If you are looking for a chiropractor in Seattle or King County, there are several ways to find a good one. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right one for you.
Ask your friends and family for recommendations for doctors. If you don’t know anyone who has recently seen a chiropractor, start by asking people you know. Find out if they liked the doctor. You may be surprised to find that they had good things to say about the practitioner.
After your friends have recommended someone, call their office and ask them if they are a member of any associations or organizations that would help you to locate other health care providers in your area. Some health care providers will be members of the American Chiropractic Association or the Northwest Chiropractic Association. Other organizations provide information on the state level regarding chiropractors. By asking around, you can find a chiropractor that is a member of these organizations.
Call your local newspaper to see if there are any new chiropractors listed. Many times there are new doctors opening their offices at this time of year. If you can, schedule an appointment so that you can meet the doctor and get a feel for how well they treat their patients.
Call the national office of your local hospitals to see if they are a member of any national associations. Chiropractors often belong to these associations, as do doctors and nurses. If the doctor is a member of one of these organizations, ask them to recommend you to a fellow member.
Use the Internet to search for doctors in your area. There are many websites that offer listings of doctors near you. You can then call the office to see if they are a member of any national or local associations. If not, ask them to give you a referral to someone else. If they are a member of the society for chiropractic medical ethics, they will most likely be a good chiropractor.
Check the phone book to see if there are any chiropractors in your area. Some people may just be getting new dentists or doctors. You may be able to find a good chiropractor through the phone book or online if the list doesn’t list the provider.
Check out the yellow pages under chiropractors. You may find several names that sound familiar. However, you need to ask your friends and family about the doctors they have seen, because the doctors listed in the yellow pages may not be the same ones listed on the web.
Visit the office of any chiropractor in your area to ask questions and to see if they are treating patients well. If you like what you see, ask them to recommend a doctor to you.
If you visit a chiropractor that is listed in the national directory, or in the local directory, ask them to refer you to a hospital for your surgery. Sometimes the doctors are linked with some hospitals, so ask them if they know of a referral agency that will provide you with a referral to the hospital. It is important to ask this question because the referral agency is already associated with the chiropractor’s clinic.
Choose your doctor carefully. The quality of the doctors in your area, or the quality of the referral services you receive, can make a big difference in your health. Find a good chiropractor today and be sure to ask your friends and family if they have been treated by the doctors you are considering.