April 19, 2020:
Dear Patients & Friends of Mistretta Chiropractic,
As this health challenge persists in our community, Dr. Frank and staff want you to know that Mistretta Chiropractic office is open and caring for patients. We are committed to your safety and well-being and are continuously reviewing and maintaining the guidelines from the CDC to ensure your health and reduced risk.
We feel it is important to stay consistent in identifying and treating new and existing injuries and chiropractic conditions.
If you have a question about your chiropractic condition, please feel free to schedule a time for an in-office visit or phone consult with Dr. Mistretta. Chiropractic visits and phone consultations are by appointment only to ensure appropriate scheduling. Please call 314.966.4300 to schedule.
Your health and safety is our primary commitment.
Thank you, Dr. Frank J. Mistretta, Mistretta Chiropractic
New Patients Welcome!
Emphasizing an accurate diagnosis and treatment of reversible conditions before loss of functionality occurs. We will discuss your treatment options and outline a plan that will work for you physically and financially.
Creating a partnership between the patient and practitioner to work towards optimal health. Every patient has different needs and we work to identify those variances so we can adapt ourselves to ensure a successful resolution.
Improving patient health by manual therapy of joints and soft tissues to improve structure and functions. We will discuss ways to strengthen your body and to prevent future health issues.
NEW IN 2018
SIGMA Instruments Ultralign Provider
Dr. Mistretta is excited to announce Mistretta Chiropractic is first in St. Louis County to introduce the SIGMA Instruments Ultralign program to our diagnostic and treatment protocols. Computer and engineering technology blend to analyze and treat the human body with outcomes and results not realized before.This program of care is precise, effective, gentle and FDA approved. Click on the attached brochure for more information.
DR. FRANK MISTRETTA
Frank J. Mistretta, D.C.
Dr. Frank "Captain Kirkwood" Mistretta has been a practicing owner / administrator of a health care clinic for the last 38 years. Earning at least 24 credit hours every year, Dr. Frank is committed to continual education and adaptation to the evolution of healthcare.
Logan College of Chiropractic Graduate (1981)
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Certified (1981)
Specializing in Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation
Kirkwood/DesPeres Business Person of the Year (2002)
Sigma Instruments Ultralign Provider (2018)
A native New Yorker and Logan College graduate, Dr. Frank moved his family back to St. Louis in 1990. With his wife, Sheri, and children, Stephanie and Mike, he has been an active member of the local community. His interests include coaching youth baseball and ice hockey, woodworking, and spoiling his granddaughters Sophie, Carmen and Emerson.
Debbie Stream, Office Manager
Debbie is a life-long resident of Kirkwood. She has been married to Scott Stream for 30+ years and is a mother of 4 children and one grandchild on the way. Debbie handles daily operations at Mistretta Chiropractic including scheduling, patient handling, and insurance filing and billing. Always feel free to call her with any questions you may have regarding appointments or your insurance questions. On her off time she enjoys gardening and exercising.
What can chiropractic care in this office do for me?
Reduce musculo/skeletal/neuro pain
Improve balance and flexibility for athletes
Improve mobility for arthritic joints
Reduce back pain due to pregnancy
Rehabilitate injuries due to car accidents
What should I expect on my first visit?
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early
You will be asked to complete a personal health history form
Bring your insurance card(s)
Copayment, coinsurance or payment in full is expected at time of visit
Your consultation with Dr. Frank will involve a thorough orthopedic and chiropractic examination of the affected area. Together you and the doctor will discuss his findings and develop a treatment plan. An accurate diagnosis is crucial to your health and treatment plan. Common courses of care involve:
Chiropractic care from this office to reduce pain and restore normal function
Physical therapy or rehabiliation
Home protocols like stretching, ice or heat
X-rays or MRI images for an accurate picture of the affected area if warranted
Our treatments are not painful; in fact most patients feel some relief directly after chiropractic adjustment and continue to feel better within 2-3 hours following their visit. Occasionally pain will continue through the first visit until the second adjustment. This is natural as your body is self-correcting. If you are not feeling pain relief after your second visit with us then talk to Dr. Frank about alternate courses of care. Treatment plans vary by patient.
Do I Have To Come Back If I Am Feeling Better?
While we will never require additional visits, it is strongly recommended that you follow through with your complete course of treatment as recommended by Dr. Frank. Many times a patient will cancel their next appointment because they are feeling better. Remember though, just because the pain is gone doesn't mean you are 100% healed!
We don't just treat the pain at Mistretta Chiropractic, we treat the cause. Your body is self-adjusting and self-healing. If you wait until pain occurs, or interrupt treatment when you are feeling better, the injury may develop even more and cause worse problems down the road. We want you 100% healthy, healed and feeling great!
Also remember to prevent future injury by following guidelines set by your physicians. Evaluate any strenous activity that may cause damage to your body. Stretch well before doing any physical activity, drink lots of water and consult Dr. Frank immediately if you are in need of chiropractic care as a result of strenuous activity.
Network Provider for:
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
Humana Choice Care
Note: Personal Injury cases are billed to the liable party's motor vehicle insurance carrier. See our PI policy for more information.
Out of Network for:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO and POS Plans
Most networks require a deductible to be met before they will reimburse for treatment given by an out-of-network provider. Some networks do not cover any treatment given by an out-of-network provider. Please contact our office manager with your insurance information if you would like assistance determining your out-of-network chiropractic coverage.
Understanding your policy - a glossary of common terms
Copayment - A set dollar amount that is due for a doctors visit, emergency care, prescription, etc.
OV - Office Visit copay or coinsurance amount for a doctors visit (usually a general practitioner)
SOV/Specialist - Copay or coinsurance amount for a visit to a specialist (any practitioner with a narrowed field of practice)
Chiropractic care may fall under either of these categories, depending on how your insurance carrier views chiropractic care.
Coinsurance - A percentage amount that is due for a doctors visit, emergency care, prescription, etc.
Deductible - A set dollar amount for patient out-of-pocket expenses. Some insurance carriers pay 0% on claims until the annual deductible is met. Other carriers may charge a copay or coinsurance until the deductible is met, after which they pay 100% on claims.
Copays, coinsurance and deductibles vary by insurance carrier and group plan. More detailed information can be obtained by calling the customer service number on the back side of your insurance card.
It is the policy of this office to collect full copayment, coinsurance or payment in full at time of visit.
With Health Insurance
Copay - Usually between $15 and $45 - check the front of your insurance card for your copay amount. If there is no amount listed then we will need to call your insurance company to determine the out-of-pocket amount per visit.
Coinsurance - Usually between 10% and 50% - based off of the total billed amount for each visit. Depending on the treatment plan, coinsurance usually ranges from $5-40 per visit.
If your health plan has an annual deductible, you will usually have to meet that deductible (out-of-pocket) before your insurance company will begin paying on healthcare claims. If this is the case, visits will be billed at the cash rate of $45/visit until your deductible is met. Once your deductible is satisfied, standard copay or coinsurance rates apply.
Without Health Insurance
Please contact us to discuss payment options if you do not have health insurance.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash & Checks
Falls and car accidents are commonplace. Both can cause injury to the structures of the spine and extremities. Be sure to get checked as soon as symptoms present. Know that we will work with the involved insured parties. Be careful out there, but if something does happen, call us. If you have questions regarding symptoms or paperwork, Debbie, our office manager, will be happy to assist.
We're located on the lower level of the Cambridge building on the north side of Manchester Rd. just west of Geyer
11229 Manchester Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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