Your New Patients appointment at The Foot Health Practice is the first step towards better foot health.
Whatever your reason for consulting us, we take time and care to ensure that your first experience of our practice is a positive one.
What should I expect?
After taking a medical history, we will talk through any problems or concerns you may have and what it is you would like to achieve. We will then conduct an examination of your feet. It is only when we have gathered this information that we will be in a position to advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan. This may include further tests or assessments, referral to another health professional or, in some cases, simply advice. Whenever possible, we will provide initial treatment at this appointment.
Please bring a list of any medication you are taking and allow 10 minutes before your appointment time to complete a patient registration form.
Do you treat diabetic and high-risk patients?
Foot disease is one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes and podiatry for people with diabetes is one of the most overlooked aspects of diabetes management. We therefore provide a comprehensive service for diabetic and other high-risk patients:
- We provide a full diabetic foot screening service which is important in the prevention and detection of problems at an early stage.
- We aim to see high-risk patients who are registered with us within two working days in the event of an urgent problem.
- We have referral pathways in place to ensure that, when necessary, patients are seen quickly by the most appropriate health professionals.
Do you provide Home Visits?
We understand that, for various reasons, mobility is an issue for some people and we are therefore happy to provide home visits for those patients who have difficulty in attending the practice.
- Four Lanes
- Mount Hawke