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Dr. Rick with food donations
Dr. Rick Allen standing on the front porch of his home-based Portland chiropractic clinic with the food collected for the Oregon Food Bank.
Thanksgiving 2003


New Patient Information

What to Expect on Your First Visit:


My Mission Statement:

My goal is to help as many individuals as possible obtain and maintain life-long health naturally through chiropractic adjustment, massage, nutrition, proper posture and exercise.

Key Points for Successful Care:

PATIENT SATISFACTION - I strive to provide outstanding service to my patients. Since results to chiropractic treatment vary, I can't guarantee results, but I can guarantee your satisfaction. Please let me know if there is any way I can improve my service and your satisfaction.

PUNCTUALITY - Please make every effort to be on time. A late arrival limits the amount of time I can spend with you and throws the schedule off for patients who follow.

CANCELLATIONS - Except in sudden emergencies, please give 24 HOURS NOTICE to cancel or reschedule. You will be billed for a missed appointment (a "no show"). Insurance companies will not pay for missed visits.

LENGTH OF SESSIONS - I believe strongly in the value of combining natural therapies to correct subluxations and restore health. Complete office visits include chiropractic treatment, therapeutic massage, proprioceptive and muscle energy techniques, stretching, physiotherapy, nutritional and life-style advice, and home exercise instruction. They typically last 20 to 40 minutes. The focus is always on achieving a treatment goal, rather than on a specific length of time.

TREATMENT PLANS - Treatment plans are designed to restore maximum possible function, not just relieve pain. Healing is a process that takes time. Each individual is unique. Because muscles and connective tissues are slow to heal, chiropractic care may be required for several months to more than a year. Everything will be explained as we go through the process of rebuilding a strong, healthy body. I will perform periodic re-examinations to provide you with road signs along the way to recovery and optimum health. I urge you to follow through with your treatment program.

COMMUNICATION - Open, honest communication is vital for the success of your care. Please speak with me if you have any concerns about your finances, progress or treatment plans before making any decisions.

PRIVACY - All patient records and conversations are private. Records are released only with your written permission. Please ask me for a privacy notice. We'll post it here soon.

ACTIVE CLIENT PARTICIPATION - Treatment will succeed to its fullest only if you take an active role. Follow through with recommendations for home exercise and lifestyle changes.

HOURS - Office hours are:
Monday by special arrangement - Please ask.
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday by special arrangement - Please ask.
Earlier or later appointments may be arranged - Please ask.

Emergencies will be seen as quickly as possible -- please call 503/257-1324 (Portland) or 509/395-0024 (Trout Lake) and, if necessary, page

PHONE MESSAGES AND SCHEDULING - Because I prefer to focus my attention on the patient being treated and may not be able to answer your call personally, the phone may be forwarded to my off-site receptionist. You may schedule an appointment with the receptionist or leave a voice mail message for me. I will call you back as soon as possible. If you have an emergency, I can be paged.

REFERRALS - My practice has grown mostly by word of mouth from satisfied patients. I believe that if I have provided superb service, my patients will tell others about the benefits of chiropractic care.

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Thank you for referring your Family and Friends!

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Maps to Cascade Wellness Clinic

Portland Clinic
221 NE 78th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
503-257-1324

Map to Cascade Wellness Clinic - Portland

Trout Lake Clinic
663 Sunnyside Rd
Trout Lake WA 98650
509-395-0024 or 1-888-247-3248

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Financial Information

When paid at the time of service, the usual first chiropractic exam and visit is $95 and subsequent visits are $45. We accept most insurances, motor vehicle accidents and workers compensation cases. Please contact the office for details.

updated: 11/16/12

Payment Policy:

Cancellations

Dr. Rick's Services

(Revision 4/8/03)

Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 503-257-1324 in Portland, 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake, or toll free at 1-888-247-3248, email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com

DISCLAIMER: The information included in this website is meant to encourage thinking concerning choices of care for and insight pertaining to possible causes of various problems. It is not a prescription for or diagnosis of any disease or condition. Suggestions are based on the assumption by the writer that a thorough examination was done previously and the reader is under care by a healthcare professional. This information is not a substitute for a live doctor.

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