What To Expect - Becoming A Patient
When you first arrive, expect a warm welcome from Bethany who will greet you and guide you through the process of your first day! We will collect the new patient forms that were emailed to you or you printed from the links on our website. As a service to you, we will verify your health insurance coverage, so please bring your insurance card and your photo I.D.
Dr. Ballard will sit down with you to review your health history and do a consultation about what brings you or your child into the office. Please bring any outside tests (including X-ray, CT, MRI images, blood work and reports) to this visit. During your time together, Dr. Ballard will dig deep into your history. Expect questions you may have never been asked and possibly questions that seem unrelated to your main complaint. These questions are all part of the bigger picture as we look at you as a WHOLE person, not just as the complaint you write on our forms. During your time together, Dr. Ballard will explain the next and most important step of the process, the evaluation of your nervous system using the Insight Scan.
Using the latest Space Foundation Certified technology, your nervous system function will be tested. About 10% of your nervous system is devoted to sensation. That means we have to rely on technology to determine how 90% of your nervous system is actually functioning. This gives us a measurable baseline and objective data to be sure we are not just correcting symptoms, but actively moving you toward better function and improved health with our care plans!
Following your Insight Scan, a hands-on physical and orthopedic examination will be performed to evaluate the spine from a biomechanical perspective. The goal of this exam is to verify the presence of subluxations and the degree of severity of loss of motion and function of the spine.. If deviations are noted, x-rays may be needed to measure any structural complications, for example:leg length differences, scoliosis, and abnormal spinal position.
At the end of this visit, Dr. Ballard will have a very complete picture of your spinal health and nervous system integrity. She will use all the information gathered at this visit to put together a custom care plan based on what your body needs to move you as close as possible to perfect communication and improved health!
Between your first and second visit, Dr. Ballard will take the time to study your exams and write up a plan of action. When you sit down together, she will review all of the findings from your initial visit and explain how she can help you to reach your goals.
At this point, Dr. Ballard will provide you with your first adjustment!
Regular Visits and Progress Exams
We respect your time so expect us to be on schedule and efficient. Should you need extra time to discuss something with Dr. Ballard, please let us know so we can schedule time for you appropriately.
Your regular progress exams will take approximately 15 minutes. The time will be built into your custom care plan, and scheduled accordingly so you get the time with Dr. Ballard that you both need.
Once you have called the office and arranged an appointment with Dr. Ballard, please save yourself 20 minutes by downloading, printing, and filling-out our specialized forms detailing your health history and reason for your visit. By filling out before your appointment, you can ensure no information is left out and you can see the doctor as quickly as possible.
- Adult Member Health Records
- Child Member Health Record Age 0-3
- Child Member Health Record Age 4-8
- Child Member Health Record Age 9-13
- EHR Form (All Patients)
- HSQ Form (For all adult patients, including nutritional patients)
- Female Health Questionnaire for Nutritional Consultation
- Male Health Questionnaire for Nutritional Consultation
- Youth Health Questionnaire for Nutritional Consultation
- NEW Vaccine Exemption Form 2016
- Sample Religious Exemption Statement