Dr. John Duerkes worked as an associate doctor in Lakewood, across from Kimball Medical Center for nearly two years. He then started his own practice in 1984 in Wall, N.J. He has enjoyed treating patients for more than a quarter of a century and welcomes new patients to his office. His patients particularly appreciate the care and time he spends with them and the efforts of his courteous staff. Dr. Duerkes is also certified in reading and interpreting spinal MRI's.
Our office participates with most insurance companies which includes: All Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans (which includes Omnia Tier-1), Federal BC/BS, Empire BC/BS, United Healthcare, CIGNA, Oxford, Aetna, Medicare, N.J Carpenters Fund, Qualcare & Mailhandlers. Please call our office regarding questions you may have pertaining to your health plan. We will be happy to verify your coverage & benefits for chiropractic care.
We use physical modalities in conjunction with spinal adjustments. Some examples of physical modalities are electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy, therapeutic muscle massage, intersegmental traction, ice and moist heat therapy. These modalities are used to help relax muscles, improve flexibility, reduce inflammation, and speed up the healing process. Dr. Duerkes also provides stretching and exercise therapy as well as manual therapies, such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
Before coming to our office it is always best to call your insurance company and inquire regarding chiropractic benefits. You should also ask if your insurance plan requires a referral from your Primary Care Physician, (some HMO and POS plans require a referral) Your insurance company will also provide you with deductible and co-pay information.