Finding the Best Podiatrist Near Me
Read the most common questions asked with finding a Podiatrist.
Searching for the best Podiatrist near me is not an easy task. Thankfully, there are a few good online resources you can use to help you out. This site will go over some frequently asked questions.
Take a look at the doctor’s credentials when looking for a the best Podiatrist near me.
What is the purpose of a fellowship?
During a fellowship, an extra year is spent learning the complex surgeries of the foot and ankle.
More skill is developed and many more surgeries are done.
Does it matter where they did their residency?
It absolutely matters where a residency was done.
During residency is where most of the learning happens. That means that the best places to learn are highly ranked hospitals.
Our doctors were trained at top institutions around the country. They came from the best programs.
What does it mean to be Board Certified?
A Board certified Podiatrist has passed extra written testing provided by their board.
It is a higher level of standard.
Where can I search the license of a Podiatrist?
It is important to look and make sure that the Podiatrist does not have any violations against them.
What is the best way to get a good recommendation on a Podiatrist?
I always recommend to read the reviews written about the surgeon before going in when looking for the best Podiatrist.
Ask your friends or primary care doctor.
The most honest review site is Yelp.
Healthgrades is another good one.
What should I do expect when visiting my Podiatrist?
Once you make it in the office, it is important that the relationship with the doctor is comfortable. You should not feel pressured or rushed. It is best to write down all your questions so that you will remember what to ask. Be honest. The treatment process should make sense. Be careful if someone is trying to sell you something.
The doctor should go over all your questions. Not all questions have answers.
We always give patients the email of our doctors.
Will my insurance pay for a second opinion?
Most of the time, Yes.
Use your common sense and do not be afraid to obtain a second opinion.
Our office frequently sees foot and ankle pain or surgery patients for a second opinion.
It is a good way to double check.
You do not need to switch doctors after a second opinion.
How do I contact OCPodiatry?
Dr. Kolodenker is a Podiatrist Located in Orange County – Southern California – Irvine – Huntington Beach – Orange – Newport Beach
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. We do simple and complex surgeries.
Feel free to post any questions you might have on our Facebook Page.