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Getting Ready for Your Podiatry Visit

You’ve probably had those bad dreams where you sit down to take a test and realize you didn’t study for it, or walk into a room full of people and realize you forgot to put on your pants. You don’t want that kind of panic when you come to our office to take care of a foot problem. Preparing for podiatry visits beforehand can make things go much more smoothly, but how do you do that?

First, make some lists—medications you are taking, your drug allergies, previous surgeries, and medical history, and the symptoms and questions you have. It is important to let us know your typical foot care routine, activities, and types of shoes you wear, too. Having all of this information will make it easy to fill out new patient forms and help us understand your health needs.

Second, here’s what to bring to your visit with you: insurance card and information about your copay and coverage, any referral letter or lab and test results from any other doctor you’ve consulted about your problem, and a couple of pairs of shoes that show some wear. (We can tell a lot about your feet from your shoes.)

Finally, don’t shave your legs or remove toe hair, as hair growth patterns can also tell us about your foot health. It’s best to leave off the nail polish, too, so we get a true picture of their condition. However, we would really appreciate it if you could wash your feet and put on fresh socks before you come!

During your visit, be sure to check your list of questions to see if they’ve been answered. We want you to understand what’s happening and be comfortable with any treatment we prescribe, so don’t hesitate to ask for further clarification if something doesn’t make sense.

Knowing how to prepare for your visit should help you relax and feel more confident during your appointment at Ankle and Foot Specialist of New Jersey. Call our office located between South Plainfield and Edison, NJ at 908-222-8980 when you notice a problem with your feet, or request an appointment on our contact page. We will do our best to make your visit a beneficial and relaxing experience and provide you with the excellent foot care you expect.

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