What to Expect on Your First Visit

Waiting areaNote: It is recommended that patients come to their first chiropractic visit wearing comfortable clothes and socks, and to bring any current imaging studies and radiology reports, if available.  If Dr. Cherok determines imaging studies are necessary for your case, she can refer you to a radiology facility.

Your first visit typically lasts 60-80 minutes and consists of the following:

Paperwork

Upon your first visit you will complete a Chiropractic Case History form, which will help us get to know you and your health history.  The doctor will use this information to create your own customized chiropractic care plan.

Consultation

Once Dr. Cherok has reviewed your case history form, she will meet with you to discuss your health history and determine if chiropractic care is for you.

Examination

Standard physical, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic tests will be performed to determine the cause(s) of your problem.

Treatment

If Dr. Cherok determines that your case is appropriate for chiropractic care, she will most likely begin chiropractic treatment that same day.

Future visits

Dr. Cherok will create an individualized chiropractic plan for you, including frequency of visits and duration of treatment, as well as recommendations for subsequent health services and supports.  Follow-up visits typically will last about 20-25 minutes.

Fees and financial agreements

Dr. Cherok does not accept assignment except for auto injury claims. If you have Medicare, she will bill Medicare so that you get reimbursed. For all other insurance coverage, she will provide a statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Patients are responsible for payment at the time of their office visits. We realize that some of our patients have little or no insurance coverage; therefore we make every effort to offer flexible financial arrangements.

For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, and HSA flex spending cards.