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. This allows us to focus 100% on you and the factors that support your health and well-being. 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. In order to keep our fees as low as possible, a 2.6% convenience fee is charged on all credit cards.

Cancellation Policy-

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

1st Visit
Consultation & Exam
Approximately 90 minutes

A new patient workup includes a consultation, detailed history, exam, postural evaluation, infrared thermography upper cervical scan, and digital x-rays.

Dr. Dutson will perform a computer-assisted analysis of the x-rays in order to determine if there is an upper cervical misalignment.

This entire visit is conducted one-on-one with Dr. Dutson.

2nd Visit
Evaluation & Correction
Approximately 90 minutes

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. Finally, we repeat two of the initial digital x-ray views. These two post-correction views undergo another computerized analysis in order to determine your unique response to the initial correction and allow us to fine-tune the correction to make it as precise and unique to you and your condition as possible.

3rd Visit
Approximately 30 minutes

We put the before and after upper cervical x-rays and their computerized analysis up on the big screen and together we review the changes that resulted from the initial correction.

Any updates to the correction prescription that are designed to increase its effectiveness will be discussed.

All questions will be answered before moving forward with another precise upper cervical correction as indicated.

Additional Visits as Clinically Indicated
Follow up
30 minutes

CareCredit is available at THRIVE

Cancellation Policy

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