Welcome To Our Office
The staff of the A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Centers are
dedicated to providing excellence in foot & ankle health care. Our
new facilities have been designed to provide you with the utmost in
comfort and convenience. The A Step AheadFoot & Ankle Centers utilizes in-house x-ray services, eliminating
the extra expense and inconvenience of having to send you elsewhere
for these diagnostic services.
We are here to serve our
patients! We appreciate your comments and suggestions regarding our
treatment, office procedures and staff.
A doctor of Podiatric Medicine is trained to treat all ailments of
the foot, ankle and lower leg. This includes:
• Flat feet, high arches, heel pain, bunions and hammertoes.
• Ankle sprains, fractures and chronic pain.
• Nail problems including fungal infections, ingrown nails and
• Infant deformities such as club foot, flat feet, intoeing and
other congenital deformities.
• Sports injuries and prevention.
• Nerve problems such as neuromas, peripheral neuropathy and nerve
• Skin problems like athlete’s foot and other dermatoses.
If you need to speak with a doctor regarding your foot and/or ankle
condition, please call the office number anytime. During business
hours, the doctor will, most likely, need to return your call, so
please leave a number where you can be reached. The doctor will
return your call as soon as he can.
After hours, or on weekends, the answering service will page the
attending on-call physician and that person will return your call to
Fees & Payments
In order to control costs, payment is expected at the time services
are performed. If you are unable to do so, please discuss your
situation with the office manager so that special arrangements can
be made. We will make every effort to accommodate unusual
circumstances that make your financial obligations difficult to
We also offer
CareCredit if you don't have the means to pay for your treatment. CareCredit® is a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets. It works like a credit card but it has two advantages. It can only be used for healthcare services and you can get No Interest financing every time you use it.
Simply pay your minimum monthly payment and pay off the entire balance by the end of your promotional period and you pay No Interest or finance for a longer period of time with interest. Just click CareCredit®
above to be taken to their website.
The fees for evaluation and
treatment vary depending upon the complexity of your condition and
the treatment required.
Additional charges will be made for x-ray and laboratory services, if they
If you have any questions
regarding your treatment, your account or our office policies,
please phone during business hours. We will see that you are
referred to the staff person that is most qualified to answer your
Your insurance contract is made between you and your insurance
company. Insurance policies often do not provide full payment of
medical costs. Payment of your account is
A completed form for you to
submit to your insurance carrier will be given to you at the
completion of your visit. This may be attached directly to your
individual insurance forms.
We participate in many
insurance programs. If we participate with your plan, we will bill
the insurance carrier directly and you will be responsible for
co-payments, deductibles and non-covered services. Insurance plans
are changing rapidly so please call our office if you have questions
about our participation with your particular insurance plan.
You are responsible for obtaining a referral if it is required from
your insurance. If a referral is not received, you are financially
responsible for charges occurred for that date of service.
Finance & Other Charges
A finance charge, 15% annually and 1.25% monthly, will be assessed
on any unpaid balance 60 days after the date of billing.
If you have more than 2 broken appointments in any calendar year,
your account will incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.