Foot & Ankle Center is taking every precaution to keep our patients, staff and providers safe
If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please contact your family physician immediately or seek out qualified medical care. Call ahead first to ensure they are aware that you will be coming in so they are prepared for your arrival.
Video Visits are Available
Many foot and ankle problems can be helped with a video consult with one of our doctors. You can learn about Video Visits here.
Flatten the Curve with Virtual Visits
By using virtual visits with our doctors we can often provide you with the care you need and at the same time maximize social distancing to help flatten the curve and not overwhelm our health system.
Virtual Screening Visits Prior to In-office Visits
We also use video visits with our doctors prior to in-office visits to determine the services that will be needed during the in-office visit.
By doing this screening we can improve the efficiency of the visit and decrease both the time spent in clinic and the number of staff interactions necessary.
All of this helps to maximize social distancing and flatten the curve
If You are Coming to our Clinic
We are open to see patients with urgent and acute foot and ankle conditions in our clinic.
If you have an urgent foot problem, an infected ingrown nail, for example, you should see us rather than go to an emergency room or urgent care center.
Regardless of your problem a screening virtual appointment with one of our doctors may be necessary before scheduling an in-office appointment.
No In-office Visits Are Available if You Have Any of the Following Symptoms
- New muscle aches
- Throat pain
- New shortness of breath
If you have an appointment and have any of the symtoms listed above you will need to reschedule or change it to a video appointment. To do so please call us at 206-344-3808.
If You Are Coming to Our Office
- If you are coming to our office for an appointment it is required that you bring your own face mask. If you do not have a paper mask available you can wear a bandanna or make a mask our of a sock as show in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7J1jlL_pVw
- For other methods of making a face mask, just search for “how to make a face mask”
- We continue to screen patients and staff at the door for fever and respiratory concerns.
- We have rearranged our waiting rooms to allow for the six foot distancing measures.
- We are ensuring the highest level of sterilization techniques of all surfaces and waiting rooms.
- In an effort to reduce the amount of people in one area and ensure social distancing we respectfully ask that you only bring absolutely necessary people with you to your appointment.
If we are forced to close our office and you already have an appointment we will call you and, if appropriate, switch you to a video appointment or reschedule your appointment for a later date.
You can learn about Video Visits here.