Your First Visit and sessions:
Before coming for your first visit you need to give us a call from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, at 204-788-5715 from Monday to Friday to schedule an appointment.
This is not a walking Clinic, appointments need to be scheduled.
Dr Kerr’s office assistant will get your personal information to add your name to the Manitoba Clinic electronic system, in this way we have full access to your chart and Dr Kerr can communicate with the patient’s physician.
Prairie Medical Acupuncture Clinic will request a initial deposit to hold your spot. The reason behind that is because consultation + treatment will block Dr’. Kerr’s agenda up to one hour and if the patients does not show up she loses 4 patients spots. Otherwise prices would go up in other to cover these losses . That is why we set up rules to keep it affordable and in case the patient can’t come for his/her consultation we must receive a call 24 hours before the appointment and the deposit will return to that patient. In case the patient does not show up for the consultation or do not cancel with a 24 hours notice than we will keep his/ her deposit.
This is a policy of the clinic and can’t be changed.
We don’t do ANY direct Billing but keep your receipt and you can claim later to your Insurance Company. Dr Kerr has CMAAC credentials and insurances will cover her treatments. Just make sure your policy covers acupuncture treatments.
Prairie Medical Acupuncture Clinic Fidelity program: Dr. Kerr is a generous person and every time the patient completes 10 session with her the 11 and 12 session are free of charge. Non expiration date
What to expect in the first visit: the Consultation is 30 minutes long as well as each session.The sessions might be scheduled after the first assessment on the patient.
Dr Kerr is a punctual professional. She respect your time and she wants the same kind of respect.
We require patients to check in for their appointments 10 minutes earlier. Take note that parking and eletavors can be slower than we wished. MB Clinic is working to fix that.
Dr Kerr will be working in two rooms at the same time and that is why is so important to have enough minutes to talk and do the treatment equally. Dr Kerr will NOT see the patient if he/she is late and a no show fee will be charged. Cancellation policy also requires a 24 hours notice, otherwise a no show fee will be charged. In case of cancellation during the weekends, just send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org and your cancellation will be documented.
Dr.Kerr is on Social media, updates and promotions you will find at: https://www.facebook.com/acupuncturewinnipeg/ just look for the icon on main page, twitter account is also there.
What to dress? –On your acupuncture sessions Dr Kerr will need to get your knees, belly and arms exposed, please avoid Skinny jeans ,please come with a comfortable clothing.
Acupuncture stimulates the Qi (pronounced “chee”) flow throughout the channels of energy using needling insertion of thin stainless steel needles into specific sites on the body. Dr Kerr has medical background and the office is always clean and she uses disposable bedding sheets and her needles are single use only, disposable and sterile needles. Needles are disposed of in a biohazard waste container for removal by a regulated biohazard waste service every week.
“Does it hurt?” Many people assume that acupuncture will be uncomfortable. Acupuncture needles are fine and thin, some being 25-50 times thinner than hypodermic needles. Patients might feel the needles insertion but once it is there it is pain free.
The number of treatments varies depending on patient condition and individual constitution. Chronic problems generally require more treatment than acute problems. Maintenance treatments are advised to keep your Qi levels in balance. Each case will be analysed By Dr Kerr and the numbers of sessions will be discussed.
Dr Kerr keeps closer follow up with her patients and she often communicate with them using email. She always take time to answer their questions, even during weekends if is needed.
NOTE: Every time a patient comes for the treatment we will give her/his a receipt, in case the patient loses his/her receipt and need a copy of it we require 24 hours NOTICE to search for that receipt. Acupuncture can’t be claimed on your INCOME TAXES yet. If you need a short Doctor’s notes from DR.KERR there is a 25 dollars fee paid in advance.
IF you need a report or description of treatment/feedback done with DR Kerr the fee is 50 dollars, paid in advance.
Acupuncture is a very safe treatment if is performed by a licensed Acupuncturist (CMAAC) with minimal side effects. Try it!