I appreciate the comments we have received and apologize for the length of time between blogs. I am getting used to this new form of communication. Thank you for your patience and tips. - Suzanne
What sets our Doctor and Staff apart from the others
We take the time to listen to our patients. It is not a quick visit where we do a quick exam and send you out the door with a prescription for medications to hopefully ease the pain. Our aim is to help you and your body heal completely or as completely as is possible. On your first visit to our clinic, you are asked to fill out an extensive questionaire about how your injury occurred. From this, the staff goes over the information with you to make sure it is as clear as possible. The doctor then arrives to the exam room and once again goes over the information with you to check on the accuracy. He asks detailed questions as to what you experienced during, immediately after and since the accident. It is not uncommon for the first visit to our office to last a minimum of 3 hours between paperwork to be filled out and the extensive exam.
There are times where the doctor will re-ask the questions a couple of different ways so that he can be sure of his understanding as to what you are describing so that it is accurate for the report that will be generated from your visit. As he goes through the information and later through the exam, he will be sensitive to questions that you might have and desire to ask of him. We try to be sure that all of our staff speaks in terms that are understandable by the patient regardless of their age or walk in life. We want everyone to have an understanding of the findings as well as the recommended treatments that we offer.
Once the exam is over, the doctor will share his findings with you. He will explain his recommendations as far as any treatments, therapies or medications that he feels would be of most benefit to you. He will ask you if you have any questions so that he can clarify any area that might seem a bit foggy to you yet.
We understand that when we listen to what the patient has to say, we are able to gain much deeper insight into what we should be looking at and how events took place to get you to where you are now. With that information we can then better formulate a more sure and solid path for your recovery and with the expectation of as much of a complete healing as is possible. Our goal is always to reach the point of optimal health for each patient before they finish our treatment plan and are released back into regular life.