Loss of sensation or neuropathy, diminished blood flow (Peripheral Vascular Disease), collapse of the foot (Charcot’s neuroarthropathy) and, in severe cases, amputation.
At its extreme, poor management of diabetes and monitoring the harm it is causing the foot, can result in amputation or collapse of the bones the foot. Annual assessment and continued care reduces this risk.
No. Seeing our podiatrists does not require a specific referral. However, on occasion you may be referred under a Chronic Disease Management plan (EPC) which you will need to provide at the time of consultation. Referral from your doctor or specialist is also needed to allow us to fully understand your needs. It is important to understand that your EPC will not cover all of your consultation costs.
Payment is required at the completion of your consultation. We provide both hicaps for your private health fund needs, and we have eftpos facilities to enable this.
Yes, we have many NDIS patients of various ages and complaints. It is important to understand that we cannot see you without you firstly providing both your current NDIS plan and undertaking a service agreement.