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New Patients

bannner-meet-our-doctorsWe’re honored to be the #1-rated doctor’s office in our state. Shoreline Family Chiropractic offers natural, effective health care by a team of friendly professionals who put you first. We understand how important it is that each of our patients has an excellent experience in our office, marked by impressive results and the ultimate wellness experience.

As you enter our chiropractic care center, you’ll be treated to upbeat, happy music playing in our positive, energetic environment. You’ll be warmly greeted by one of our staff members, and your children will be invited to play in our Healthy Kids Corner while you sit and relax. Welcome to our office!

Our office is compassionate and heart-centered. Do you have a problem that we can help? We’re here for you. Contact our office today for a convenient, no-charge consultation!

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What You Can Expect

New Patient Forms

Please download, print, and complete these forms so you can bring them with you to your first visit:

New Patient Forms

Your First Visit

The first visit will take about 30 minutes. This time together is what we call the “getting to know you” appointment. The goal is to determine if you’d be a good candidate for chiropractic care, if we think we can help you and if you want to work with us. A comprehensive evaluation will take place, including

Your Second Visit

Your second visit will take about 15 minutes. During this visit, Dr. Paterna will deliver a report of your findings, which is a thorough review of your examination, scan and X-ray results.

During this appointment, six important concerns will be addressed:

  • Can you help me?
  • How long will it take?
  • Will my treatment hurt?
  • What’s my responsibility?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Does my insurance cover my care?

This visit will conclude with you receiving your first gentle and specific chiropractic adjustment.

Your Third Visit

Your third visit will also take about 15 minutes. Dr. Paterna will ask for some feedback following your first adjustment, and will then make recommendations for a customized care plan to get you out of pain and on the road to wellness.

Subsequent Visits

West Haven Chiropractic Health Talks

Join us for our health talks

Regular visits only take between 5-10 minutes. We’re very respectful of your time, and promise not to subject you to long waits.

Our new patients have an opportunity to participate in one of our weekly New Patient Orientation classes. We’re very education-oriented and find that knowledge is empowering and necessary as part of the healing process.

Doctor means teacher. Good Doctors help their patients. Great Doctors teach their patients how to help themselves.” Dr. Matthew Paterna

We recommend that you see us regularly. The frequency of your visits can fluctuate, depending on the level of your health. Many people easily recognize that consistent chiropractic helps them to feel and function better. If it makes you feel good, why stop doing it? There’s no requirement that you continue, but we encourage you to make the choice that’s right for you. Your care is always your choice!

Ready to get started? Contact us today!


New Patients | Shoreline Family Chiropractic | (203) 932-4476