When patients call the office, a common question that is asked is how soon can they be seen in our office.
Typically we see new patients with conditions that are not urgent with in one week. However, for problems that are urgent, we do our best to see patients within 24 hours, and often the same day. What constitutes an urgent problem?
Here are a few examples:
- Any condition that is causing severe pain, especially if the pain is recent in onset.
- Any recent injury to the foot or ankle.
- Suspected infections, including ingrown toenails.
- Suspected foot ulcerations, especially in those patients who are diabetic or who have PAD (peripheral arterial disease).
If you are not sure whether your condition is urgent, call and talk to us. We will make every effort to help you in any way we can.
Another issue of great importance to patients is how long they will have to wait to be seen once they arrive to the office for their appointment. At Concord Foot & Ankle Clinic, we make it a habit to see patients as close as possible their appointment time. Dr. Quist and his staff realize that your time is very important to you, and we do not like to make you wait for excessive amounts of time to be seen. On the rare occasion that treatment of another patient's urgent condition will cause a delay in you being seen, we will let you know and give you an approximate time of how long your wait will be. If you are unable to wait, we will gladly reschedule your appointment for anther time.