Upon calling our office our wonderful front desk and scheduling team will send you a link via email to fill out your health history. It is mandatory that you complete the entire online form prior to your first appointment. If you do not have access to email or a computer, we will simply have you come into the office prior to your appointment to fill out your health history. When you present to our office our front desk/scheduling team will greet you and welcome you as a member of our health care family.
Next, you will have a consultation with our Medical Assistants Jennifer or Katie. Jen or Katie will review your intake to make sure we have all of your information accurately set up in your chart so that our Medical Provider Alexander Gimelberg, PA-C or Danielle Hebert, NP, will have a complete understanding of your case.
Once your chart is reviewed you will be introduced to Alexander or Danielle and he or she will perform your medical examination. Your medical exam will be a complete examination, (testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examination procedures). Nothing will be done in our office without your consent. Upon completion of your exam, Alex or Dani will determine if and diagnostic testing is needed and/or if any prescription medication is recommended. If x-rays or other testing is needed he will be able to write the orders to a nearby facility. If prescription medication is needed he will be able to write the appropriate prescription or update your PCP if another Rx. is needed. Please note that this clinic is a non-narcotic based practice.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Before your next visit the clinical team will review any diagnostic tests that have been ordered and we will all discuss your case and determine what the best course of treatment will be. You will come back to the office for your second visit and we will present you with a report of findings, (an overview of your exam, diagnostic testing and proposed treatment plan). We will be sure to answer the following questions:
1. Can you help me?
2. What do you recommend that I do to get better?
3. How much is it going to cost?
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment after they agree on a treatment plan, after the report of findings on the second visit. This may include rehabilitation, trigger point injections, joint injections, Stem Cell Allograft injection(s), supportive bracing, and/or dietary advice. Treatment is interactive with you, so you can express any concerns you have about the treatment plan you will be most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on care at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Everybody is unique and different and therefore everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, keeping your weight under control and stress relief. Rest be assured you have made the right decision by choosing Maragal Medical, “where medicine and chiropractic team up for better patient care”.