Hello, I’m Joanne, and I work as a receptionist for a podiatry clinic. I’m the person you generally talk to first when you call to make an appointment or come for your first meeting with a podiatrist. In my experience, a lot of people take longer to get up and running with podiatry treatment because they don’t know how to prepare for their first consultation. There are things you can bring with you and things you should be prepared to talk about that can help your podiatrist make a diagnosis more quickly. I started this site to outline some of the dos and don’ts about preparing for your first visit – hope it helps speed up your diagnosis!