What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Your should bring your medical records from your referring physician and, if applicable, your referral form. Please also Bring:
- Insurance card of workers compensation information
- new Patient Packet (office will email to you upon scheduling an appointment if you are a new patient)
- Cash, Check, Credit or debit card to pay your co-pay.
When should I arrive for my appointment.
For an office consultation you should arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. For surgery, you should arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled surgery.
How do I know whether I should see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon for my foot problem?
While a podiatrist's surgical training centers only around the foot and ankle, so is not the case with an orthopedic surgeon whose surgical practice may include knees, hips, shoulders, arms, hands, etc..
When it comes to foot and ankle problems, remember this is ALL a podiatrist does and what better an expert than one who spends all of their time treating only foot and ankle problems? A podiatrist is the clear choice for your foot and ankle needs.
What percentage of bones in your body are in your feet?
There are 206 bones in your body. 26 are in each foot. So the bones of your feet make up just over 25% of the bones in your body!