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Privacy Policy

The appropriate collection, use and disclosure of patients’ personal health information is
fundamental to our day-to-day operations and to patient care.

Protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of patient personal information is important to the
physicians and staff at Fredericksburg Chiropractic.

We strive to provide our patients with excellent medical care and service. Every member of the Fredericksburg Chiropractic family must abide by our commitment to privacy in the handling of
personal information. This policy was last modified on the 1st day of September, 2018.

Applicability of This Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy attests to our commitment to privacy and demonstrates the ways we ensure
that patient privacy is protected. Our Privacy Policy applies to the personal health information of
all our patients that is in our possession and control.

What is Personal Health Information?

Personal health information means identifying information about an individual relating to their
physical or mental health (including medical history), the providing of health care to the
individual, payments or eligibility for health care, organ and tissue donation and health number.

The 10 Principles of Privacy

Our Privacy Policy reflects our compliance with fair information practices, applicable laws and
standards of practice.

1. Accountability

We take our commitment to securing patient privacy very seriously. Each chiropractor and
employee associated with the Practice is responsible for the personal information under his/her
control. Our employees are informed about the importance of privacy and receive information
periodically to update them about our Privacy Policy and related issues.

2. Identifying Purposes: Why We Collect Information

We ask you for information to establish a relationship and serve your medical needs. We obtain
most of our information about you directly from you, or from other health practitioners whom
you have seen and authorized to disclose to us. You are entitled to know how we use your
information and this is described in the Privacy Statement posted at Fredericksburg Chiropractic. We will limit the information we collect to what we need for those purposes, and we
will use it only for those purposes. We will obtain your consent if we wish to use your
information for any other purpose.

3. Consent

You have the right to determine how your personal health information is used and disclosed. For
most health care purposes, your consent is implied as a result of your consent to treatment,
however, in all circumstances express consent must be written.

Your written Consent will be forwarded to the Privacy Officer who will document the request in
patient’s medical records and notify appropriate Health care providers and their supporting staff.
Patients who have withdrawn consent to disclose PHI must sign and date the Consent to
Withdrawal Form. It is understood that the consent directive applies only to the PHI which the
patient has already provided, and not to PHI which the patient might provide in the future:

Applicable law permits certain collections, uses, and disclosures of the PHI, despite the consent
directive; healthcare providers may override the consent directive in certain circumstances, such
as emergencies; and the consent directive may result in delays in receiving health care, reduced
quality of care due to healthcare provider’s lacking complete information about the patient, and
healthcare provider’s refusal to offer non-emergency care. Your written Consent to Withdrawal
Form will be forwarded to the Privacy Officer who will document the request in patient’s
medical records and notify appropriate Health care providers and their supporting staff.

4. Limiting Collection

We collect information by fair and lawful means and collect only that information which may be
necessary for purposes related to the provision of your medical care.

5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

The information we request from you is used for the purposes defined. We will seek your
consent before using the information for purposes beyond the scope of the posted Privacy
Statement.

Under no circumstances do we sell patient lists or other personal information to third parties.
There are some types of disclosure of your personal health information that may occur as part of
this Practice fulfilling its routine obligations and/or practice management. This includes
consultants and suppliers to the Practice, on the understanding that they abide by our Privacy
Policy, and only to the extent necessary to allow them to provide business services or support to
this Practice.

We will retain your information only for the time it is required for the purposes we describe and
once your personal information is no longer required, it will be destroyed. However, due to our
on-going exposure to potential claims, some information is kept for a longer period.
Patients may be required to sign and date a Consent to Disclose PHI Form and pay a fee based
on current OMA rates prior to release of information.

6. Accuracy

We endeavor to ensure that all decisions involving your personal information are based upon
accurate and timely information. While we will do our best to base our decisions on accurate
information, we rely on you to disclose all material information and to inform us of any relevant
changes.

7. Safeguards: Protecting Your Information

We protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. The Practice
maintains personal information in a combination of paper and electronic files. Recent paper
records concerning individuals’ personal information are stored in files kept onsite at our office.
Older records may be stored securely offsite.

Access to personal information will be authorized only for the physicians and employees
associated with the Practice, and other agents who require access in the performance of their
duties, and to those otherwise authorized by law.

