Contact Phone Numbers:

Portage (219) 763-2008  Merrillville (219) 736-8915  LaPorte (219) 874-2939

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Podiatric Medical Associates PC: Your Podiatrist in Indiana

Mission Statement
"We at Podiatric Medical Associates PC are dedicated to providing the quality medical and surgical services you would expect when it comes to your lower extremity needs. Our team of doctors and staff are committed to appropriate and state-of-the-art foot and ankle care."

Our Patient's Bill of Rights
As patient and physician, ours is more than a relationship, it's a partnership. To ensure that we have lived by these principles:

 • A patient has the right to know what his or her illness is and what trouble it is likely to cause.

 • A patient has a right to know our qualifications and experiences.
 • A patient has the right to consult with other doctors without us being insulted or angry that
he/she wants another opinion.
 • A patient has the right to understand our fees.
 • We will spend a patient's money wisely as possible. We will look for and recommend the most
cost effective way of solving our patient's problems.
 • We will not recommend surgery unless the patient needs help that only surgery can provide.
 • If a patient feels that we have not provided them with our best efforts, please make this known.
 • We cannot guarantee results of treatment, but we can guarantee you our best efforts to treat you
honestly and fairly.
 • If a patient has financial problems, our office is committed to making arrangements so proper,
necessary care is always provided.

Please read our Notice of Privacy Practices  . It describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Your privacy is important to us, so please review the notice carefully.

Office Policies Regarding Managed Care Insurance Plans
We understand that the many changes in the health care system have made it quite confusing for our patients. The following are guidelines that have been established by the insurance companies to allow reimbursement for services that we provide:

 • You are responsible for obtaining and bringing referrals at the time service is rendered.
 • Be aware that referrals may be for one visit or more. This is clearly indicated on the referral form.
 • Keep in mind that a referral may limit treatment that can be provided.
 • Referrals do expire. Most are good for either sixty or ninety days. This is also indicated on the
referral form.
 • A consultation report will be sent to your primary care physician after the first visit and follow-up
reports will be provided as necessary.
 • You are responsible for your co-pay at the time treatment is rendered.
 • If you do not have a referral for a visit, you are responsible for full payment.
 • Primary care physicians have indicated that they cannot be called for a referral when you are
already in our office. Referrals must be obtained before your visit to our office. Primary care
physicians often need several days to provide you with a referral.

We are always available to help you with any questions regarding your insurance and treatment in our office. If you have a specific question about billing for services that were provided, please call our offices directly. Thank you.

Forms for Laporte:

Please download and print out our New Patient Form  . You can fill it out before you come to the office to reduce the amount of time that you spend in the waiting room.


Forms for Merrillville:

Please download and print out our New Patient Form . You can fill it out before you come to the office to reduce the amount of time that you spend in the waiting room.


Forms for Portage:

Please download and print out our New Patient Form . You can fill it out before you come to the office to reduce the amount of time that you spend in the waiting room.

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Contact Phone Numbers:

Portage (219) 763-2008

Merrillville (219) 736-8915

LaPorte (219) 874-2939