Podiatrist - Big Rapids
115 Linden Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-796-4522

 

Your first visit to Big Rapids Foot & Ankle, PC establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There’s also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

Mission Statement
Quality Foot and Ankle care for the entire family.

 

Patient Forms
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:

In order to view or print these forms, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to download it.


Patient Portal

The following link will help you create a patient portal, which is a secure way to store your health information and communicate with your physician.  You will be able to input your demographic and medical information,which will minimize paperwork and ensure accuracy.  Just use your e-mail address you have given the office and use your given password.  You will be able to change the password after your initial sign in.

https://www.medfusion.net/secure/portal/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.login&dest=welcome&gid=12967&muuid=14399


When to call a Doctor

  • You have persistent pain in your feet or ankles.
  • You have noticeable change to your nails or skin.
  • Your feet are severely cracking, scaling, or peeling.
  • There are blisters on your feet.
  • There are signs of bacterial infection, including:
    • Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat.
    • Red streaks extending from the affected area.
    • Discharge of pus.
    • Fever of 100°F (37.78°C) or higher with no other cause.
    • Symptoms that do not improve after two weeks of treatment with a non-prescription product.
    • Spreading of the infection to other areas, such as the nail bed, or skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin.
  • Your toenail is getting thicker and causing you discomfort.
  • You have heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth) or numbness or tingling in your heel, or persistent pain without putting any weight or pressure on your heel, or the pain is not alleviated by ice, aspirin, (or ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
  • You have diabetes or certain diseases associated with poor circulation and you develop athlete`s foot. People with diabetes are at increased risk for a severe bacterial infection of the foot and leg if they have athlete's foot.



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