It depends. You typically do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist.
Medicare and PPO type plans never require a referral. However, HMO type plans almost always require a referral.
Podiatrists are regarded as specialists, so if your insurance company requires a referral to see a specialist, then you will need to get a referral from your primary care doctor. Just let them know you have a foot and ankle problem, and that you want to see a podiatrist.
We are on most insurance plans, however if you are not sure, please call the office and we will verify what your insurance requires.
If you have any concerns about your feet and/or ankles or you're just after some advice, call our office today.