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Doylestown PA Chiropractor Answers Health Insurance Question

“Do You Take My Insurance?”

Doylestown Chiropractor Health Insurance

This is one of the first questions that is usually asked when a new patient calls our office says Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a chiropractor in Doylestown.  To be honest, this is not as easy to answer as you would think.  While we work with most major insurances, there are so many different plans out there, and so many different policies within those plans, it is very difficult to say immediately.

While most patients think that their “health” insurance helps them to get healthy, most are surprised by how little their policy actually covers in the way of health and wellness.  I feel that the term “health insurance” is actually a misnomer.  What I feel that most people have and what I see in my practice is that most people have “sick” or “catastrophic” insurance, where God forbid you need surgery or are admitted to the hospital, instead of a $100,000 bill, you will have a $10,000 bill.

We routinely see patients who think that they have “good” insurance that covers everything.  To be honest, most “good’ insurance plans these days have $40, $50, or even $75 co-pays in addition to those that have several thousand dollars of “in-network” deductibles!  With these high copays and deductibles, while you may technically have chiropractic coverage, there may actually be NO re-imbursement from the insurance carrier to the doctor.

So to answer the question, “Do you take my insurance?”  The answer is yes, but…..!  What we do at our office that is different than most offices in the area is that your first visit is $69, which includes an exam, 2-xrays, treatment and your second visit.  On that first visit, we will submit your insurance card to our billing company and on the second visit, we will go over your policy and everything that may or may not be covered.  At that time, we will decide what is in your best interests before we proceed.  If you have these high co-pays, high deductibles or even no insurance, you will be surprised how reasonable are fees our, usually no more than $40 a visit and at times considerably less!

If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment, please call our office today and someone from my team will be more than happy to help you.

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

267-247-7000

www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

Doylestown, PA Chiropractor Helps Alleviates Pain From Auto Accidents

One of the most stressful happenings in one’s life is dealing with the issues due to an automobile accident. While most people first think of their care, they may not be aware that some injuries from the accident may not be detected for months after the accident. A Doylestown Chiropractor can examine the body to provide an exam to determine the extent of one’s injuries.

After an accident, crash victims often complain they do not feel normal. They may experience symptoms including headaches, blurry vision or dizziness. Others may have back pain and spasms. These symptoms need the immediate attention of chiropractors.

Car accidents may also lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis. These effects can damage a person’s posture. It may lead to degenerative disease of the discs in the spine. The formation of scar tissue may cause chronic stiffness in one’s back.

Chiropractic provides ideal therapy for soft tissue injuries sustained in an auto accident. These sprains and strains can affect the ligaments and muscles that support the spine. Chiropractic focuses on providing care for the spine and injuries that may affect it.

Anyone inside the vehicle at the time of the accident can be injured. Many times, passengers suffer more serious injuries than drivers. Children can also suffer the same types of injuries as adults and can be injured even if bones are not broken and the skin is not bruised. If the force was significant enough to bend the metal of a vehicle, the passengers inside also absorbed that force and are likely to be injured.

After involvement in a car crash, drivers and passengers should be examined by a Doylestown chiropractor. The chiropractic doctor can help to ensure any injuries receive proper care, preventing the formation of scar tissue. With proper care, the effects of a car crash can be minimized allowing patients to feel better.

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Doylestown Chiropractor To Have Community Appreciation Week

Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a chiropractor in Doylestown, and his team at Azzatori Chiropractic are planning on celebrating their 3rd anniversary in Doylestown by having a Community Appreciation Week.

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During the week of April 22-26 we will be offering a week full of fun, food and discounted services! All new patients’ first visit will be $25.00, which includes exam, 2 x-rays and treatment.  Massage specials also available!  30 minute massage: $20.00, 60 minute: $40.00

As our way of saying “THANKS” and giving back to the community for its outstanding support, we will be donating all new patient fees and a portion of our existing patient’s fees to the “Save Kid’s Castle” organization.

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Call To Make Your Appointment!

