Appointment 

The first step towards healthy feet is to schedule an appointment. Please contact our office by phone or complete an online appointment request. 

 

Please do not use our online form to cancel appointments.

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Patient Forms

If you are a new patient to our office, the attached files contain our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office. Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival.

Please print and complete both the Patient Profile and the Medical Condition/History. The Notice of Privacy Practices is for your review and does not need to be brought to our office.  

Thank you and please call our office if you have any questions at all. Please Remember to bring your ID & Insurance Card to your appointment. 

New Patient Paperwork  

Notice of Privacy Practice 

Payment Options

Insurance

Our billing staff will prepare all the necessary forms for your insurance benefits. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated.

 

The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.

 

We accept all major forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. However, we advise that you contact your insurance carrier regarding your provider’s participating and/or preferred status. Subscribers of Wyoming Medicaid should also be aware that, as a primary payor, Wyoming Medicaid does not provide coverage for podiatry services. Please contact your insurance carrier if you have questions about your specific plan or coverage.   

Financing

For your convenience, we proudly accept CareCredit.  

 

Not already a CareCredit member?  Our staff will help you apply!  Applying takes only minues and members can access funds immediately.  

 

Contact our office today to see if you qualify.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to be seen at your office?

We do not require a referral. However, your insurance carrier may require a referral in order to provide benefits. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if a referral is required or for questions about plan benefits.

Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?

Insurance plans are as varied as the treatments they cover.  Your individual plan coverage will depend on the type of treatment, the providing physician, the medical necessity, and the time and place of service.  You should contact your insurance carrier with questions regarding your specific plan or coverage.

 

If extensive treatment is required, out billing staff will submit a prior-authorization at your request that will estimate plan coverage and patient responsibility.  Please note that your insurance in a agreement between the patient and the carrier, and that plan benefits cannot be guaranteed.  As a courtesy to the patient, our billing staff will submit claims to insurance, but the patient is ultimately responsible for payment of services. 

What should i bring to/expect during my first visit?

During your first visit, you will be asked to complete paperwork detailing your personal profile and the reason for your visit. Though times vary, most first appointments are betwen 15 to 30 minutes in duration.  You should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment if you have not completed new patient paperwork prior to your visit. 

 

You will want to bring the following with you (if applicable)

 

• Your driver’s license

• A list of any medication(s) you may be taking

• A list of any known allergies

• Your insurance card(s)

 

Your doctor will ask several questions to understand the nature of your condition.  Together, you will work out a treatment plan.  Some problems can be treated in a single visit, while others may require follow up care.

 

You should expect a personable, well-trained doctor and welcoming staff that is eager to help in any way possible.

How can I treat athete’s foot?

The treatment of athlete’s foot will depend on the severity of your case. If you have a minor case of athlete’s foot, you can typically treat it at home with over-the-counter antifungal medication. 

 

If you have a more serious outbreak of athlete’s foot, your doctor may prescribe a prescription in the form of an antifungal cream or an oral medication.The best way to beat athlete’s foot is to not get it in the first place. Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that is easily transmitted from damp, contaminated surfaces, so it is important to:

 

• Avoid direct contact with possible contaminated areas (like community showers in a gym). 

• Change sweaty socks.

• Thoroughly dry your feet.

Are calluses bad? Should I cut them off?

Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hard skin that form on your foot due to pressure on your foot. Calluses are normal and typically do not have to be treated unless they cause you pain.

 

You should never cut off calluses on your own. This can cause an infection and can be extremely dangerous, especially if you have diabetes. One home treatment is to soak your feet in warm water and then wear away the dead skin with a pumice stone. You can also use orthotic inserts, and wear better-fitting shoes to reduce the pressure on your feet, lessening the development of calluses.

Do I need a referral to be seen at your office?

We do not require a referral. However, your insurance carrier may require a referral in order to provide benefits. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if a referral is required or for questions about plan benefits.

How can I avoid ingrown toenails?

The easiest way to avoid ingrown toenails is to cut your nails in a straight line. You can slightly round the edges with a nail file; however, you should not cut down the side of your nail. You can also soften rough skin around your nail with moisturizer and a pumice stone.

