Balance Foot & Ankle Specialists Podiatrist & Foot Doctors

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Look, we can help with:

  • Toenail problems.
  • Dermatology problems.
  • Foot problems.
  • Heel problems.
  • Ankle problems.
  • Diabetes.
  • Wound Care.

Just let us know how URGENTLY & WHEN you need your appointment!

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American Board of Podiatric Medicine Board Certified

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Board Certified

American Podiatric Medical Association Member

American Podiatric Medical Association

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Monday-Friday 9-5 PM

Office Visits, Surgery Consultation, Telehealth & Home Care, Visits Available.

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List of Insurances accepted:

Our office accepts a variety of HMOs, PPOs, and other health plans, including:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Health Alliance Plan
  • Tri-Care
  • Tri-West

Please call our office to verify acceptance of your insurance carrier if not listed.

New Patient Paperwork:

Your first visit to Prime Foot & Ankle Specialists establishes a vital foundation in our relationship with you.

  • During the visit, we make sure to obtain important background information (like your medical history) and give you time to get to know your doctor.
  • If this is your first visit, it may help download new patient paperwork and fill it out.

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Balance Foot & Ankle Podiatrists & Foot Doctors

Balance Foot & Ankle Specialists Brighton Michigan

455 E Grand River Ave, #202 Brighton, MI 48116
Fax Number: 248-707-2827

Balance Foot & Ankle Specialists Livingston County

455 E Grand River Ave, #202 Brighton, MI 48116
Fax Number: 248-707-2827

Balance Home Care & Wound Care

455 E Grand River Ave, #202 Brighton, MI 48116
Fax Number: 248-707-2827

11 Reasons To Choose US!

  1. 🥇 We work hard for YOUR Satisfaction. (If you’re not 100% satisfied with your appointment, we WILL do everything we can to FIX IT for you.) Terms & Conditions.
  2. 🦶The BEST Podiatrists: Board Certified in Foot Surgery & Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine for all of your foot & ankle needs!
  3. 💻Telehealth appointment from the comfort of your own home!
  4. 🚗 You Can Park 100% for Free Right Outside The Door.
  5. 📲 You Can Book Online 24/7 Right From Your Phone.
  6. 🌙 You Can Get A Late Appointment Or Seen Outside of Regular Hours……No Need To Take Time Off Work.
  7. 🏠 If you cannot come to see us due to health issues or immobility… We can come to see YOU!
  8. 💉 The BEST Tools: In-office X-ray, In-office fluoroscopy, In-office ultrasound, injections, skin treatment, and in-office surgical suite. We are trained to use the NEWEST equipment.
  9. 📞 You Can Take Up Our Offer for a Phone or Telehealth Consult With Our Podiatry Team before you arrive if you are unsure if we can help you.
  10. 🏥 A professional cutting edge surgical suite staffed by residency trained Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeons: Minimally Invasive Surgery!
  11. 👣You Get Treated By Podiatrists Who Specialize In the Foot & Ankle, So They KNOW What’s Needed To Get You Back On Your Feet.
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What you will need for your visit:

  • If you are a new patient, please arrive early at her appointment. Generally, people do need about 30 minutes for a visit.

You will require the following:

  • Completed new patient forms. You can download them and fill them out on this page. Or you can show up 30 minutes early and fill them all in at the office. We would be glad to print them out for you if you have any issues.
  • Driver’s license or state ID.
  • Referral: specifically, for blue care network (BCN) and certain other types of insurances depending on your plan.
  • Insurance information.
  • Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans may be relevant to treating your foot and ankle problem.
  • An up-to-date list of current medications and any known allergies.
  • We know that this is a lot to ask! But these are legally required, and they are necessary to provide a comprehensive health plan for you.

How to schedule an appointment:

  • The easiest way is to call any of the offices you wish to visit.
  • If you are having an emergency, you must emphasize this to the nurse.
  • We do occasionally get swamped; the wait time may be numerous weeks.
  • But if you have an urgent problem, we will always make sure to get you in as soon as possible.

What is an urgent problem?

We will always make get you in AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have:

  • Never feel bad, even if it is a false alarm in and. 1)  Infections, even if you are just concerned that you may be having an infection. Do not risk losing a toe or your foot over the fear of being wrong.
  • 2) Severe pain, and you don’t know how long you can last.
  • 3)Emergencies that are keeping you off of work and are time-sensitive matters.
  • 4) Broken bones. Even a concern for a broken bone.
  • 5) Any type of wound or potential infection.
  • 6) Suspicion of torn or injured tendon.
  • 7) Any open wound or diabetes-related injury.
  • 8) if you are a high-risk patient with diabetes, dialysis, or significant heart problems. Even small problems can be emergencies for you.
  • 9) An ingrown toenail with some drainage. This can be a severe problem that can lead to a bone infection.

Insurance information:

  • we accept most major insurance plans.
  • Fees and payments: if you have any specific questions, please call our office and speak to the receptionist.


  • We want to do our best not to nickel and dime you, but please do your best to let us know in advance at least 24 hours if you cannot make her appointment.
  • We understand that things come up in life, we will not harshly go after you for payment. But please be respectful of our other patients as sometimes we do have a long wait time, and occasionally, a slot can go unfilled as a result.

