If you are an emergency case requiring immediate attention, please call (+804) 273-1717. If you are having a life threatening emergency, report to your local emergency room or call 911 immediately. If contacting our office, we will give you instructions and directions.
What can I expect at an appointment?
When you arrive at our office, the staff will greet you and seat you at the waiting room. We will examine you as quick as possible – average waiting time is 15 minutes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early if you are new patient and need to complete the required paperwork.
What happens if I am a new patient?
You may have referred yourself, have been referred by another specialist or by your medical insurance. We will discuss your problem and ask about your medical history. A thorough examination will then follow. We may request examinations and tests to assist and support our diagnosis. We offer in office diagnostic studies for your convenience.
X-rays, blood / urine analysis, ultrasonography, MRI, endoscopy can all be performed with no delay in the same building. If you have previous examinations and tests related to your current condition, please bring those along to the consultation. Also bring any copies of letters from other doctors or recent medication. It will help us to help you.
We will discuss with you the results of your examinations and we will recommend the proper treatment. Some conditions may be faced immediately by conservative or surgical treatment. In case you need surgery requiring general anesthesia, we arrange routine or urgent transfer by quick boat, state or private air ambulance to Athens or to your preferred destination (subject to stable medical condition). In special cases a patient can be escorted.
Otherwise, depending on the results of your examinations, the nature of the medical problem and your holiday plan, we will discharge you from our clinic, refer you on to another health professional or book you for surgery. If follow-up consultation or further consultations are required, we will indicate this and the staff will let you know the date and time of your next appointment.
Do you have Imaging (x-rays, ultrasonography, CT-scan) facilities?
Digital x-rays and ultrasonography can be performed on location. Other advanced imaging such as MRI, CT, and Vascular studies can be performed on campus.
Do you examine children at your clinic?
We treat patients of every age from birth and beyond.
What happens if I need an intramuscular or intravenous injection?
Certain cases require injections for quick and full recovery. These can include antibiotics, anti-inflammators, local anesthesia or steroids. Steroids and local anesthesia injections are administered by Doctors and anti-inflammators / antibiotics by an experienced nurse under our supervision.
What if I need Anesthetic?
We can undertake only small or minor procedures in our office, using local anesthesia or superficial sedation.
All other procedures requiring general anesthesia are transferred to the main hospital or surgery center.
What happens if I need a prescription?
We may prescribe for example antibiotic treatment for your condition. Please let us know in case you have any allergy or other medical condition.
If you have already been taking drugs prescribed by your home doctor, please bring them with you for clarification or possible drug interactions and correlations with the new condition.
Insurance and Billing
Do you accept my insurance?
Our office accepts most major insurance policies including all Medicare and Medicaid programs.
If this is not your case, or if you have no insurance coverage then you will be expected to pay the bill in cash or credit card at the end of consultation. The original receipt, the signed copy of the credit card bill, the medical report in English and the results of tests performed are given to you in order to be delivered to your private or state insurance for reimbursement.
An estimate of consultation fees and costs, investigations or surgery are available on request.
Do I need referral?
If you require a referral, the referral can be sent from your insurance company or primary cary physician to us by fax to 804-273-1834. We suggest that you contact your primary care doctor in order to obtain this referral before your visit to our offices.
Do you have parking facilities?
Free Parking is available in front and around Achilles Foot and Ankle Center. We are located on the campus of Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, Parham.
Achilles Foot and Ankle Center accepts all major insurance plans including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Health Care, Medicare, Medicaid, All HMOs and PPOs, and Optima.