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Podiatry FAQ

Answers to commonly asked questions

Choosing a Podiatrist

When should I see a podiatrist?

You should consider seeing a podiatrist if you're experiencing persistent foot or ankle pain, have a noticeable change in the color or temperature of your feet, or if you have a wound or sore that isn't healing.

What to look for when choosing a podiatrist?

When choosing a podiatrist, consider their qualifications, experience, patient reviews, and the range of services they offer. It's also important to find a podiatrist you feel comfortable with and who takes the time to answer all your questions.

How do I know if my podiatrist is good?

A good podiatrist is knowledgeable, patient, attentive, and makes you feel comfortable. They should explain your condition and treatment options clearly, answer all your questions, and show genuine concern for your well-being.

Understanding Podiatry

Is it better to see a podiatrist or orthopedist?

It depends on the issue. While both professionals can treat foot and ankle conditions, podiatrists specialize exclusively in conditions related to these areas. Orthopedists treat conditions of the entire musculoskeletal system.

What is the difference between a foot doctor and a podiatrist?

The terms 'foot doctor' and 'podiatrist' are often used interchangeably. Both refer to medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

What conditions can podiatrists treat?

Podiatrists can treat a wide range of conditions, including foot and ankle injuries, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, nail disorders, and foot problems related to diabetes and arthritis, among others.

About Modern Foot & Ankle

What makes Modern Foot & Ankle unique?

Modern Foot & Ankle is unique due to its accessibility, innovative treatment options, advanced on-site equipment, and user-friendly communication channel. With state-of-the-art clinics across Central Florida, they serve as a neighborhood go-to for foot and ankle care.

What is the patient experience at Modern Foot & Ankle?

Patients at Modern Foot & Ankle can expect respectful, dedicated physicians, personalized attention, a welcoming support team, on-site equipment for in-house diagnostics, cutting-edge treatment options, 24/7 appointment booking, online and text-message scheduling, easy online check-in, prompt examinations, extended office hours, comfortable exam rooms, transparent communication, and a commitment to safety and cleanliness.

How can I contact Modern Foot & Ankle?

You can contact Modern Foot & Ankle through their corporate office at 2511 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607. You can also reach them by phone at (813) 879-7850, or by fax at (813) 870-3569. They also have specific email addresses for corporate inquiries, billing inquiries, marketing inquiries, and surgery benefits and scheduling inquiries.

What are the business hours for Modern Foot & Ankle?

The business hours for Modern Foot & Ankle corporate office are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm. For individual clinic hours, please visit the page of the clinic you wish to visit. See all locations.

Insurance at Modern Foot & Ankle

What services are covered under my insurance plan at Modern Foot and Ankle?

At Modern Foot and Ankle, the services covered by your insurance plan depend on your specific insurance provider. They work with a wide range of insurance providers and can provide specific details about what podiatry services are covered under each plan.

What does it mean that Modern Foot and Ankle is in-network with all major insurance providers?

Being in-network means that Modern Foot and Ankle has agreed to provide services to insured patients at rates negotiated with the insurance companies. This often results in lower out-of-pocket costs for patients compared to seeing an out-of-network provider.

Does Modern Foot and Ankle accept Medicare and Medicaid?

Yes, Modern Foot and Ankle accepts both Medicare and Medicaid. They can provide detailed information about what podiatry services are covered under these plans.

Does Modern Foot and Ankle offer direct billing to insurance companies?

Yes, Modern Foot and Ankle offers direct billing to insurance companies. This means that they handle the paperwork for you, submitting claims directly to your insurance provider.

What are the potential out-of-pocket costs at Modern Foot and Ankle?

Potential out-of-pocket costs can vary depending on the services received and your specific insurance plan. Costs may occur for services not covered by insurance. They also offer payment plans and financial assistance to help manage these costs.

How does insurance coverage affect my treatment plan at Modern Foot and Ankle?

Insurance coverage can affect your treatment plan. For example, some treatments might require pre-approval from the insurance company. They work closely with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits available under your plan.

Why Patients Choose Modern

  • For comprehensive consultations
  • To receive prompt, effective treatment
  • To ensure seamless recovery between care stages
  • To find comfort in their everyday
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