A podiatrist (or chiropodist) consultation can diagnose and recommend treatment for diseases and conditions affecting the feet.
What does a podiatrist consultation involve?
A podiatrist consultation is a chance for patients to ask questions and raise concerns about problems they are experiencing with their feet. It’s also an opportunity for our podiatrists to assess your current health, identify any issues or potential problems, and recommend a course of treatment.
What does a podiatrist consultation specialize in?
Podiatrists are highly experienced, qualified specialists who diagnose, treat, and manage conditions that affect the feet. Podiatrists commonly diagnose and treat conditions such as foot infections, arthritis, athletes foot, corns, bunions, diabetic foot and more.
What does the podiatrist want to discuss?
During the consultation, the podiatrist will want to discuss your complete medical history. This may include:
- Any medications you take or have taken.
- Your lifestyle, such as whether or not you smoke and how active you are, as well as information relevant to your problem, including sports and fitness activities and what your work involves.
- Any symptoms you are experiencing or have experienced.
Why have a podiatrist consultation?
A consultation with a podiatrist is recommended for a range of foot diseases and conditions, including:
- Diabetic foot
- Foot infections
- Athletes foot
- Bone spurs
- Flat feet
- Ingrown toenails
Podiatrist consultation outcomes
The podiatrist can assess your symptoms and recommend next steps, which may include a particular course of treatment.
Preparing for a podiatrist consultation
Before the consultation, we recommend that you gather together the information the podiatrist might need, think about what you want to get out of the consultation, and prepare any questions.
The specialist will want to collect basic personal information, including name, age, and health care number, as well as the name of your family doctor if you have one, or any other health professionals you are working with. This is in case they need to discuss the surgery.
Get a podiatrist consultation with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for podiatrist consultations. Our specialists have years of experience and excellence in diagnosing and treating foot conditions. They are committed to helping you to understand your options and advising you on the best course of treatment. Combined with our patient-centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.
Next steps: Book your podiatrist consultation today
If you are ready to discuss your needs with our podiatrists, contact us to learn more and request a podiatrist consultation today.