On your first visit to our friendly office, you will be welcomed. Our receptionist will greet you, and you will be asked to fill out forms that will help us gain some information about you and your condition. You also have the option to either fill this information out online prior to your appointment (via an email we will send you). We will also review with you what our privacy policies are that we will protect your personal health information.
You will be brought into a private examination room, and Dr. Shields will then talk with you and ask you some specific questions regarding your condition and health history. After a thorough consultation with the doctor, you will receive a complete chiropractic examination. This will include testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard orthopedic, neurological, postural, and physical examinations. If necessary, the doctor may take X-rays on-site or refer you for additional testing procedures. This valuable information regarding your condition will give Dr. Shields a better understanding of how he will be able to help you.
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will determine if he feels chiropractic care may be of benefit to you. Dr. Shields will discuss his findings and make his recommendations for your specific treatment program.
If he feels that he can help you, he will tell you. If he feels he cannot help you, he will refer you to a doctor that will be able to help you the most. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Our office participates in many insurance programs. To find out if your insurance covers chiropractic care, you can call Hampstead Chiropractic Office directly at (603)329-9333 and ask for our billing specialist.
For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit card payments.