First Visit to Grand Oak Healthcare
Spinal Care Information
We file your insurance. In fact, we are probably your In-network Provider. We are In-Network with many insurance providers, including:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Veterans Choice/Community Care
- United Healthcare
- First Health Network
- Automobile Medical Payment Insurance
- We also take assignment from several attorneys in Athens if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Our Doctors will take all the time necessary to determine the nature of your condition.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent. Very much like the tests the Orthopedists and Neurologists perform, our Doctors will do a comprehensive examination to determine your exact diagnosis. Our Doctors work collaboratively with many other health care providers in the region. They strive to maintain an open line of communication with all PCPs and Specialists involved with your care. The goal is to keep everyone on the same page.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. If advanced imaging, such as MRI is necessary, our Doctors will order those studies to get a clearer understanding of your condition. If you have current x-rays for your present condition, our Doctors will most likely be able to use them.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will be provided with pain relieving treatment so that they can go home feeling better. It is not common practice for our Doctors to deliver the corrective spinal adjustment on the first day simply because examination of the radiographs and physical examination take time. Our Doctors always go over your radiographic studies and provide a written report that explains all findings and treatments.
Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete written report of findings.
As a general rule, most conditions can be managed in just a couple of weeks. There are no silly contracts, no classes to attend and only professional chiropractic care is to be expected.
Call us today at (706) 543-2584 or visit us at 2425 West Broad Street in Athens, GA.