FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At Health & Style Medical Center, we want you to feel comfortable and informed. We believe in open communication and answering all your questions. We'll explain your condition, treatment plan, and what to expect every step of the way. We're excited to meet you! Book an appointment today.
Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists are highly trained medical professionals who can address a wide range of conditions, including:
- Bunions and hammertoes: Deformities of the toes
- Ingrown toenails: Painful nails that grow into the surrounding skin
- Heel pain: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and other sources of heel pain
- Warts: Viral growths on the feet
- Fungal infections: Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections
- Diabetic foot ulcers: Serious complications of diabetes
- Arthritis: Inflammation and pain in the joints of the foot and ankle
- Sports injuries: Fractures, sprains, and other injuries related to sports activities
No, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to visit our podiatrist. We welcome all referrals although they are not required to make an appointment.
A doctor’s referral is only required for the following cases:
- Medicare (TCA’s and EPC’s)
- Compensation, and MVA
Yes, we do accept medical insurance. Learn more about the company we cooperate with.
Yes, if you are covered for Podiatry services in your membership. Please check with your health fund for your rebate information and details as they vary between health funds and levels of cover.
Please bring the following with you:
- All relevant medical imaging to your condition
- All and any previous orthotics or insoles
- A selection of your footwear, including runners, work shoes and everyday shoes
Wear loose fitting clothing. However this isn’t essential on your first visit.
On your initial consultation with one of our specialized podiatrists at health and style medical center, a thorough and comprehensive assessment will be conducted. In most cases this will include the following:
- Obtaining a detailed medical history
- Assessment of your complaint
- If applicable, full gait analysis
- If applicable to your condition, a biomechanical and range of motion testing
- Arriving at a diagnosis
- Formulating a treatment plan specific to you
- Commencing appropriate treatment