Your first visit to Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There’s also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
What to Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.
Late Patient Policy
Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates strives to provide legendary customer service. We appreciate the busy pace of your lives and respect the fact that your time is precious. We make every effort to run on schedule and see our patients promptly and efficiently. As a result, in order to avoid inconveniencing all of the other patients who are scheduled throughout the day, our late patient policy is as follows:
- For patients who arrive 10 minutes (or less) late for their visit – it will be at the Doctors discretion when they will be seen after they have checked in and the visit will likely be abridged to accommodate the schedule.
- For patients who arrive more than 10 minutes late for an appointment they will forfeit their appointment and will need to be rescheduled to a later date.
Calling the office to inform us that you will be late is very much appreciated, but unfortunately it will not guarantee that the provider will be able to see you.