Medical Pedicure By Podiatrists: Covered By Most Insurance?


A podiatrist medical pedicure is a dry pedicure. The focus is medical treatment by a foot doctor and podiatrist, not cosmetic treatment by cosmetologist.


White spots under the toenails keratin granulations
As the toenail polish is trimmed away. This is a very thick buildup of keratin granulations.

Does Insurance Cover A Medical Pedicure?


  • A medical pedicure is not meant for cosmetic reasons. We do not paint your nails and the goal is not to make you look pretty.
  • The goal of a medical pedicure is to get rid of your pain.
  • We strive to make your foot pain free, and if you are in pain then this is a valid medical visit under almost any insurance.
  • We have trained podiatrists and foot doctors that are trained in foot and ankle surgery, these are not cosmetologists trained to make your foot look beautiful.
  • If you are in pain then you definitely qualify for a medical pedicure.

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These are some examples of conditions that can be treated by podiatrists and foot doctors during a medical pedicure.

  • Ingrown Toenails.
  • Toenail Fungus.
  • High Risk Foot: Diabetes, Blood Flow Problems, Smoking and More!
  • Corns.
  • Calluses
  • Warts.
  • Other Skin Rashes Or Irritation.
  • Skin infection.
  • Cellulitis.
  • Psoriasis on the toes and feet.
  • And MORE!


What Is A Medical Pedicure:

  • A medical pedicure is an evaluation by a podiatrist and foot specialist.
  • Initially a medical assistant will remove your shoes and socks.
  • We will have all our equipment and tools ready for the physician to use.
  • Our physician will then come in and evaluate your foot for any foot and ankle problems.
  • If these foot and ankle problems include ingrown toenails, thick fungal toenails or even a wart – then this is something the doctor can help you with.


What Conditions Are Helped By A Medical Pedicure:

A podiatrist and foot doctor can help you with the following conditions:

  • Ingrown toenails.
  • Fungal toenails.
  • Warts.
  • Corns.
  • Calluses.
  • Thick Skin.
  • Skin Fungus.


How Long Does the Medical Pedicure Last?

  • Generally results should last for about 3 months.
  • If you have any worries about infection or severe pain, then this is another story, you can definitely come in for a visit.
  • If you are in pain, or have issues earlier, then you always are able to call us for care.


Why A Medical Pedicure vs. Regular Pedicure?

  • Podiatrists are here to diagnose and take care of your medical conditions.
  • The focus is on safety and not on cosmetics.
  • If you are here for getting your toenails painted, then you are likely in the wrong place.
  • We use completely sterile equipment, we are here for you if you have what is defined as “at risk foot”: This can mean diabetes, heart disease or a history of infection.

Meet our Foot Doctors:

Meet our Podiatrists: Dr. Tom Biernacki, Dr. John Stevelinck and Dr. Marc Bonanni.