Meet Dr. Huffman
My name is Tamara Huffman. I completed my pre-med education in Hiram, Ohio and spent a year and a half in medical school in Athens, Ohio before finding my way to chiropractic.
I graduated as the valedictorian of my chiropractic class at Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. After a couple years as an "intern" in a chiropractic clinic just south of Chicago, I returned home (I grew up in Newark) and opened Huffman Chiropractic in Pataskala, Ohio in 2005.
I am honored to have been providing safe, gentle, chiropractic treatment to the Pataskala/Etna area for almost two decades. I see patients from newborns to 90+ and I am proud to offer a variety of adjusting techniques to make your visit safe, and comfortable.
I am very, very grateful for my amazing patients. It is always a wonderful compliment when they send their friends and family to my office so we can help even more people live full, healthy, pain-free lives!
1. Can chiropractic help me?
Huffman Chiropractic offers a FREE 15-minute consultation with the doctor to help you decide if chiropractic care in our office may be what you need.
2. How long will it take?
If you just sprained your back yesterday, it will heal faster than if you are a patient looking for options because the injections you got in your spine and the back surgery you had ten years ago never really took away your pain.
On average, our patients report feeling significantly better in just 1-2 treatments.
3. Yeah, but do I have to keep coming back over and over?
Huffman Chiropractic does NOT believe in cookie cutter treatment plans that drag you back to our office over and over.
We would much rather help you and then give you exercises, life hacks, and tips that help you keep the problem from coming back.
Once we get you through any acute problem we do recommend that you drop in for the occasional "tune up" just to keep things running smoothly, but it is ALWAYS your health and your choice!
4. How much will it cost?
The quick answer is $100 for your new patient examination (for almost everyone), plus $45 for the first adjustment. Every adjustment after the first one is just $45.
Still not sure if chiropractic is for you? Call and chat with the doc or ask about our money back guarantee.
5. Do you take my insurance?
We do not accept insurance of any kind.
We only accept cash and personal checks (no credit or debit cards at this time).
Some people are able to submit charges to their FLEX or health spending accounts. We are happy to provide you with a coded receipt to assist you in getting this reimbursement
If you have Medicare as your primary insurance, you must bring your Medicare card to your first appointment. The federal government requires that all chiropractors bill Medicare.
Huffman Chiropractic is a "non-participating provider" in the Medicare program. That means you will be expected to pay for your treatment when you receive it and wait for Medicare to decide if they will reimburse you.
Please note that Medicare currently only pays for adjustments to the spine (no coverage for sore hips, knees, shoulders or other joints.) Additionally, Medicare requires that you be in an active treatment plan (you know, the cookie cutter 3x a week for 3 weeks then 2x a week for 2 weeks deal) and that you show improvement with every adjustment to even consider covering charges.
Medicare also sets limits on the fee we can charge for an adjustment.
Please be aware that no matter what Medicare's limiting fee is this week,
we will charge you $45 for your visit even though we can only request the limiting fee be reimbursed by Medicare. All $$ over the limiting fee is our price for muscle work, therapeutic exercise training, and nutritional consultation--none of which are covered by Medicare for chiropractors--but which we consider an essential part of your whole body treatment and necessary for your maximal recovery.