FAQ’s

Can I speak with Dr. Anderson before I come?

Yes! Dr. Anderson offers a free 15-minute consultation to all potential new patients to determine if you are a good fit for his program.  The initial FREE discovery session can be done via phone or in one of our office locations.  CLICK HERE to schedule a free consult.

What type of treatment does Dr. Anderson employ?

Dr. Houston C. Anderson, DC, MS is a Scottsdale Chiropractor that combines the latest alternative and mainstream treatment methods primarily consisting of applied kinesiology, nutritional biochemistry, functional neurology, and multiple soft tissue therapies. By combining nutrition, acupressure, chiropractic, and craniosacral therapies with the fundamental processes of neurology, biochemistry, and physiology, he is able to create a clearer picture of the problem and how to fix it.  

The goal is that instead of having to hunt from one doctor to another until you find ONE that can help, you’re being treated by one doctor whom has the knowledge of several doctors put together.  While he is not a naturopath, many patients say it is like having a naturopath and a chiropractor all-in-one.

Dr. Anderson sees patients from all over Arizona and surrounding states who have seen many other doctors and have been unable to find help.  Most times the comprehensive treatment allows him to address a missing piece of the puzzle and resolve long standing health concerns.

How Long Are Appointments?

A 90-120 minute initial appointment is necessary so treatment may begin upon the first visit. Dr. Anderson will spend a lot of time with you so you may begin to feel better after your first appointment.

The follow-up appointments are typically one hour as well. When you schedule your first 2-hour visit, you must schedule 2 follow-up visits, one each week for the following 2 weeks. This puts you in Dr. Anderson’s schedule as the average patient needs to see him initially once a week for 3 consecutive weeks to make the appropriate health changes. If he feels you do not need to follow this plan, we can always change your appointments accordingly.

Why are his treatment plans shorter than other physicians?

Dr. Anderson sees most of his patients less frequently because he has observed that spinal problems and internal problems are often a secondary issue caused by a deeper underlying dysfunction.  Due to the amount of time Dr. Anderson spends with each patient he is able to get more done in a single visit than many other practitioners.

By getting to the root of the cause, instead of just temporarily masking it, you should see better results while coming in a fraction of the frequency seen by most DCs.

WHAT ARE HIS FEES?

For adults, Dr. Anderson bills at an hourly rate of $149 per hour with lab work and or other materials (such as supplements/nutrients) charged separately if they are needed.  The initial 2 hour visit is offered at a discounted rate of $249. 

The fee you will be charged is based on the time he spends with you, not the time blocked off for your appointment. To clarify, if Dr. Anderson only sees you for 15 minutes during a follow-up visit, then that is all you will be charged for, not the time that was initially blocked off.

Our patients pay us at the time of the appointment, and are given all the necessary forms to submit to his or her insurance company. Please be prepared to take care of the charges before you leave. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.

WHAT ARE HIS PEDIATRIC FEES?

Dr. Anderson offers a discounted rate for children 18 and under.  (2017 will be the last year for this discount)  He bills at an hourly rate of $129 per hour with lab work and or other materials (such as supplements/nutrients) charged separately if they are needed. The initial 2-hour visit is dramatically reduced at a $169. 

Special Circumstance Appointments

Dr. Anderson offers limited after hours and weekend appointments.  His rate is $225 an hour for weekend and/or after hours visits.  Please call the office if an after hours visit it required. 

Does Insurance cover his charges?

That depends on your insurance company. Dr. Anderson is a chiropractor, so if your insurance covers chiropractic then it is likely that you will reimbursed for his services to the extent that your policy covers. He does not participate in any insurance plans. Therefore, he would be considered a non-participating provider or “out-of- network” with your carrier.

You are responsible for the charges incurred at the time of your appointment. We give you the paperwork for you to send in to your insurance company. If they reimburse for the services provided, they’ll reimburse you directly.

Can Dr. Anderson write prescriptions?

Dr. Anderson thankfully does not write prescriptions for pharmaceutical medications. Because he is unable to write prescriptions he has been able to dig deeper into root level issues and work with his patients physicians to get them off as many medications as possible.

For the 5% of his patients that require medication he works closely with their physician or if they do not have a functional medicine doctor to work with he has close relationships with doctors in the community.

Does Dr. Anderson use muscle testing?

Yes, but from what the average person knows about muscle testing, or has been exposed to, the type of muscle testing Dr. Anderson uses is significantly more comprehensive and complex than what most doctors use.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of physicians and non-physicians that are either not qualified to perform muscle testing, or are using generalized inaccurate forms of the technique. Muscle testing, as performed in our office, is a major part of the neurological assessment process.

In order to help you, Dr. Anderson looks at your medical history, lab tests, physical exam findings, neurological exam findings, and other criteria. He uses specific neurological muscle tests to help him understand additional details that fit within the realm of traditional physical diagnosis, and uses that information to help treat the problem most effectively.

Muscle testing, when used appropriately and by a qualified and certified, skilled physician, is a powerful tool that aids in individualized, specific treatment.

Click here for more information on muscle testing.

What adjusting method does Dr. Anderson utilize?

Dr. Anderson is a chiropractor, so he has been trained on the techniques and benefits of manual adjusting. In school he was trained to detect subluxations (misalignments in the spine) and adjust (“crack”) the spine.

Dr. Anderson has training in Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Motion Palpation, S.O.T. (sacro-occipital technique), Applied Kinesiology and Activator techniques, he has additionally taken many other post-graduate seminars. Whenever treating a spinal subluxation or misalignment he first asks if it is a symptom or a root cause of the disorder. By utilizing his additional training he focuses on getting to the root of what caused the subluxation and fixes that.  For most cases, this may mean a chiropractic adjustment is not indicated, although at times it is necessary.

To help you, Dr. Anderson looks at your medical history, lab tests, physical exam findings, neurological exam findings, and other criteria. He uses specific neurological muscle tests to help him understand what is going on with you, and how to treat the problem most effectively. Muscle testing, when used appropriately and by a qualified, skilled physician, is a powerful tool that aids in individualized, specific treatment.

Does Dr. Anderson treat kids?

Yes, he sees children of all ages and has provided effective treatments for health issues ranging from the typical child illnesses like pink eye to youth athletic injuries.  

Dr. Anderson has become recognized as a leader in biomedical treatments for autism as well as seeing children with other difficult conditions.

Dr. Anderson has 3 children of his own that utilize him as their only physician/pediatrician.

How can I make a reservation?

Call us and schedule a convenient time for your appointment:

Click Here or call (480) 242-2536. 

Dr. Anderson tries to return all of his own phone calls and speak with you directly, so please be patient and he will call you when he has an open time slot.  If you still have questions regarding treatment, you can email Dr. Anderson directly prior to scheduling your appointment at doc@drhoustonanderson.com