Becoming a New Patient
It's easy to become a new patient at our office. However, you may have some questions about the process. So, this page is designed to help answer some of the most common questions we encounter regarding becoming a new patient.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. - "Are you accepting new patients?"
A1. - Yes, we are accepting new patients. We regularly have patients successfully completing their care. This in turn makes room for more new patients like you.
Q2. - "Do I need a referral from my family doctor to become a patient?"
A2. - No, you do not need a referral from your family doctor to see Dr. Nyman. You have direct access to chiropractic care in Ontario and no referral is necessary. If you are under your physician's care and are being referred you to Dr. Nyman, then a referral letter or note may be helpful.
Q3. - "Do you have a waiting list?"
A3. - No. We understand that delaying the start of care could negatively influence your rate of recovery. Consequently, we use a "flex-booking system" so we may assess new patients on a priority basis. That means you won't have to wait weeks to start treatment like at some other clinics. We can often accommodate you into our schedule on a same day basis or typically within 48 hours.
Q4. - "What if I my doctor referred me to physio or massage?"
A4. - The choice is yours to make. In our biased opinion, we believe there is no better treatment choice than chiropractic care when it comes to rehabilitating many soft-tissue and skeletal injuries. Chiropractic care also works well in conjunction with physiotherapy and/or massage therapy. So, you might be able to do both in order to recovery faster.
Q5. - "How much does it cost? Does my insurance cover it?"
A5. - Many extended health plans cover the entire cost of chiropractic care up to a yearly maximum amount without any requirement for a referral or medical note. Please check the specific details of your plan. If you don't have benefits, chiropractic care is still affordable. Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the most cost-effective treatment choices for low back pain in several international studies. It has also been shown to have one of the highest satisfaction ratings from patients. Here is a link to our fees.
Still have questions?
If you would like to know more about becoming a new patient, please contact us at the office and our friendly staff or Dr. Nyman will be glad to assist you.