Frequently asked questions…

1. Nowadays it seems like there is a chiropractor on every block, so what sets you apart from the other doctors?

A. Yes, there are a lot of chiropractic physicians but what sets our practice apart is that our patients tell us we are knowledgeable and have a strong foundation in diagnosis and that we spend the time to help them get better. We’ve had many patients come in to us with existing diagnoses of back pain, strain, or spasm and on our evaluation  discovered that the client’s actually have had a herniated disc, a pinched spinal nerve, stenosis of the spine or sciatic neuritis (sciatica). We try to focus on our exams to get your diagnosis as accurate as possible so we can give you the most accurate treatment plan possible. The right treatment plan goes a long way to getting your pain better. We also refer you for advanced studies like X-ray, MRI and Nerve Conduction Studies as needed to further evaluate your condition. Next, if you’ve ever had a 5 minute exam and thought it was too brief to do a good job, you’re probably right. Our exams are often 45 minutes face-to-face with your doctor. We want to do your exam right so we put in the time to get it done right. Our electronic healthcare recording software has made medical charting more accurate and a world more legible than the old days. Lastly, we won’t charge you for services you don’t need. We’ve seen our stats from one of the states largest insurer’s Utilization and Management contractor and compared to the  average chiropractor  we use half as many procedures as most other chiropractors on a visit and treat fewer, more specific, spinal regions when caring for you, this leads to more cost effective care for you. These our some the largest factors that make us different from any other chiropractor you may see.

2. How long has the doctor been in practice?

A: Dr. Eli has been treating chiropractic patients for more than 20 years in private practice, with an additional 2 years of internship. All together Dr. Eli has been actively treating for over 22 years!

3. Does the doctor take my insurance?

A. We are preferred providers for:

  • Dept. of Labor and Industries
  • Veterans Administration (with Referrals)
  • Regence, Regence BlueShield, Regence Medadvantage, HMA, TPSC
  • FirstChoice Health Network
  • Premera, Lifewise, BlueCross, HealthPlus
  • Medicare (Part B), Railroad Medicare
  • Healthways Whole Health Network, Cigna, Aetna, Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., Great West
  • Uniform Medical, Harrington Health
  • Crime Victims Compensation Program

 

*PPO contracts can fluctuate, always check with your insurance providers website to verify preferred providers status.

**Keep in mind that even if your insurance company is not listed above it doesn’t mean we do not accept it. Many out of network insurance companies have better benefits than in network. We also accept any insurance programs that do not have a specified list of doctors that you must see. We would be happy to call your insurance company and find out what kind of benefits you have.

4.What technique does the doctor use?

Dr. Eli has 2 primary techniques. Diversified (adjusting by hand), and Activator (a light-force adjusting instrument). Dr. Eli also takes an eclectic approach using multiple parts of other techniques that have either been taught to him in various technique instruction courses or have been handed down to him from other practicing chiropractors, along with soft tissue work and rehabilitative exercises. This is a combination which he has found to be the most effective.

5. Do I need to have X-rays taken?

We understand your concern when it comes to X-rays. Dr. Eli does not require all patients to have X-rays. The descision to have X-rays (as well as spinal or extremity MRI and Nerve Conduction Studies) is made on a case-by-case basis based on medical necessity.

6. What conditions does Dr. Eli commonly see in practice?

Our clients present with a lot of different conditions they would like to have diagnosed and treated, but a few of the more common neuromusculoskeletal conditions Dr. Eli commonly sees are joint dysfunctions, headaches, strains, sprains, spasms, pinched nerves, neck & back disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, rotator cuff syndrome, bicipital tendonitis, bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome, knee tracking disorders and plantar fasciitis.