267-247-7000

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

Directly Across From CB West

For more information, please check out our website: www.mcquaitechiropractic.com or www.savekidscastle.org

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Chalfont, PA Chiropractor, Dr. Jeff McQuaite, Puts A New Twist On Chiropractic Care

Azzatori Chiropractic Center and Dr. Jeff McQuaite, D. C., Chalfont chiropractor, provides the latest techniques for achieving health and wellness. No methods require invasive elements or pharmaceutical measures.

PRESS RELEASE: Doylestown PA, 09-APR-2013 – Azzatori Chiropractic Center and Dr. Jeff McQuaite, Chalfont chiropractor, are pleased to announce that the practice offers a variety of state-of-the-art techniques to improve general health and wellness. Chiropractic philosophy and care is not a one-dimensional therapy. Instead, it utilizes the best features of numerous practices and techniques to achieve health in the entire body.

According to Dr. McQuaite, Chalfont chiropractor, “At Azzatori Chiropractic, we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations and delivering a caring and affordable experience each time you visit our office. That is why our motto has always been “Old fashioned care and concern in a modern world!”

The chiropractic center offers five promises to patients who are considering chiropractic care. There is a five minute wait guarantee. The doctor and staff is experienced in care of all age groups. A 100 percent satisfaction guarantee is in place. The guarantee is to listen to concerns one-on-one for each patient. The doctor only accepts patients who have a reasonable expectation of improvement.

The doctor provides convenient location and hours. The offices are open six days per week, as well as emergency appointments on Sundays. Parking is plentiful and convenient. The doctor offers a risk-free way to try out the therapeutic measures.

Patients who suffer from a number of conditions are finding that chiropractic care offers solutions. These health issues range from pain, digestion, fibromyalgia, allergies, poor posture and whiplash.

Learn more about the up-to-the-minute measures that are available through the chiropractic care by the Chalfont chiropractor by visiting the web pages at http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com now. Members of the press and individuals who have additional questions regarding the information included in this press release can contact Dr. Jeff McQuaite, Doylestown chiropractor, at the location provided below.

Contact Person Name: Dr. Jeff McQuaite, D. C.

Company Name: Azzatori Chiropractic Center

Address: 295 Logan Street, Doylestown, PA. 18901

Contact Telephone Number: (267) 247-7000

Email: DrJeff@mcquaitechiropractic.com

Website: http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

Chalfont, PA Pediatric Chiropractor – Dr. Jeff McQuaite

How Chiropractic Helps Sport Injuries In Chalfont, PA

When most people think of sports injuries, they may consider those injuries that occur in full contact sports such as football. While these sports do have the chance of causing injury, individual who choose other sports, considering them safer can also suffer injuries. Safe sports have the potential to lead to injuries that need the attention of a Chalfont chiropractor.

Runners put a lot of stress on the legs. While the exercise is generally good for the body, injuries can keep the runner off the track. Chiropractic exams, including x-rays can determine if the cause of one’s pain is a stress fracture torn muscle or ligament or some other problem. Chiropractic can offer therapy for some conditions affecting runners, but others may require the help of other care providers.

Surfers can also suffer injury while enjoying the water. Some of the most common injuries include strains and sprains. The surfer can avoid many of these injuries by taking time to warm-up and stretch before hitting the water. However, if injuries occur, surfers can speed their healing through the care offered through chiropractic.

The game of golf can be enjoyed by people of all ages. However the golf swing is a very athletic move. During the swing, it is possible to injure practically any joint in the body. If a game of golf leaves your feeling more sore than usual, it may be time to schedule a chiropractic appointment for an adjustment to speed healing.

Even the Wii, the video game designed to get players out of their seat can lead to athletic injures. Whether sword fighting villains or Wii bowling, it is possible to overdo and suffer injuries. Chiropractic can help you to get back out of your seat.

When your favorite sport leads to injury a Chalfont chiropractor may help. The care provided can get you back in the game. Chiropractors offer natural therapy that is noninvasive.

See post for a summary of the advantages of consulting a Chalfont chiropractor, now. You can also find more information about an experienced chiropractic doctor at http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com/ today.

Dr. Jeff McQuaite and his team at Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown proudly recognizes National Public Health Week 2013 by promoting this year’s theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.”

