Office Policy

Office Policy Laura Hotten May 22, 2022

The principles and core values that guide our practice are Compassion, Service, Integrity and Clinical Excellence.

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Office Policy

Please note: Dr. Dutson is NOT a participating provider with any insurance company. THRIVE is private pay. We do not accept insurance or bill insurance companies. This allows us to focus 100% on you and the factors that support your health and well-being. We do not participate in PI, WC, Medicare, or Medicaid. Payment is due at the time of service and we accept cash, check, credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover) in addition to HSA/Flexible Spending cards. 

Cancellation Policy-

24-hour notice is required or a $35 fee will apply for missed appointments.

1st Visit
Consultation & Exam

A new patient workup includes a consultation, detailed history, exam, postural evaluation, infrared thermography upper cervical scan, and Cone Beam CT Scan.

Dr. Dutson will perform a computer-assisted analysis of the CT Scan in order to determine if there is an upper cervical misalignment before you return for your next visit. Your scans will also be sent to a radiologist for additional review and that report will be available to discuss at your next visit. 

 

2nd Visit
Assessment & Plan of Action

We put the CBCT images up on the big screen and we discuss the findings together. All questions will be answered before moving forward with care. If indicated, we perform the first upper cervical adjustment on this visit utilizing a laser-guided instrument. There is no twisting or cracking of the neck. The adjustment is followed by resting in a zero gravity chair to allow the initial correction time to stabilize. We go over the results of the exam and computerized analysis of the imaging. If indicated we perform the first upper cervical correction on this visit utilizing a laser-guided instrument that does not require any twisting or cracking of the neck. This is followed by resting in a zero gravity chair to allow the initial correction to begin to stabilize. 

We discuss a treatment plan specific to your unique situation that will give you the best chance to achieve optimal results from your treatment. As you progress in your care, Dr. Dutson will make modifications as needed in your treatment plan to align with your body's response to upper cervical care. 

Additional Visits as Clinically Indicated
Follow up
Cancellation Policy

24-hour notice required or charges may apply for missed appointments.