Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet and welcome you. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Roger Yates to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Roger Yates to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Roger Yates will perform a complete chiropractic, examination that will test your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, kinesiological and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to request recent x-rays to to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they view their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Yates
will have you return to the office for a report of findings.
This will answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Yates will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Yates believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Patients may or may not be be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the examination. This is up to the doctor and he will determine what is best for you. If treatment is rendered, it may include the issuing of non-prescription supplementation, administering of spinal adjustments, physio-therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore everone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.