Your Foot & Ankle Appointment

Changing lives… one step at a time

While you may not consider a foot or ankle problem to be a life-altering circumstance, the truth is that these conditions can affect the way you live your life.

Pain or discomfort can alter your mobility, causing you to become less active. A chronic ailment such as toenail fungus or athlete’s foot can prevent you from wearing sandals or participating in your favorite activities. If you are suffering from diabetes, even a small cut on your foot can quickly become a serious health problem.

Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.

Before Your Visit:

  • Make a list of your symptoms and questions.
  • Make a list of all medications and any previous surgeries.
  • Gather and bring important medical records and laboratory test reports from other doctors or hospitals (including X-rays, MRIs, and lab results).
  • Check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is needed.
  • If your problem involves walking and/or exercise, bring your walking/exercise shoes with you to the appointment.

During Your Visit:

  • Go over your list of questions.
  • If you do not understand an answer, be sure to ask for further explanation.
  • Take notes and listen carefully.
  • Discuss your symptoms and any recent changes you may have noticed.
  • Talk about all new medications.
  • Ask why it has been prescribed, and how to take it.
  • Describe any allergies.
  • Tell your podiatrist if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant.
  • Let your podiatrist know if you are being treated by other doctors.

After Your Visit:

  • Prepare for any tests your podiatrist orders.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment (if necessary) before you leave your podiatrist's office.
  • Call your podiatrist's office and ask for your test results if you do not hear from the office when you are supposed to.

Before Your Visit:

  • Make a list of your symptoms and questions.
  • Make a list of all medications and any previous surgeries.
  • Gather and bring important medical records and laboratory test reports from other doctors or hospitals (including X-rays, MRIs, and lab results).
  • Check with your insurance provider to see if a referral is needed.
  • If your problem involves walking and/or exercise, bring your walking/exercise shoes with you to the appointment.

During Your Visit:

  • Go over your list of questions.
  • If you do not understand an answer, be sure to ask for further explanation.
  • Take notes and listen carefully.
  • Discuss your symptoms and any recent changes you may have noticed.
  • Talk about all new medications.
  • Ask why it has been prescribed, and how to take it.
  • Describe any allergies.
  • Tell your podiatrist if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant.
  • Let your podiatrist know if you are being treated by other doctors.

After Your Visit:

  • Prepare for any tests your podiatrist orders.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment (if necessary) before you leave your podiatrist's office.
  • Call your podiatrist's office and ask for your test results if you do not hear from the office when you are supposed to.

Dr. Raymond Brickhouse, DPM, Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Jacob Button DPM, Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Raymond Brickhouse, Podiatrist, Horizon Foot & Ankle. St. Louis, MO
Dr. Jacob Button, Podiatrist, Horizon Foot & Ankle. St. Louis, MO

Dr. Raymond Brickhouse, DPM, Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Raymond Brickhouse, Podiatrist, Horizon Foot & Ankle. St. Louis, MO

Dr. Jacob Button DPM, Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Jacob Button, Podiatrist, Horizon Foot & Ankle. St. Louis, MO

HORIZON FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE

6400 Clayton Rd, Suite 412

Saint Louis, MO 63117

HORIZON FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE

6400 Clayton Rd, Suite 412

Saint Louis, MO 63117