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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), also known as Podiatric surgeon or foot and/or ankle surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. A podiatrist is a foot and ankle specialist that devoted to the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases, and injuries. A podiatrist attends 4 years of undergraduate college, followed by 4 years of Podiatric medical school, followed by a three year of hospital based Podiatric medicine and surgical residency training. Note podiatrist study foot and ankle from day one in Podiatric school and have a total of 7 years knowledge prior to practicing.

How do I check if the doctor is a board certified podiatrist?

You can check out whether the podiatrist is board certified by clicking on the following link below

https://www.abpmed.org/pages/find-a-doctor

Can I get a same-day appointment?

Yes because of our flexible and extended hours, we can accommodate same day appointments. Please call us immediately to get your same day appointment

Will my insurance cover my visit?

A visit to podiatrist for foot/ankle problem is covered by the majority of insurances. We will work with your insurance company to make sure your visit or services are covered. However, some services like orthotics, corn/callus treatment, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, cutting normal toenails, laser therapy, chronic pain and nerve treatment etc may not be covered by certain insurances.

Do you offer financing options for self-pay patients?

If you don't have an insurance, no problem. Our services are affordable! We do not overcharge patients without insurance. Our cash charges are based on private insurance fee schedules. This means you will receive the same discounted fees that patients with insurance get charged. We offer an interest-free monthly payment plan options and discount fee available to patients if you fall below 100% of the federal poverty guideline. Please call us for more information.

Will my X-Rays be covered by insurance?

The cost of X-rays are typically covered by majority of health insurances. If you do not have pain or injury, then insurance may not cover all of the cost and you may pay some of the cost of out of pocket.

What health insurances do you accept?

Please click on the tab"Accepted Insurances" dropped under the tab titled "New Patient Forms" for more information on insurances.

What can I expect from my first podiatry visit?

Being prepared for your visit will help you get the most out of your appointment. I advise patients to come prepared with their health history, list of medication they’re taking, family history of diseases, all shoes they commonly wear, etc. This will make the visit more efficient and beneficial for the patient.

What is copay?

Your copay is the amount that you have to pay out of your pocket on the same day of a doctor’s visit. Depending on your insurance plan, copays can range from as low as $10 to over $40. Many insurance plans require a higher copay for a specialist such as a podiatrist, so you should check with your insurance to avoid a surprise during your visit. 

What is deductible?

A deductible is the amount of medical expenses that you are responsible for paying in full before your insurance plan will cover the rest. The deductible amount can vary significantly based on the type of health insurance plan you’ve chosen. Some plans have a $0 deductible, so the health insurance plan automatically covers the cost of all medical services. Other plans may have deductibles that range anywhere from $100 to thousands of dollars per year. If you have not yet met your deductible amount for the year, you could end up paying a lot more for a visit to the podiatrist than you bargained for. A quick review of your insurance policy and your medical payments to date should give you an idea of where you stand with your deductible, and how much you’ll be responsible for paying when you visit the podiatrist.

What is referral policy?

If your health insurance plan is an HMO, or health maintenance organization, any specialty healthcare services – including podiatry – must be coordinated through your primary care physician (PCP). The PCP not only keeps track of your medical records and provides routine medical care, he or she also must provide a written referral if you wish to seek non-emergency treatment from a specialist. If your insurance plan requires a referral and you visit a specialist without obtaining one in advance, the insurance company can refuse to cover the cost of your visit, leaving you to pay the entire amount on your own.

What is a website disclaimer?

A disclaimer is a notice which is placed on our website in an effort to limit our liability for the outcome of the use of our website. Our disclaimer is located on the bottom of any section page and click on the button titled "Disclaimer".

What is a notice of privacy practice?

This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. “Protected health information” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. To read our notice of privacy practice, please scroll to the bottom of any section page, and click on the buttom that titled "Notice of Privacy Policy"

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