Family Foot and Ankle Clinic has locations in Wausau, Marathon City, Antigo and Merrill.
Our doctors are dedicated to providing a comfortable experience and quality podiatry care. Our relationship with you is fundamental to successful treatment.
We provide you with routine foot and ankle care services on-site. No hassle care at an affordable cost.
Welcome to the Family Foot and Ankle Clinic
Americans spend a great deal of time on their feet. As the Nation becomes more active across all age groups, the need for foot care will become increasingly important.
The human foot is a complex structure. It contains 28 bones—plus muscles, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels—and is designed for balance and mobility. The 56 bones in the feet make up about one-fourth of all the bones in the human body. Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
Podiatrists treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; and foot complaints associated with diabetes and other diseases. To treat these problems, podiatrists prescribe drugs and physical therapy, set fractures, and perform surgery. They also fit corrective shoe inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strappings to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes.
To diagnose a foot problem, podiatrists also order x rays and laboratory tests. The foot may be the first area to show signs of serious conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. For example, patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcers and infections because of poor circulation. Podiatrists consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners when they detect symptoms of these disorders.
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This office may use and disclose medical and financial information related to your care that may be necessary now or in the future to facilitate payment by third parties for services rendered by us, or to assist with, aid in, or facilitate the collection of data for purposes of utilization review, quality assurance, or medical outcomes evaluation purposes. Such information may be released to insurance companies, HMOs and PPOs, managed care organizations, IPAs, Medicare/Medicaid, or other governmental or third party payers, or any organizations contracting with any of the above entities to perform such functions. Medical records may be delivered to a primary care physician or any other physician that is directly or indirectly responsible for your medical care or payment thereof. Calls may be recorded for training purposes and quality assurance.
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You may speak to the Office Manager to obtain additional information regarding any questions you may have concerning this notice or to receive a printed copy of this notice. This Notice of Privacy Practices is effective as of April 14, 2003.