Left Hand Chiropractic – Longmont Chiropractor(303) 651-7003

Chriropractic FAQs

Here are answers to many of the questions we get and know are out there. Nothing replaces speaking with a knowledgeable, trained professional, so please feel free to connect with us directly.


What should I bring to my first appointment?

At your first visit, the doctor will perform a complete health history, including asking questions about your current health complaints.  Next, the doctor will perform a physical exam and, if indicated, give you a full treatment including soft tissue work and an adjustment. You may be referred out for x-rays if the doctor deems it appropriate for your specific complaint.  The first visit takes between 30-45 minutes.

A follow up visit is scheduled for 15 minutes in which the doctor will ask what changes you’ve experienced since your last visit.  You will then receive a full treatment including soft tissue work and an adjustment.

Please make sure that you arrive at the clinic at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you can provide us the necessary paperwork and insurance information to put you into our system. To save time, you can also print the New Patient Forms located on our forms page and bring them filled out to your appointment. The doctors will want to see your most recent blood work and imaging studies, in addition to a list of any medications you are currently taking. You may also wish to wear comfortable clothes that won’t inhibit free range of motion.


Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

No, you do not need a referral to make an appointment with any of our team members and we are currently accepting new patients. However, for your visit to be covered through your insurance, please contact your insurance provider to understand the terms of your policy.


How is the doctor-patient relationship different here compared to other clinics?

Our doctors are leaders in providing patient-focused care. Both doctors take the time to listen to patients’ concerns and address any questions they may have at each visit.  

We believe that our team members are leaders in providing patient-focused care. We take the time to listen to patients’ concerns and address any questions they may have. We are a clinic that values all of our patients and appreciate the long-lasting relationships we create with them.


How will I pay for my care?

If you have insurance, please bring in your card and we will either collect your copay or bill you through your insurance plan. If you are not insured, we require payment at the time of service. We strive to have all aspects of our practice, including our professional fees, reflect our ethical and rational approach to your care.


What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 24 hour notice to cancel any appointments.


How can I get in touch with my doctor or therapist?

We take pride in our doctor-patient relationships and schedule plenty of time for you to get all of your questions answered. If you need to get in touch with any team member between appointments, you can either contact our main office at 303.651.7003 or email your doctor or therapist directly.

Dr. Drew – drew.illman@gmail.com
Dr. Chris – drchrisillman@gmail.com


Do you allow urgent or same day appointments?

Yes. Walk-in appointments are available. However, if you are having an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.


Once I go to the chiropractor, do I have to keep going forever?

If you are being treated for a specific problem, the treatment plan will end when the problem is resolved. If you have a chronic condition or you wish to avoid future problems, you may benefit from preventative care.