Affordable Podiatrist Accepting New Patients in Walnut Creek CA, and Brentwood, CA
Dr. John W. Scivally, DPM, and Dr. Robin K. Lie, DPM at Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates are now accepting new patients. Whether you need routine foot care, to address specific symptoms, or want specialized treatment, our dedicated staff is here to provide medical attention tailored to your needs. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you.
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If you are having issues or pain in your feet, it’s important to see a specialist, known as a podiatrist, to get to the bottom of what’s causing your discomfort.
It’s recommended to schedule a podiatrist appointment if:
– You experience difficulty or pain when walking or running.
– You notice skin conditions on your feet, such as calluses, corns, blisters, or cracking.
– You have pain in your toes or toenails.
– You suspect you may have a strain, sprain, or broken bone in your foot.
– You notice signs of infection on your foot, such as inflammation, unusual warmness, or pus.
– You have a hard time reaching or taking care of your feet.
– You experience numbness in your feet or toes.
– You suspect you need shoe orthotics.
If you are dealing with any of the above circumstances, it’s strongly urged that you come in to see a specialist.
The cost of your podiatry appointment will depend on a few factors, such as your insurance coverage, the services you require and which clinic you visit. On average, a podiatry appointment costs between $90 to $135 in California before insurance coverage.
At Bay Area Foot and Ankle Associates, we accept most major insurance policies to make our services as accessible as possible to those who need them. To find out exactly how much you can expect your out-of-pocket costs to be, we encourage you to contact your insurance provider. Our team understands that navigating insurance can be challenging, so we are here to support you throughout the process. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team.
Various foot conditions need to be treated with the expertise of a podiatrist. These include:
Plantar fasciitis: This condition is characterized by heel pain, especially in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest. Plantar fasciitis requires specialized care from a podiatrist. It can be addressed through stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and other interventions.
Injuries: Any significant foot trauma, such as fractures or sprains, should be promptly assessed by a podiatrist to ensure proper diagnosis and optimal recovery.
Infections: Podiatrists treat fungal infections, like athlete’s foot, that can cause itching, redness, and discomfort.
Bunions: Painful bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe are known as bunions. Podiatrists usually suggest measures such as changes in footwear or, in severe cases, surgical correction to treat bunions.
Hammertoes: When toes become bent at the middle joint, causing pain and deformity, a podiatrist can provide treatments to reduce discomfort.
Ingrown toenails: Sometimes, toenails grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and swelling. A podiatrist can provide relief through proper trimming or, if necessary, a minor surgical procedure.
Concerns caused by diabetes: Individuals with diabetes are prone to foot complications. Podiatrists can help prevent, manage, and treat these issues to avoid more serious complications.
In summary, podiatrists are skilled at treating a broad range of concerns. If any of these issues are affecting you, schedule a visit with one of our experts.
While a majority of health insurance plans recognize the importance of foot and ankle care and cover such services, every plan is different. For example, Medicare only covers routine foot and ankle treatments under certain conditions. Due to this, it’s strongly advised to double-check the specifics of your plan to be aware of any potential out-of-pocket costs.
If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, you can get in touch with your provider directly or our team can help you do so. In the event of significant out-of-pocket costs, our clinic offers convenient payment plans to make our services accessible to our valued patients.
Our team is here to ensure your experience is as seamless as possible. Please let us know in advance if you require support with insurance, so we can assist you with your needs before it’s time for your visit. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Walnut Creek CA, Brentwood CA, Concord CA, Pleasant Hill CA, Pittsburg CA, Antioch CA, Alamo CA, Danville CA, and Oakley CA.