Client Resources

New Patient Packet:

Your First Visit to LifePoint Clinic

Initial Assessment

For the first visit, we will spend 1 to 2 hours gathering information on the history of your complaint, performing a complete physical exam, reviewing medications and supplements, and discussing any lab results or therapies you may have received. You will be asked to submit to the LifePoint Clinic all medical records pertinent to your current complaint, a new patient intake form, and HIIPA authorization so that we may have a better understanding of your condition, as well as provide you with outstanding service. As part of your consultation, you will receive a copy of the diagnosis, plan of care, and recommendations for your treatment.

During your visit, I encourage you to raise any concerns, doubts, or questions you may have about acupuncture and Oriental medicine. I would like to help you better understand our approach to treatment so that you may have the most positive experience possible.

Your First Visit to LifePoint Clinic

Initial Assessment

For the first visit, we will spend 1 to 2 hours gathering information on the history of your complaint, performing a complete physical exam, reviewing medications and supplements, and discussing any lab results or therapies you may have received.  You will be asked to submit to the LifePoint Clinic all medical records pertinent to your current complaint, a new patient intake form, and HIIPA authorization so that we may have a better understanding of your condition, as well as provide you with outstanding service.  As part of your consultation, you will receive a copy of the diagnosis, plan of care, and recommendations for your treatment. 

During your visit, I encourage you to raise any concerns, doubts, or questions you may have about acupuncture and Oriental medicine.  I would like to help you better understand the process so that you may have the most positive experience possible. 

Functional Medicine Assessment
 

If you are visiting our office to receive a Functional Medicine assessment, we ask that, in addition to submitting your initial records and new patient paperwork, please bring all medicine which includes pharmaceutical, over the counter remedies, herbs, vitamins/minerals and current supplements that you may be on for other protocols.  If you require assistive devices or unique accommodations, let our office know before you arrive so that we can provide this.  You will receive proper instructions prior to your visit, based on the nature of your condition. 

Acupuncture Treatment

If you are visiting our office to receive Acupuncture, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes that can be rolled up above your elbows and knees.  You will remain fully clothed during the treatment.  If the treatment approach calls for an area of the body to be disrobed, our office will provide you with gowns and drapes.

The frequency of treatments depends on the specific nature of the complaint.  The benefits of each treatment tend to last longer and longer with each successive treatment.  The goal is to assist you in achieving an optimal level of functioning.  Then, we will release you back to a vibrant and active life. 

Acupuncture needles are solid, flexible, and very fine.  People experience the needling sensation differently.  Often, it is described as a feeling of pressure, or an achy or tingling sensation.  If any unpleasant sensation is experienced during insertion, it typically disappears very quickly.  I take great care in helping my patients feel as comfortable as they can so that they can relax while the needles are in place.  Following treatment, it is common to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation and calm.  You will be able to drive, return to work, or resume all daily activities once the session is over.

Internal Medicine Assessment and Treatment

If you are visiting our office to receive an Internal Medicine assessment, we ask that, in addition to submitting your initial records and new patient paperwork, please bring all medicine which includes pharmaceutical, over the counter remedies, herbs, vitamins/minerals and current supplements that you may be on for other protocols.  If you require assistive devices or unique accommodations, let our office know before you arrive so that we can provide this.  You will receive proper instructions prior to your visit, based on the nature of your condition. 

Acupuncture Treatment

If you are visiting our office to receive Acupuncture, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes that can be rolled up above your elbows and knees.  You will remain fully clothed during the treatment.  If the treatment approach calls for an area of the body to be disrobed, our office will provide you with gowns and drapes.

The frequency of treatments depends on the specific nature of the complaint.  The benefits of each treatment tend to last longer and longer with each successive treatment.  The goal is to assist you in achieving an optimal level of functioning.  Then, we will release you back to a vibrant and active life. 

Acupuncture needles are solid, flexible, and very fine.  People experience the needling sensation differently.  Often, it is described as a feeling of pressure, or an achy or tingling sensation.  If any unpleasant sensation is experienced during insertion, it typically disappears very quickly.  I take great care in helping my patients feel as comfortable as they can so that they can relax while the needles are in place.  Following treatment, it is common to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation and calm.  You will be able to drive, return to work, or resume all daily activities once the session is over.

Patient Instruction Documents

New Patient Forms - Functional Medicine Visit

EDS-MEAD Testing Instructions

Informed Consent Form

Release of Medical Records Form

Acupuncture Only New Patient Forms

Acupuncture Body Pain ID Form

Lyme Consent Form

Horowitz Lyme Assessment Form

Current Medication and Supplement Form

22 Reasons Lyme Tests are Unreliable

Self Assessment Form

Pain Journal Form

Insurance & Payment

Most insurance companies are covering Acupuncture Physician services these days. You will need to check with your insurance plan and ask whether your specific policy covers Acupuncture. If it does, our office will make a follow up phone call to your insurance company to find out more details. Once we know how much it will cover we can discuss alternate payment arrangements with you. Until that time, we will require payment in full at the time of services. Our office will give you a receipt you can submit directly to your insurance company to attempt reimbursement.

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