 

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Every year in the United States, including Doylestown and the surrounding Central Bucks communities, statistics show that seven out of 10 deaths are due to preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease (2). In fact, chronic diseases account for a whopping 75 percent of national health care spending, yet only 3 percent of our health care dollars go toward prevention (3).
But there are steps we can take to help turn these statistics around.

Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a chiropractor in Doylestown, is ready to provide key support to patients who are trying to create healthy working environments. This comes as communities across the country this week observe National Public Health Week (NPHW), which promotes creating a healthy workplace on Wednesday, April 3.NPHW_Logo_HZTL2

The theme of NPHW 2013—“Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money”—promotes the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending. For more than 100 years, the chiropractic profession has promoted prevention as a key component of health and wellness, and a growing body of research shows that chiropractic services reduce health care spending. Research shows that investing just $10 per person each year in proven, community-based public health efforts can save the nation more than $16 billion within five years. That’s a $5.60 return for every $1 invested(4).

“We all have a role to play in making our communities healthier places and Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown is excited to help lead the way. Many small preventive steps can add up to make a big difference in transforming a health care system focused on treatment to one that equally values prevention.”

“Our nation and community simply cannot sustain the current trajectory of health care spending and chronic disease rates,” said Dr. Jeff McQuaite “Fortunately, we know that investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference.”
Dr. Jeff emphasized that supporting public health approaches to better health does reap life-saving returns.
For example, research shows that each 10 percent increase in local public health spending contributes to a nearly 7 percent decrease in infant deaths, a 3.2 percent decrease in cardiovascular deaths and a 1.4 percent decrease in diabetes-related deaths(5). Public health and prevention are critical pieces in creating a healthier nation.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 musculoskeletal disorders made up 33 percent of all work-related injury and illness cases. When considering the impact of proper ergonomics on workplace safety, this Doylestown chiropractor and the ACA stresses three basic principles:

1. When lifting, the largest muscles in the area should perform the task. The larger the muscle or muscle group used for lifting, the lower the stress on smaller, more vulnerable muscles.

2. During any work activities, people should be able to comfortably assume a number of different postures and not remain in one position for an extended time. Muscles will fatigue and be more prone to injury when assuming a particular posture, especially a poor one (e.g., partially bent forward at the waist).

3. When performing tasks, it is important to keep the joints either in their neutral posture or approximately halfway into the range of motion. Working with your joints at the extremes of their ranges of motion for prolonged periods places abnormal stresses on them and can cause repetitive stress injuries.

“Our bodies are not designed to maintain the same posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions endlessly,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. “Stretches and exercises can help prevent pain and injury. There are also natural, cost-effective approaches to treating pain, such as chiropractic services, that can help patients avoid unnecessary drugs or surgery.”

This information is part of the American Public Health Association’s annual celebration of the role of public health and prevention in our communities. Since 1995, communities nationwide have celebrated NPHW each April to draw attention to the need to help protect and improve the nation’s health.

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“National Public Health Week helps educate and engage Americans in the movement to create a healthier America for ourselves and the generations to come. The hundreds of events that take place this week help showcase the value of supporting prevention and the role that public health agencies, organizations and practitioners play in making prevention possible,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public Health Association.

“We all have a role to play in making America the healthiest nation in one generation. And it starts with each of us taking the simple preventive steps that lead to better health.”
For more information about National Public Health Week, visit http://www.nphw.org.  To learn more about Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown and their public health efforts in your community, visit http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

267-247-7000

2 Kung HC, Hoyert DL, Xu JQ, Murphy SL. Deaths: final data for 2005. National Vital Statistics Reports 2008;56(10). Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_10.pdf
3 APHA. The Prevention and Public Health Fund: A critical investment in our nation’s physical and fiscal health. June 2012. Available at: http://www.apha.org/advocacy/reports/reports
4 Levi, J. et al, Prevention for a Healthier America: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings, Stronger Communities. Trust for America’s Health. Feb. 2009.
5 APHA Infographic available at: Action.apha.org/site/PageNavigator/Infographic_Page_2012_10_04_Round_2.html.