New Patient Information:
- Your first visit to Advanced 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 to download new patient paperwork and fill it out.
- NEW PATIENT FORM – Advanced Foot & Ankle
What you will need for your visit:
- If you are new patient, please arrive early to her appointment. Generally people do need about 30 minutes for the 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 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 that may be relevant to the treatment of 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.
Directions and Contact Information:
Brighton Michigan Office: 524 Byron Road, Suite 3, Howell, Michigan 48843
(810) 227-7722 l Fax (810) 227-7721
Howell Michigan Office: 524 Byron Road, Suite 3, Howell, Michigan 48843
(517) 548-3100 l Fax (517) 548-4594
Dexter Michigan Office: 2820 Baker Rd, Suite 202, Dexter, Michigan 48130
(734) 253-2687 l Fax (734) 253-2697
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, it is extremely important that you emphasize this to the nurse.
We do occasionally get very busy; the wait time may be numerous weeks.
But if you are having 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:
- 1) Infections, even if you are just concerned that you may be having an infection. Never feel bad, even if it is a false alarm in and. 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 broken bone.
- 5) Any type of wound, or potential infection.
- 6) Suspicion of torn or injured tendon.
- 7) Any type of open wound, or diabetes related injury.
- 8) if you are a high-risk patient, with diabetes, on dialysis, or significant heart problems. Even small problems can be emergencies for you.
- 9) An ingrown toenail, with some drainage. This can be a very serious problem that can lead to a bone infection.
we accept most major insurance plans. If you have any specific questions, please call our office and speak to the receptionist.
Fees and payments:
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 are unable to 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 of 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 so they can 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.
- 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.
- 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.