Upon entering our office, the staff will welcome you as a member of our family. We request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, we will discuss your health history and the nature of your complaint with Dr. Tom Terbilcox. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Tom Terbilcox to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how care in this office can help you meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Tom Terbilcox will perform a thorough examination. A typical examination includes several components to understand how your particular pain issues impact you. This exam is moderate in length and looks for a number of issues. It includes aspects that includes active range of motion, orthopedic evaluation and neurological testing.
Imaging is not an absolute necessity. In many cases we find that imaging can be deferred in favor of pursuing a course of care. There are instances wherein a patient presents with a history of trauma or what we call "red flag" issues. In these instances imaging may be obtained on this initiate date of service.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Tom Terbilcox will discuss the findings. The conversation address questions that include:
- What is the nature/cause of your problem?
- Can the problem be treated/correct?
- What are the therapy options?
In the majority of cases a conservative and short course of care is able to reach your goals. There are instances where we might find that concurrent care with your primary care provider or referral to your primary care provider is necessary. In these instances, this will all be communicated to you. Our goal is to accurately diagnose your condition and seek out the most timely and effective course of care available. Our goal is YOUR well-being.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.