FAQs

Why house calls?

If you’re feet hurt, why go to the doctor? Dr. Cardinal will come to you!

He is a board-certified podiatrist who provides high quality, caring foot care in the comfort of your own home, office, hotel, wherever!

 

What is the benefit of the doctor coming to my home?

There are many benefits! For example, if you have limited mobility you won’t have to rely on a loved one or paid transportation to take you to see the doctor. If you have a tight schedule, you won’t have to waste your time and gas sitting in crowded waiting rooms or traffic. Let Dr. Cardinal sit in traffic and your entry way can be his waiting room!

 

Are the appointments rushed or hurried like regular doctor appointments?

No rushed visits! Dr. Cardinal takes time to listen to you and your foot care needs. He treats you like a human being not just another number to meet the patient quota for the day!

 

How soon can I get an appointment?

Flexible, convenient and prompt scheduling usually within 1 to 2 days!


Do I actually get to see the doctor or is it an assistant and is the appointment on time?

All care is given to you by Dr. Cardinal himself, no assistants or aids, you get full spectrum care the whole time by the doctor himself at the appointment time agreed upon!


Do you take Insurance and Medicare or Medicaid?

Podiatrist in Motion is strictly private pay only and Dr. Cardinal has OPTED-OUT of Medicare/Medicaid. We accept cash, check and credit card. *See service fees tab for more information.


What am I getting for the cost of a house call?

Let's say when you call a plumber over to evaluate a problem with your plumbing they usually charge anywhere from $150-$200 or more just to take a look! With Podiatrist in Motion you are getting a board certified podiatrist in your home to do an exam and consultation to help you with what is going on with your feet. You save time since you don't have to wait in traffic, or sit in a waiting room for an appointment that usually is not on time. You don't have to spend money on gas or a taxi or transportation service for you or your loved one. And with flexible scheduling Podiatrist in Motion can work with you to fit around your schedule. It really is a more economical choice in the long run!

 

How do I make a house call appointment?

Call or email us today and Dr. Cardinal will talk directly with you and will determine if a house call visit is right for you!


Why did you choose to become a house call foot doctor?

Very simple, I wanted to be able to bring high quality foot care to the people! Whether they are home-bound or can’t get to the doctor for various reasons like time constraints, scheduling problems, or trouble finding someone to take care of the kids.  Maybe they can’t leave the office during the week. Maybe they are traveling and they hurt their foot, I have the ability to see them where they are!

After working in hospitals during residency as well as in office-based private practice I realized there was not much quality time being spent with the patient. It just seemed like everyone had to be seen very quickly and follow the same one size fits all protocol. That type of care really took the humanity out of what I had spent so much time and hard work trying to accomplish -being a good, personable doctor who takes care of his patients! I want the patient to feel they are being heard, understood, that we are in this human race together and that they have access! I want them to know quality healthcare is not a myth and doesn’t have to be ruined by insurance games or putting the patient through money-maker protocols just so I can keep the lights on. But rather, I base my practice on a truly patient centered, patient-specific plan.


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