Alamo Family Foot and Ankle Care participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier or contact one of our scheduling representatives prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. Below is a partial list of participating plans.
Humana Gold Plus
Texas True Choice
Methodist Physician Alliance
Community First Health Plans
Accountable Health Plans of Texas
Aetna Baptist PHO:Beech Street
Comp Health Network
TexasEmployers Health Network
Galaxy Health Network
Great West Healthcare of Texas
Group Pension Administrators, Inc
Health Payors Organization
HealthSmart Preferred Care
Integrated Medical SystemsMed/Corp
SouthwestMedical Control Inc.
Private Healthcare Systems
San Antonio Employer's Health
West Medical Provider Network
Texas True Choice
Texas True Choice/ Ethix Southwest
US Department of Labor
USA Managed Care Organization
Monday 8 am - 12 pm / 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday 8 am -12 pm / 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 8 am - 12 pm / 1:30 pm - 5 pm
Friday 8 am -12 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 12 pm / 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 12 pm / 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am -12 pm / 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 12 pm
Monday 1:30 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:30 am / 2 pm - 5 pm
Thursday 8:30 am -12 pm / 1:30 pm - 5pm
Friday 8:30 am - 1 pm
Yes, all of our doctors are certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Additionally, they are also members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, Texas Podiatric Medical Association and the Bexar County Podiatric Medical Society..
Each individual healthcare plan has very specific guidelines regarding referrals to specialists. Alamo Family Foot and Ankle Care currently participates in over 190 health plans. We will make very effort to assist you in with your insurance referrals; however, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure a referral is provided for each physician visit.
If you wish to cancel or reschedule you appointment, please call at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time.
Most often, ice is recommended for the first 48-hours following an injury, as cold helps to control swelling, as well as pain. The application of heat to a 'fresh" injury may actually increase swelling as it causes the blood vessels to dilate and increases blood flow to the area, therefore, causing increased swelling. Cold has just the opposite effect. Heat is most often used to decrease muscle spasms.
Stress fractures are microscopic fractures of bone resulting from repeated "stress", and are usually from bearing your own weight. Stress fractures most often occur in the feet and can be caused by trauma or overuse resulting from hiking, jogging or just being on your feet for prolonged periods. A stress fracture is most often too tiny to show up on a routine X-ray, so a bone scan may be ordered for further diagnosis. These types of fractures are most often treated by keeping weight off your foot as much as possible for a few weeks and the use of a hard-bottom walking shoe or sturdy tennis shoe. In some cases, a cast may be applied to give the foot additional support while it heals.
Ganglions are benign, fluid-filled cysts. These cysts grow from the tendons or the lining around bones and may occur anywhere, but are most commonly seen on the top and side of the foot. A cyst is a sac usually filled with thin, watery fluid, but the fluid in a ganglion is a thick, clear jelly-like substance. These cysts may be aspirated (drained); however, they may recur, or they can be surgically removed.