What To Expect
On the first visit, patients can expect to spend approximately an hour in the office, more or less, depending on the number of complaints that need to be examined and addressed. The first visit consists of the following:
* NEW PATIENT INFORMATION: Complete patient demographic data and health history, along with signed informed consent and payment policy
This may be completed before the scheduled appointment by printing out the documents below under the "New Patient Forms" section,
or either by having Dr. Harbin emailing them to you, or picking them up in the office.
*****Bring your driver's license or identification card, as well as any insurance cards you may have to your first appointment
* CONSULTATION: Includes policies, procedures, payment, and a thorough review of the health history
* INITIAL EXAMINATION: Includes vital signs, chiropractic analysis, range of motion testing, orthopedic testing, neurological testing, muscle testing, soft tissue evaluation, and patient education with diagnosis and care plan
* CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT: Unless additional diagnostic studies such as x-ray, CT, or MRI are warranted before beginning care, you will be treated on the first visit which will include one or more of the following:
Spinal adjustment, extremity adjustment, manual therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and/or ultrasound
***Note: All services recommended by the doctor after the initial examination will be discussed and approved by the patient before beginning care
* After the first visit, patients will be instructed on a care plan of action for the upcoming visits, and the next future visit will be scheduled if necessary. All additional visits usually last an average of 30 minutes, however, may be more or less depending on the number of services performed and complaints addressed.
* If diagnostic studies are needed before beginning care or anytime during care, the patient will be referred to a local imaging center of their choice to have additional studies performed in order to further assist with diagnoses, as x-rays are not performed in office. Imaging provides the chiropractor with additional data for further assessment and is a very useful tool, however it is my belief that imaging should only be done if warranted, as routine imaging without cause exposes one to unnecessary radiation, which may be harmful to the body over time.
Insurance and Payment Options
Our office participates in most insurance programs, and also provides those without insurance a pricing structure that fits most budgets.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Payment for services is expected at the time of service.
Accepted forms of Payment:
Healthcare spending cards
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna/American Specialty Health
United/Optum Physical Health
Chiropractic is often less expensive and more effective than alternative types of care such as pain medications and surgeries. For patients who do not have chiropractic insurance coverage, every effort will be made to provide a flexible, affordable payment program that fits your budget and is still able to provide you with the valuable chiropractic care you deserve.
Claims will be filed with all insurances in network, and the patient will be responsible for either their co-pay, which is a standard set amount by the insurance company, or their co-insurance, which is a percentage of the maximum allowed amount set by the insurance company once the deductible has been met. The deductible is the amount that must be met by the patient before any payment is made by the insurance company.
If a patient has an insurance plan that is out of network, whatever information is needed in order to file your own claims for reimbursement for services will be provided.
Auto accident, workers compensation, and/or personal injury cases are only accepted on a limited basis at this office. For those not accepted, I will be happy to assist in finding a chiropractor in the area who will be able to help you.