What to Expect:

  • Being well-prepared for your first appointment will ensure that the doctor has all the needed information to provide you with the best possible care.
  • It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling.
  • Many patients write down their questions ahead of time to be sure not to forget what they want to talk to the doctor about.
  • You may find the patient library on our website useful as it addresses many common foot/ankle problems.
  • It may also be helpful to review our physician pages and familiarize yourself with our doctors. We look forward to meeting you.

Mission Statement:

  • Our goal is to work together with you to provide excellent podiatric care.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earning the trust and respect of patients, fellow professionals, and our community.
  • Exceeding patient expectations.
  • Ensuring a creative, challenging, and compassionate professional environment.
  • Striving for continuous improvement at all levels.

Former Patients:

  • Medical records of patients who have not been seen by one of our doctors in more than two years have been archived.
  • You may be required to complete New Patient Paperwork on a subsequent visit. Welcome Back!

Please use our Contact Form on the right-hand side if you would like to provide feedback about our services.

Frequently Asked Podiatrist Questions?

Q: What is a podiatrist?

A: Podiatrists are Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, DPM. Podiatrists are podiatric physicians, foot doctors, or podiatric surgeons. Podiatrists often diagnose and treat the foot, ankle, and other related structures of the leg.

Podiatrists receive similar training that other doctors complete. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training.

The podiatrists at Prime Foot & Ankle Specialists have received extra training, such as fellowships beyond residency and board certifications by the board of foot and ankle surgery and the board of podiatric medicine.

Q: Do podiatrists accept insurance?

Yes, podiatrists do, except for insurance. We set most major insurance plans as podiatrists and foot doctors. This includes Medicare, Medicare plus blue, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health, and Aetna health. Humana, Blue Care Network, Oscar Health, Molina, Meridian, Health Alliance Plan of Michigan (HAP), Health Share Plans, Christian Health Share Plans, Worker’s Compensation Plans, and Cigna Healthcare.

Q: Is podiatrist toenail trimming covered by insurance?

Yes, this service may be covered for people with help issues that cannot help themselves. If your foot is in pain or has a health issue, a podiatrist is recommended to evaluate you, and this is a covered option.

If you have foot pain, please call our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with our podiatrists to assess your eligibility for foot care.

Q: Does insurance cover podiatrist ingrown toenail removals?

Yes, ingrown toenails are covered by insurance. Let us help! Don’t wait to come in if you have a toe or foot infection.

Q: What parts of the body do podiatrists treat?

A: Podiatrists in Michigan are licensed to treat the foot, ankle, and lower leg below the knee.

At Prime Foot & Ankle Specialists, we specialize in toenail problems, toe problems, foot problems, heel problems, ankle problems, minimally invasive surgery, advanced diagnostic techniques, and advanced treatment options. We pride ourselves on being your choice for all foot and ankle problems!

Q: When should I call a podiatrist for an appointment?

A: Pain is never normal, especially if it lasts longer than a week. This means that most insurance plans will cover a visit if you feel you have a problem developing with your feet.

The longer you wait, the more serious the pain may become, leading to hospitalization or further foot problems.

It would help to have it evaluated and treated to avoid long-term problems.

Q: Can podiatrists perform corn removal and callus removal?

A: Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. Development of corn and callouses occur when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.

If corns and calluses are causing you discomfort, you should seek treatment. The most common areas of development are on your feet and toes. We provide treatment for these somewhat unsightly painful conditions. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Q: Does insurance cover the podiatrist treatment of corns and calluses:

If you feel you have a foot problem that you cannot care about on your own, evaluation and diagnosis are covered. We provide a no-obligation consultation to inform you if this is the case. In general, foot pain and a painful lesion on the foot covered the visit.

Q: What is a hammertoe?

A: A Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes.

We provide advanced imaging such as ultrasound and digital X-rays to diagnose immediately in the office. 

This abnormal bending can pressure the toe when wearing shoes, causing painful problems.

Conservative and surgical treatment options are available for the treatment of Hammertoes.

Q: What causes heel pain?

A: Typically, heel pain is not caused by one single incident or injury, and the most common cause is plantar fasciitis, which can lead to long-term pain that may one day require surgical treatment if not corrected.

Repetitive stress/pounding of the heel can cause heel pain.

Other common causes can include inflammation of the plantar fascia, inflammation of the back of the heel, inflammation of the heel pad, progressive degeneration of the Achilles tendon, or a stress fracture caused by repetitive stress to the heel.

Q: What are orthotics or insoles?

A: Orthotics or insoles are custom foot supports that replace the over-the-counter supports that come in shoes you buy off the shelf at the store. These are designed to hug your foot more efficiently than over-the-counter products to significantly aid in balancing the biomechanical inadequacies of your feet and legs.

Q: How can you tell if you have an infected ingrown toenail?

A: You may have an infected ingrown toenail if there are any signs of redness, swelling, pain, and drainage, such as puss coming from the area.

  • If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your podiatric Physician immediately.
  • If you have toenail pain, this may also be a sign. It is never normal to have toenail pain.
  • If you have toenail redness or swelling, this is never normal.

Q: What is plantar fasciitis that causes heel pain?

A: The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.

  • This tissue connects the heel bone to the toes and is responsible for creating the arch in your foot.
  • Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia.

Q: Does Medicare pay for diabetic shoes and custom orthotics?

A: Medicare will cover diabetic shoes and inserts for some patients.

  • Patients must meet and have specific qualifying conditions verified by the Physician managing their diabetes.
  • If you have diabetes, you should have an annual foot evaluation performed by a foot doctor or podiatrist to determine your eligibility for this benefit through Medicare and other insurance carriers.