let us start by saying we are NOT your typical chiropractic office. We attract and help a certain type of patients, and we would like you to be as close to 100% sure this office is the place for you BEFORE you even step through our door. we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation. The complete consultation usually lasts 5- 15 minutes and requires an appointment time for the doctor to call you. If you prefer to ask a question via e-mail, just click the CONTACT button in the top-right menu and either Dr. Ashley or Dr. Brittany will get back to you as soon as they can.
- You have gone to the chiropractor before, but you are unhappy with your results or just feel stuck.
- You have gone to the chiropractor before and you were thrilled with your results but you don’t like having to go so often.
- You have Never gone to the chiropractor and normally wouldn’t consider it but you have researched chiropractic combined with soft tissue therapies and it really makes sense to you.
- You avoid taking medications at all cost and have a healthy skepticism of anyone in a “white coat”.
- You don’t mind taking medications but the medication isn’t working, and you are running out of options.
- You have had surgery on your back or neck and have been told you shouldn’t go to the chiropractor, but you saw we offer the specific PulStar adjustments and soft tissue therapies, both of which are safe post-surgery.
By consulting with our office, you’re taking an exciting first step toward better health. Lake Effect Chiropractic is different from most health care providers—a difference that offers you new ways to get well and stay well. The first thing we offer is hope—you’ll receive plenty of that here. Our goal is to answer as many of your questions as we can before you come to our office.
Your first visit will begin with meeting Dr. Ashley or Dr. Brittany after you complete some brief paperwork describing yourself, your health history, and your health goals. The front desk will check your insurance benefits and will let you know about everything that is available. Our examination is thorough and will put you at ease. We’ll study the way you turn and bend. We may test your reflexes. These and other physical, orthopedic, and chiropractic tests will help us to locate areas of your body that could be the cause of your problem.
This examination may include a radiographic evaluation of one or more areas if medically indicated. Once the examination is completed, the doctor will discuss what is wrong, whether he can help, and what the initial treatment plan will be. If we believe you will benefit from consulting a different practitioner, we’ll make the proper referral; otherwise, we’ll recommend a program of treatments tailored to correct the cause of your problem. After answering all of your questions, you can proceed to the front desk, where our staff will discuss and answer any questions you have regarding insurance coverage and payment for your care.
When you come for your first appointment, please bring your identification, and insurance information. It is also important to bring any previous X-ray, MRI, CT report, or films relevant to the problem for which you are seeking help. You may have to request this information from doctors who have previously treated you.
Having this information available for the doctor on the initial visit speeds the diagnosis process. It is also important that you wear appropriate clothing (you need to be able to move) so the examination will be comfortable for both you and the doctor.
We recommend that all new patients begin with a FREE, no-obligation phone consultation with either Dr. Ashley or Dr. Brittany to determine if Lake effect Chiropractic is the right place for you. The FREE phone consultation is designed specifically for those who cannot decide whether to make an appointment, as well as for those who would like to ask questions about their condition before making an appointment.
The complete, in-depth consultation usually lasts 5 – 15 minutes and requires an appointment time for the doctor to call you. If you prefer to ask a question via e-mail, just click the contact button in the top right menu and one of the doctors will get back to you as soon as they can (usually less than 24 hours).