Welcome to Palmer Foot Clinic! New patients often have questions prior to their first appointment. In order to make your visit stress-free, we’ve provided some helpful tips to ensure that you are prepared. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home. From the time you enter our convenient and inviting office, until you leave with your foot and ankle questions answered, our goal is to provide excellent podiatric care and personal attention.
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
Your time is valuable, so we strive to make each visit efficient. You can prepare for your appointment by completing the New Patient form prior to your arrival. This questionnaire is invaluable to Podiatrist Iain Palmer, since the feet often show the first signs of significant health problems. Your medical history and current symptoms are important pieces in the diagnostic puzzle; please take time to fill in the information accurately and completely. Don’t forget to list all current medications (both topical and oral) and any allergies.
As you complete the form, take this opportunity to write down any questions you have for our foot specialist. We believe that patient education is critical and reassuring. We want you to leave our office with the answers to your questions and the tools you need to restore the health of your feet.
Two to three pairs of your current footwear will provide information about your foot mechanics and gait. Bring a variety of types—work shoes, athletic footwear, and your favourite pair of casual shoes as well. The wear and tear patterns of your shoes tell us a lot about your unique feet including important clues that help to determine the source of your pain.
If you wear shoe inserts that you have purchased on your own, or if you have been prescribed medical custom orthotics or foot devices in the past, bring those along as well. Your discomfort could stem from something that was supposed to help. These over-the-counter inserts will be examined to determine if they are helping or hurting your foundation.
Before you arrive for your appointment, check to see if you have the following:
- Your Questions
- 2-3 Pairs of Shoes
- Orthotics, over-the-counter inserts, or other devices
What Can I Expect During My Visit?
Expect excellent care, individual attention, and a resolution to your foot and ankle pain from Podiatrist Iain Palmer’s team. As a valued patient, know that we will be mindful of your time and your concerns. A thorough discussion of your past medical history, a comprehensive foot evaluation, and diagnostic testing (when necessary) will provide the basis for your individualized treatment plan. Questions? Our staff will take the time to answer them, and to ensure that you fully understand your next steps on the road to healthy feet and ankles.
Take the First Step
Foot and ankle pain can make each step miserable, but relief is only a phone call away. Call Palmer Foot Clinic today to schedule your first appointment. With a convenient Winnipeg office, you’ll find relief is closer than you think. Call (204) 697-0649.
Bring along any foot orthotics (inserts), off the shelf arch supports or other foot devices that you use or have used in the past.
It is also important that we check your footwear. Please bring 2-3 pairs of shoes that you wear the most including dress, casual, athletic shoes or walking shoes.
If you have any questions about your upcoming appointment, please call us at (204) 697-0649. To further familiarize yourself with our office and to educate yourself on your symptoms, we invite you to view our website. We look forward to helping you solve your foot and ankle problems!