Preventive Screening Guides
As a chiropractor, you know how important preventive screenings are in ongoing health maintenance and are in an excellent position to communicate key information regarding these screenings and further your patients’ overall health and wellness. To aid in this conversation and help keep you up-to-date on new screening recommendations, Fulcrum has developed two preventive screening guides:
- Preventive Screening Guide for Providers is designed for provider-use only and serves as a clinical reminder of recommendations for various preventive screenings. We encourage you to hang this guide in your office and use it as a quick-reference resource.
- Patient Guide to Adult Preventive Services is eye-catching and written in clear, simple language so patients can easily understand the recommendations.
How to Use These Guides
It is important to talk with all of your patients, not just ChiroCare patients, about the importance of these screenings and ask if they have had applicable tests. If the answer is “no” or if they are not sure, give the patient guide to the patient and encourage them to get in contact with their primary care physician to schedule an appointment. Please document this conversation in your patient’s medical history and indicate whether or not you provided a patient guide. Finally, make sure to follow up with that patient at his or her next appointment to inquire if the recommended tests were completed.
How to Answer Patients’ Questions or Concerns
You may receive questions from your patients about these preventive screenings. Here are recommendations and information to assist you.