How to Prepare for a Podiatry Visit

It pays to be prepared. You’ll be all the better for breaking in a new pair of hiking boots before trekking out around Monroe Lake, or for having a pocket full of antacid at any chili cook-off. When visiting us here at the office of Dr. Kevin Powers, we want you to have the smoothest and most helpful first visit possible. We will do all we can on our end to ensure this, but there are ways you can prepare as well.

If you’re visiting us for the first time, there will be some paperwork that needs to be taken care of first. If you wish, this is something you can do at home beforehand. We offer our New Patient Form online to download, print out, and complete at your own convenience.

Whether you pre-complete your patient form or not, we still recommend showing up about 15 minutes prior to your appointment, if you can. This is just to make sure we have everything we need, and to address any additional questions or matters. Please bring a copy of your insurance cards and a list of medications, as well.

Preparation doesn’t end at the front desk, though. Once in for your exam, there is more information you can bring to help both the doctor and yourself understand what foot and ankle problems you might be having. Please don’t hesitate to bring a list of whatever questions you may have. Writing them down is better than suddenly remembering something you meant to ask on the drive home! It can also help to bring along any pertinent medical records or test results, as well as a well-used pair of shoes so the doctor can gauge your walking patterns.

Can we help you before your appointment? Our Bloomington office is here for you! Please give us a call at (812) 333-4422.