Podiatry Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Podiatry Center, P.C. take my insurance?
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Does your office take walk-ins?
Can you take X-rays in your office?
Does your practice treat ankle pain or fractures?
Do we treat foot and ankle needs of children?
What are foot orthotics?
How long is recovery from bunion surgery?
Is your practice affiliated with any hospitals?
How do I know whether I should see a podiatrist or an orthopedist for my foot problem?
Do you make house calls or have another office?
How painful is it to fix an ingrown nail?
How do you treat warts?
Although surgery can correct many deformities, often conservative measures can be an option. We will often try different ways to solve your problem without surgery, if a medically sound treatment is an option.
We are participating physicians with most Blue Cross, Medicare and Medicaid plans and many commercial insurance companies. If you have any questions regarding services being covered with your insurance, please contact your insurance carrier or call us at (973) 762-9294.
We have two doctors working in one office and can offer an appointment the same day or within 24 hours.
An appointment is recommended to avoid a long wait time and provide attention to each patient.
Yes, our digital X-ray system produces images quickly. This helps us diagnose a foot or ankle injury promptly.
Yes, The Podiatry Center, P.C. physicians are all qualified in the care of foot and ankle traumas.
All our physicians are able to treat pediatric patients for their foot ailments through all of their growth stages.
Orthotics are custom insoles made from an actual mold of your feet. This ensures the fit perfectly and provides the support, stability and alignment necessary to eliminate pain and discomfort of many common foot abnormalities.
Thick, discolored toenails are often caused by a fungus that invades the nail. This is similar to the fungus that causes athletes foot. Sometimes, thick and discolored nails are caused from trauma or shoes that are too tight. Appropriate treatment may be rendered after obtaining a sample of your nail to ascertain the cause.
The recovery time for bunion surgery varies depending on the patient's age, medical status and the procedure chosen to correct the condition but generally is six weeks.
We are on staff at:
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Surgical Center at Millburn
Podiatrists specialize only in the foot and ankle, while orthopedists have a wider focus including knees, hips, shoulders, arms, etc. When it comes to foot and ankle problems, a podiatrist is the best physician to find the care you need.
At this time we do not make house calls. We do know podiatrists who make house calls, which we can recommend if needed.
Our only office is located in Millburn, NJ.
Correcting an ingrown toenail is a small procedure we can do in our office. For you to be comfortable, we numb up the area with an anesthetic at the base of the toe. The toe will be tender for the next day or two, but the pain is usually less than what was present with the nail digging into your toe. You can wear regular shoes as long as they are not too tight around the toes.
Warts are a virus that invades the skin and then multiplies. If very small, we can treat them with medicine on the wart and with liquid nitrogen directed on the wart. If larger in size or if they have been on the foot for a long time, then the best and quickest treatment is to remove the wart and cauterize the base area. This is done after numbing that part of the foot so you are comfortable during the procedure.