From the first phone call to our office, you’ll notice something very different about Chronic Care Charlottesville – we care and we don’t make you wait.
Upon your arrival, our receptionist will greet you, give you a tour of the office and welcome you as a member of our family. What’s also unique is that you’ll be seen within minutes, sometimes seconds of your appointment time. We do have a traditional “waiting room” but don’t get too comfy because you won’t be there long!
Nobody likes waiting around in a doctor’s office for minutes or even hours past their appointment time. Your time is important and I get that. In order to start on time, how about this.
We’ll send you the necessary paperwork BEFORE your appointment or you may download and print the paperwork by clicking the link to the right. Please fill them ALL OUT before your appointment and bring them in with you. That way we will not miss even a minute of this important 1st visit – and we will start ON TIME!
Next you will have a consultation with me, Dr. Brian, to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential care options.
Your first visit is designed for me to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether our unique Functional Medicine care will be able to meet your goals. There is no charge for this consultation.
After your consultation, I’ll perform a detailed functional neurological, physical and orthopedic examination. Many people tell me that this is the most detailed exam they’ve EVER received.
My exam is thorough and doesn’t hurt a bit but you should rest assured that nothing will be done in our office without your consent. The purpose of the consultation and exam is to see if I can really make a magnificent, positive difference with your condition.
I may need to take X-rays if they are warranted. If so, our facility has the capability to take whatever is needed. Have your own recent X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, blood labs? GREAT, please bring them with you or let us know where we can access them and we’ll do all the rest for you.
Report of Findings
This is usually performed on the second visit. Once the consultation, examination and needed X-rays have been performed, I’ll give you a “Report of Findings” to answer the four most common questions a new patient has:
- Can you help me?
- If so, how long is it going to take?
- How much is it going to cost?
- How will my insurance help?
If, for whatever reason, I do not believe that I can truly help you, I’ll let you know that on this visit. I won’t even waste your time or money. If, on the other hand, I am convinced I can make a MAGNIFICENT difference, then I’ll let you know that too and I’ll discuss exactly what it’s going to take to make that happen.
Patients are usually provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the second appointment. This may include spinal mobilization, manual therapies, cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, Trigenics™, and brain based therapies.
Care is interactive and my staff and I always explain everything. In this office you are an integral part of your healing process – what a concept, huh?
Patient Education Classes
I believe that educating yourself on how to reverse your condition as well as eventually achieving optimal health and wellness is of the utmost importance. And that’s why I teach classes on Nutrition and Exercise.
Do you really want to turn your life around? If the answer is a resounding “OF COURSE I DO”, then plan on attending both of these classes. They are free and are chalk full of up to date, vital information to put you back on the healthy track.
If you’re ready to make your appointment to see how I can help you find relief, just fill out the form below and my staff will be in touch as soon as possible!
Dr.Brian Prax, Doctor of Chiropractic