Your First Appointment
Knowing what to expect at your first appointment can help you feel more comfortable with your care, and help us provide you with comprehensive treatment.
Before your appointment:
- If you feel uncomfortable completing the forms online or need help from our office staff, please don’t hesitate to call us at (309) 762-PAIN.
- If your insurance is Workman’s Compensation, please notify the office when scheduling your appointment. We also request that you get approval from your Workman’s Compensation company prior to your appointment.
- We need to gather any X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans or diagnostic imaging from other providers before your first appointment in order to provide the best care possible. If you have access to these, please bring them in to your appointment. You can request your other providers to fax your imaging to us as well. Alternatively, you can fill out a medical release and we can gather that information for you. If no previous records are available, Dr. K may order additional testing or provide testing here in the office.
- Bring a list of your current medications to your first appointment to save time!
At your appointment:
- Dr. KV will start by going over your medical and health history. Please bring a current list of any medications you are taking, health conditions you have, and a history of surgeries. If you have trouble remembering, bring a friend.
- After your assessment and any diagnostic imaging or testing, Dr. K will review your treatment options and plan.
- If a controlled substance medication is prescribed, you will be given a urine drug test before you get the prescription.
- Unlike many practices, we do procedures on your first visit, so it may be a good idea to bring someone with you, in case you need a ride home.
- You may also be taught yoga-breathing, stretches and exercises, so try to wear comfortable clothing.
Ready to schedule your first appointment? Get started today by calling (309) 762-PAIN or use our request an appointment form and our staff will contact you to confirm the day and time.