Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you and ask for your patient forms. We request that you complete our patient forms at home located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. Filling them out before you arrive saves time.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Goodfield to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and treatment options. This initial visit is designed for him to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine a treatment program that will best resolve your problem.
After your consultation, Dr. Goodfield will perform an examination appropriate for the severity and type of your problem, which may involve testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests, according to the needs of your situation may be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Many patients we treat do not need X-rays. However, depending on your specific condition, we may send you to the Culpeper or Fauquier Hospital Radiology department with an order for X-rays. X-rays help us better understand your problem and better judge how we may or may not help you. X-rays may alert us to any serious spinal condition.
fter understanding the nature of your problem, Dr. Goodfield will discuss your problem with you and answer any questions including:
1. Can you help me and if so, how? If not, who do you recommend I see?
2. What type of treatment would be most effective for me and how often do I need to come in?
3. What will my treatment cost?
He will also notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Goodfield will strive to provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you will be treated unless you choose to wait until the next visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, acupuncture, low level laser or inter-segmental spinal traction. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
In the first visits, the doctor may suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. Topics may include your mattress, pillow, exercise ball therapy, massage therapy, inversion therapy, walking programs, wellness/fitness center prorams, etc. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.