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Podiatrist Doctor Near Me

Looking for a new podiatrist near you? Patients choosing Oak Street Health as their primary care providers get convenient access to podiatry and other specialty care at a clinic in your area. They work closely with your primary care doctor as part of your care team to diagnose and manage foot issues, including those related to diabetes.

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What is a podiatrist and how do I choose one?

A podiatrist is a doctor on your care team that specializes in treating diseases of the feet and ankles. Learn more about what a podiatrist does and some helpful tips on how to know when you need one and how to find the right one for you.

Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. We spend more time with our patients than other primary care physicians would to ensure you get the care you need.

Our patient relations managers help guide you through the insurance process and ensure you get the most out of your insurance benefits.

Call us with questions for your doctor, to arrange prescription refills or to book your next appointment.

Common questions

  • What hospitals do you work with?

    We work with any area hospitals that accept your insurance.

  • What if I’m not sure I want to change doctors right now?

    You're welcome to visit before you decide if Oak Street Health is right for you. Call (888) 812-1183 to learn more.

  • Who can become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

  • How do I or a family member become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Medicare doctor near you and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.

  • What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?

    We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.

  • What will Oak Street Health cost me?

    Your costs will not change because you become an Oak Street Health patient.

  • Can I keep my specialist?

    We work with specialists in your insurance network. Our team of referral coordinators can help you navigate these networks to connect you with the best specialist for your needs.

How do I find the right podiatrist?

Podiatrists specialize in diseases or problems of the feet and ankles. If your primary care doctor diagnoses a general or diabetes-related foot issue, they can offer care options which may include a referral to a podiatrist. If you aren’t having any foot issues but would like to see a podiatrist for a check-up, ask your primary care doctor for recommendations.

What conditions can a podiatrist treat?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) that specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases that affect the foot and ankle. They work closely with other health professionals, such as your primary care doctor, to diagnose and treat foot-related problems. Podiatrists can manage foot and ankle injuries, toenail issues, abnormal growths like bunions or blisters, and diabetes-related symptoms such as foot pain or nerve damage. It may be worthwhile to see a podiatrist regularly to treat and prevent any potential foot issues.

When do I need to see a podiatrist?

Your podiatrist can help you understand how certain diseases can affect your feet and manage any foot-related issues that may arise. If you have diabetes, it’s important to check your feet regularly to catch problems early on and reduce your risk of complications. If you’re experiencing or notice any of the following signs or symptoms, talk to your PCP about seeing a podiatrist.

  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in one or both feet

  • Having a cut, sore, or blister that won’t heal

  • A change in the shape, color, or temperature of your feet

  • Dry, cracked skin or a loss of hair on your toes, feet or lower legs

How to find a podiatrist at Oak Street Health

It’s important to have a podiatrist that will help you understand how certain conditions can affect your feet and how to manage and prevent certain foot diseases. As part of your care team, Oak Street Health’s podiatrists work closely with your Oak Street Health primary care doctor to diagnose and treat foot or diabetes-related conditions.

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