The Doctor Is In! TeleHealth vs. In-Office Appointments
With everything going on nowadays, you may be wondering “Can I see a Foot doctor for Telehealth?”
Over the last few months, we’ve adapted to a new normal with social distancing and stay at home orders. In response, many doctors’ offices, including foot and ankle surgeons, have made necessary adjustments to keep patients and staff safe including limiting the number of in-office visits and adhering to stringent cleaning guidelines.
Going to a doctor’s office may seem nerve-wracking right now, but it’s important to continue taking care of your overall wellness, including your feet. Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for balance, mobility, and a healthy body. It’s just as important to know which foot and ankle issues can be taken care of via TeleHealth and which should be done in person.
These Conditions Can be Addressed
- Heel and arch pain, general foot pain
- Achilles tendinitis
- Metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of your foot)
- Skin rashes and athlete’s foot
- Plantar warts
- Big toe pain
These Conditions Require an
- Post-operative care
- Injuries (sprains or trauma, suspected bone fractures)
- Ingrown toenails
- Foot ulcers
- Calf pain with warmth, redness, or swelling, which could
possibly be a blood clot
If you need more information about if you can see a Foot doctor for Telehealth or need an in-office visit, we are here to help!
As a result of any foot or ankle concern, we are here to help you! If you suspect an issue that warrants a trip into a foot and ankle surgeon’s office, don’t worry—Our practice is taking numerous precautions to keep you
Our Foot doctors are Foot and Ankle Surgeons that deal with every type of foot and/or ankle problem. As a result, our staff at Foot Healthcare has ramped up strict cleaning, sanitation, and safety
procedures. For instance, here are a few of our daily routines to ensure patient and staff safety:
- Firstly our staff sanitize before and after patients
- providing protective equipment where necessary
- spacing out appointments to limit crossing of patients, eliminating the use of waiting rooms
- taking patients directly into an exam room
- pre-screening patients to ensure no one is sick
In conclusion, the current environment may make a routine doctor’s visit scarier
than normal. However, it’s important to pay attention to your feet and take steps on
your own to keep your feet healthy. Above all, make sure you check your feet daily to
spot any problems and if you notice any changes, contact us immediately.
In response to today’s problems, You can request a Telehealth Appointment or an in-office visit!
As always, we are here for you! We view the relationship that we have with our patients as a sacred trust.
We work hard every day to deserve that trust!