What types of health insurance do you accept?
We take many insurances, in and out of network. Although verification of benefits is not a guarantee of coverage, we always do our best to make sure our patients understand how their individual policies apply in our office. Our fees are also designed for patients who are uninsured and under insured. Many of our patients pay us directly for their care if they do not have insurance coverage. Keep in mind that Dr. Wehrspan believes in trying to provide relief quickly and does not expect you to come in any more than necessary. If you have any further questions regarding our fees, please contact us and we are happy to discuss your individual situation!
What can I expect on the first visit?
Patients deserve the time they need to achieve results and we are dedicated to this. Dr. Wehrspan will conduct a thorough history and examination. Imaging studies such as x-rays are not a requirement on the first visit and they are reserved for specific conditions only, for example, if a fracture were suspected. We find that for most patients, imaging is not needed, and a diagnosis can be made during the exam. Every patient is different, and every plan of recovery should also be different. Dr. Wehrspan is here to help bring clarity to the process of helping his patients feel better and he provides the education and resources patients need. Our experience is that most patients can be treated the same day and leave feeling better than when they first arrived.
Do I have to have my neck "cracked"?
Absolutely not. In fact, it is not uncommon for a patient to need something entirely different. The goal of care is that you see results and the only way we can help our patients achieve this is to listen to what each patient needs individually. Spinal manipulation is just one of many conservative and non-surgical tools we use to help patients. Like a fingerprint, every patient is different. It is not about us; it is about you.
Will I need to come in forever?
Quite the opposite. Once an exam has been performed and a diagnosis determined, a trial of individualized, conservative care serves as our best diagnostic tool. Pain is a message from the body that something needs attention or that something needs to change. The goal of care is to figure out what the body needs. For most, an initial trial of therapy is short, and patients see results within 1-6 visits. Results are tracked closely and monitored to ensure progress. Pain should be going down and function should be going up. If a patient fails to improve, we work hard to find answers which may include ordering imaging or coordinating a referral to a specialist. As our patients improve, we introduce home mechanical therapy programs to foster independence. Most patients find that once they feel better, they can manage on their own and chose to come in at their discretion.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
Dr. Wehrspan is considered specialist and therefor a referral is not required. Even so and if needed, Dr. Wehrspan will work in collaboration with other treating physicians such as primary care physicians and surgical specialists. Better care comes from working together as a team.