FAQ

Q:  How do I make an appointment?
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Simply call the office at 814-274-8486.  Monday through Friday

Q:  Will my insurance pay for my care?
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Because of the variety of insurance plans available today this varies with each policy.  Check with you plan for specific coverage.

Q: Does insurance pay for nutritional testing?
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Insurance often pays for blood testing that serves as part of our nutritional workup. However, many of the more “cutting edge” nutritional and functional medicine testing is not reimbursed by insurance.  “Prompt payment” fees are available through our nutritional labs to help make testing more affordable.  Also, the Multi-Care Center belongs to a laboratory Co-op that enables our patients to enjoy severe discounts on blood work when paid for at the time of visit.  This feature is especially useful for those patients without insurance.

Q:  Do you accept Workers Compensation?
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Yes.  Call our front desk with details of your case to determine whether your visits will be paid for.  (Date of injury, employer, previous care, type of injury)

Q: What kind of problems do you treat?
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Because our approach is to enhance and support the foundational issues of good health, we find that we can help most people in one way or another.  Again, we do not specifically treat cancer, practice surgery, prescribe medications, practice obstetrics or gynecology.

Q: Do you treat children?
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Yes.  We treat children with all of the same modalities as we treat our adult patients.  This includes Chiropractic manipulation, nutrition, and exercise/rehabilitation.  Children classically respond extremely well to the protocols used in this office.

Q: Do you treat cancer?
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Not specifically.  But we treat cancer patients who often are nutritionally depleted and frequently experience benefit in their overall health as a result of treatment.

Q: Do you specialize in treating any specific problems?
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If it could be said that we “specialize” in anything, probably treatment of the “walking wounded” would be accurate.  We often use the “walking wounded” terminology for those people who are “too sick to be well and too well to be sick”.  In other words, their condition has escaped detection by the current medical model but are surely not well. Or treatment of their condition is not targeting the true cause (which was never discovered), and they are relying on medications to treat symptoms that could be otherwise reversed.  These conditions often include autoimmune diseases, chronic digestive problems, weight loss resistance, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, insulin resistance, lack of mental clarity, widespread joint pains, chronic gastrointestinal complaints etc.  However, because of our diverse approach, we treat many types of conditions including: Headaches, neck pain, back pain, sports injuries, tendonitis, bursitis, “pinched nerves”, sciatica, disc problems, spinal stenosis, rotator cuff problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, acid reflux, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, yeast syndrome, parasites, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, bowel toxicity, anemias, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, diabetes, asthma, allergy, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, eczema, adrenal fatigue, thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome, and biliary problems.

Q: Do you have supplements available?  And can I get them elsewhere?
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Yes, we have a large inventory of nutritional supplements.  Over the last several years we have discovered a variety of very effective supplements from a variety of manufacturers.  Most of these supplements are very high in quality.  It is with these supplements that we expect good results.  If you want to purchase a supplement other than what we recommended for you, we only ask that it be of similar quality.

Q: Will I have to have an x-ray?
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We do not x-ray every patient.  We x-ray only those patients that show a need based upon the history and examination.  We do have an x-ray on site for your convenience.

Q: Does everybody get blood testing?
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Every new patient does not get blood testing, but we do, in fact, glean valuable information from blood testing, especially when assessing not just the “highs and lows” but looking for patterns of more subtle problems that are ordinarily not diagnosed from blood tests.

Q: Does everybody get manipulation?
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Not necessarily.  But because of the significant positive effects of a Chiropractic adjustment (manipulation), most of our patients who complain of musculoskeletal pain receive spinal manipulation.  If that is something you would rather not have, just let the staff know.

Q: Does Chiropractic manipulation hurt?
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Ordinarily Chiropractic manipulation is not painful. In some cases, where excessive inflammation is present, treatment can be very briefly painful or uncomfortable.  Typically as our patients improve, manipulation is much more comfortable and many patients enjoy having Chiropractic manipulation.  Often, people feel a distinct sense of well being after a Chiropractic manipulation.  For those people who have more sensitive tissues, alternative “low force” technique is available upon request.

Q: How long does it take to get better?
A:This of course depends on a number of variables, which includes: duration of illness, patient compliance, severity of the illness, other complicating illnesses, emotional stress etc. When we discuss our initial treatment plan we give an estimated duration of treatment based the complete picture of your case.

Q: Do you prescribe medications if needed?
A: No.  Since Dr. Fink is a Chiropractor his scope of practice does not include writing drug prescriptions.  Furthermore, because the philosophy of this office embraces a drug free approach,  we seek to provide a drug-free solution for every patient’s given condition.

Q: What do you do if I don’t get better?
A: We do not hesitate to refer you to another provider we feel may be able to help your specific condition.