First Visit

Brief Paperwork
Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

New Patient Forms

We have made our new patient forms available to you as Adobe Acrobat files for your convenience. Of course, you can always come by the office and fill them out like everyone else, but then, you wouldn't be looking at this page right now if you were like everyone else.

If you do not have a Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can obtain a free copy by clicking the link below.

Get Acrobat Reader

When you have Acrobat Reader, click on the links below to download the New Patient forms. (If you are on a dial-up modem connection, please be patient - it may take several minutes). Then print the forms, fill them out, and bring them with you on your first visit.

New Patient Forms 1rst Health Group




Consultation
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 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.

X-ray Studies
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.

Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include 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 ice or heat application instructions, 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 and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.