We realize that visiting a chiropractor is a new experience for many people. Perhaps you've heard about chiropractic through a friend or have conducted your own research online. It's quite possible that you are just fed up with living in pain or suffering from your particular health condition; and, it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit with Dr. Brooks will be all about you getting to know our doctor and discussing with her your history, current condition, and future health goals.
As with any doctor's visit, one of the first things you will be required to do is to complete the necessary intake forms. This information may be completed in our office using an electronic kiosk system. However, due to the tremendous amount of time this can take, new patients are strongly encouraged to complete these forms prior to their arrival. Therefore, a member of our staff will provide any new patient with instructions on how to access this system prior to your new patient appointment. Upon meeting with the doctor, you'll have an opportunity to discuss your concerns and expectations for care as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Dr. Brooks will then perform a detailed physical examination as well as order any diagnostic imaging (x-rays, MRI's, CT scans, etc) and/or laboratory tests, if warranted, to better assess your current state or physical health. This will conclude the first visit. Please note that chiropractic services or treatment are not rendered on the first visit (no exceptions). Dr. Brooks strongly believes in having adequate time to consider your health history and your examination findings before rendering any care.
Upon completion of your first visit, we will schedule you for a Report of Findings. It is during this visit that Dr. Brooks will inform you of your x-ray/MRI/CT findings and/or blood test results (if applicable) and examination findings; and, if chiropractic care is an option for resolving your health issues. Should it be determined that your condition is one that may benefit from chiropractic care, Dr. Brooks will then offer you specific treatment recommendations which may include chiropractic services, nutritional products, and/or medical products for home-use. In the event that chiropractic care is not a valid option for your condition, Dr. Brooks will refer you to the necessary healthcare specialist or provider.