Diabetic Shoe Program
Do you or someone you know have diabetes? Diabetics are at greater risk of developing serious foot infections and ulcers that often lead to amputation. In 1996, doctors performed more than 86,000 diabetic amputations. What you may not know is nearly 80% of life altering amputations could have been prevented.
With diabetes, as well as other foot problems, preventive foot care can significantly reduce the risk of complications. Medicare recognizes the importance of preventive foot care. Our office is an authorized provider in the Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program. If you are a diabetic and covered by Medicare, you may be eligible to receive one pair of high quality shoes and three pairs of removable, protective shoe inserts each calendar year. If you qualify for these important products and have supplemental insurance, the balance may be covered, resulting in no out-of-pocket cost to you. Some private insurance plans have similar allowances for diabetics.
Qualified diabetic patients will be fitted for shoes and inserts using foam impressions. No more messy plaster molds and time constraints! Several different shoe styles are available to accommodate your personal preference.
The qualifying shoe brands we offer include Dr. Comfort, Brooks, Aetrex, New Balance, Orthofeet and more (see example photos and website links below).
We offer this valuable service in our practice so that we can provide the most comprehensive foot care to our patients. Please schedule a foot exam today so we may evaluate your eligibility for this important benefit.