Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist?

If you have a foot problem or ankle problem and need to see a Nashville foot doctor, no you don’t need a referral to see a podiatrist near you in Nashville.

To find the Podiatrist Near Me in our APMA board-certified, Nashville podiatric medical group, you can click on any one of our locations in the navigation menu, and find one of our four Nashville foot doctors that serve the greater Nashville / Metropolitan area with decades of expertise in caring for feet.

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist in Nashville?

None of the physicians in the Nashville Foot Group requires a referral from your primary care physician, general practitioner, or family doctor in order to see you.

When should I see a foot doctor in Nashville?

If there's an injury to your foot or ankle you should contact a foot doctor right away. If your insurance provider requires it, then you will have to see a foot doctor. If there is an underlying, persistent foot condition, you should not hesitate to see a podiatrist. If there's persistent or worrisome foot pain, go ahead and call the foot doctor. Don’t ignore pain, or worrisome, or unhealthy changes in the condition of your feet or ankles. (Don’t ignore any sudden, persistent, or inexplicable numbness in the feet or toes either. Get medical care fast.)

If you have a foot or ankle problem like:

Ingrown toenails, heel pain, spurs, bunions, hammertoes, warts, problems with the skin on your feet, toenail fungus, foot injuries, ankle injuries, flat feet, fallen arches, corns, calluses, or need orthotics, diabetic foot care, or reconstructive foot surgery…

Then you need to see a foot care specialist. If it’s urgent call right away. If you want to get it taken care of soon and find relief in treatment and improvement concluding with restored foot health, just call one of our offices, whichever one has the Podiatrist Near Me, and one of our friendly and courteous staff members will be happy to set up an appointment for you.

As far as your insurance company goes, if your insurance provider requires a referral from a GP for you to receive care from a specialist, then you will first have to get a referral from your primary care physician. Just tell them about your foot or ankle problem and tell them you would like to see a foot doctor in Nashville about it.

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist with Medicaid? Blue cross blue shield? Medicare?

Most insurance plans cover podiatric medical care. If you have any questions about it, or aren’t sure if you need a referral to see a podiatrist, just call your nearest office on our website, and someone will be able to help you find the answer over the phone. Whoever takes your call will be able to verify your insurance requirements for you.

Do I need a referral to see an orthopedic physician?

Same difference. All the above. Podiatric physicians are orthopedic physicians of the foot and ankle muscles, bones, joints, and ligaments.

Nashville Foot Doctor, Podiatrist Near Me

Dr. Therese Tlapek - West Nashville / White Bridge Road - Call: 615.353.0626
Dr. Gary W. Cockrell - Brentwood / Franklin | North Nashville - Call: 615.370.8880
Dr. Steven Head - Southern Hills Medical Center, SE Nashville - Call: 615.333.2555
Dr. Berkeley Nicholls - Downtown Nashville | Hermitage | Smyrna - Call: 615.321.3668