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At Animas Foot & Ankle, our podiatrists and team want you to feel welcome and at ease, and to be treated with professionalism and experience. We have 4 convenient podiatry offices located in Durango, Colorado (CO), Farmington, New Mexico (NM), Gallup, New Mexico (NM) and Moab, Utah (UT). To start your journey towards foot and ankle pain relief, schedule your podiatry appointment today!
Though board certification isn’t mandatory to practice podiatry, our podiatrists in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah understand the value of expanding their knowledge and the added credibility board certification can give them. Because we want to communicate in every way possible that you can rely on our expert care, Animas Foot & Ankle’s podiatrists are board certified. You can depend on us for your expert foot and ankle care. If you’d like to make an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call today at 970.259.3154.
What does it mean to take a consultative approach? It means that your opinions, concerns, and input are important to our podiatrists in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. We believe that you know your body, and you know what your feet or ankles feel like. With your help, we’re better able to determine what’s going on with your feet or ankles, and we can decide on the best treatment option for your condition and lifestyle with you. Your opinion helps us to better serve you, so please let us know how we can help you.
When it comes to the health of your feet and ankles, you likely want to make sure that your podiatrist in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah has had plenty of experience. At Animas Foot & Ankle, we’ve treated thousands of happy patients, and we’ve seen a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. That means you can count on us to diagnose and treat your foot or ankle condition with care and experience you can feel comfortable with. To read about some of the experiences previous patients have had, read our patient reviews here.
Whether you’re seeking foot or ankle pain treatment for yourself, your child, or a loved one, we can help. Our Durango, Farmington, Gallup and Moab podiatrists are familiar with foot and ankle conditions that affect people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Your feet are important to us, and whether it’s a seemingly small problem or a major one, your family’s feet are in good hands. Foot or ankle conditions can affect anyone, which is why we choose to be a family friendly podiatry practice. From ingrown toenails to bunions and diabetic feet, we can help you and your loved ones feel better faster.
If you don’t have insurance, flexible payment options are available in each of our 4 convenient podiatry offices in Durango, Farmington, Gallup and Moab for your convenience. Your foot and ankle care shouldn’t have to depend on your finances; sometimes emergency situations arise and your treatment has to come first. In those kinds of cases, we offer flexible and affordable payment options through Care Credit. Your payments can be made at 0% interest for the first 12 months, which means you don’t pay more than what your treatment costs. We want to help your feet and ankles to heal no matter what, which is why we offer this solution for our patients.
Any time you need medical care, it helps to know whether your insurance is accepted by the office you’re planning to visit. At Animas Foot & Ankle, we’re happy to inform you that we accept most types of insurance for your convenience. If you happen to be on a plan that we haven’t worked with before, we’ll do the necessary paperwork to make sure your treatment is covered by your insurance. If you don’t have insurance, we offer flexible and affordable payment options.
Revisional surgery is a term used to describe operating on a part of the body that has already had surgery and requires further surgery to correct. This can sometimes be due to a complication of surgery or as a result of a bone or tendon not healing correctly. When these types of issues occur it is not uncommon to seek a second opinion about the proper course of treatment.
The most commonly asked question in these cases is “did my doctor do something wrong?”. In many cases the answer is no. Surgical outcomes can be unpredictable and no one has the ability to see the future. However, many problems can be avoided with choosing the right procedure and care after the procedure.
In all cases with surgery, the body must heal itself and it’s not always very good at it. In these cases there are special techniques that can be used with a second operation to help the body heal better than it can do on its own. There are many procedures known to cause a delay in healing and these techniques can help to prevent issues.
When your doctor discusses a problem with the outcome of your procedure it is important to ask questions. Every procedure is different but some general questions are “why did this happen” and “what can be done to fix it”. Many patients are uneasy with the idea of a second operation and this is very understandable. Questions such as “will this happen again” and “what can be done to prevent the same problem” are very valid. In this conversation it is important to have an open communication line with your doctor.
If you feel that your questions are not being answered a second opinion is sometimes a good idea. People seek out a second opinion for many reasons. In some cases it is to find out if their first doctor made a mistake or if the new doctor can offer alternative treatment choices. With any of these cases it is important to discuss your concerns in an openly and have all your questions answered.
If a second operation is needed, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations with your surgeon. Many times when patients and surgeons have different goals it can be hard to know what a good result is. A surgeon may be satisfied with a result that a patient is not and vice versa. Having the same goals and expectations is the key to a successful outcome.
All our providers are available to offer second opinions. They approach each case as unique and they apply practical skills and specialized training to achieve the desired outcome. If you have a need for a second operation or wish to seek a second opinion prior to surgical correction, any one of our providers would be happy to discuss these with you.
Our patients are very busy these days, and you’re no exception. In fact, we understand that your time is valuable. So when a foot or ankle injury occurs or you need to be seen urgently, you can depend on us to get you an appointment for the same day. The health of your feet and ankles is important to us, so we understand that you may need to seek immediate podiatry care. To make an appointment today, give us a call at 970.259.3154.
Foot and ankle surgery has come a long way over the years, making it a realistic and effective option to treat certain foot or ankle pain conditions. However, if we can help you without surgery, we typically do. Nine out of ten patients feel better after their first visit without surgery, but in certain cases, surgery may be necessary. Depending on your unique condition and needs, we can discuss all of your options with you and decide together on a treatment plan that works.
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