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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a podiatrist/foot and ankle surgeon/podiatric physician?

A: Foot and ankle surgeons are the leading experts in foot and ankle care. As doctors of podiatric medicine, they are the board-certified surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. Foot and ankle surgeons have more education and training specific to the foot and ankle than any other healthcare provider.

Q: How do I book an appointment?

A: The fastest way to schedule an appointment is to call the clinic 360-734-3668 during business hours (M-Th 8-5 and Fri 8-3). Additionally, you can send us a message through our online contact form here.

Q: What insurance providers do you accept?

A: We accept almost all insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Premera Blue Cross, Regence, Tricare, TriWest, and United Healthcare. Give us a call if your insurance provider is not listed above. *Please note that Kaiser and all Medicare Advantage plans require a Primary Care referral.

Q: What hospitals are you affiliated with?

A: Our Bellingham Foot and Ankle Physicians are credentialed to work with all major inpatient and outpatient surgical centers in Bellingham, WA.  We work closely with our affiliated hospitals and surgery centers to make sure that our patients receive the best possible care while undergoing surgical procedures. We'll seamlessly schedule your procedures, verify pre-operational physicians, prior-authorize all surgical cases, and provide excellent follow-up care.

Q: What are your safety protocols concerning COVID-19?

A: Bellingham Foot and Ankle Clinic will continue to follow the recommendations from the CDC, state, and local officials regarding COVID-19. We will also continue to follow the recommendations of our affiliated hospitals and surgical centers in regards to elective surgeries. We appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. For more details on our special precautions click here.

Q: What services do you offer?

A: We specialize in all aspects of foot and ankle care. Through conservative and surgical methods, our goal is to ensure that our patients are well taken care of and pain free! We strive to educate our patients on routine foot care to ensure lasting results. For more information on some of our offered services, as well common conditions and treatment methods, explore our services tab.