Congratulations on taking the first step to better health!
Here is our five step process to become a new patient at Westlake Chiropractic. We look forward to your better health!
Katerina Sheffield DC RPh
Step 1: Paperwork
We strive to make your first visit to our office a comfortable experience. We are in the Rob Roy Office Park, 300 Beardsley Lane, Building C, Suite 101 (Inside Hall Plastic Surgery.) When you arrive we'll have you complete the new patient forms. These forms will give us important information about you and your condition. Dr. Sheffield will spend some time asking specific questions about your condition to determine if chiropractic care is right for you.
Step 2: Examination
After discussing your condition Dr. Sheffield will conduct a thorough exam. This exam includes such things as testing your ability to turn and bend, your reflexes, and standard postural, neurological, orthopedic, and physical examinations. This important information will allow Dr. Sheffield to have a good understanding of your condition and how chiropractic can help you. It is rare, however, occasionally the doctor may refer you out for specialty testing. If chiropractic care is not the answer for you we will refer you to a doctor who can help you. Nothing will be done without being fully explained to you, and without your consent.
Step 3: X-Rays
If required, Dr. Sheffield may refer you out for x-rays. If x-rays are required you will be given instructions how to obtain them at the office.
Step 4: Treatment Plan/Insurance/Payment
After all of the information including exams, forms, and x-rays (if needed) are complete, Dr. Sheffield will give you a Report of Findings and explain the treatment that is right for you.
Our office participates in many different insurance programs and we work with auto insurance cases. We offer no obligation consultations and can help you with insurance forms. For patients with no insurance coverage a flexible payment plan can be approved.
Step 5: Better Health Begins!
Upper cervical chiropractic adjustments are gentle enough for children, yet effective enough to restore movement and function for the athlete and the senior. Many people find that they feel so much better, that after their corrective treatment plan is complete they set up a maintenance plan.