Meet Dr. Huffman
My name is Tamara Huffman. I completed my pre-med education in Hiram, Ohio and completed a little over a year of medical school in Athens, Ohio before finding my way to chiropractic. I graduated as the valedictorian of my 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 have been happy to provide safe, gentle, chiropractic treatment to the Pataskala area for almost two decades.
I live with my sister Tracy and nieces Kate and Paige in Lancaster, Ohio. We also have an adorable "therapy dog" Rosie who sometimes comes to the office with me.
I love being outside-walking, swimming, canoeing, and white water rafting are favorite activities. I recently quit my nursing job to concentrate full time on my chiropractic practice and am looking forward to helping even more people get back to doing what they love in 2021!
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. Once we accept you as a patient we will do everything we can to help you reach your health goals.
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 $40 for the first adjustment. Every adjustment after the first one is just $40.
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). We can give you a superbill that you can mail to your insurance company or submit to your health savings account if you have them to try to get reimbursed. Please just ask for one at your appointment.
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 $40 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.