Treatments & Services
The NDG Podiatry Clinic treats many different types of foot and ankle issues. We treat diabetic feet, plantar warts, bunions, nail fungus, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), neuromas, calluses, corns, hammer toes, athlete's foot problems, ingrown toenails, senior foot care and more.
Radiology and ultrasound is available in the office with instant results without waiting. We are working closely with multiple custom foot orthotics labs and certified orthotist/prosthetists, and we provide prescriptions for medical shoes, braces and custom foot orthotics after consultation and evaluation.
The NDG Podiatry Clinic, located at the corner of Cavendish and Sherbrooke West street, in Montreal between the new Glen Hospital and Montréal West, provides care, diagnosis, and professional treatments for foot and ankle problems in children, adults, and seniors. You benefit from our commitment to comfortable, fast, and effective care. We prescribe exclusive slim orthotics, that can fit almost any shoe. Moreover, we do not limit ourselves solely to improving the aesthetics of your feet. Contact us with tour questions and concerns, and we will provide you and appointment to discuss and treat your foot problems. We work with podiatric surgeons, and after evaluation and diagnosis, we provide referrals for more advances foot surgeries.
With over thirteen years of experience as a podiatrist, doctor in podiatric medicine, with equipment on the cutting edge of technology, our health care staff is dedicated to relieving your foot problems. With extensive training in foot dermatology and skin cancer prevention, we follow numerous conferences in United States and Canada for our patients.
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Dr. Dejan Radic, podiatrist, graduated with a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 2010 from the second ever 4-year group at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He has also had the opportunity to enrich his knowledge during a 4 month internship at the renowned New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM).
Following his studies, Dr. Dejan Radic, podiatrist, has added numerous other certifications in United States and Canada in order to better serve his patients, with dermoscopy, podiatric dermatology, podiatric radiology, podopediatrics and much more.
WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?
The podiatrist is a health professional authorized to diagnose and treat foot conditions. He has a university education, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). The training of the podiatrist, leading to the title of doctor of podiatric medicine, represents about 1,770 hours of theoretical training and more than 2,300 hours of practical training over a four-year period. A doctorate in podiatric medicine compares a dentist.
In Quebec, he must be a member of the Order of Podiatrists. He works in a private practice. The podiatrist has the expertise and skills necessary to detect any complications related to the foot and distinguish between a podiatric pathology, which he can treat, and a disease of the system, which is rather the competence of the doctor.
In addition to offering advice on foot health and hygiene, the podiatrist can prescribe and administer certain medications, perform minor surgeries and prescribe, manufacture or modify podiatric orthotics.
WHY GO TO A PODIATRIST, 10 REASONS?
- You have heel pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spur, Achilles tendonitis, that limits your activities
- You have an ingrown nail, nail fungus (onychomycosis), subungual hematomas
- You suspect a sprain, tendonitis or bone fracture of the foot
- You have diabetes or a vascular foot problem
- You feel joint pain in your feet or ankles
- You start running regularly
- You have a painful onion, hammer toes, hallux rigidus, flat feet
- You have corns, calluses or interdigital corns
- You think you have an athlete's foot and it doesn't disappear
- You need foot surgery.
DO INSURANCE COMPANIES REIMBURSE PODIATRY CARE?
Costs related to podiatry care are often covered by insurance companies. However, check with your insurer before making an appointment with the podiatrist, since coverage varies from one company to another.
ARE THE COSTS FOR A PODIATRIC CONSULTATION COVERED BY THE RÉGIE DE L'ASSURANCE MALADIE DU QUÉBEC (RAMQ)?
Unless exempt for specialized wound care programs, podiatric consultation fees are not reimbursed by the RAMQ. Costs related to podiatric care are often covered by insurance companies. However, check with your insurer before making an appointment with the podiatrist, since coverage varies from one company to another.
DO YOU NEED A PRESCRIPTION FROM THE DOCTOR TO MEET A PODIATRIST?
No, you don't need a medical referral. If your general practitioner, medical specialist or any other health professional refers you to see a podiatrist, a prescription with the reason for the consultation can help the podiatrist and respond to the health professional with a summary of your visit. Sometimes the podiatrist can recommend a specialist for further examinations. When making an appointment, the receptionist will ask you a few questions about the reason for the consultation in order to assess the time and needs necessary for your meeting with the podiatrist.
CAN A PODIATRIST PRESCRIBE LABORATORY TESTS?
Yes. Laboratory analyses effectively allow the podiatrist to confirm a podiatric diagnosis or to rule out any risk of systemic disease, by identifying diseases, pathologies or abnormalities in his exclusive field of exercise. These analyses also help to establish a safe treatment plan and ensure proper follow-up. In certain circumstances, tests are mandatory if the podiatrist wants to meet current medical standards and carry out the appropriate follow-up of drug therapy.
CAN A PODIATRIST PRESCRIBE ORAL ANTIBIOTICS OR ANTIFUNGALS?
Yes, to treat local foot infections. The new regulation on drugs that a podiatrist can administer or prescribe has come into force since May 2020.
CAN A PODIATRIST PRESCRIBE MEDICAL IMAGING TESTS SUCH AS X-RAYS, ULTRASOUND OR Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?
Yes, a podiatrist can prescribe an X-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance or other examination related to his field of practice, if this medical imaging examination is required and appropriate.