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First Podiatry Appointment

First Podiatry Appointment

Upon arrival to your first podiatry appointment you will be welcomed by our receptionist who will ask you to fill out a new patient information form in our waiting area. There is also allocated space for young children and a  flat screen television for your viewing.

 

 

How long will the appointment take?

Your first podiatry appointments can take up to 40 minutes. If ongoing treatment is required, follow up appointments can range from 20-30 minutes.

 

What will we do?

When you are called in for your appointment we will review your medical history and assess your condition.

A complete foot and lower limb examination will be undertaken, checking your vascular status, nerves, soft tissue and bones of the feet as well as foot function and footwear.

We will then focus on the problem you have described, providing you with a diagnosis and if necessary refer you for further investigations, such as an ultrasound or X-ray, if there are any concerns.

During your consultation, specific education will be provided about your condition including the reason behind your pain or symptoms, treatment options and preventative strategies to help keep you symptom free.

 

What to bring to your first podiatry appointment?

Please bring anything to your appointment that you feel will assist with your diagnosis and treatment. This may include referral letters, current medication list, footwear and any relevant test results such as X-rays or ultrasound reports.

We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement and enable us to see and assess your lower limbs.

The day before your consultation, you will receive an sms reminder or if you do not have a mobile our reception staff will confirm your appointment or leave a message if they are unable to contact you. Please feel free to contact us for confirmation, if you have not received a reminder.

Please note children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian.

 

Initial appointment check list

    • Any previous relevant investigations of your condition (X-rays/ ultrasounds).
    • Loose trousers or clothes.
    • A current medication list.
    • Your referral (if you are on a GP Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan, Department of Veteran Affair patient, motor vehicle accident or work cover claim).
    • Your everyday footwear/ sporting shoes.
    • Your private health fund card, Medicare card, pension, DVA card (if applicable).

 

Do I Need a Referral for My First Podiatry Appointment?

No, you do not need a medical referral to see a podiatrist.

If you have private health care you can claim an instant rebate from your health fund utilising our HICAPs machine. Payment is required at the time of the consultation by cash or EFTPOS.

 

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy requires at least 24 hours notice to avoid cancellation fees.