Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently offering evening appointments Monday thru Friday and Saturday appointments from 8 am to 5 pm.
Appointments for new patients last around 60 minutes and around 45 minutes for follow up appointments (this includes set up and take down time, evaluation, and osteopathic manipulative treatment). The doctor will always plan to arrive at the scheduled appointment on time, but we do ask that you allow up to a 30-minute window to account for unforeseen traffic delays (any delay greater than this, you should expect a phone call and will have the option to reschedule if needed).
We will need a room with open space large enough for a table (the size of a standard massage table) with enough space around all sides for a rolling stool. Please arrange for any pets to be outside or in another part of the home to give adequate space for treatment.
See our list of common conditions treated as a reference. No matter your primary complaint, we will review a detailed medical history, a discussion of your primary complaint, and perform a thorough physical exam. Any necessary imaging or lab work will be ordered (if indicated) and you will be evaluated and treated with osteopathic manipulative medicine if not contraindicated due to a more urgent medical need. If you happen to have an acute problem such as a sinus infection, rash, respiratory infection, etc…we can address it during your appointment, apply any appropriate osteopathic manipulative techniques to help with your acute problem and write prescriptions for medications if indicated.
We do not provide comprehensive primary care or replace the need of your primary care physician. We do not manage your chronic medical diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia), order your routine annual lab work, or provide preventative healthcare (such as vaccinations, pap smears, order mammograms, etc). We also do not provide any invasive procedures such as injections, skin biopsies, or wound repairs.
We currently are not accepting any insurance plans. You may pay for services provided with cash, check, or credit card at the time of your appointment. We will provide you with a superbill (the document that a doctor would submit to an insurance company for reimbursement), which you may submit to your insurance company to reimburse you directly (please contact your insurance provider to determine what percentage they reimburse if you see an out-of-network provider).
No. Due to the nature of our business model, it is not feasible to prescribe narcotic or other schedule 2 drugs (such as benzodiazepines, opioids, or stimulant medications). We also do not carry any prescription pads or narcotics with us nor do we have access to any. Any non-narcotic medications that may be indicated will either be called in or sent electronically to your pharmacy.
We treat all age groups from newborns to the elderly. Not every treatment modality is indicated for all problems or all patients, but there are usually at least one or two treatment modalities that could be incorporated into the care of any patient. If the patient is less than 18 years of age, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire appointment time.
You may pay for services provided with cash, check, or credit card at the time of your appointment.
All patients do not always have significant benefit from osteopathic manipulative medicine and this can usually be determined after a few appointments. If we are unable to help you, we will try to provide you with other treatment options.
It is recommended to wear something comfortable that allows freedom of movement such as shorts, sweat pants, or exercise clothes. In order to better maintain modesty, skirts and dresses are discouraged.