Preparing for Your First Visit with a Podiatrist

Have you scheduled a visit to the My Chicago Foot Expert: Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM office? Is it your first visit with a foot doctor? No need to worry! A podiatrist like Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos is a medical specialist who often sees new patients and who will bring years of education and experience to your visit. You can be confident that your doctor will conduct a thorough examination of your feet, ankles, and lower legs concluding in a specific, accurate diagnosis. S/he will also work with you to create an effective an individualized plan for treatment and any necessary ongoing care.

In order to make the most of your time with your doctor, before arriving, you should:

At your appointment, you might hear vocabulary or medical terms that are unfamiliar to you. Ask questions if you have them! Be as forthcoming with your doctor as you can, and feel free to take notes.

When you get home, be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Stay off your feet or use crutches, a cane, or a walker if you’ve been told to rest. That is often the best way to relieve pain and allow your feet and ankles time to heal. Schedule a follow up appointment as requested.

If you are experiencing foot pain or if you have another concern about the health and wellness or your feet, ankles, or lower legs, you should see a podiatrist as soon as possible. That’s the first step on the road to recovery. Call our office at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started today.

 

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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