We provide information to health care providers acting on your behalf, on the understanding that
they are also bound by law and ethics to safeguard your privacy. Other organizations and agents
must agree to abide by our Privacy Policy and may be asked to sign contracts to that effect. We
will give them only the information necessary to perform the services for which they are
engaged, and will require that they not store, use or disclose the information for purposes other
than to carry out those services.

Our computer systems are password-secured and constructed in such a way that only authorized
individuals can access secure systems and databases.

If you send us an e-mail message that includes personal information, such as your name included
in the “address”, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry. Please remember that
e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive,
you should not send it electronically unless the e-mail is encrypted or your browser indicates that
the access is secure.

8. Openness: Keeping You Informed

If you have any questions or concerns about privacy, we invite you to contact us by
phone and we will address your concerns to the best of our ability.

9. Access and Correction

With limited exceptions, we will give you access to the information we retain about you within a
reasonable time, upon presentation of a written request and satisfactory identification.
We may charge you a fee for this service and if so, we will give you notice in advance of
processing your request.

If you find errors of fact in your personal health information, please notify us as soon as possible
and we will make the appropriate corrections. We are not required to correct information
relating to clinical observations or opinions made in good faith. You have a right to append a
short statement of disagreement to your record if we refuse to make a requested change.
If we deny your request for access to your personal information, we will advise you in writing of
the reason for the refusal and you may then challenge our decision.

10. Challenging Compliance

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have about your
privacy or our Privacy Policy. We will investigate and respond to your concerns about any
aspect of our handling of your information.

In most cases, an issue is resolved simply by telling us about it and discussing it. You can reach
us at:

103 S Center St. 
Fredericksburg, PA 17026
(717) 865-6183

If, after contacting us, you feel that your concerns have not been addressed to your satisfaction,
you have the right to complain to the Health and Human Services Department.

