First Timer? 7 Things You Need to Know Before Your Podiatry Appointment
Are your dogs barking and now you’re ready to see a doctor? The good news is you’re already on your way to having happy and healthy feet just by reading this. If this is your first time visiting a podiatrist, there are a few things you need to know before visiting your doctor, says Dr. Richard Sikora of Triad Foot Center.
Now that you’ve made your appointment (if you need to request one, click here), here is a list of things you should consider and/or bring with you to make the most of your podiatry appointment:
- Write down all your symptoms and make a list of your questions. Patients often forget important questions they’d like to bring to their doctor’s attention until after their appointment.
- What medications do you currently take? Have you undergone any previous surgeries? Write them down!
- Important medical records and test results, including X-rays and MRIs, from previous doctors or hospitals should be brought with you to your appointment.
- Do you need a referral? Make sure you check with your insurance provider before your appointment.
- If you have special needs, make sure you inform your podiatrist’s office before your appointment so they can be sure to accommodate you.
- If you believe it will be helpful to you, bring a family member or friend to help you remember instructions from your doctor or help you get to and from the office.
- If you are encountering a problem while exercising and/or walking, bring the shoes that you typically wear while doing this activity with you to your appointment.
At Triad Foot Center, we highly respect your time and want you to get the most out of your appointment, which is why we want you to be as prepared as possible when you visit our podiatrists. In our experience, many patients need to visit us several times because of missing information, questions, or other instances that could have been avoided.
Triad Foot Center has three locations in the Triad—Greensboro, Burlington and Asheboro. Visit triadfoot.com or call one of our offices and book your appointment to begin living your life foot pain-free.
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