We will always collect your insurance information at your first visit and then verify benefits. Because this is a process that can take 30-45 minutes of staff time, we do not do this until you have had a consultation or evaluation with the chiropractor. Because this may be a question or concern for many, we do offer a no charge consultation with the doctor so you can meet the doctor, we can verify benefits, and we can get started with helping you get back to normal life if that’s what you choose to do.
A thought on insurance: Health insurance really should be called “Sick Insurance.” It generally covers sickness and crisis but doesn’t necessarily cover the things that keep you healthy and thriving, like organic food, yoga, etc. Health insurance keeps you healthy about as well as life insurance keeps you alive. For true wellness care, take responsibility for your own health and budget some money every month to go towards health not just “Sick Insurance.”
Most medical doctors are honestly just busy and want what’s best for their patients, but we must also remember they work in a system that is designed by pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies for profit, and there is no profit in referring to a chiropractor when you could recommend drugs or surgery and get paid. There are many biases against chiropractors from medical doctors historically, even some that were taught in medical school and political organizations like the AMA.
Chiropractors have been getting the sick well for over 120 years now, often at great personal expense and persecution including jail time. The only reason it continues to exist as a profession is because it works so well. Chiropractors had to sue the AMA and in an incredibly important lawsuit spanning 10 years (Wilk vs the AMA 1990) it was upheld by the supreme court that a conspiracy to destroy the chiropractic profession had been in operation. There were days not that long ago when chiropractors went to jail for ‘practicing medicine without a license;’ they would adjust the guards, the inmates, and everyone they could get their hands on and continue to make the world a better place, connecting man the physical to man the spiritual through attunement of the nerve system accomplished with the chiropractic adjustment.
Things are looking brighter for chiropractic. A recent guideline by the AMA (yes the same organization that was trying to destroy chiropractic) recently looked at the evidence surrounding back surgery and conservative treatment and issued guidelines that chiropractic and other conservative therapies should be tried, perhaps even multiple attempts and modalities, before surgery is considered.