At The Plateau Foot & Ankle Clinic, we're excited to have you! Our office puts your care first. We treat patients with the most effective and efficient treatments possible. To lend a hand in proper diagnosis and treatment, take some time to explore our extensive patient library. If you have any questions before, during, or after your appointment, please speak up. Our board certified podiatrist, Dr. Howard Schaengold is happy to help.
What Should I Take to my First Visit?
Make a list of any questions you may have along with symptoms you are experiencing. And don't forget to leave your worries at the door. Be prepared to answer questions regarding medications you are taking and previous surgeries. We want you to be prepared; writing these things down will help you remember all of the important elements. Gather lab test results and medical records including X-rays and MRI's. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if you need a referral.
Your time is valuable. We strive to relieve pain as quickly as possible. You can help expedite the process by filling out the patient registration and medical history forms prior to your visit. Come with your insurance card, photo identification, and referral form (if required) in hand. Bring your walking or exercise shoes if the pain you are experiencing occurs during physical activity.
How Early Should I Arrive?
Please arrive in a timely fashion. A 15-minute block of time before your scheduled appointment will allow time to complete any outstanding forms and to register. To fill out the patient forms online, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download it here. Filling out these forms will reduce the time necessary for registration.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit.
- Welcome Form
- Release of Information
- Post - Op Instructions
- Post - Op Nail Instructions
- Post - Op Wart Instructions
- Pre - Op Questionaire
- Caring for Your Orthotics
- Orthotic Coverage Questionnaire
- Patient Instructions Following Wart Treatments
What Should I Expect During My First Visit?
Initial podiatric evaluation can take up to one hour, but each case is different from the last. Dr. Schaengold will ask a variety of questions and conduct a physical examination of the feet and ankles. He will be looking for any discoloration, abnormal growths, or any other signs and symptoms of foot conditions. Don't be afraid to ask questions during this evaluation. Your understanding of treatments and procedures is vital to effective recovery.
If your foot shows signs of serious injury, diagnostic tools such as x-ray, ultrasound, or MRI will be used to determine the severity. Knowing the extent of the damage will ensure the forward progression of adequate treatment.
Scheduling and Cancellations
We're privileged to serve you. Our office is located at:
466 228th Avenue NE
Sammamish, WA 98074
We treat individuals from Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue, Redmond, North Bend, Carnation and more! Call our office at 425-868-3338 to schedule your appointment. If you prefer, you can book an appointment online by filling out the appointment request form. If you wish to cancel a previous appointment, please inform our office 24 hours in advance.
The experts at The Plateau Foot & Ankle Clinic are committed to your health. We strive to earn your trust and provide compassionate service. New patients are always welcome. We can't wait to serve you!