FIRST VISIT: What to Expect?
The first visit is all about you! The doctor is going to sit down with you and listen to your concerns. We want to know everything you can tell us about your condition and your health goals.
We will then review your health history, do a thorough orthopedic neurologic chiropractic examination and if necessary, take a set of x-rays, to learn as much as possible about your condition. Digital x-rays will then be sent to expert radiologists to be reviewed, if necessary. If you are pregnant, then no x-rays will be taken.
This first visit should take around just over an hour depending on whether you have completed the necessary paperwork, depending on severity of your condition, and depending on your mobility. This is the end of the first visit in most cases. If you are pregnant, or referred to us by your midwife/nurse midwife/OB/GYN because of breeched pregnancy, we should be able to get you started immediately on the first day in most cases.
Depending on schedule availability, the doctor will then meet with you later that day OR the next business day to have a Review of Findings session and possibly start with your first adjustment/treatment. This Review of Findings session is very important, we always request patient to bring spouse, significant other, or parent(s).
During this Review of Findings, we will explain the findings from your consult, exam and x-rays (if taken), what kind of care you need, cost of care, and if chiropractic is what you need. If you need to be referred to other specialist or if you need something other than what we provide – we will explain and recommend your best options.
By the end of this report you will enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing what is causing your health concerns and what it will take to get to the solution. No treatments will begin until you understand what is being recommended and ready to start care.
10 HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT:
Bring your picture ID and insurance/health savings cards you plan to use. As a courtesy, we can call and verify your coverage depending on time and availability. If you don't have insurance, no problem. We accept cash, check or credit card.
People with appointments have higher priority than people who walk-in without an appointment. So, call us ahead of time at (502) 839-7171 to schedule your AND your family members' appointments.
We have a ZERO BALANCE POLICY. Payments are expected at the time of service.
If you recently have had x-rays, MRI, or CT scans taken, please bring the written report that the radiologist typed. If you don't have this, call your doctor's office and have them email the written x-ray/MRI/CT report to maxfamilychiro01 at gmail dotcom.
If you are in severe pain or incapacitated, weak, have bouts of dizziness or vertigo, please have someone else drive you to our office and back to your home afterwards for your own safety.
Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment if your paperwork is not FILLED OUT completely BEFORE coming into our office. Otherwise your First Visit will take about an hour, depending on your condition, your ability to walk/move, complexity of your case, whether you enjoy talking about your neighbor or pets or other unrelated life stories, and whether the doctor recommends some adjunctive therapies to relieve your symptoms, etc.
Wear simple clothing. Avoid shirts or jeans with too many bling-bling metallic decorations and emblems. NO METALLIC ITEMS. For x-ray purposes, we will ask you to remove metal objects from your body or clothes such as belt buckle, most bras with wires and hooks, earrings, necklace, piercings (tongue, belly button, etc.), coins, pocket knive, tools, etc. So, to save you time and hassle, avoid wearing too many metal items.
If you have kids or a baby, no need to scramble for a sitter. They'll do fine here. Uncontrollable children that may harm others or destroy our properties, however, may be given an espresso, a free puppy and may be sold to circus.
If you have been here before but it's been over three months, or if you had a recent injury or accident, we will still be required to do a reevaluation / examination before we start any care, to make sure we don't miss anything, to update your records, etc.
We do NOT accept Workers' Compensation nor Disability Determination cases. We do accept Personal Injury cases from Motor Vehicle Accidents. Make sure to bring your claim number from your insurance company to your first visit. Auto insurance requires paperwork more than what we ask, so please click the button below for Auto Accident, print the forms, fill them out before coming. If you have a police report ready, bring it with you too.
Want to SAVE TIME on your first visit?
CALL 859-303-7000 to schedule your appointment first.
AFTER your First Visit appointment is confirmed, click this PDF button, print the NEW PATIENT INTAKE FORMS fill them out at home or at work, bring them on your first visit with picture ID. If you don't have these forms filled out, please show up 15-20 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment time.