation is done, Dr. Jenkins will perform a new patient examination. This includes orthopedic and neurologic tests, vitals, and a general physical. At this time we may perform X-rays as well. There are over 1.2 million nerves running through your spine and 31 pairs of spinal nerves, so we like to be careful with what we do.
If you are in pain, we will typically perform a relief treatment the first day, as well as send you home with instructions on what you can do to help recovery. We will schedule your follow up appointment at a time convenient for you.
On your second visit we will go over your exam and X-Ray results, as well as discuss your care plan with you. We will also go over insurance benefits on this day, as well as answer any questions you may have. Once this is completed you will be adjusted, and if you are doing therapy we will also begin that as well today.
Day Three & Beyond:
On subsequent visits you will typically go directly in to the Doctors office, and then to therapy if indicated. We do our best to respect your time by keep your wait time to a minimum, and not waste your time in the office. We won’t make you do exercises or physical therapy in the office, instead we will give you specific exercises you can do at home to help you in your recovery. If you have questions or need to discuss something with the doctor, please let us know. You can also email him your questions at email@example.com, and he will respond as soon as possible.