J.T. Murdoch Shoes works with a variety of referring professionals:
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Homes and Staff
- Physical Therapists
WHY DO WE NEED A PRESCRIPTION?
As pedorthists, we do not diagnose medical conditions or direct treatment in any way. We take our direction from the physician to provide a vital part of the comprehensive treatment program. A complete written prescription allows us to do just that. Please be as specific as possible about the type of footwear you want your patient to have, including:
- Type of shoe
- Insert or other internal shoe modifications
- External shoe modifications
- Whether the shoe is to be used in conjunction with a brace
- Whether the footwear/ modifications are to be unilateral or bilateral
Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding written prescriptions or our services.
We ask that you provide a complete diagnosis of the patient’s foot condition, including any of the following relevant information:
- Contributing systemic disease
- Physical disability
Your prescription becomes a permanent part of the patients record. The information in it serves as a valuable resource for providing follow-up care and monitoring patient progress.
In order to obtain reimbursement for our services virtually all insurance companies, including state and federal agencies, HMO’s, and Worker’s Compensation, require a physician’s written prescription.