Healthy Family Chiropractic PC
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1 year ago
Thorough, clear and very impressed
My first visit was a thorough evaluation to ask me about any issues I may be having and then a detailed examination of my spine, range of movement, xrays etc. We then went over all the issues found and the options I had. On the next visit I had a personalized plan made out for me based on my requirements. I feel very happy and at ease as I have a plan of action to rectify my issues.
1 year ago
Very friendly knowledgeable staff even about insurance questions
1 year ago
Beware the fast-talkin' sales pitch
I tried out a consultation with Rod Dahlinger as a referral, as I've struggled with lower back pain and tightness for a few years. Having never been to a chiropractor, I was admittedly skeptical. Unfortunately, my skepticism of chiropractors was strengthened after this experience. Mr. Dahlinger is very well trained at his speeches he gives to potential patients. He talks very quickly and tries to get you through the system and signed up with a treatment plan as quickly as possible. I'd be willing to bet he says 90% of the same stuff to every patient. For example, here are a couple of amusing one-liners that he said to both me and someone else I know who has seen him: "I'll stay late tonight to get these x-rays looked at and have it ready for you tomorrow" (amusing, since it seemed he hadn't seen my x-rays at all when he looked at them during my follow-up consultation) "Want me to sugar coat it or shoot to you straight?" (verbatim; exact same thing he said to me and the other person I know) He talks very quickly. It was apparent he doesn't make his money in these consultations (especially since I got a $17 St. Patrick's Day special). It seem pretty clear that his primary objective is to get you signed up with a treatment plan so you can become an income source for him. Because of his fast talking, I had lots of questions. He was clearly frustrated that I had so many questions and wanted to fully understand what the plan was going to do. He even laughed when I asked him to re-state one component of the treatment (because I was clearly the dumb one not understanding his smooth talk). He made it clear my questions were a waste of his time. He tried to insist that he had "no idea" on approximately how long treatment would take. I wanted a rough ballpark based on his experience; he refused until I persisted, at which point he finally said 3-12 months. I know everyone is different, but someone who is experienced should have some rough ballpark averages to set relative expectations. That's all I was looking for, but it was very hard to get it out of him. So, as he's trying to wrap up, he asked me about three different times "So, do you want to get this taken care of?". Umm, what the heck is that supposed to mean? I called him on it and asked him to clarify with a more specific question. Do I want my back to get better? Of course; that's a stupid question. Why else would I be here? I think it was his cute way of asking if I wanted to commit the $$$ to pay him for 3x/week adjustments. In spite of much of this, I was actually close to paying the $50 to do the initial "test alignment" following the two consultation appointments, but I ultimately walked away and won't return. The whole thing just felt like too much of a slimy sales pitch, and the fact that he was mostly dismissive of my concerns sealed the deal. Bottom line: if you want to be a unit on a conveyor belt with no personalization of treatment, he's your guy. If you want someone who acts like they care, listens to your concerns and questions, and asks direct questions, go elsewhere (or perhaps skip the chiropractor altogether). I should have saved my $17.
1 year ago
Very friendly staff; well run office; and Dr Dahlinger is a very pleasant and knowledgeable man. I look forward to follow up treatments with him!
2 years ago
Very friendly and caring
Really appreciate the care given and how my symptoms have improved.