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Do I need a doctor’s referral?
Typically no, you do not need a doctor's referral. Some insurances require you to be referred to a specialist, but those are usually HMO plans.
What is your new patient procedure?
Before your first visit you will be sent an intake form to your email. There's no need to print this out since it will go straight to my electronic health records. Once at the office I'll take you back, listen to your concerns and get your history (in terms of pain, accidents, co-morbidities, etc), and do an exam to figure out the root of your problem. Then I will explain what I found, what is typical for length of treatment, and educate you based on my findings. More likely than not I will treat you on day 1 unless I feel it's unsafe.
What types of health insurance do you accept?
I am credentialed with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield. I am still waiting on United Healthcare, Healthlink, Aetna, and a few others. I will update this section as more insurances come through.
What if my health insurance doesn't cover your services or my deductible is too high to even bother?
I have partnered with this wonderful company called ChiroHealthUSA! They have come to the rescue since so many people are in this boat. There are many doctors out there who use a dual fee schedule for patients with and without insurance, which is illegal. CHUSA has made this possible AND legal! How this works is you pay them $49/year, and that covers you and all your dependents. Each visit is then at least 40% off my normal fees. They don't pay me, and I don't pay them. It's simple, and life can use a bit more simplicity.
Do you take X-rays?
I don't take X-rays out of my office. For most problems I see there's no need for imaging. If you've been in a car accident or expect a break I will refer you out for X-rays. If you're not noticing any difference after 2 weeks of treatment (if you follow my guidance) then I will also send you out to gather further information.
Will it hurt?
If this is your first time getting adjusted, or it has been years, your first 1-2 adjustments may cause discomfort. You know when you workout for the first time in a long time, and the next day you're sore? That's a similar feeling.
Acupuncture needles are the width of a strand of hair, so you are unlikely to have pain in the area. It may feel sore at the site of insertion, and you may have slight bruising, but you shouldn't feel pain.
Contact me at or call/text (618)266-2696. I'm quick to respond if the kids are cooperative, and I'm happy to help.
Do you sell supplements?
Yes! I have a virtual dispensary. You get 10% off retail price, so it's more beneficial to shop here than at CVS, Whole Foods, etc.There are over 350 different supplements, and if I give you a specific recommendation it will be waiting for you in your cart. You can then choose if you want one, all, or none of them. All it takes for you to see this is your name and email address.
I have been getting my supplements from here since chiropractic school. Their quality control protocol is strict. If there's a gold leaf by the product that means it's went through the highest testing. Silver leaf is the next tier, and no leaf still means it's great quality but they didn't pay for the extra testing.
You can go outside my recommendations and buy whatever you'd like as well.