Your First Visit

 

There is often much to discuss on your initial visit with any new doctor. Depending on your condition please allow approximately 1 hour or more for your first visit, which will include an in-depth consultation and examination.  

If you have had any X-rays, a MRI  scan or CT examination related to your problem,  please brings the films with you or you may experience a delay in your care. 


We work with many primary care providers and specialists and we are happy to partner with your doctor and accept their referral.   Many patients come to see us with a low back problem, neck pain or a headache, and find we are very skilled in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems. The frequency of subsequent follow-up treatment visits will depend on your response to care during your treatment plan. Recovery from an accident or injury is most often a process, rather than  an event.


We also offer functional medicine services for the prevention and management of chronic illness. The course of care you select is strictly up to you. We will make every effort to see that you receive the care you need and want. If you want functional medicine services you may find that diagnostic laboratory testing, bio-markers and even genetic testing are integral components of your personalized treatment plan.


Laboratory test results are often used to design your personal health care program, as well as uncover the root causes of your medical condition. We will review with you the procedures for obtaining the recommended testing.  

We have access to X-ray and advanced diagnostic imaging including CT and MRI for our patient’s convenience at outpatient medical centers and all local hospitals.


Follow-up visits: You will receive detailed laboratory test results and be guided through their interpretations at your first follow-up  visit.  This visit will last between 15 and 30 minutes. The frequency of subsequent follow-up visits will depend entirely on your unique health condition and treatment plan. Some patients will require a follow up visit every few months, whereas others may need to be seen much less frequently. 

Follow-up visits will depend on your individual needs and preferences.


Appointment Cancellation Policy: If it is necessary for you to cancel your appointment, we request that you call the office at least 48 hours in advance as a courtesy to our staff and our other patients.


To cancel an appointment, please call (440) 528-0005. You may leave a detailed message on the voice mail if you are unable to speak to us directly and we will call you back as soon as possible. 

Do not use this after hours system for  medical emergencies, if you have a medical emergency go to the nearest emergency room.