Foot ailments can be complicated, creating sharp pains that are tough to endure. There are plenty of conditions that can be tough to deal with, and that’s why we’re your aid when your mobility races away. We get a lot of questions from our customers about our foot care procedures and how we operate. Some of the most common questions we receive include:
Are visits covered by insurance?
Many private insurance companies include podiatric services in their coverage. Please check with your individual insurance company to find out if you are covered.
Do you direct bill insurance?
We only direct bill insurance for Medavie BlueCross, Veterans Affairs, RCMP, and Canadian Forces. We will provide a receipt for re-imbursement for your insurance company.
Are you covered by Medicare?
No. Podiatry in New Brunswick is private.
How much is the initial visit?
The first visit is $80.00. The doctor will do their assessment and any work possible at this appointment. We will give you your receipt so you can claim it with your private health insurance company.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, appointments are required to assure that each patient has the time necessary to consult with the podiatrist.
How long is my visit?
The first appointment is around 30 minutes; this allows us time to do any testing and all the work necessary to treat your foot issue. Regular returning appointments are 15 minutes.
What methods of payment do you take?
We accept debit, MasterCard, Visa, cash, and cheque.
Is your office wheel-chair accessible? Is there free parking?
Yes we are wheelchair accessible and there is lots of parking available.
When should I consult a podiatrist?
For foot, knee and back pain that you believe is caused by your feet, for deformations affecting your feet, or as a preventive measure. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to consult a podiatrist.
Do you treat plantar fasciitis?
Yes. The doctors can assess the condition and see what is necessary for treatment.
Do you treat fungus or warts with a laser?
No, unfortunately at this time we do not have a laser but we do have other treatment options.
What techniques do you use for orthotics?
We use plaster casts, foam boxes, and a laser 3D scanner.
How long does it take for orthotics to arrive?
Generally they take around 2-3 weeks. Once they arrive we will call you to come in to pick them up. At that time, you will be fitted and told how to wear and care for your orthotics. A check-up appointment in about a month will be made with the doctor to assess the wear of the orthotics.
Do I need a prescription or need to be referred to see a podiatrist?
We don’t need a referral or a prescription* but sometimes, your insurance company might require one. Just call the clinic to make an appointment.
*Sometimes Veterans Affairs, RCMP and Canadian Forces need a prescription or prior authorization.