Your First Visit
Effectively treating your pain or other health conditions as well as helping you meet your wellness goals is the number one commitment to you. In order to help you reach your goals, your initial appointment with Dr. Rubenstein will consist of a consultation and examination. Dr. Rubenstein will give you an assessment of your condition and describe what type of treatment will be necessary. Often, treatment will also be begin on your first appointment. Any testing such as x-rays or other laboratory tests will also be discussed.
Before you see the doctor, Dr. Rubenstein requires you to complete a standard health history form that will ensure the he factors in all of the potential underlying causes of your condition. These history forms as well as privacy forms can be printed from the links below or can be filled out once you come to the office for your first appointment.
Once you complete your paperwork, you will meet the doctor regarding your current condition and your future wellness goals. The more information Dr. Rubenstein has about your previous and present health conditions, the more accurate the prognosis and treatment can be. Knowledge of your health history and goals enables Dr. Rubenstein to create tailored solutions that will put you on the path to wellness.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete examination which is customized to your presenting complaints and often times includes checking your reflexes, your acupuncture meridians, testing your range of motion as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural and physical examinations. If necessary, Dr. Rubenstein may order x-ray's or blood tests in order to get a thorough evaluation of your condition.
Once the examination is complete, your doctor will discuss the recommended steps to take in an effort to reach your health goals. The assessment report will not only clarify your treatment suggestions and costs, but will also help you determine whether or not Dr. Rubenstein's services are right for you.
With your consent, your doctor will often times end your initial appointment with your first treatment which may include spinal adjustments, acupressure, reflexology, soft tissue therapy, dietary modifications and more.
Fostering a healthy, interactive patient/doctor relationship is of utmost importance to Dr. Rubenstein. You are encouraged to voice any questions or concerns you may have with your suggested treatment schedule so that we can ensure you have a pleasant and effective experience.