WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST VISIT
If you are considering coming to us for care, the first step would be to schedule a complimentary consultation. There is no charge for this consultation. It’s a conversation, not a commitment.
The consultation gives you an opportunity to speak with Dr. Martin directly, ask any questions you may have, and see if our practice fits your healthcare goals and needs. It’s also a chance for Dr. Martin to review your case to determine if you are a good candidate for care in our office. If you both decide it seems like a good fit, then we’ll move to the next step and get you scheduled for an exam. If not, no harm, no offense, and you’re not out a penny.
Please call our office to schedule your consultation: 919-794-4455
Note: If you’ve been referred to our office by a current patient, and you’re ready to make an appointment for the exam, you can bypass the consultation if you choose.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, here’s what you can expect:
Please come 5-10 minutes early to fill out some paperwork. Plan on about 45 minutes for your first visit. Regular office visits after the first one are much shorter (10-15 minutes). Dr. Martin will ask you some questions to help him understand what is bothering you. Then he will do a chiropractic exam. There’s nothing painful or invasive about the exam. He will gently press around on your spine, do some muscle testing, check your alignment and range of motion, and most likely take X-Rays.
X-rays are taken right here at our office, and they are included in the cost of a new patient visit. We take X-rays of your spine in a normal resting position, as well as functional X-rays of your spine in motion. The reason for this is to see if any vertebrae are stuck or moving incorrectly, which leads to long-term problems like arthritis and degeneration
Please bring your insurance card with you or email it to us ahead of time. Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for their poor chiropractic coverage. But we will be glad to give your insurance company a call and find out if your plan will offset the cost for care in our office.
After you leave, Dr. Martin will spend time reviewing the results of your exam and analyzing your X-rays to find exactly where the problem is coming from. When you come back for your second visit, he will review all his findings with you in detail and tell you his plan of action for correcting the problem.
Our office is easy to find and convenient to get to from South Durham, downtown, the Research Triangle area and Chapel Hill. We’re located at the intersection of NC Highway 751 and 54, near Jordan High School. We’re in the same building as the FastMed Urgent Care, which is easy to spot from the road. Our address is 7010 NC Hwy 751, Suite 102, Durham, NC 27713.
We’re a kid-friendly office! So if you need to bring your children with you, it’s no problem at all.
Dr. Martin is extraordinarily dedicated and comprehensive in his work. And he’s just plain cool.Rachel L.