Your First Visit

You will have 60-75 minutes with me, during which our goals will be:

  1. To hear the full story of what is going on and what we can do together in order to help you.
    • I want to hear what, how and when, and other details related to your concerns.
    • I need to know your past medical history, including any prior evaluations.
    • Old records are helpful, especially actual radiographs (xrays, MRIs, etc.), other diagnostic studies, and reports of procedures, including operative reports.
  2. To assess current health status with examination.
  3. To collaboratively develop a strategy aimed at wellness. We are looking for the ROOT causes of your issues.
    • Education is provided regarding current impressions and why.
    • You and I will discuss optional therapies and choices.
    • I may initiate further evaluations, if needed.
    • You and I will establish follow up plans.
    • You should have take-home education on what you can do to help yourself right away.
  4. To start treatment of any pain concern, I generally begin with hands-on release of tension patterns through osteopathic manual therapies at the time of our first encounter.
  5. Acupuncture is one of the optional tools for treatment, and, due to time constraints, is usually deferred until our second encounter.
  6. Please wear or bring loose, comfortable clothing that allows movement and ready access for examination.


I complement you on your complete explanation of my condition and the many options available to me. During my visit, you focused on me, your patient, and my situation and I felt that you were thorough in your examination and unhurried. This is a refreshing change from many medical visits I have had in recent times.
Carolee Smith


We do accept some insurances, on a fee for service basis.

Insurances accepted include:

  • Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • EHP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (with some exceptions)
  • We do not participate with any HMOs, including Blue Choice
  • Ask us if you have something else