There's a notice posted on the front desk: ""We've never turned anyone away for financial reasons. But we have turned people away for not being committed to their health."" I should have taken the hint. Dr. Nikitow seems very good at what he does, and I like the fact that he does X-rays, analyzes them, and then tells you exactly how many months it will take him to correct your spine. He has a lot of big-name clients, including the L.A. Raiders football team, Dana Carvey, and Gallagher. There's all kinds of testimonials on his walls of how he's cured everything from endometriosis to asthma. I believe it. Problem is, his method is to treat you for about 10 minutes, 4 times a week. Since my insurance (UnitedHealthcare) pays for 24 visits a year, that means that means my insurance would be used up in 1.5 months. After that, it's out-of-pocket, to the tune of $40 per visit. He operates a very profitable assembly line - at any given time, he's got 5 beds in a row, doing his 10-minute treatment to 5 people simultaneously. In talking to other chiropractors in the area and other former patients, this is standard procedure at Denver Tech Chiropractic - 4 times a week until you're ""fixed."" I'm 29 years old, haven't been in any bad accidents, but to get my spine straight, that's what he says I need. And I need to purchase a 250-visit prepay plan to get the best deal. The problem is, Nikitow gives you the treatment he thinks you need, and doesn't really care about what you can realistically afford. He does business his way, purposely ignoring the entire U.S. insurance system. Apparently, if you're sufficiently ""committed to your health,"" you won't mind the out-of-pocket cost. I thought it was interesting that the standard new patient application form asks you to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how committed you are to your personal wellness. Well, I guess I'm just not that committed, especially when there are other qualified professionals who don't bleeeed you dry.
Pros: Very skilled, good chiropractor
Cons: Doesn't work with insurance, very expensive, very fast, in-and-out visits