Sometimes you don’t have a choice in selecting your own chiropractor. But those are rare emergencies. Follow these ideas to find one that you can depend on when are in need.
Discover your chiropractor’s office hours. You can assume it will be the standard business hours of 9am to 5pm. If you need to can you make an appointment later? If you work during the day it might be necessary to find a chiropractor available in the evening.
Asking about discounted rates & promotional services is a great idea, especially for people that do not have insurance. Many may feel that not having insurance completely eliminates them from being seen by a primary care chiropractor. That is not true; it is just a matter of finding the professionals that will see you.
If you find that a chiropractor has negative reviews it will be important to evaluate the findings. If there are only one or two reviews then you might not give the reviews the same weight as say, if there were a hundred or more. If the review only states that they did not like the chiropractor then this information is insignificant for your purposes.
Often, chiropractors who do not accept insurance will in turn give referrals for specialists who also do not accept insurance. Make sure that your chiropractor refers you to specialists and facilities covered by your insurance and take care to obtain approval prior to chiropractic procedures.
Many insurance policies do not cover the full care provided by concierge chiropractors. These chiropractors often offer extensive office visits which many patients view as a benefit that outweighs potential costs.
A chiropractor should not be measured by his board certification since that does not guarantee competence. It is a seal of approval by an organization only as good as its reputation. There are plenty of valid reasons for a chiropractor to not be board certified.
How biased is your chiropractor when it comes to prescriptions? Are there alternative, generic drugs that he could prescribe instead? If your chiropractor always recommends brands, he or she may be receiving kickbacks. This is almost always illegal. If you suspect him of this, what kind of care can you expect him to provide?
Author: Jeff HowardThis author has published 29 articles so far.