Choosing a chiropractor is highly personal. The first question you need to ask is whose opinion you trust most, among those you know. Who routinely gives you reliable advice?
That’s your first move. You’re going to ask that person for a recommendation. It’s through recommendations that you’ll narrow the field and find your way to chiropractic care you can trust.
Now that you’ve got some recommendations from people whose opinion you respect, you’ll need to find out whether the chiropractors on your list are covered by your insurer. Again, you’re narrowing things down. But as you narrow the field, you’ll want to make sure that these chiropractors are not only covered but offer the type of services you want, in the setting you want.
Everyone’s going to have different bullet points to check off when choosing a chiropractor. Your list of what to look for when choosing a chiropractor may include convenience. You may be looking for a chiropractor who’s close to home, or close to your place of employment.
Hit the Google machine.
Googling chiropractors on your list is crucial. What you’re looking for is validation of certification to practice, as well as any disciplinary actions which may have been taken against people on your list.
Remember that glowing recommendations don’t always tell the whole story. Go a little deeper to ensure that your selections are reputable practitioners with spotless histories.
Websites are goldmines of information.
I’m happy you’re reading this post because it means you’ve found my clinic’s website. We’re proud of it.
We’ve built this website to be informative and patient-centered. Those two qualities are extremely important and they’re going to tell you a lot about the chiropractor you’re researching.
We have a lot of information on this site about various conditions and treatments. You’ll also find extensive information about the qualifications of our clinicians – including me.
Our resumes and backgrounds are here for you to read, so you can know more about us. Every chiropractor’s website should be as transparent as possible, so you know who you’re considering as a therapeutic resource.
Now, call the chiropractor’s office. How does the person who answers the phone treat you? Do you feel that you’re being served professionally? Are your questions met with information or irritation?
A chiropractor’s receptionist is on the front line of the care you’re going to receive and how that person responds to you is a good indicator of how you’ll be treated in person. Don’t forget to ask about appointment availability and any wait times involved.
Once you’ve made your first appointment, you’ll find out who the chiropractor is. Compassionate? Friendly? Professional? What to look for when choosing a chiropractor should always include feeling comfortable with your choice on a human level.
As a chiropractor, I know my clients need to feel that I’m the right chiro for the job. If I’m on your list, please feel free to schedule an appointment, to see if we’re the right fit.