If you have any questions regarding your first visit, please don’t hesitate to call us at (480) 771-1700.
Learn About Being a Patient in Our Office
All of our services, from your initial evaluation to your follow-up visits with any of are designed to support you on your journey to living an active, vital life and to have ease in achieving optimum health and well-being.
From your first visit we listen for what you want to be doing, how you want to be living and what you want to accomplish and we evaluate you to design a unique care plan to help you reach those goals.
Most symptoms are easily relieved, but over time, most patients find when symptoms are not addressed at their root cause, they recur frequently or new symptoms with the same cause will emerge. The effects of stress on your body and your brain can cause a long list of symptoms that seem unrelated, from allergies to chronic pain, from auto-immune diseases to poor digestion, we will be looking for the cause and addressing it with a surgery-free approach and without the use of pharmaceuticals whenever possible.
- Whole Body Health - Though you may come in with specific symptoms and concerns, Dr. Carla Gibson will evaluate many areas, including how your body is responding physically to the stresses of your past and your daily life. Often, we don't realize how everything is connected. Your symptom may have a cause that you didn't expect.
- An Integrated Approach - Once your spine is aligned, what is the next emergency that will disrupt that alignment? It could be a trauma, a toxin or a thought. Looking at all sources of stress gives you a comprehensive plan for true health transformation. Your care plan will include diet and supplement recommendations, daily stress relief and ideas for reducing your exposure to environmental toxins.
- Longevity Care - Once your immediate concerns are addressed, Dr. Carla Gibson will work with you to discover your long game. How do you want to feel in a year or in ten. What quality of life do you want to have in your retirement? The same principles that transform your current health are useful for preventative care and optimal aging.
Your First Visit
Upon entering the office you will be welcomed and given a tour of our healing oasis in the desert. We request that you complete our patient forms online. If you do not receive an email when your appointment has been confirmed, please let our office know right away. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on the reason you are seeking our support.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Carla Gibson to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Carla to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how our integrated care model can meet your goals. This part of your visit is complimentary. If you or the doctor decide we are not the right fit for you, your visit will end here and often Dr. Carla will refer you to other resources. If you are interested in going forward with the exams Dr. Carla recommends, they can usually be completed at this appointment.
After your consultation, Dr. Carla Gibson will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. Depending on your history, metabolic nutrition testing or methylation testing can also be performed at this visit. If you know you are interested in nutrition testing, please refrain from taking supplements and non-necessary medications for three days prior to your exam.
A variety of muscle strength and muscle reflex tests are used to assess your myotome and cranial nerve function and your reaction to a variety of common stresses and sensory stimuli. The muscle reflex tests tell us how your body is responding to the stresses encountered every day.
Nurti-Spec Metabolic Balance Assessment
This assessment includes a simple urinalysis, and a series of blood pressures and pulses to assess the neuro-endocrine reflex. The results of this test tell us about your adrenal function, hydration level and how effectively your body uses fuel, trace minerals and electrolytes. The goal is to find out your specific pattern of metabolic imbalance and the results are used to design an individualized nutrition program to bring your metabolism into balance. When your metabolism is balanced, your digestion and nutrient absorption are optimized and your body uses fuel appropriately to heal, repair and grow. The result is ENERGY for what matters most to you. You can read more about “What Nutri-Spec Can Do for You” here.
Report of Findings
Dr. Carla will take the information is collected create a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and test results, Dr. Carla will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Carla will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. This will be done at your second visit.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
The doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
Abundant Health Arizona believes in the value of wellness care for you and your family and have maintained a pricing structure that allows care for all budgets. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged. To learn more about our payment options for chiropractic and wellness care, you can call our office directly.
We are not in network with any insurance plans, however, we can work with your budget to design a plan for you. Please call our office to discuss your cash pay options and discounts.
For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged. If you have no insurance or do not have chiropractic benefits there is still a way for you to receive the care you need. Many patients pay directly for care, as they discover chiropractic to be extremely cost-effective and affordable.
Our focus at Abundant Health Arizona is to actively help you and your family in taking responsibility for your health, wellness, and disease management. We assist and guide you to take the time to care for the important people in your world: you and your family. In an effort to make living the wellness lifestyle as easy and affordable as possible, we can create a customized family plan that is specific to you and your family.
Health on a Budget
At Abundant Health Arizona, we're convinced that a small amount of your time and money to care for your most important asset--your health--will be far less time consuming and expensive than trying to recover it. If you feel you do not have enough time or money to take care of yourself, please contact us--we can help! The last thing we want is for you to come to our wellness center in crisis. So please, we would like to encourage you to take your health very seriously. As the old saying goes, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything. Unfortunately, too many people don't discover how true that statement is until it is too late.