8 Tips for Chiropractic Front Desk Staff

8 Tips for Chiropractic Front Desk Staff

By Christopher Anderson, DC, MCS-P, CIC, CCSP

As a chiropractic team member, you are often the first point of contact for patients and their families. It is important to provide excellent customer service while also being mindful of HIPAA regulations and protecting patients’ personal health information.


Here are some tips for the chiropractic front desk team:

  • Greet patients warmly: When patients arrive at your chiropractic office, greet them with a warm smile and a friendly attitude. Make them feel welcome and comfortable.
  • Be attentive: Listen carefully to patients’ needs and concerns. If they have questions, take the time to answer them or direct them to someone who can.
  • Verify insurance: Be sure to verify patients’ insurance coverage before their appointment to avoid any billing issues or surprises later on.
  • Protect patient privacy: When discussing patient information, be sure to do so in a private setting where others cannot overhear. Be mindful of patient confidentiality and always follow HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace: A clean and organized workspace can help patients feel confident in your chiropractic practice’s attention to detail and professionalism.
  • Use proper scheduling procedures: Ensure that you are using the correct scheduling procedures to avoid overbooking or double-booking appointments. This will help you avoid delays and keep patients happy.
  • Follow up with patients: Follow up with patients after their appointment to see how they are doing and to address any concerns they may have.
  • Stay informed: Stay up to date on any changes to insurance or healthcare regulations that may affect your chiropractic practice.

By following these tips, the chiropractic front desk team can provide excellent customer service while also protecting patients’ personal health information and staying in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

About Author

Christopher Anderson, DC, MCS-P, CIC, CCSP

Dr. Chris graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree with a concentration in sports and rehabilitation. He was a Clinical Teaching Assistant in the Academic Health Center while a student intern. Dr. Chris was also a finalist for the Clinical Excellence Award for his graduating class at commencement. The Clinical Excellence Award is presented to a graduating doctor who has demonstrated outstanding service to patients, the college, and the chiropractic profession. Candidates are nominated by Clinic Faculty and are interviewed by a board of Faculty Clinicians on quality of patient care, leadership potential, knowledge, skills, and service. At graduation, he was the recipient of many awards of service, and received certificates of merit in the departments of: Microbiology, Life Sciences, Technique, Diagnosis, Clinic, and Radiology. While a student at Palmer, Dr. Chris was one of the founding members of the Palmer Package Club, a club that was formed to enhance student’s clinical skills while at Palmer. The mission of Palmer Package Club is to provide a student-led, faculty-directed environment that fosters an enriching experience of all Palmer package adjusting techniques and prepares students to become Doctors of Chiropractic with highly refined clinical skills and a strong philosophical basis for health assessment, chiropractic management, and wellness promotion.

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