Your First Visit

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What to Expect on Your First Visit

When you arrive you will be greeted by the receptionist who will take the forms you completed at home as well as your insurance card. While your patient record is being established, you will relax for a brief time in the waiting room.

 You will then be escorted to a treatment room where you will remove both of your shoes and socks and make yourself comfortable in a treatment chair. This chair raises and tilts so that your feet can be examined thoroughly by the doctor.

Next you will meet the doctor’s assistant who will gather some medical information and input brief notes regarding the reason for your visit. She will also ask you about any allergies to medicine you may have.

You will then have the opportunity to discuss your problem with the doctor. He/she will make an assessment and in many cases, render a treatment at the time of your visit. (warts, corns, calluses, and ingrown nails are a few examples)

 If the doctor determines you need an x-ray of your foot, we have the facilities to do this right away. Our x-rays are all digital and the doctor will have the results up on the screen in a matter of minutes. Should your condition be more complex, you may receive one or more of the following: a prescription for medication, a prescription for physical therapy, a night splint, an immobilizer, or a walking cast. In some cases, patients are sent for further tests like an MRI or a CT scan.

Many times the doctors will suggest Orthotics as part of your treatment plan. We offer both “custom orthotics” and a “prefabricated orthotics.” If the doctor feels you would do better in the custom version, you will have the opportunity to first check with your insurance carrier to determine coverage before we make them for you. The prefabricated orthotics can be purchased at the front desk for a nominal cost.

During your visit, the doctors will review the options for your treatment and answer any questions you may have. If your condition warrants, you may be given an appointment for a follow up visit to monitor your progress.

At the conclusion of your visit, you will stop at the front desk where you will pick up your insurance card, take care of any required copays and make an appointment for your follow up visit if necessary.