We take pride in providing a wonderful experience for first-time chiropractic patients!
At Compass Chiropractic, we'd like you to feel comfortable coming in for care by giving you clear expectations for your first visit. Before you even arrive at our office, there are some things that you should do. If you have been in an auto accident or a work injury bring copies of any paperwork you have filled out along with any other information you have in regard to those accidents. If you've had X-rays or other imaging done at another health facility, talk with our office prior to coming to your first visit to find out whether you should obtain those images and bring them in. With respect for your busy schedule, we have provided our new patient paperwork linked above, so that you can get a head start filling that out before you even arrive at our office.
You can expect your first visit to last approximately one hour. Your spouse and children are welcome to accompany you on your first visit if you'd like. When you arrive at Compass Chiropractic, you will be greeted warmly and guided through any additional paperwork needed. Our children's books and toys will keep your little ones occupied in the reception area while you work on that.
After completing your paperwork, you will be guided to the exam room, where Dr. Krohse will arrive shortly. A thorough history will be obtained and an exam including chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurologic tests will be performed. Functional tests including range of motion and muscle testing will also help the doctor better assess your condition. The doctor will then advise you whether your condition can be helped by the therapies available at Compass Chiropractic, or whether your condition requires attention from a medical doctor. X-rays of the problem areas may be recommended in order to determine how posture, degeneration, malformation, or injury is affecting you. Recent X-rays taken by other providers can often be analyzed by Dr. Krohse rather than taking new ones. After any needed X-rays are taken, you may receive treatment and home care recommendations. You will then be guided to the front desk where you will schedule your report of findings.
Report of Findings
On your second visit, Dr. Krohse will present to you what was found through your history, examination, and X-rays. He will use this report of findings to give detailed answers to the following three questions as well as answer any additional questions you may have.
- What's wrong?
- How can we treat it?
- How long do we expect it to take?
Treatment options will be explained, as well as a recommended course of care. Time is reserved for you to be treated at the report of findings visit. A staff member will take the time to make sure you understand your obligations regarding finances and insurance