Your first visit
During your initial consultation, the doctor will review your medical history, inquire about your present problems and health concerns, discuss your case and provide relevant patient education. Following the consultation, a thorough physical exam will be performed consisting of medical, chiropractic, orthopedic, neurologic and functional tests.
If X-rays or other special tests, like MRI or lab tests, are required, the doctor will make the appropriate arrangements. If it is determined that your condition requires the attention of another health care provider, a prompt referral will be made. We often work closely with your primary care physicians and other specialists in order to better help you attain your health goals.
If you have previous treatment history or diagnostic imaging and/or test results from another practitioner, it is beneficial to provide them to Dr. Akrivos for additional evaluation.
Initial office visits often last 60-90 minutes, and may include treatment on the same day. In some cases, the doctor may opt to not render treatment and have you return for a follow-up visit to discuss treatment options.
Please Download, Print & Fill Out our initial intake forms & bring to your initial visit.
If you are not certain chiropractic is the right treatment for your condition, Dr. Akrivos provides a complimentary consultation to discuss your individual case. Consultations usually take 10-15 minutes and can even be done over the phone. Contact us today 773-728-0800.
Does Insurance cover Chiropractic care?
Today, almost all insurance companies, including Medicare, provide chiropractic coverage. However, the services that are covered and to the extent they are covered can vary widely.
Dr. Anastasia Akrivos is an” in-network” provider with several PPO’s, Medicare, and some HMO’s. Also, take note that HSA’s and Flex Spend options through your employers or insurance policies can also be used to cover the cost of care. We also accept personal injury and worker’s compensation cases and work with the appropriate insurances or attorneys.
Our staff will do complimentary benefits verification at any time prior to your appointment, if you desire, to check on your insurance benefits and coverage.
If you are uninsured or under-insured, we are able to offer affordable payment plans for our services to help you get the care you need. You may also qualify for a discounted care program, which makes the cost of care more affordable. Please contact us for further details.
Dr. Anastasia Akrivos
A National Board Certified chiropractic physician, Dr. Akrivos began her north side practice in 2001 and has been at the same location ever since. A native Chicagoan, she was born and raised in the same neighborhood in which she now practices. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1995 from Loyola University, Chicago. After a few years of medical research at Abbott Laboratories, volunteer medical work, and advanced courses in public health studies, she decided to further her education by studying chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences, in Lombard, Illinois. She received a B.S. degree in Human Biology, followed by her doctorate degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2001.
She has a strong interest in providing compassionate, integrated, and holistic care to her patients. She sees patients of all ages from infants to seniors. She believes in working together with her patients, and even their medical specialists and primary care physicians, to help co-manage many of their conditions. She believes in the power of chiropractic care and knows the amazing results it can offer people. She makes a strong effort to educate patients, the general public, and other physicians about the wealth of benefits of chiropractic care.
She has a strong educational background in functional rehabilitation, ergonomics, adjusting technique, nutrition, weight loss coaching, pregnancy care, pediatrics, and acupuncture. She continues to take post-graduate continuous education courses in orthopedics and rehabilitation, nutrition, diagnosis and management, women’s and children’s health.
She is very active in her community volunteering and donating to local and national charities. She is a member of her local chamber of commerce and works for the continued improvement of her neighborhood. Through the years, she has developed many close bonds with the people in her community. She is also active in her Greek-American community and has been a member of the Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois, Hellenic Medical Society of Chicago, and Greek-Orthodox Young Adult League. She has been an active member in the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association, and strongly supports their efforts to improve the public’s access to chiropractic care and to maintain chiropractic in the forefront of healthcare.
Dr. Anastasia Akrivos is married and has a 3 year old son. Her family brings her much joy and keeps her quite busy outside the office. She enjoys cooking, travelling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.