See what our happy patients are saying

Leroy Speck
Leroy Speck
13:38 13 Sep 20
Everyone at Fredericksburg Chiropractic is helpful and kind. Very welcoming atmosphere. Treatment definitely helps the chronic neck and shoulder pain I’ve had.
Justin Worrilow
Justin Worrilow
19:21 09 Sep 20
Katie Ramsey-Golden
Katie Ramsey-Golden
21:27 30 Aug 20
Listens well to my body's complaints and strives to treat them.
David B McWilliams
David B McWilliams
18:23 21 Aug 20
Louise Lingenfelser
Louise Lingenfelser
22:43 19 Aug 20
Everyone at this business cares about your well being. First class care with small town feel. Highly recommend this business
Sheldon Houser
Sheldon Houser
12:43 14 Aug 20
First appointment 3 years ago , neck and shoulders tightened up. I had three sessions that week and came out feeling like a hockey wobble head. Amazing! Sent coworkers having the same issues and all couldn’t thank me enough for sending them to see Dr Jim and his staff.
James Lesher
James Lesher
16:33 11 Aug 20
Patti Lapp
Patti Lapp
15:21 07 Aug 20
Lanie Powell
Lanie Powell
15:03 06 Aug 20
stanley kulak
stanley kulak
19:00 05 Aug 20
Great response to my issue. Walked in crooked. Walked out straight!! So friendly!!
LYNN HOUSER
LYNN HOUSER
20:42 26 Jul 20
Very professional, helpful and welcoming. Will recommend to others.
Elizabeth Groff
Elizabeth Groff
19:37 25 Jul 20
Adam Wolfe
Adam Wolfe
15:02 22 Jul 20
Mitchell Laucks
Mitchell Laucks
15:47 18 Jul 20
They pay attention to details
julian boryszewski
julian boryszewski
19:02 15 Jul 20
I would give 5 stars but I believe nothing is perfect and we should always strive for perfection.With that, this is THE place for chiropractic care and they are doing great things for the community and the general wellness of the public.
Kalea Keppley
Kalea Keppley
15:17 14 Jul 20
Megan
Megan
00:09 14 Jul 20
Shannon Kohl
Shannon Kohl
13:13 02 Jul 20
Tim Krall
Tim Krall
17:09 30 Jun 20
Gerald Sipling
Gerald Sipling
19:36 25 Jun 20
I needed an emergency adjustment and this place got me in at the last minute, truly appreciate you guys taking care of me, not many chiropractors are willing to take last minute calls especially being new patients but they got it done. I highly recommend them to anyone looking.
Kevin
Kevin
21:45 12 Jun 20
Wayne Long
Wayne Long
15:06 04 Jun 20
Gisella Long
Gisella Long
15:05 04 Jun 20
Have only visited with them twice, so far, but this far I am impressed!. From the first day, to the second day, exactly what I was told I would "experience " and be "treated for", has been exactly that. In the sun of two short visits, I already feel a slight relief, in the ridiculous pain I am dealing with. (Under the understanding that it takes time and does not go away over night). The personal interaction and one on one conversation/discussion is excellent and they will GLADLY listen to you and take everything you say/request, into consideration and use it to your advantage!. I will be going back over the course of the next couple weeks, and am greatly looking forward to it!
Chris Heisey
Chris Heisey
15:30 23 May 20
corvetteloverchick
corvetteloverchick
15:04 14 May 20
Toni Weidman
Toni Weidman
17:46 04 May 20
Moussa Adamou
Moussa Adamou
15:02 02 May 20
Very impressed by the quality of care and the time taken to walk me through step by step what the plan of action it's going to be. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family to go here
Hunter Rhoads
Hunter Rhoads
16:02 01 May 20
The office staff are very friendly and efficient. The doctors are very knowledgeable and took care to listen to my concerns. Can’t say anything bad about my experience. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Luann Hackenberg
Luann Hackenberg
15:06 24 Apr 20
Lisa Deitz
Lisa Deitz
14:02 24 Apr 20
I used their trust your gut program and it really helped me out. Read my review on their website for the details.
James McKinney
James McKinney
13:43 24 Apr 20
Rachel Papson
Rachel Papson
15:36 23 Apr 20
Jeff Sides
Jeff Sides
20:30 22 Apr 20
Friendly staff, great Doctors, genuine concern for the patients well being. Would recommend to everyone.
RON Bittner
RON Bittner
16:12 14 Apr 20
Robert Sauder
Robert Sauder
16:37 13 Apr 20
friendly staff, very personable and my back always feel great after leaving the office
Stacie Kreider
Stacie Kreider
12:01 08 Apr 20
Friendly. Listens to concerns. On time appointments. Two thumbs up.
Tod Smith
Tod Smith
15:04 02 Apr 20
John Graeff
John Graeff
20:52 01 Apr 20
Dawn Zimmerman
Dawn Zimmerman
17:39 26 Mar 20
Very friendly staff excellent care! Always a great experience!
Joanne Winters
Joanne Winters
02:08 06 Mar 20
Great, friendly staff. Willing to work with your on your health issues to make treatment possible and affordable for you
Angelique Engle
Angelique Engle
00:47 05 Mar 20
Dr. McKinney pays attention and gives the best attention to your needs! His focus and dedication to help me stay in great health is the reason I will continue recommend his services!!
Bruce Weaver
Bruce Weaver
16:05 28 Feb 20
Staff is Wonderful and very accommodating to my needs
Jamie Gerber
Jamie Gerber
17:29 17 Feb 20
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! They use Xrays to get a thorough diagnosis of your ailment and tailor a treatment to your needs. Wait times are normally around 5 minutes.
Randy Meyer
Randy Meyer
16:15 13 Feb 20
Great group of people! They are very accommodating for scheduling a short notice appointment!👍
Jason Burkholder
Jason Burkholder
16:30 07 Feb 20
The office staff is friendly, Dr McKinney is compassionate, thorough and professional. I am confident that I am getting excellent care.
Linda Litschi
Linda Litschi
16:06 07 Feb 20
Karen McQuate
Karen McQuate
15:30 02 Feb 20
Stephanie Erb
Stephanie Erb
20:10 01 Feb 20
Very professional and friendly. They care about your well being. Everyone there is very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
A Corr
A Corr
20:40 31 Jan 20
I came to Fredericksburg Chiropractic with foot and ankle pain that was keeping me from being active like I wanted to be. I'm married with 3 young girls and coach middle school basketball. It was depressing to think that I may not be able to run and get around like I did in the past. Dr. McKinney did a great job listening and crafting a plan to get me back on track. He did some things in the office to help relieve the pain and suggested I get custom orthotics. I've had the orthotics for about 6 months or so and now I'm playing basketball with the team and am able to work on my feet all day pain free. The whole staff there was friendly. I highly recommend Fredericksburg Chiropractic.
Ryan B
Ryan B
02:48 25 Jan 20