 

Wearing shoes that fit correctly also reduce your risk of getting an ingrown toe nail. 

What can I do about dry/cracked Feet?

Many times overly dry feet, especially cracked heels, are an issue of heredity. However, you can reduce these issues by moisturizing your feet in the morning and before bed. If possible, you should also wear socks to bed to allow the cream to work. You should also remove hardened skin with a pumice stone. Prior to using the pumice stone, be sure the skin has been softened somewhat by the moisturizer or by soaking your feet.

How can I combat foot odor?

There are some simple steps in reducing foot odor. The first step, obviously, is to thoroughly wash your feet every day, including in between your toes (where bacteria can develop). You should also dry your feet and apply a powder to reduce perspiration. Another important tip is to wear cotton, wool, or moisture-wicking socks and change your socks at least once a day. If possible, do not wear the same shoes every day – this allows the insole to completely dry before you wear them again to reduce the growth of bacteria. If you continue to have foot odor, visit your podiatrist for an evaluation.

What are bunions and how do you fix them?

Bunions are bony bumps on the joint of your big or little toe. These protrusions are actually the progression of the misalignment of your toe. They can be caused by heredity, faulty foot mechanics, and even the shoes you wear.

 

You can treat bunions by:

 

• Cushioning the bunion.

• Taking over-the-counter medication for the pain.

• Wearing shoes that do not put pressure on the bunion.

 

If the pain of your bunion cannot be relieved by any other method, surgery is an option.

How can I tell whether my ankle is sprained of broken?

It is difficult to differentiate between the symptoms of a severe sprain and a broken ankle. Because of this, the only way you can truly determine if your ankle is sprained or broken is to have an X-ray taken.

What’s a stress fracture? How is it different from a regular fracture?

A stress fracture is a small crack in the bone caused by overuse. Stress fractures often affect athletes who perform repetitive motions, like a runner’s foot constantly hitting the pavement.

 

Typical (non-stress) fractures occur from trauma and can be more severe than a small crack in the bone, although a hairline fracture is not a complete break in the bone.

What are shin splints and how do you treat them?

A shin splint is an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and tissue of the shinbone. This painful condition is often caused by overuse or an increase in activity level.

 

The best treatment for shin splints is rest. The inflamed area can also be iced and elevated to reduce inflammation. 

What is plantar fasciitis?

The most common cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is the irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that supports your foot’s arch. There are various causes of plantar fasciitis, including:

 

• Being overweight.

• Flat feet.

• High arches.

• Inward rolling your feet (pronation).

• Long periods of standing or walking on a hard surface.

Why are my feet always cold?

Cold feet can be a symptom of poor circulation or Raynaud’s disease. If you have consistently cold feet, you should check with your doctor to make sure it is not a sign of a bigger problem.

Why are high heels considered “bad” for me?

The design of high heels, from the elevated heel to the narrow toe box, can contribute to various foot conditions, including:

 

• Achilles tendinitis.

• Benign tumors of nerves (neuromas).

• Blisters.

• Bunions.

• Calluses.

• Corns.

• Hammertoes.

• Pain in ball of foot (metatarsalgia).

• Pump bump (Haglund’s deformity).

What is an orthotic?

An orthotic is a replacement for the insole of your shoe. These inserts can be firm or soft and are used to support your foot and ankle, allowing for improved function and reduction of additional foot conditions. You can use over-the-counter orthotic inserts, or consult your podiatrist about custom-made orthotics that are tailored to correct your specific condition.

Does my orthotic need to be replaced?

Orthotic inserts do not last forever. As the orthotic loses its shape and contours, it loses effectiveness. The lifespan of an orthotic depends on your level of activity and the type of orthotic you have. Typically, over-the-counter orthotic inserts will last about one year. Custom orthotic inserts may last three to five years.

How do I know when it’s time for new shoes?

In most cases, running and walking shoes can last for 350 to 500 miles. However, you should also pay attention to:

 

• Pain developing from wearing your shoes.

• Reduced cushioning.

• Stretched heel area.

• The condition of your insole.

• Visible signs of wear on your soles.