Waterford Medical Center
509 Olde Waterford Way
Suite 201
Leland, NC 28451

What to Expect on Your First Visit

New Patient Paperwork
The first thing that needs to be done is to fill out your new patient forms.  For your convenience, you may download and print your new patient paperwork on your home computer and complete them before your appointment here . Or, if you'd like to handle the paperwork at the office that is no problem either!  If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card and will be happy to verify your benefits and chiropractic coverage.

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination
In order to determine what exactly is wrong, 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.

X-ray Studies
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays either to rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.  We have a state of the art radiology department in our building and all x-rays are reviewed by your chiropractor and a radiologist.

Same Day Treatment
If x-rays are not ordered and treatment is an appropriate measure at that time, patients may be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include instructions on the application of ice or heat, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule 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 of their initial appointment upon which they will be provided a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.

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