Upon entering our office, our receptionists/Chiropractic Assistants; Echo and Erin will welcome you as a member of our Chiropractic family. We will 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. Please bring your drivers license and insurance card(s) with you. We will do a free benefit check to inform you of your insurance's Chiropractic coverage.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Timothy Blanton to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Timothy Blanton to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Timothy Blanton will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays or send you to Ponca City Medical Center for walk-in X-rays. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Timothy Blanton will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can Dr Blanton help me?
- How often do I need to come in for care?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Timothy Blanton will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Timothy Blanton will provide the best treatment for pain relief and a wellness program for your needs.
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 massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, Dr. Tim Blanton will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits, routines for your lifestyle and Dr. Tim will suggest vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state. Our Clinic FACEBOOK page also provides our patients with an excellent source of information. Visit us at drtimblanton/facebook.com.