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Health Tip: Before You See a Podiatrist

Health Tip: Before You See a Podiatrist

01/08/13

(HealthDay News) -- If you've scheduled your first visit with a podiatrist, or foot doctor, plan ahead to get the most out of your appointment.

The American Podiatric Medical Association lists these guidelines to help prepare for a podiatrist visit:

  • Make a list of your questions, any symptoms, current medications and prior surgeries.
  • Compile all of your relevant lab test results and medical records from other doctors and take them with you.
  • Check with your insurance company to see what is needed, and let the podiatrist's office know if you have any special needs.
  • Ask a loved one to go with you.
  • If you have a problem walking or exercising, take your workout shoes with you.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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