New Patient Information
Thank you for choosing Custom Foot Clinic!
Our office has 2 locations, one in Milton and one in Guelph. Our patients may choose care at either location, at any time. Our Guelph location is located within our larger clinic Central Health Care, which offers many expanded and complimentary services for our patients.
Preparing for your appointment
Is this the first time you have visited a medical foot clinic? Well, don't worry. This guide will prepare you for your appointment, so that you can make the most of your time with the foot and ankle expert.
Before Your Visit:
Make a list of your symptoms and questions.
Make a list of all medications you are taking, as well as any previous surgeries.
Gather and bring important medical records and laboratory test reports from other doctors or hospitals if applicable (including X-rays and MRI reports).
Check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is needed. Most health plans do not need a referral for chiropodist visits. If you are coming for orthotics, insurance companies do require a prescription, but most often a chiropodist/ podiatrist can write that prescription to go with your claim forms during your visit. Compression stockings often require a prescription from a medical doctor. Check with your individual insurance policy, as regulations can vary between specific policies.
Call before your visit to tell the office if you have special needs.
Bring a friend or family member with you if you think it will be helpful.
If your problem involves walking and/or exercise, please bring your walking/exercise shoes with you. Bring any footwear that seems may be important, or contributing to any pain you may have. Also bring any old orthotics or shoe inserts that you may be wearing.
We kindly ask new patients to arrive 10 minutes ahead of time so that they may fill out our new patient forms. You can also print them here, fill them out and bring them with you.
During Your Visit:
Go over your list of questions.
If you do not understand an answer, be sure to ask for further explanation.
Take notes and listen carefully.
Discuss your symptoms and any recent changes you may have noticed.
Talk about all new medications, ask why it has been prescribed, and how to take it.
Describe any allergies (especially to medication, latex or bandages)
Tell your foot specialist if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant.
Let your foot specialist know if you are being treated by other doctors.
After Your Visit:
Schedule a follow-up appointment (if necessary) before you leave your appointment.
Call the office if you have any unexpected reactions to any treatment, or medication prescribed.
If you have been asked to follow up with us regarding your progress, please do so. We want to hear from you!
Guelph: (519) 823-1450
Milton: (289) 242-3668
(289) 242-FOOT * Guelph (519) 823-1450 * Milton (289) 242-3668 * email@example.com