What to Expect at Winchell Chiropractic & Wellness in Mission Viejo
You will be welcomed by a friendly staff.
You will find a friendly staff that is committed to serving you. Just one example is that we believe your time is valuable so we won’t make you sit and wait. We are committed to keeping your time in the office to a minimum, while giving you the quality of care necessary for your recovery. Your comfort and convenience is our staff’s #1 priority.
You will have a complete exam and personal consultation with Dr. Winchell.
What we do is a different approach than other healthcare professionals. We take time to listen to you and to discover, and then correct, the true cause of your condition, rather than treat symptoms, to give you the lasting results you are looking for.
Following a review of your health history and current symptoms, Dr. Winchell will conduct a physical, orthopedic and neurological examination. For your convenience, our office is equipped with x-ray. However, Dr. Winchell only takes x-rays if necessary and depends on the result of your examination.
Plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour in our office during your first visit so you have plenty of time to ask questions about your health.
Once a diagnosis is made, Dr. Winchell will explain your condition and your best options for care. Depending on your condition and necessary diagnostics, this may occur on your first visit, or a follow-up day.
Affordable Chiropractic and
Affordable Care that is a Better Value
When you approach your health condition with treating the cause of your complaints, rather than just treat symptoms, the overall cost of your care is a significantly better value.
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
Our services are covered by most PPO insurance plans with chiropractic coverage. As a courtesy, our staff will review your insurance plan and explain your coverage, deductible and co-pays. Just give our office a call with your policy number, birth date, and insurance company phone number on your card. They will contact your insurance company for you, verify your benefits with our office, and call you back with the details.
Auto Insurance and Personal Injury Cases Accepted
Been in an auto accident or injured on the job? Our friendly staff is happy to take care of billing the appropriate insurance, if necessary. We have managed thousands of similar cases and can walk you through the process. Let us take care of this hassle for you.
No Insurance Benefits? Take Advantage of Our Discount Savings Plans
Healthcare Made Affordable is our exclusive discount savings plan options available to patients with no health insurance benefits that allow you to get the specialized state-of-the-art care you deserve…affordably. With discount savings plan options, you choose what works best for you.
Free New Patient Exam and
We understand how difficult it can be to choose your doctors, and to know what kind of doctor is best for your condition. That's why Dr. Winchell invites you to make an appointment for a free consultation & examination.
New Patient’s Frequently Asked Questions
Right away! We understand that you want relief immediately, that’s why we have a highly efficient exam and treatment system that allows Dr. Winchell to see patients right away, so you don’t have to wait days or weeks for an appointment. Book a new patient exam now online, or call. We will see you at your first convenience.
Quality chiropractic care doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, many of our insured patients pay nothing at all, our services are covered by most insurance plans. No insurance? We created an exclusive payment plan just for you, where you can get the specialized state-of-the-art care you deserve…affordably. Either way, our staff will explain the simple details and get you set-up.
The word “cure” is highly regulated in the health profession, so we just stay away from it. However, we will say that our goal is to completely eliminate your condition and return your body back to it’s natural state.
Periodic chiropractic checkups, like brushing and flossing, getting regular exercise, and eating wholesome foods is part of a healthy lifestyle. Spinal problems, neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These longstanding problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine. Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventive visits is helpful in the maintenance of good health. Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of “crisis management” is usually more costly and time-consuming, our office stands ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Most of our patients begin feeling better right away. Some feel complete relief, others feel some relief. Everyone and every condition is different.
NO. I encourage a patient to choose from one of three types of care. If you want relief of symptoms, choose relief care for a short-term program. If you want to correct the cause of your symptoms at the source, choose corrective care. This is a more extensive program. If you want to prevent problems from occurring, choose preventive maintenance care. In this program, you plan regular checkups to stay as healthy as possible and prevent problems from occurring as a result of untreated misalignments. Either way, it’s your choice. And it’s our promise to you that you will never be pressured to continue care.
Absolutely! Children of all ages are welcome at your appointments. You may want to consider treatment for them as well.
Your first visit is the longest for a complete exam and consultation so Dr. Winchell can really get to the root of your condition and be sure his is right for you. Plan about 45 minutes. Your second visit is extended as well, about 30 minutes, this is when Dr. Winchell will give you his treatment recommendation and first treatment. You will be given plenty of time to ask all your questions. Any additional treatments are quick and convenient. Due to our open treatment rooms, Dr. Winchell can treat multiple patients at a time, which makes your time in office very efficient. We know our patients are busy. Plan on about 15 minutes if you have an appointment. You may also walk-in without an appointment, but give that more time – we will do our best to work you in as soon as possible.