What to Expect at Your First Visit
When you arrive at our office for your first visit, we will need to see your insurance card(s) and your driver’s license (or other valid picture identification). We will scan these into our computer system so that you will only need to present them at your first visit of each year or if your insurance changes. Unless you have already completed the registration/check-in process through our Patient Portal, we will ask that you complete some forms prior to seeing the doctor.
One of our Podiatric Assistants will escort you to a treatment room and will talk to you about your foot or ankle complaint, as well as asking you several questions about your medical history, your family medical history, and your lifestyle. You will need to remove your socks and shoes from both feet, even if your complaint involves only one foot. The doctor will assess your feet through an examination, some basic tests, and discussion with you regarding your concerns and the history of your foot or ankle complaint. If x-rays or ultrasound examination are needed, those can be performed in our office with results immediately available to the doctor.
If you have medical records, x-rays or other diagnostic test results which may be relevant to the reason for your visit, please bring those with you as they may assist the doctor in his assessment, diagnosis or treatment recommendations.
In many cases, we may be able to begin treatment of your condition on the first visit. However, no treatment will be rendered until the doctor has discussed with you his assessment and treatment recommendations.
Because we do expect payment at the time of service, please see Your Financial Responsibility for an explanation of our financial policies.
Our physicians and staff members have only one purpose for being here – to provide you with the best podiatric medical care available. Your feet have to last a lifetime, and we want to help you make that happen. We appreciate your decision to “Put Your Feet in Our Hands”!
Preparing for Your First Appointment
- Complete the registration process through our Patient Portal
- Be sure to bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- Insurance Card(s)
- Driver's License or other picture ID
- List of prescription & over-the-counter medications
- Relevant medical records and/or x-rays if available
- Your Feet!