FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is there no staff?
De Novo Pittsburgh is premised upon the traditional values of the doctor patient relationship. Most chiropractic practices stay financially viable by seeing as many patients as possible. This is accomplished by employing many people to assist the physician in treatment and office workload. Typical chiropractic visits allow 1-4 minutes of actual physician time per visit with the rest of the time being spent with other personel.
De Novo Pittsburgh is a practice designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship by providing personalized, hands on, accessible health care. By utilizing readily available technologies such as the internet and electronic health records (EHR) De Novo is able to simplify the office tasks allowing for more time for patient care.
Who will I see?
100% of the time will be spent with your chiropractor, Dr. Klueber.
How long will it take?
This will depend upon the service that you will need. New patient visits last about an hour while subsequent visits are about 15-25 minutes. Please see the services page.
Do you make house calls?
Yes, additional fees may apply.
How much will it cost?
This will depend upon the service that you will receive.
What about insurance?
We work with all health insurance companies and are in-network with commercial providers for UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, United Health Care and all affiliates.
Auto injuries, Workers Compensation, Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) are also accepted.
What does DC mean?
The title "DC" stands for "Doctor of Chiropractic".
What education does a DC receive?
Over 3 years of full-time study focusing on anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, and manual conservative treatments after completing undergraduate requirements. To qualify for licensure, graduates must pass 4 examinations from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and complete state specific requirements. Once licensed, most states require chiropractors to attend 30-50 hours of continuing education annually.
What does CSCS mean?
The title "CSCS" stands for "Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist".
What education does a CSCS receive?
See the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certificate Credential site.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
In general, chiropractic treatments carry a very low risk of complication. Patients may experience short-term [24 - 48 hours] local soreness following the initial adjustment. The risk of serious, irreversible complication is rare. It is important that you discuss any specific concerns with your treating chiropractor prior to receiving treatment.
What presentations does the doctor do?
Please see our Presentations page for more information.