Gosford, Newcastle / Hunter region.

EPC, DVA, NDIS, Health Funds and Private Patients Welcome!


Dr Zoe Lewis (B.Pod)

We strive to offer the very best podiatry home visit service available!

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About Podiatry Medic

Podiatry Medic is owned and operated by Zoe Lewis (Podiatrist).


Zoe is a fully insured Podiatrist and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), an affiliate member of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons (ACPS), and a member of Wounds Australia. 


Zoe is a registered practitioner with Medicare, MyAgedCare, DVA (Department of Veterans' affairs) and NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). 


Zoe gained her degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia and is interested in continuing her education within the field of Podiatry and surgical procedures. Zoe is currently enrolled at La Trobe University, Sydney, completing her pharmacology studies to enable her to prescribe Schedule Medicines to her patients and regularly attends conferences and seminars to remain up to date with the latest research. 


Zoe has interests in specialty areas such as Diabetes and the diabetic foot; Foot Ulcers and Wounds; Geriatrics; Cardiovascular disease; surgical nail and foot procedures and general foot care and health.  


All staff members of Podiatry Medic are selected via a strict criteria. At Podiatry Medic not only is academic knowledge and ability paramount, we also believe in a gentle touch and conservative approach to treatment where appropriate. 

Services

Podiatry Medic offers home consultations and treatments, as well as working out of clinic rooms in busy General Practitioner practices. 

Is there a Podiatrist near me?

Podiatry Medic services areas including Sydney, The Central Coast and Newcastle and offers Podiatry services ranging from consultations; general treatments and foot pain, to surgical nail procedures for ingrown nails and management of chronic wounds associated with the Diabetic foot. 

Why Podiatry Medic?

At Podiatry medic we believe in offering the very best patient care and our reputation and regular client base has been successfully built by creating a rapport with patients and delivering a highly professional, fully comprehensive, friendly, caring and compassionate service at the most competitive price. 

 

At Podiatry Medic we believe in treating patients as individuals and not just a number on a patient list for the day. 


What is Podiatry?

What is a Podiatrist?

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A Podiatrist is also known as a foot doctor. Podiatrists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems. These may include skin and nail problems such as ingrown nails, foot and ankle injuries, foot complications related to the diabetic foot, and other medical conditions and problems with gait or walking.


Australian podiatrists complete an undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine ranging from 3 to 4 years of education. The first 2 years of this program are generally focused on various biomedical science subjects including anatomy, medical chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, sociology and patient psychology, similar to the medical curriculum. The following two years will then be spent focusing on podiatry specific areas such as podiatric biomechanics and human gait, podiatric orthopaedics or the non-surgical management of foot abnormalities, pharmacology & prescribing, general medicine, general pathology, local and general anaesthesia, and surgical procedural techniques such as partial and total nail avulsions, matricectomy, cryotherapy, wound debridement and care, enucleation, and other cutaneous and electro-surgical procedures such as electro-desiccation, fulagaration and electrosection. 


Podiatrists play an important role in monitoring disease and managing lower limb issues to maintain an active and mobile population across the lifespan. Therefore patient demographics can be diverse ranging from monitoring children's growth and development, managing sports injuries, working with people with chronic disease, disability and the ageing population.

What sort of conditions does a Podiatrist treat?

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Injuries and Pain:

  • Sprains and stress fractures
  • Persistent heel pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes

Biomechanical:

  • Orthotics
  • Sports podiatry
  • Children's Development
  • Toes pointing inwards ot outwards
  • Standing and walking on tip toe
  • Growing pains
  • Club Foot

Chronic Conditions:

  • High Risk Foot (related to diabetes)
  • Vascular disease (Vascular assessment is performed)
  • Numbness or pins and needles (neurological Assessment is performed) 
  • Poor circulation (pooling of fluid around the foot and ankle)
  • Infections and poor wound healing
  • Ulcers - inc but not limited to Diabetic, Neuropathic, Pressure, Arterial and Venous.
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

Toe Nails:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Thickened nails
  • Trauma
  • Infections

Skin:

  • Blisters
  • Calluses
  • Warts
  • Corns
  • Tinea and other fungal infections
  • Cracked Heals
  • Chilblains

Do I require a referral to see you? What is the cost associated with Podiatry treatment?

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Most people do not need a referral to see a podiatrist, however some funding schemes require a referral from your doctor. These include Department of Veterans affairs (DVA), Workers Compensation or those people who have health conditions being managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan (EPC).


Many people are surprised to hear they are eligible for up to 5 Medicare Rebated Podiatry visits per year, speak to your GP today to find out if you're eligible!


Many private health insurance funds have a plan that will provide rebates for podiatry services.


Podiatry Medic welcomes and accepts Chronic Disease Management Plans (EPC); Department of Veterans Affairs DVA; National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Workers Compensation; Private Health Funds; Aged Care Plans and Private Patients.


Podiatry Medic will endeavour to provide the most comprehensive service at a highly competitive price. The cost of your Podiatry visit will depend upon many factors, including the type of consultation or treatment required and if you are eligible for a Medicare rebate or covered by your Health Fund or Care Plan. 


Your GP will be kept up to date with your Podiatry assessments and treatment. 



CONTACT US!

Contact Us - Gosford and The Central Coast

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Telephone: 04 52 39 99 19

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POSTAL ADDRESS: 

PO BOX 3159, ERINA, NSW, 2250

Gosford, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Servicing the entire Central Coast, NSW, Australia!

Business Hours

All bookings are by appointment only


Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm


Saturday 10am - 5pm


Sunday 10am -4pm

Contact Us - Newcastle and The Hunter Valley

Drop us a line!

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Telephone: 04 52 39 99 19

Email: info@podiatrymedic.com


POSTAL ADDRESS:

PO BOX 3159, ERINA, NSW, 2250

PODIATRY MEDIC

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Servicing Newcastle and The Hunter Valley.

Hours

All bookings are by appointment only


Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm


Saturday 10am - 5pm


Sunday 10am -4pm