FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) - Foot and Ankle Wellness Centre
  • What is a Podiatrist?

    A Podiatric physician is a medical professional who holds a doctorate in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery. This usually involves study in Undergraduate studies in University and then four years of Podiatric Medical School in the USA. After completion, the Podiatric physician usually completes 1-3 years of postgraduate residency in advanced foot and ankle surgery cases.

  • Who needs to see a Podiatrist?

    As a rule, everyone should be screened for foot care for preventative reasons. However, diabetics, the elderly, children and those suffering from acute and chronic pain are encouraged to seek Podiatric medical and surgical care.

  • Are Podiatric services covered by Alberta Health Care?

    Podiatry is only partially covered by Alberta Health Care. However, most insurances will reimburse the patient for some or all of the fees for visits. It depends on your individual insurance as to how much and how often they will cover.

  • Why is the service not covered fully?

    We are a private office and are only partially covered by the government. However, the advantage of our services is that we can provide timely and efficient care!

  • Okay, I understand. But, do you provide direct billing for insurance?

    We are happy to say that we are able to provide direct billing with some insurance companies. As time goes by, more and more insurances are making our services more accessible to their insured. Call us to see if your private insurance is one that we can bill directly!

  • Do you need a Doctor referral?

    No. We are always happy to be referred by your family doctor. However, you are free to call us and make the appointment at your convenience and we can usually see you within a week!

  • What kind of services do you provide?

    We are a general podiatric clinic and see many foot conditions. Please feel free to review our most common conditions section.

  • Do you perform foot and ankle surgery?

    Yes! We have surgical solutions for your foot and ankle pain when conservative methods have failed.

  • Where do you perform surgery?

    Our government accredited surgical suite is located within our office.

  • Do you provide orthotic therapy?

    Yes! Orthotics and biomechanics is a mainstay of Podiatric treatment.

  • Why should I come see your office?

    Great question! We are a specialty office and understand foot and ankle conditions. Not only this is all we do but our Doctor and Staff are dedicated to helping you rid acute and chronic foot pain. As you can see from the above questions, we provide surgical, and conservative options. In addition, we are skilled at what we do and this is why we are known as a specialty office.
    We are always available and always perfecting our services!

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