Dr. Josie wants to make your treatment experience as seamless as possible. Here you will find new patient forms, resources that address commonly asked questions, and information about my partners.
New Patient Paperwork
The office now has intake forms that can be completed online. A link for your specific form will be emailed once a new patient exam is scheduled. If you prefer to complete the intake by hand, you can print the appropriate intake (adult, pediatric or infant) from below or ask for a paper copy at the office. Every patient, regardless of age, will need a signed consent.
*for all patients*
Adult Intake Form
Pediatric Intake Form
Infant Intake Form
Do you take health insurance?
Yes! Dr. Josie takes most major health insurances including, but not limited to: United Healthcare, Scripps, Sharp, Health Net, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. To find out exactly what your insurance covers please email your insurance information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Verification takes 24-48 hours. Treatments are also eligible for HSA/FSA coverage/reimbursement.
What if I don’t have insurance? What form of payments do you accept?
Dr. Josie has very reasonable cash rates that you can find listed on the “book now” page. Cash and venmo are the preferred method of payment, but all major credit cards are accepted.
Does it hurt?
Nothing during the appointment should hurt, although some people find the popping sound made during the adjustment a bit startling. Certain injuries could cause pain during examination and treatment but Dr. Josie can modify her techniques for each individual/injury.
What should I expect during the first appointment?
The first visit will last 45 minutes to an hour. Dr. Josie will start by taking a history of your chief complaint and overall health. She will then perform an exam which commonly includes a posture assessment, range of motion, muscle testing, neurological testing, and palpation of muscles and joints. Dr. Josie usually transitions seamlessly from exam into treatment. Treatment during the first visit usually includes adjustments, muscle work, and craniosacral therapy. Although some exam findings may be discussed during the first visit, a full report of findings and recommendations are made at the first follow-up visit.
*Dr. Josie almost always treats during the first visit! The only exception to this is the rare instance when exam findings contraindicate treatment. *
What should I expect during return visits?
Return visits last anywhere from 10 minutes-30 minutes depending on the services rendered. Dr. Josie will discuss which services will be most beneficial to you during the first follow-up visit and as needed during the course of your care. You can expect to spend the entirety of a return visit on the table receiving treatment. If you have a new injury or concern however, Dr. Josie will need to spend some of the time on history and exam.
How many visits will I need?
The number of visits recommended varies greatly person to person and depending on the situation. Although possible, it is rare that problems are resolved in one visit. Dr. Josie requests that every patient commit to at least two visits. At the second visit Dr. Josie will provide an individualized plan of care. An example of a plan of care to treat a musculoskeletal injury would be two visits weekly for 4 weeks. After an injury has healed Dr. Josie commonly recommends a preventive plan of care such as one visit per month. Packages and discounts are available to assist in compliance with plan of care.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes, chiropractic care is very safe for patients of all ages and a great alternative to riskier treatments such as medication, injections and surgery. Like all other treatments however, chiropractic does carry some risks including soreness, bruising, and in extremely rare cases broken bones and stroke. Well trained chiropractors should be able to avoid bruising and broken bones. And although several cases of stroke after chiropractic manipulation have been reported, studies have found that patients presenting with neck pain are equally as likely to show symptoms of a stroke after visiting their PCP as they are a chiropractor. Please see the articles below for more detailed information on the safety of chiropractic.
Ways to Save
If you are interested in one of the plans or packages please let Dr. Josie know at your next appointment!
Monthly Maintenance Plan
$65 per month recurring payment includes:
One 30-minute visit per month
15% off all other services and products
of 30-minute visits
3 visits for $213.75
($71.25 per visit, a 5% savings)
6 visits for $405.00
($67.50 per visit, a 10% savings)
12 visits for $765.00
($63.75 per visit, a 15% savings)
Once one family member is enrolled in a wellness plan or has purchased a package of visits their discount amount (either 5%, 10% or 15%) can be used towards a new patient visit for any immediate family member.
Package visits can be used for any immediate family member once they are an established patient.
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Kosloff TM, Elton D, et al. Chiropractic care and the risk of vertebrobasilar stroke: results of a case-control study in U.S. commercial and Medicare Advantage populations. Chiropr Man Ther. 2015;23:19.