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Dr. David DeFries is now an Aetna network Chiropractor

Several years ago Aetna outsourced chiropractic benefits to a very restrictive third party.This resulted in many chiropractors leaving the network in protest. I am happy to say that they have changed their policy and I am one again an Aetna in network provider. 

Each plan is different and as such all Aetna subscribers should familiarize themselves with their coverage. Many Aetna plans have deductibles, co pays and visit limitations. 

Please visit the New Patient Guide for suggestions. 

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Delaware patients welcome!

Chiropractor 19061 19014 19703 19060 19810 19015Many current and former patients are Delaware residents or have health insurance through Delaware employment. This office accepts all Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans and is in network for Delaware Blue Cross Blue shield. All car accident insurances are accepted and motor vehicle medical claims from Delaware are able to be treated right over the border in Pennsylvania.

Additionally, work injuries and personal injury claims are also accepted. 

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Car accident injury treatment

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Car accidents , or motor vehicle accidents (MVA), remain a frequent cause of traumatic injury to the neck and low back. Even minor collisions, especially head on on rear end collisions, can result in injury. It is not uncommon for those involved in a car accident to not feel pain immediately after the accident but to report discomfort two to three days later. 

The first week following an acute injury is a critical period and it is important for a proper examination to b performed in order to evaluate the extent of the injury. According to the study: Chronic neck pain and whiplash: A case-control study of the relationship between acute whiplash injuries and chronic neck pain, researchers reported that the leading cause of chronic neck pain was prior motor vehicle accident injuries : "it reasonable to infer that a significant proportion of individuals with chronic neck pain in the general population were originally injured in a motor vehicle accident." This finding underscores the importance of early and adequate treatment for injuries resulting from car accidents.

For additional information about car accident injury treatment click here 

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Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

The only health  insurance plans which require a referral from your primary care doctor are those under Keystone Health Plan. Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Personal Choice and all most all of the other local plans do not require referrals for chiropractic care. Some primary providers may require a patient with Keystone Health Plan  as their health insurance to be seen in their office before issuing a referral. 
Additionally, those on work comp must be seen by a panel doctor in the first 90 days of care and then can choose any doctor they want. 

For more information on health insurance coverage please visit here

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