We happily accept new patients and reserve new patient appointments daily. When calling our office to make a new patient appointment, you will be asked about the type of problem you are currently experiencing, the duration or onset of your pain, and other key questions that will helps us determine the amount of time needed for your initial visit.
Once your new patient appointment has been scheduled, you should gather a written list of all medication and/or supplements that you are currently taking and bring it with you to be kept in your file. You will have an opportunity to relay this information to Dr. Williams during your consultation, where you will also be able to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have about your health.
After your consultation, you will be asked to change into a gown so a thorough examination can be performed. This exam will begin with Dr. Williams running a painless device called a Temposcope down your spine. This highly sensitive device mesures the temperature on each side of your spine and allows Dr. Williams to pinpoint exactly which of your vertebrae may be out of alignment and causing your symptoms. Then a comprehensive chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurologic examination will be performed, followed by x-rays of your spine.
The next step will be a review of your films with Dr. Williams where he will point out any areas of concern and misalignment in your spine. You will then read over and sign an informed consent form that gives us written permission to begin your treatments. At this time you will be moved from the examination room to a treatment room and you will be given a second form with Dr. Williams recommended plan of treatment, (this is not a contract but simply a way for you to pick the treatment option that best suits your current needs.) Once you have made your selection, you will receive your first adjustment and /or therapies.
Most patients will be treated the same day as their initial visit, (which typically consists of examination and x-rays), except when your insurance carrier requires a two day procedure or when Dr. Williams has ordered additional tests such as an MRI, or CT of the spine and wants to review the results before beginning care. Dr. Williams has ordering privileges at all area hospitals and outpatient diagnostic centers so we can usually get you scheduled quickly. If, after your examination, Dr. Williams determines that chiropractic is not the best option for you at this time, we will make every effort to refer you to the appropriate specialist. Dr. Williams has a good working relationship with many fine orthopedists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons in our area, and often we can get you in to see them sooner than if you try to make the appointment for yourself.
Your healthcare is of paramount importance to us, and if we cannot help you, we will do our best to refer you to someone who can.