Preparing for your appointment with Family Foot and Ankle Specialists
Thank you for considering Family Foot and Ankle Specialists for your foot and ankle wellness care.
Our goal is to make your visit as easy and as less complicated as possible. That is why we are dedicating this section to provide you links to various resources that will make you feel very comfortable choosing our practice.
We understand how important your appointment with your podiatrist doctor is to you, so we believe that the best way to get the most out of your visit is be prepared for it. This preparation consists of having the details your doctor will require from you along with having the ability to collect the information that you get from your podiatry doctor.
This is why we are providing you with the following suggested preparation ideas to help you get the most out of your podiatry appointment.
Please let us understand if there is anything we can do to further enhance your experience. We eagerly anticipate your visit with us here at Family Foot and Ankle Specialists at any of our offices.
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1. Your Appointment Information
Things to Consider
Verify the date and also the time of the appointment
The time you need to arrive at the doctors office for your visit is different than your actual appointment time that you set up. Whether this is your first appointment or not, you may be asked to complete the patient paperwork which may include updating your insurance information. For these reasons, we recommend that you arrive for your appointment up to 30 - 45 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Know the address and location of the doctors office for your visit
If you are in doubt, call our office for confirmation.
Also be aware of driving conditions around you that may affect your driving time to your appointment.
2. Items to take to My Appointment
Things to Consider - What to take with you.
Identification and Insurance Information:
Current photo ID
Current insurance card(s)
Insurance co-payment, co-insurance, and/or deductible information, if applicable
Insurance referral, if applicable*
Your Medical Information for Current Injury or Condition:
Consider bringing in All your medical records, imaging (X-ray, MRI, etc), and any laboratory test results related to your current injury or condition. If your primary care doctors has those information, be sure to request for those records before your appointment date and time. You can request that your records be sent directly to our office, but please confirm that we have received them prior to your appointment.
Your Current List of All Medications and Medical History:
Be sure to list of all your medications, including the name of the medication, dosage, the frequency you take the medication, and the reason for the medication. This list also include prescribed medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications. Don't forget to lists medications that you are allergic to.
Also make a list of your Medical History including prior treatments, surgeries, conditions, and illnesses, even if they are not related to your current injury or condition.
3. Other things to consider
Write down the List of Questions and Concerns to address during your Appointment. It is easy to forget specific questions when you are in front of your doctor. This will help you stay organized and not forget important question you wanted to ask.
Closely related to the questions, is your notepad with pen to take notes during your visit.
Have your emergency contact information with you, and finally, if possible have a family member or friend to accompany you to your appointment.
Expect Wait Times.
Individualized care doesn't always comply with conclusive time timetables, and we value your understanding and patience if we keep you waiting longer than you anticipated. Sometimes, a patient before you may require special attention, or we might be asked to assess a major injury. Be guaranteed that your doctors will certainly make every effort to see you asap.