Steps For Scheduling Yourself As A New Patient
Are you thinking about trying acupuncture? I am so happy that you found me!
As, most of my work time is shared between treating patients, learning new skills, and developing my current knowledge and techniques, I sincerely appreciate you using the online booking system! If you have any questions or trouble, please do not hesitate to be in touch. I look forward to meeting you and, hopefully working with you!
Using the above button as a link to the online scheduling system, book a “New Patient Consultation”. I like to meet with every patient for 15-30 minutes before they choose whether or not to receive a treatment. During the consultation, we will discuss your goals for treatment and I'll answer any questions you may have to the best of my ability. Upon booking, the scheduling system will guide your through a short consultation form to fill out.
After we meet for the consultation, I will send you a link to book either a 60-minute “Initial Acupuncture Visit” or a 90-minute “Extended Intake/Acupuncture” session as your first treatment. This will be dependent on whether or not the information I gather during the consultation is sufficient enough to form a diagnosis and treatment plan. Upon booking, the scheduling system will guide your through a comprehensive intake form to fill out.
After booking your first appointment, you are welcome to book “Follow-up Acupuncture” visits at the frequency I've recommended during our consultation. Please note that for many conditions, especially, pain conditions, acupuncture works cumulatively. It is most effective when your first few treatments are spaced closely together; 6 treatments at 2-3x/week for first 2-3 weeks is ideal, before assessing the progress we’ve made and deciding an appropriate way to move forward. Booking your follow-up sessions at this frequency using the online booking system ensures we won’t lose momentum on the progress we’ve made due to limited availability in the schedule.
Be sure to create an account when you book your appointments so that you can easily reschedule or cancel them, as needed.