What to Expect from Us
Our office puts patient care at the forefront. You can expect to be treated with care and attention. Our staff is dedicated to helping you in your diagnosis and treatment. In order to create the most effective and efficient treatment possible for our patients, we keep you informed. If you ever have any questions before, during, or after your appointment, please ask.
What do you need to bring to your first visit?
Your first visit will include a review of your medical history. We will read through a list of questions with you to determine if there are any conditions or abnormalities in the family health history. Severe illness can show itself in the feet first, and we take your past medical information seriously. This new patient information helps us to better suit your needs.
We’re always accepting new patients! In order to make your visit as efficient as possible, we’ve posted our new patient forms here. Please complete this paperwork and bring it to your first appointment. We value your time, and desire to give you efficient service.
Some things that are helpful to bring to your first visit include:
- Any shoes that are hurting your feet during activity
- All online forms you have completed
- Insurance Card
- List of current medications
- Recent medical records and x-rays
- Referral form (if necessary)
How early should you arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. This allows time to complete any outstanding forms and to register. Filling out the online forms we’ve provided can reduce the time necessary for registration. An initial podiatric evaluation can take up to an hour, but each case is unique.
What should you expect during your appointment?
During the appointment, ask any questions that you may have prepared before the examination. Helping patients understand the reasoning behind the recommended treatment is vital to its effectiveness. Though it will be noted when your medical history is taken, make sure to bring up any allergies or medications that have generated a reaction. During the examination, Dr. Timson will physically inspect the feet and ankles for discoloration, abnormal growths, and all others sign and symptoms of foot conditions. If a condition is detected, a diagnostic tool such as an ultrasound, X-ray, or MRI may be utilized to determine the extent of the damage. This will give us the best idea of how to go forward with future treatments.
Scheduling and Cancellations
We desire to make your first appointment a pleasant experience. To schedule an appointment with our McPherson office, call 620-241-3313 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Timson. Please inform our office 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your appointment.