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New Patients

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If you’re new to Barrett Spinal Care, the following links will help you prepare for your first visit. Everything from downloading and printing out your paperwork to save yourself some time on your first visit, to a virtual walkthrough of our office is available here for your convenience!

Online Forms

We have your new patient paperwork available in a PDF format that you can download, print, and bring with you to your first appointment. You’ll need to have a program on your computer that can read PDF files, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, and a printer. 

Your First Visit to the Chiropractor

What to Expect

Our goal is to serve you in the best way we possibly can. During your first visit we want to make sure that we answer any questions you have about the procedures used in our office and accurately determine if Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can help you.


When you arrive at our office you will be asked to complete a health history questionnaire which will give Dr. 

Barrett more information about what you are currently dealing with and have dealt with in the past.

Following this you will meet with the doctor for a detailed health history and spinal examination. Your examination will include orthopedic and neurologic evaluations, vital signs, and a postural evaluation consisting of a supine leg check and postural measurements taken on an Anatometer.  The Anatometer measurements include a high/low hip, pelvic rotation, body lean to the right or left, and head tilting to one side. You will not need to disrobe during the examination. After your spinal examination, the doctor will inform you whether you are a candidate for care. This concludes the consultation portion of your visit. If you decide to continue with care further examination would then be required which consists of specific upper cervical x-rays.


Once x-rays are complete, Dr. Barrett will analyze your films and go over your exam findings to determine a precise calculation for correcting your spinal misalignment.


Dr. Barrett will then spend time with you going over your exam and x-ray findings. He will identify any problem areas with you and ensure that you completely understand the findings from your x-rays. You will then receive your first spinal correction. You will lie either on your right or left side and the doctor will apply a slight amount of pressure just below the tip of your ear. The adjustment is so gentle that most patients are unaware that the adjustment is actually being made. Again, there is absolutely no twisting, popping, or cracking of the spine.

Following the treatment, the doctor will re-measure you using the Anatometer.  Finally, you will receive instructions explaining how to best protect and maintain your new correction.

You should plan on approximately 1 ½  hours for this first visit.

Follow Up Visits

Each follow up visit will consist of closely monitoring your progression with care.  This is done primarily through one-on-one dialogue with Dr. Barrett and staff, postural measurements and palpatory examination.

Because each spinal correction and healing response is unique to the individual, you will be monitored closely with follow-up visits. These visits help ensure the spinal correction is maintained for as long as possible as the healing process continues.


Recovery continues as long as the adjustment or correction holds and optimal spinal balance is maintained. Further adjustments are only given when the body demonstrates a sufficient misalignment is present. It’s helpful to remember: Healing is a process, not an event.

Additionally, any necessary procedures will be performed to help us meet our objective goals for your improved health.

You should plan on approximately 10-20 minutes for follow-up visits unless told otherwise.

Payment Options

Although payment is expected at the time of service, here at Barrett Spinal Care, we are proud to take many different payment methods.


In order to ensure that you receive the best care available, we want to make it as easy as possible for you. We accept cash, checks, and debit cards. We also accept most major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card and American Express. Dr. Barrett is also an in-network provider with major insurance plans including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Health Choice and Medicare. We will be glad to file your insurance on your behalf. 

One of the questions we are asked a lot is “Will my insurance cover this?” Since there are so many different plans and coverage options available, we are not able to give you a definite answer. When you arrive at your appointment, we will make a copy of your insurance card and contact your insurance company so that we can estimate what your insurance will cover.

If you have any questions about your insurance, what it covers, or different payment methods, contact us today at (918) 453-0112.

Virtual Office Tour

Barrett Spinal Care opened its doors in 2003 in Tahlequah, OK. By 2006, we had outgrown our initial office space. We were blessed to purchase and remodel our current location which was formerly the much loved Bandy’s Restaurant. In the context of thinking about our patients more as family members, rather than “just another patient”, we designed our new office to look less like a clinical setting and more like a home. Just as we want guests to feel comfortable in our home, we want our patients to feel welcome and comfortable the moment they step foot into our practice. Building design was important in this process, but even more important is greeting each patient with a warm smile and providing them world-class chiropractic service.

By watching our video, you'll gain a comprehensive overview of our office's layout, providing a clear visual insight into the setting where our work takes place. This includes a detailed look at our modern equipment, allowing you to observe the environment and resources we utilize to provide the best care.

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