Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes
The doctors at Appalachian Foot and Ankle are Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers for Medicare and private insurance companies. We participate in the Medicare diabetic shoe program. Diabetic shoes along with heat molded insoles have been very effective in preventing complications that many diabetics experience.
To qualify for the Medicare diabetic shoe program the diabetic patient must be under the active care of a primary care physician for his/her diabetes and meet certian medical guidelines. Once these certified conditions are established, the patient presents to the office for a shoe fitting, and the appropriate footwear is ordered. Upon dispensing of the shoes, a full weight bearing heat molded process is conducted and the patient is on their way.