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New Patient Center

If you’re visiting our South Lake Union chiropractic care center for the first time, we’d like you to know exactly what to expect. It’s our goal to make your time with us a relaxing and pleasant experience.

Shepherd Family Chiropractic is described as vibrant, nurturing, comfy and a “safe harbor.” Our atmosphere is bright and airy and family-centered. We feature modern technology in a cheerful and homey atmosphere. Welcome to our office!

Your first appointment will take about 60 minutes. All you have to bring with you on this initial visit will be your driver’s license and your insurance card, if applicable.

As you enter our clinic, you’ll be warmly greeted and invited to complete your new patient paperwork if you haven’t already done so. Our chiropractic technician will then take you back to our exam room to obtain some preliminary information.

You’ll then meet with Dr. Shepherd, who will assess you through a thorough consultation and chiropractic examination. If you’re a good candidate for our care, then he will authorize our technician to complete your exam through our MyoVision testing. This noninvasive diagnostic technology will include

  • Range of motion studies
  • Surface electromyography
  • Thermography

Following your testing, Dr. Shepherd will evaluate your examination and scan findings to help you understand the source of your problem. Customized care options that align with your goals will then be offered for your consideration. Our office manager will then review your insurance benefits, and payment arrangements will be discussed.

You’ll then receive your first gentle chiropractic adjustment

Most visits take no longer than 15 minutes. Depending on your condition, cold laser therapy may also be included in your care to help you heal more quickly.

Patient Testimonials

  • Dr. Shepherd and his staff are great. Very welcoming, everything was explained well I had an exam and an adjustment. So far so good.

  • Thank you so much, I left feeling hopeful having a better understanding of my body mechanics. The staff was Amazing.

  • I am delighted thus far with the expertise, understanding, and support that has been demonstrated by everyone in the office!

  • Fantastic first visit!

    -Sarah F.
  • Extremely caring and friendly. They listened to everything I said and look forward to my next visit.

  • They are great! Small family business, can’t get better than that. And they say my name right.

  • I very much enjoyed the warm welcome to the clinic after being referred here. I feel great after my visit and understand the passion Dr. Shepherd has for his work based on our conversations on influences on the body with the back’s health. The technology utilized is very informative and gives me confidence that Dr. Shepherd is focusing on target points to better develop my care. Thank you very much to all of the Shepherd Family Chiropractic clinic!

  • Such a relief that I could be seen and so able! I was afraid my back pain was going to be my new normal. But now I have hope! Thank you!

  • Very good experience and I am satisfied with your service!

    -Bhavana T.
  • Looking forward to getting good work done for long term results.

  • Amazing experience from all of the staff.

  • Amazing and extremely friendly team. First visit could not have been any better.

  • It was a very nice touch for Dr. Shepherd to reach out to me personally via text the evening after my 1st appt. to see how I was feeling. I did not expect this from American Healthcare.

  • This was my first visit to a chiropractor in over 7 years and I was blown away by the thoroughness, thoughtfulness and care Dr. Shepherd and the entire staff offered during my initial appointment and since then, few follow ups.

  • The first appointment process was excellent. Everything was explained thoroughly regarding their office procedures, insurance, diagnosis & suggested treatment.

  • Dr. Shepherd seemed to understand my issues and diagnosed them after testing. I’m hopeful that we’re now on the right track.

    -John D.
  • Thank you for taking such excellent care of both my daughter and me. We truly appreciate the care and attention to detail that you show in every step of the way.

    -Ida L.
  • Dr. Shepherd and staff took the time to explain all of the procedures and made sure I was comfortable throughout my appointment. I left feeling more educated and have more confidence that we have an effective plan in place.

  • Great first time experience! Dr. Shepherd was very knowledgeable and provided me with lots of important feedback about my body. The staff was very friendly and made setting up appointments very easy.


Let’s Get Started!

Once you’re feeling great again, your choice as to how long you want to benefit from chiropractic care is up to you. Most patients enjoy their newly rediscovered vitality and wish to continue with wellness care on a periodic basis. Whatever your decision, our door is always open. We feature emergency hours and always offer free consultations. Contact our South Lake Union office today!

New Patients | (206) 691-1800