PATIENTS

information for new patients

What to expect at your first appointment

As a patient you will receive a full evaluation from our podiatrist or chiropodist who will determine the exact location of the problem, the nature of the injury and the course of action for further diagnosis or assessment and treatment. Our foot care practitioners will coordinate all aspects of care. We will do our best to accommodate patients with urgent conditions. If surgery is indicated, the visit will require additional time and an additional fee for a surgical consultation. 

Every patient receives a treatment plan created specifically for him/her. This treatment goes beyond basic pain management by employing therapeutic methods that treat the specific source of the problem, providing a specific treatment program for reduction in pain and improvements for a more active lifestyle.

To prepare for your consultation with our foot care practitioners, please bring the following items to your visit:

  • A list of your current medications

  • Information on what treatments have been tried in the past

  • Medical records from prior visits that you think would be helpful

  • Insurance information and health card 

  • Any recent foot X-rays

PATIENT CHECKLIST

Before your visit

  • Make a list of your symptoms and questions

  • Make a list of all medications and any previous surgeries

  • Gather and bring important medical and laboratory test reports from other doctors or hospitals (including X-rays, MRI's,and lab results.

  • Check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is needed.

  • Call before your visit to tell the office if you have special needs.

  • Bring a friend or family member if you think it might be helpful.

  • If your problem involves walking and/or exercise, bring your walking/exercise shoes with you to the appointment.

During your visit

  • Go over your list of questions

  • If you do not understand an answer, be sure to ask for further explanation

  • Take notes and listen carefully

  • Discuss your symptoms and any recent changes you may have noticed

  • Talk about all new medications

  • Ask why it has been prescribed, and how to take it

  • Describe any allergies

  • Tell your podiatrist or chiropodist if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant

  • Let your podiatrist or chiropodist know if you are being treated by other healthcare practitioners.

After your visit

  • Prepare for any test your podiatrist or chiropodist orders

  • Ask about what you need to do to get ready, possible side effects, and when you can expect results

  • Ask when and how the test results will be made available to you

  • Schedule a follow-up appointment (if necessary) before you leave our office

Save Time 
Download and complete our Online form. You can print it  and bring it with you to your appointment or you can you can fill it out online and submit prior to your appointment. Click graphic on the right for our PDF form.

 
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