How Are We Different?
If you Google search “chiropractor near me,” you can find great offices with wonderful doctors and staff members, but we saw a need in St. Johns to do healthcare a little bit differently. We are not just another chiropractor opening up shop in the area. There are many great chiropractors and therapists locally and globally, but too often; patient appointments get rushed and the same treatment method gets used over and over again. Sometimes this care is all that’s needed and some may never have this same complaint again. But often times, your symptoms are only temporarily masked with this quick treatment method, leaving you with decent results at best.
We are in St. Johns to fill that need and to deliver a more thorough, holistic, and comprehensive approach to your health that addresses the root cause of your condition and not just temporarily mask the symptoms. Sometimes your knee pain does not mean anything is wrong with your knee, the problem is elsewhere. Sometimes your fatigue is not just from a lack of sleep, the problem is elsewhere. This is why we take our time during our appointments and find solutions to the problem – and not just cover it up.
You will not feel rushed during your appointments with us. Your initial appointment is 60 minutes long – all with Dr. Grant Speer. During this time, you’ll have a 1-on-1 conversation with him about why you are seeking care, what your health goals are, and what you would like to accomplish by seeking our care. This is followed by a detailed examination that is focused not only on the area of complaint but we also look at total body movement, mobility, and stability to try to identify WHY your symptoms are occurring.
After this evaluation, we can then provide targeted treatment on your first visit to not only begin to relieve your symptoms but to start working on the underlying issue that is causing your symptoms. It’s not our goal to be another provider who can temporarily mask the symptoms, this is why we take our time during your appointments to find sustainable solutions to help you reach your health goals!
Our follow up visits are 20-minute-long treatment sessions and consist of whatever treatment is most necessary for your current condition. This time is ALL with Dr. Grant Speer, who will take you through a comprehensive treatment session each appointment. All patients will be provided with stretches/exercises, ergonomics advice, and/or nutritional tips to follow at home. This “homework” will help compliment our care in the office and allow you to reach your health goals sooner! It’s not our goal for you to have to continually see us, so all patients will be educated on their condition and receive homework to ensure that they have the tools they need to keep getter better!
What Insurance/Payment Methods Do We Accept?
Chiropractors are reimbursed well by insurance companies for adjusting patients. Adjustments are often extremely beneficial for patients, but they usually are not the only treatment method needed to get patients out of pain and to get their body functioning better than before their injury. Often times, the soft-tissue therapy, rehab exercises, nutritional therapy, ergonomics advice, and other therapies are rushed or left out completely because they are not reimbursed well by insurance companies. These therapies are very important for not only short-term pain relief but for correcting what caused the injury and improving your body’s overall function in the long-term.
We can work with patients who have all forms of insurance, but we do not bill the insurance company directly. We require payment at time of service and can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Your insurance company will send you a check in the mail for what is covered by your plan. If you would like us to provide you with a superbill after your appointment, simply ask our staff and we’d be happy to get one for you!
Because we do not bill the insurance company directly in our clinic, we are able to give you the best care that we possibly can without outside influence. This ensures that we are not bias towards certain treatments methods that insurance companies reimburse well. The only thing that we are bias towards is getting good results with our patients! This means we can provide the most appropriate treatment for your body and your condition including chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation, manual therapy, soft-tissue therapy, rehab exercises, nutritional therapy, ergonomics advice, and more without being swayed by what insurance companies may or may not cover.
We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), debit cards, cash, check, and many of our patients use their health saving accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) to pay for our services. Again, we can also provide you with a receipt (superbill) after our treatment which you can turn into your insurance company. For more specific details, contact your insurance (call the customer service number on your insurance card) and ask about your “out of network benefits.”
We Are Not For Everybody
We understand that our approach is not for everybody and we are OK with that. If you are looking for a cheap initial exam or a chiropractor who only adjusts you and gets you in and out of the clinic in a few minutes; we are not what you are seeking. If you are interested in having the root cause of your problems treated and not just having the symptoms temporarily covered, we are for you. If you are interested in improving long-term health, activity levels, and mobility; we are for you. If you are looking for a provider who can rehab your injuries, aches, and pains and not feel rushed; we are for you.
If you know someone in the Jacksonville; St. Augustine; or Saint Johns, Florida areas who is not able to live the active lifestyle that they want because of an injury or pain and could benefit from our thorough approach and comprehensive care, please share our website with them or send them our way!
We are conveniently located in between CR 210 and Race Track Road, near where St. Johns Parkway and Longleaf Pine intersect! Right across the street from Patriot Oaks Academy in the 32259 zip code!