New Patient Information
What should I expect on my first visit?
Waukesha Foot Specialists is always accepting new patients from the Waukesha & Milwaukee areas! During your first visit we will consult with you to make sure we have all of the correct background information, including your medical history. During your first visit, you will also get to know our podiatrists, Amy Miller-Guhl and David Guhl. It’s normal to be nervous on your first visit to our podiatry office, but you will find that our kind and caring staff will make you feel right at home.
Take some time to explore our patient library to familiarize yourself with common foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, ingrown toenails, fungus, shin splints, heel pain, and foot odor. By educating yourself you will also relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Make sure to review our staff page as well; we look forward to meeting you!
How do I prepare before my appointment?
Before your first visit, make a list of any questions that you have, and symptoms that you may be experiencing. Also, write down all of the medications you’ve taken, and any previous surgeries you’ve undergone. By writing everything down you will remember all of the important things that you want to tell your podiatrist. Gather any important lab tests or medical records: including X-rays, lab results and MRIs. Also, check with your insurance provider to see if you need a referral. Bring walking or exercise shoes if you are experiencing pain during physical activity.
What do I need to bring to my first visit?
We value your time, and desire to make your visit as efficient as possible. Completing the patient registration and medical history forms prior to your first visit will aid in this process. Make sure to bring your insurance card and photo identification as well. Don’t forget to have your referral form if it is required.
How early should I arrive?
New patients should arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment in order to complete their paperwork and the registration process. If you’ve already downloaded and filled out the forms we’ve provided online, or in our office, you will only need to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
What should I be doing during my appointment?
During your visit, make sure to go over your prepared list of questions. If you don’t understand the answer your podiatrist provides, it’s ok to ask another question! Drs. Guhl and Miller-Guhl want you to understand the condition affecting your foot health. If possible, try taking some notes. Talk about any new medications you may be taking, ask why medications have been prescribed to you and describe any allergies you may have. It’s also very important to let your podiatrist know if you’re being treated by other doctors.
What should I do after my visit?
If any tests have been ordered, prepare so that you are ready for them. Ask about test instructions, possible side effects, and when to expect the results. Also, ask how the results will be made available to you. Lastly, if a follow-up appointment is necessary, schedule it before you leave your appointment.
Waukesha Foot Specialists is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatric care.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
- Earning the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
- Exceeding your expectations.
- Ensuring a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
- Striving for continuous improvement at all levels.
If desired, please print and fill out the forms below. This will help us expedite your first visit:
- New Patient Forms-Fill in and print out
- New Patient Forms-Print out and fill in
- HIPAA Acknowledgement Form
- ePrescribing Form
- Notice of Privacy Practice
In order to view or print these forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
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