New Patients

Your first visit to Emerald Coast Podiatry establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You'll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There's also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatric care.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

Patient Forms
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:


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Accepted Insurance Plans
The list below represents major insurance companies with whom we have contracts. Patients with a Primary Care Physician (PCP), Point of Service (POS), or HMO option must have a referral from your primary care physician. PPO enrollees do not need a referral but should pre-certify most hospital/out patient facility based surgeries or testing.

  • TriCare (Champus)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Veterans Administration
  • American Heritage Life
  • CCN/One Source
  • Health Adv
  • Guardian/Evolutions
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Anthem Health Plan
  • AllPro Florida
  • Evolutions
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)*
  • One Health/Great West
  • Principal Healthcare of Florida - PPO
  • Affordable Network
  • Accountable/Planes Health Network
  • Southcare
  • Blue Bell
  • Medicaid - Florida
  • Aetna/US Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care
  • Beech Street/CAPPCARE
  • PRO American/Florida Health
  • Mailhandlers


Patients are responsible for obtaining all referrals as mandated by your insurance plan. This office is not liable for fees not covered by your insurance. All balances not covered by insurance are the patient's responsibility. Check your provider directory if you do not see your plan listed.

*PHCS is the managed care organization for several companies including the Guardian, Fortis, and Great West etc. If your insurance card has the PHCS emblem, we are a preferred provider for your plan.


What to expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

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