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Your First Visit

Prior To Arrival

  • Please print and fill out the New Patient Health History and Office Policies located under the New Patient Forms page. If you are unable to fill out the paperwork in advance, we ask you arrive 10-15 minutes early to your scheduled appointment to ensure adequate time to complete the paperwork.

What to Bring

Please remember to bring the following with you to your first visit:

  • Completed new patient forms (if filled out ahead of time)

  • Valid government issued ID

  • Health insurance or Medicare/Medicaid cards

  • List of all current medications, including dosage and frequency.

  • If available, any studies or documentation pertaining to current foot/ankle condition (MRI, CT, blood testing, etc)

What to Expect

  • On your first visit, your physician will review the entirety of your overall medical history, including all conditions, medications, allergies, and surgeries.  

  • An in-depth discussion will be had regarding your current foot/ankle condition, including duration of problem, severity, previous treatment, and other information.

  • A complete physical exam of the lower extremities will be performed, including evaluation of the musculoskeletal, dermatologic, vascular, and neurologic systems.  If possible, please wear clothing that will allow for exposure of your lower extremities to the knee for complete evaluation.

  • In office diagnostic testing or procedures may be performed as needed depending on condition, such as x-ray, non-invasive vascular testing, biopsy, etc.  If additional testing is needed such as an MRI or blood work, referral will be made to a testing center that can accommodate these needs.

  • Your visit will conclude with a discussion of diagnosis, available treatment options, and rendering of appropriate treatment.  Many conditions require additional follow up appointments which will be scheduled as needed.  

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