Frequently Asked Podiatry Questions
What is the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?
According to the OPMA (Ontario Podiatric Medical Association) website, the two do differ. Although both are regulated under the same college, important differences exist in the education and scope of practice:
- Education: Podiatrists have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), which is a four-year post baccalaureate degree. A chiropodist holds a diploma in chiropody.
- OHIP Coverage: Although the coverage by OHIP has not increased since the mid-1980s, it is still only offered to treatments performed by a podiatrist. There is no OHIP coverage for treatments performed by a chiropodist.
Is your office handicap accessible?
Yes, our offices are handicap accessible. We will also use every means available to ensure our patients do not need to transfer out of their wheelchairs.
Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist?
No, a referral from your family doctor is not necessary. You can simply contact our office directly to schedule an appointment at a time that's most convenient for you.
Do you have clinic times after the working day?
Yes, we offer evening hours to fit your or your family's busy schedule.
Are office visit charges covered by my extended health care benefit plan?
Although there is a charge to visit a podiatrist, it may be covered by your extended benefit plan (depending on deductibles and the specifics of your plan). ODSP and DVA (veteran's affairs) may also provide reimbursement. It is best to contact the administrator of your plan to learn the specifics of your coverage.
What are the methods of payment accepted?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, debit, cheque or cash.
1436 Royal York Rd, Suite 307
Etobicoke, ON, M9P 3A9
1885 Glenanna Rd, Suite 210
Pickering, ON, L1V 6R6