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Medical Pedicures

Is it hard to get Mom or Dad to the Podiatrist for Foot Care?

Keeping our parents at home is important. But when mom can hardly walk, how do you get her to the doctor? Toenails get longer and even more painful. But you can get at home foot care with a Medical Pedicure.This service is ideal for anyone who might be at risk of serious injury from a standard pedicure at a nail salon. Podiatrists have extensive medical training which enables them to safely trim deformed, painful toenails for those diabetes, neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation, and immune system compromise. We also only use sterile instruments.
 
 

san francisco podiatry pedicure at homeWhat is a Medical Pedicure?

A medical pedicure is nailcare provided by a highly trained, board-qualified podiatric physician. This service is ideal for anyone who might be at risk of serious injury from a standard pedicure at a nail salon. Podiatrists have extensive medical training which enables them to safely trim deformed, painful toenails for those diabetes, neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation, and immune system compromise. We also only use sterile instruments.

 
 
 

Diabetes

Anyone with diabetes should only have their toenails trimmed by a podiatric physician. Minor cuts from cutting thick toenails too close results in frequent amputations in diabetics. If you have diabetes you should only see a podiatrist and should NEVER have a pedicure in a nail salon. Considering that an amputation related to diabetes will cost an average of around $60,000, a salon pedicure gone bad is whole lot more expensive then the occasional podiatric physician house call.

Who Can Benefit from a Medical Pedicure?

 

Advanced Age

As we age, problems with flexibility, manual dexterity, impaired eyesight, and poor circulation can make it difficult to trim one’s own toenails. Even the spouse can find it difficult or worrisome trying to trim thick toenails. We can do this for you so you don’t have to worry.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis can make life difficult. With all that morning stiffness, it can be hard to just get going. The stiffness in the hands that is the hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis can make it nearly impossible to cut toenails. In addition, the medications that many arthritis sufferers take can increase your risk of an infection if you cut yourself when trimming toenails. But you don’t have to. Our podiatric physician can come to your home, trim your toenails and even trim any painful calluses than make it hard to walk. Just because you have rheumatoid arthritis, doesn’t mean you have to live with foot pain.

HIV/Aids

AIDS puts you at tremendous risk of infections. With HIV the whole name of the game is to decrease your chances of getting an infection. The toenails and nail grooves are simply filled with bacteria. Small cuts or injury from cutting toenails may seem like a small problem. But when you have HIV, this can turn into a big deal. Our Podiatric Physician completed podiatric medical school in San Francisco. As a podiatric medical student, all of his trauma and medicine training took place at San Francisco General Hospital. During his time at San Francisco General, he acquired the extensive knowledge base about HIV patients that allows you to get the highest level of podiatric care.

How much does it cost if I just need a podiatrist to come to my home to trim toenails?

Call for pricing. We offer discount packages to those who need regular appointments to trim thick, difficult to cut toenails in the San Francisco Bay Area. We come you and provide a very cost-effective, convenient alternative to driving around town or sitting around a foot doctor’s office waiting room. If you are otherwise healthy and only need regular toenail trimming, we will even waive the housecall fees.

Will my insurance cover a Medical Pedicure?

That all depends on the insurance company you choose. The services included in a medical pedicure are often reimbursed by insurance carriers. The percentage of coverage varies widely, and is determined by the limitations of your insurance, not by us. Whether or not these services will be covered by your insurance, depends upon the insurance company you chose and the limitations of the insurance policy you purchased. Check with your insurance company to see if they will pay for house calls or common codes associated with “debridement of toenails.” We do provide you with a “Superbill” to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement directly to you. We encourage you to check with your insurance carrier before scheduling an appointment.

Will Medicare pay for a Medical Pedicure?

No. We practice “insurance-Free Medicine.” That means that our physician has elected to opt-out of Medicare. We do not accept assignment of payment from Medicare. We choose not to accept reduced rates mandated by Medicare. We choose to provide ALL treatment options to our clients, rather than the cheapest or only those “allowed” by Medicare. Practicing Insurance-Free Medicine allows the patient and physician to consider all treatment alternatives in an effort to deliver the very best healthcare.

What is the difference between a nail tech at the salon and the Podiatric Physician who makes house calls?

About 13 years. It takes as little as 400 hours or 10 weeks to become a certified nail technician who works in a nail salon. Our Podiatric Physician spent 13 years in college, medical school and foot and ankle surgery residency. Once you choose us for your medical pedicure, you can rest assured that you have the very highest level of professional competency caring for you.

san francisco podiatry house calls - contactWhat does it take to arrange a Medical Pedicure?

Just a phone call or email. We offer house calls every day. Just pick up the phone or shoot us an email, and we can set up a Medical Pedicure in your home today.

Call to schedule your housecall today! 415-308-0833

Dr. Christopher Segler is a podiatrist in San Francisco who offers housecalls and medical pedicures at home as a convenience for those who need to see a podiatrist but have a tough time getting to the podiatry office. He is an award-winning foot and ankle surgeon who decided to offer house calls so he could spend more time with his patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

*Single visit rate based upon monthly nailcare at home package pre-paid annually. Discount packages only available to established patients.