@ Hatboro Family Wellness
Chiropractic Sports Medicine
Mike Buchakjian, DC, CCSP
Originally from upstate NY, I was brought to Pennsylvania after meeting Dr. Tara in chiropractic school. I have spent the last 20 years of practice in the surrounding area, and most recently a part of one of the largest sports medicine practices in Southeast PA. As a doctor I strive to practice what I preach, and you will find me training for a triathlon, mountain biking, rock climbing, or just chasing the kids around the yard.
I graduated New Your Chiropractic College in 2002. In 2016, I earned my board certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP). This program consists of 100 hours of coursework specifically in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, and best practices with the athlete at the forefront of care. I am also a certified Graston Technique practitioner and Trained in Kinesio taping (Rock Tape) for improved injury recovery.
Common conditions treated
Lower Back Pain
Mid back pain
IT Band Syndrome
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take Insurance?
The short answer is NO. We are an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies and plans. But, your insurance plan may cover a portion or all of your chiropractic care in our office if you have one that offers out-of-network benefits, however, we do not bill the insurance company on your behalf but may be able to offer assistance along the way.
Why are we out-of-network?
We have found that participating with insurance companies restricted us from providing the best, most individualized service and personalized care. We are not willing to compromise outstanding care by having to comply with the restrictions set forth by the insurance companies. No longer accepting insurance allows us to focus to solely be focused on providing the best care for our patients.
Will my insurance company reimburse me?
Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, we encourage you to contact your insurance company directly to verify your benefits. To make it easier for you to inquire about your benefit please print the Insurance Verification Form which outlines all the questions to ask your insurance company. At your request we will supply you with statements of payment that include diagnosis and CPT codes, and your insurance company would reimburse you directly. Insurance is a contract between the insured (patient) and the insurance company irrespective of your specific needs or care recommendations. Insurance companies, such as HMO's, PPO's and others, create their own guidelines and are not required to cover chiropractic services.
Can I use an HSA or FSA for care?
YES!! Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's) are a great way to use your money exactly as you choose. Health expenses including chiropractic care are typically eligible for reimbursement from your flex spending account or health savings account. Insurance carriers usually do not cover preventative or wellness chiropractic care, but you can use FSA and HSA accounts for these services.
Initial Visit $1XX This visit includes a consultation, history, exam, as well as treatment, if appropriate.
Follow up Visits $65
Re-examination $XX Examination and treatment if you haven't been in for 3 months or for a new condition.
What Payments are accepted?
We accept cash or credit.
How often do I need to come in?
Every patient is different and your care needs are recommended based on your needs. Often visits are spaces closer together at the beginning and spread out as needed. I do not use set care plans.