Frequently Asked Questions
Based on recent questions we have been getting; we have made this list to provide all those answers in one place. If your question is not answered below, you can always call us at 905-723-3668
Chiropodist vs Podiatrist
What is the difference between Chiropody and Podiatry?
We have a detailed post about the difference between the two professions.
Both professions are very similar with the main difference coming from where the person studied and Podiatrists being able to perform bone surgery.
Are chiropody services covered by OHIP?
Chiropody services are not covered by OHIP. Patients are required to pay for any fees incurred upon completion of the appointment. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursement and/or income tax purposes.
We are recognized and covered by most insurance companies under your extended healthcare plan. Generally, you can find Chiropody services under the headings “Paramedical Services” or “Orthopedic Supplies and Equipment”.
Do we direct bill to third party insurance providers?
We offer direct billing for some insurance providers. Across all insurance providers, direct billing does not apply to custom products or special orders such as orthotics, orthopedic footwear, or compression stockings. Please read our blog about direct billing to get more details.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
As chiropodists are primary health care practitioners, a doctor referral is not required. We are accepting new Patients and our chiropodist is always more than happy to take you in for a quick and easy appointment.
What can I expect at my initial assessment?
The Initial Assessment visit includes a consultation with your Chiropodist; discussing your past medical history and current foot concerns. It also includes any treatment deemed necessary.
All new patients are required to fill out an intake form and sign a form called “Chiropody: Informed Consent”. Please carefully review this form which provides consent for treatment. We will email you these forms before your visit so you can submit them online. However, for any reason you are unable to, please arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment to complete the necessary forms.
What services are offered at Qureshy Footcare Clinic
The chiropodist at Qureshy Footcare Clinic offers a plethora of services for a variety of foot conditions. Namely:
Custom-made foot orthotics
Diabetic Foot Care
General Foot Care
Ingrown Nails Removal
Plantar Warts Removal
Cold Laser Therapy
Fungal Nail Treatment