FOOT PAIN & PODIATRY ONLINE
ABOUT FOOT PAIN & PODIATRY
A second opinion consultation is
available for a fee. The fee for this service is $86. The
Consultative Report will be completed after a review of the information
provided over the internet. If you would like your medical
records reviewed including laboratory tests and X-rays, Dr. Reed
would need to receive copies of the medical records in the mail
to provide a quote. However, the usual charge to review
the medical records is between $165 to $245 depending on the
complexity of the case.
To obtain a Consultation,
please answer the questionnaire below and e-mail Dr. Reed. Upon
receiving your e-mail for the Consultation, Dr. Reed's office
will contact you to process a credit card charge for $86.
Unless the doctor is on vacation, Consultations are usually completed
within 5 working days after payment is received.
IF you would like a
Consultation for a fee, please organize your information in the
History: Age and any current medical problems that
you have. If your problem involves an accident, describe
everything that you remember about your foot or ankle during
and after the injury. If your problem involves a surgery
complication, describe in your own words what was wrong, what
was going to be done medically to correct the problem and what
happened after surgery.
State when the foot or ankle problem began.
How has the problem progressed since its onset.
Where is the exact location of the pain on the foot and
is the location of the pain changed since the onset of the pain.
5. Pain Quality:
What is the pain like such as a dull ache, a sharp stabbing
pain, an electrical tingling, radiating or shooting pain or a
burning type pain.
Frequency: Is the pain constant or or intermittent.
If the pain is intermittent, when does the pain occur
or stop during the day.
8. Pain Severity:
On a 1 to 10 scale, how bad is the pain with 10 being debilitating
or extreme pain.
8. One or both
Feet: Is the pain in both feet or in one foot.
Treatments: What previous treatments have been tried
for the medical problem being discussed. If a doctor is
involved, please indicate the type of doctor and the treatments
that have been administered to date.
ABOUT FOOT PAIN & PODIATRY
Due to the overwhelming
number of questions that were received when Dr. Reed was answering
general questions, Dr. Reed is no longer providing this free
If you think you need
to see a doctor, go to the doctor. Hoping that advice
over the internet will save you a visit to the doctor is inappropriate.
Most patients who research their problem over the internet
in advance of visiting the doctor are either wrong or have an
exaggerated belief of what must be done to correct the medical
problem. There is no substitute for a good history and
a thorough physical examination to make a diagnosis and to formulate
a treatment plan. If you are waiting for advice over the
internet before going to the doctor, do not wait for a e-mail
reply because most sites only send an automatic response.
If there is a serious problem, the problem may become limb threatening
if you wait to get help such as if you have an infection .
If you need help with
identifying or understanding a foot problem, most foot problems
are explained in this web site. However, only the most
common problems are covered and not the rare conditions.
Please review the COMMON FOOT PROBLEMS BY AGE, review the most common foot problems
in the INFORMATION
CENTER or review
the different foot problem links in the WEB LINKS area.
CLICK HERE FOR A CONSULTATION WITH THE DOCTOR
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