Most people don’t know this, but in the state of Oregon, chiropractors are considered primary care doctors. That means rather than seeing a general physician; you can see a chiropractor instead. In fact, this also means that to see a chiropractor you don’t need a recommendation from a general doctor. There are a variety of reasons that patients choose to see a chiropractor as their primary care doctor, here are a few.
Insurance Covers Chiropractic Care
In the state of Oregon, 90% of health insurance plans will actually cover your chiropractic care. On average, our patients whose insurance covers their chiropractic treatment only pay about $20 out-of-pocket per visit. We understand that not all of our patients have health insurance or a plan that includes chiropractic care. This factor is why we offer our patients who fall into this category, as well as patients in the military, a special discounted cash rate. Many of our patients’ health insurance plans also cover treatment from our in-house licensed massage therapists as well.
Chiropractors Treat Pain, Rather Than Dulling It With Medicine
Many times general physicians offer their patient’s treatment in the form of medication. The truth is that medicine doesn’t necessarily treat the problem, but rather dulls the pain. At Straight Up Chiropractic, we believe in treating pain at this source of the injury, which is why we offer our patients both muscular and skeletal treatment options depending on their individual health needs. This process allows us to heal patients more efficiently while avoiding the use of prescription drugs. We also believe in strictly scientific-based chiropractic treatments. For our patients, this means no crystals and no vials, just straight up chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Patients Save Money On Their Health Care
Typically a patient who chooses a chiropractor as their primary care doctor saves more money than those who visit general physicians. We believe that this happens for many reasons, including the fact that chiropractic treatment is straight to the point. Rather than paying to see a general physician first, a patient’s initial appointment can with their chiropractor instead. This choice allows the patient to start treatment from visit number one. Many patients also save money by avoiding the burden of expensive prescription medications through choosing a chiropractor as their primary care doctor. We will believe in providing our patients with the most effective treatment available. Our goal is to help our patients recover with the least amount of visits possible.
Chiropractic Patients Average Less Emergency Visits
The nature of chiropractic care is not just to treat patients with injuries, but to also focus on preventing future medical issues. This factor is one of the reasons chiropractic patients average less emergency room visits than patients who choose a general physician to be their primary care doctor. In fact, some chiropractic patients visit their chiropractor on a regular basis for this very reason. They believe in the importance of preventative healthcare and living a healthy lifestyle. By simply being proactive about their health, they often avoid injuries many other people experience.
At Straight Up Chiropractic, we believe it is important for us to inform our patients about the benefits of choosing a chiropractor as your primary care doctor. For more information about Straight Up Chiropractic and how you can make Dr. Halsy your primary care doctor, please feel free to contact us today.