What to Expect

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family.  We will request you to fill out our patient forms, which provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Save some time and fill out the forms ahead of time. Download and complete the forms below and bring them to your first visit:

Notice of Privacy Practices
Medication- Allergies list
GPCC Financial Policy
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practices
Chiropractic Consent form
New Patient Intake form
Neck Questionnaire
Back Questionnaire


ConsultationConsultation

Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Edward Welch to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Edward Welch to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care can meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Edward Welch will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as functional neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.


x-rayStudiesX-Ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of your present functional status. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.


ReportoffindingsReport of Findings

Next, Dr. Edward Welch will give you a report of findings to answer the 3 popular questions:

  • Can you help me?
  • What do you recommend that I do to get better?
  • How much is it going to cost?

After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Edward Welch will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Edward Welch believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.


Treatment

Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the first appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.  Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.