FAQs

Can I call with a quick question?

Only for clarification, please. Your 5-minute question often takes a lot more time in discussion. For health-related questions, established clients (only) can schedule the following:

Can I email my questions?

Logistic and appointment-related questions only, please.

Health-related email questions can be quite time-consuming to address, and Dr. Simpson is passionate about taking the time to provide you with as accurate information as possible. If you are already in our system as an existing client, please purchase the Email Audio Response service. In reply to a maximum of 5 questions you email, Dr. Simpson records a custom audio response you receive via email.

How do I find CCDs in my area?

Visit the CCD Registry page of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) here.

Enter your search terms to find a listing of people trained as Certified Clinical Densitometrists (CCD). Please note that if an individual is a CCD, they may not necessarily have a densitometry facility. 

How many appointments will I need?

In the beginning, 2 to 3 sessions is the minimum that most clients require. If your case is simple, one session review may be enough. After that, follow up reviews every 3 to 6 months is recommended.

Is there a center near me that can give me my Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)?

Good question! Download an Excel spreadsheet of facilities that measure TBS -- a more accurate picture of the microarchitecture of your bones to assess your bone quality (not just density). 

 TBS Sites - CA (18 KB)

The list is a partial list, but the best we could acquire for now. Updated as of September 2016 by the Medimaps Group.

  1. Click the top of the document to sort by your state.
  2. Search for the city nearest you.

If you acquire more updated information, please help us update this list! Email us at office@LaniSimpson.com. 

Should I order more lab tests before coming in for my first visit?

No, at your initial session, Dr. Simpson will determine what lab work she suggests you discuss with your health care providers.

If you've had bone density testing, request the correct report pages from your imaging facility (NOT your doctor) using this form

Please only mail in one (1) package  -- do not fax or scan -- past 3-5 years of lab work (blood work, hormones and bone-related tests only). Faxes and scanned images are often unreadable for the level of precision Dr. Simpson requires. Bone density test results via CD are acceptable, but please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so we can return these to you.

What is your payment method?

We accept credit cards (Visa and Mastercard). Pay online through our secure encryption system at time of appointment schedule, or by phone. We strongly prefer online payment, but if absolutely necessary, we can accept a check.

New clients are emailed a link to book and pay for their appointment -- only after all records and forms have been completed and received. New clients can also mail a check to secure an appointment slot.

Ongoing clients already in our system can pay online when selecting the follow-up appointment type or email audio response.

Will Dr. Simpson prescribe me any medications?

Dr. Lani Simpson DC CCD is a credentialed Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD), however she is not a medical doctor, and does not prescribe medications. Her role is to coach you in bone health and lifestyle matters by reviewing your past history, and making expert recommendations that prepare you to make the most of your licensed health care team.