Don't Dread the Podiatrist's Office

April is such a beautiful time, but a black cloud looms over this colorful month: Tax Day! Tax Day is April 17, and it’s a day many people dread and put off until the last second; two things you should never do to your feet. Here are four common reasons people put off coming to the doctor and how it’s different at the FAAWC:

1. Waiting rooms are uncomfortable, I sit around too long, and appointment times are inconvenient.

Have you ever been in the FAAWC’s waiting room? Our friendly staff will greet you as you enter and easily get you checked in. We promise you will be taken back for your appointment promptly. While you wait you can enjoy a delicious drink from our keurig machine. There is no need to fear the waiting room at the FAAWC. Appointment times start as early as 7am and doctors are available for emergencies or urgent cases during daytime hours so getting in for the care you need is easy.

2. The doctor will downplay my real concerns or rush through their appointment and I wont like my treatment.

Definitely not true. Our doctors care for their patients and will spend their time hearing all of your concerns and discussing exam results and treatment options. We work with our patients to design the best course of action for your unique foot health. Our goal is to get you better so you can spend less time at the doctor’s and more time living life to the fullest.

            3. How much is this visit going to cost me?

The FAAWC accepts many types of insurance and we are happy to check your eligibility and benefits before your appointment so there are no surprise costs for you. If going to the doctor is hard on your budget, the FAAWC also accepts CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that allows you to make convenient monthly payments for treatments and procedures. There’s no need to break the bank to ensure your good foot health.

            4. They won’t be able to help me anyway

The doctors at the FAAWC can treat just about every foot problem A-Z. Athlete’s foot, bunions, corns, diabetic foot concerns, fungal nails, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, warts, and more! As board-certified podiatrists, they have the expertise to ensure you receive only the best care and treatment, whether that means teaching you how to wrap a sprained ankle, eliminating spider veins with our painless laser treatments, performing a minor surgery, or treating you to a relaxing pedicure at our PediCare salon. No matter how large or small your problem is the FAAWC will have a treatment plan that is right for you.

If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind when deciding to visit the podiatrist, maybe you should admit to yourself that these are really just excuses, not real reasons. Foot health is the foundation to your healthy and active lifestyle. If you’re in pain or concerned about your feet, visit your podiatrist today!

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