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Monday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
                2:00pm - 4:00pm
 (Bloomfield Hills Offices)
Friday: 11:00am - 4:00PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm




Journey to Wellness

Sweat A Marathon Without Your Running Shoes

by Specific Wellness on 08/20/15

In our pursuit for wellness the topic of Weight loss, specifically fat loss, always comes up. Dr. Stacey's, Specific Metabolism Diet, has helped hundreds of people create a lifestyle that helps them lose fat without losing metabolically active muscle while enjoying foods they love. Another tool to fat lose is now available at our Southfield clinic, a far infrared sauna.

This is ideal for people who have a condition or injury that keeps them from exercising. An article from the Journal of American Medical Association has shown that you can burn up to 600 calories in a 30 minute session. That is more than you would burn jogging or swimming in the same period of time. And although the weight of the water loss may be regained with rehydration, the calories burnt will not.

While sweating profusely in the sauna you might think you are melting but that is not how it works. It's the increase in heart rate from your body regulating your temperature that makes your body burn calories like you are running a marathon. Which is a good thing, since your brain is made of fat and none of us can afford to lose that. Schedule a session today.

Check out the article here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=360118

What To Expect On Your First Visit With Dr. Stacey

by Specific Wellness on 08/19/15

Welcome to Specific Wellness! 

Upon entering our building you will experience a flash back with our retro colored waiting area. We share the space with two wonderful pain management and rehab doctors and a charismatic dentist. 

Mosey on over to our suite, number 105, and get greeted with a beautiful smile from our office manager, Hind. If she is tending to other needs in our office please feel comfortable ringing the bell on our window to let us know that you have arrived. Hind will either provide you with new patient forms or gather the ones you have completed from off our website. 

Once you are called back you will go over your paperwork with Dr. Stacey. She will go over your history, ask questions about your current health issue and review any lab work that you have brought with you. This is why our new patient appointment is allotted up to forty minutes. You may not need that long, but then again you might. Follow up visits are up to twenty minutes and can be at the Southfield office or at one of our Bloomfield Hills satellite offices on Thursdays.  

Next, Dr. Stacey will have you lie on the treatment table and do a thorough kinesiologic exam. This is an enlightening experience as you attempt to resist manual pressure with each of your main muscles and find you either can or cannot resist. It's like a complicated "Simon Says" game. This information allows the doctor to determine muscle and structural imbalances that are contributing to your condition. This also guides her to know specifically which vertebrae to adjust, a very different concept from the chiropractors who give general area adjustments. It also keeps her from taking unnecessary x-rays. 

If you are in need of a chiropractic adjustment, no worries! Dr. Stacey caters to cowards:) She has 20+ years experience in adjusting and if you like to hear the cracking sound, you won't be disappointed. But if you shudder at the sound or are severely osteoporotic she has a device called an Arthrostim that allows her to adjust without the cracking sound. Keep in mind that that is not what makes for a successful and effective adjustment. If your previously weak muscles have regained their strength both the doctor and you know that you are adjusted adequately. 

If you are coming in for nutrition, you may be muscle tested to determine food/chemical sensitivities or a need for supplements. You may also get a desensitization treatment. This does not mean that you will get an adjustment. 

At the completion of the visit you will be clear on the next steps necessary to treat your condition. You are always welcome to email us at info@specificwellness.com to clarify anything that needs clarifying.

We hope you have a wonderful visit, and if you did, please tell everyone you know.


Insurance Questions, Answered

by Specific Wellness on 08/19/15

I discovered many years ago, from working in offices that participate with insurance and ones that don’t, that in order for you to get the care you need and deserve, I would need to not be subject to what the insurance adjuster feels is acceptable treatment for you. You and I get to decide that. Therefore this clinic does not participate with insurance. You, of course, can use your insurance to get reimbursed for a chiropractic adjustment if that is in your policy and we provide for you a coded receipt so you can do just that.

Although we submit for Medicare, remember that Medicare only provides reimbursement for an acute injury or condition that Medicare deems allowable. If the condition you come in with does not fall into this category we will ask you to sign a form that states that you acknowledge that Medicare will not cover the service that you are being seen for today. At this time we are not able to take patients with Medicare Advantage or Medicare Plus Blue.

We Are In This Together

by Specific Wellness on 08/19/15

Here at Specific Wellness we aim to teach you that your body is brilliant. It was created brilliantly and it can function brilliantly. Most healthcare practitioners will tell you what you need. We will tell you why you need it.

At this clinic we listen. We listen to what you are saying and what you are not saying, your concerns about your family, your anxieties, your celebrations and your triumphs.

If we are not the ones that guide you on your entire journey we help you find those that will and we are your consultants so your understanding of that journey is crystal clear.

We are committed to teaching you how your body works and what you can do to make it pain-free, fully functional, powerful and lean




Pain Management

Clinical Nutritional Counseling

Allergy Elimination

Massage

Kid's Issues

Far Infared Sauna