Blog #7

Do you actually read my intake paperwork?

Yes! We are able to learn a lot about each patient before we actually meet them. After looking at paperwork from thousands of patients, we are quickly able to pick up on small details such as hand dominance, pain thresholds or even the severity of the condition. We look through the medical history and look for relevance to the current condition and how the presence of certain conditions can impact the recovery. If a referral is available, we always screen it. The referral should compliment the pain diagram that is included within the patient paperwork. We can also quickly screen medications, which will help us to make sense of what body systems are being treated by a physician. Personally I also look to see how the patient found our office, and if they have been a previous patient of ours.