Frequently asked questions

What conditions can podiatrists treat?


Podiatrists treat a variety of conditions related to the foot and ankle, including:

  • Achilles tendinitis & ruptures
  • Ankle and foot sprains
  • Arthritis of the foot & ankle
  • Bunion deformities
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Flatfoot deformities
  • Fractures
  • Hammertoe deformities
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Sports injuries
  • Warts
  • Wound care & limb salvage




Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist?


Patients do not need a referral to see a podiatrist, unless your insurance requires referrals to see a specialist. You may make an appointment by calling (854) 444 - 3129.




Can podiatrists perform surgery?


Yes. Dr. Bultsma attended four years of medical school, followed by a three year surgical residency where he was trained in cutting-edge surgical techniques of the foot and ankle.




Does Medicare pay for diabetic shoes and inserts?


Medicare will cover diabetic shoes and inserts at 80%. Patients must meet and have specific qualifying conditions that must be verified by the Physician managing their diabetes. If you are diabetic you should have an annual foot evaluation performed by a Podiatrist to determine if you are eligible for this benefit through Medicare and/or other insurance carriers.




What insurance plans do we accept?


We accept most major insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Tricare, Molina and others. If you have specific questions regarding insurance coverage please reach out to us at (854) 444-3129.