May 2016 - 1Foot 2Foot

Do I need a referral to see the doctor?

Generally speaking, if you have a “PPO” type health insurance, you do not need a referral. Most “HMO” patients do require a referral. Examples of HMO’s in Suffolk include HealthNet, Aetna, and others. BCBS HMO, however does not require a referral. Anthem HealthKeepers...

Can you take x-rays in your office?

Yes. Our offices are equipped with digital processors so that your x-ray images will display on a computer monitor. Your x-rays are stored in digital format on a computer and can be easily copied to a CD or JPEG file.

Will I be required to pay a copayment at your office?

That depends upon your particular insurance contract. Most PPO and HMO policies require the insured to pay a copayment each time they visit a physician’s office, whether it is a primary care physician or a specialist. It is best to check your benefit booklet prior to...

Do you only treat adults?

Of course not. If you have feet, regardless of age, 1Foot 2Foot can help. We treat people of all ages who are in need of podiatric care. There are a wide range of problems that are specific to children which we can treat. In fact, our book Little Feet was written...

When should I seek treatment by a podiatrist?

Many times this is determined by your primary care physician, if you have an HMO policy. Most PPO, indemnity and Medicare policies allow you to self refer to a specialist. If you are having any problems or concerns about the lower leg below the knee, then you should...