FAQs

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
In addition to bringing your insurance cards, photo ID and referral information, you should also bring copies of any previous X-rays or other imaging studies that you have had. Please bring a list of current medications to your appointment, including the dosage. If you are a new patient, you may download copies of the new patient paperwork from the Insurance & Forms section and bring them with you as well. This will help minimize your wait time on the day of your visit.

 

How do I get a copy of my medical records?
Due to patient privacy laws, all requests for records must be made in writing. You can download a copy of the medical release form under Insurance & Forms. Upon completion of the form, drop it by our office or fax it to us at (843)763-9430. A small fee may be charged to prepare your medical records for release unless they are sent directly to another healthcare professional to aid in the continuation of your care.

 

Where does Dr. Kalinsky perform foot procedures?
We perform minor procedures in the office, though more invasive procedures are done at Roper Hospital - Ambulatory Surgery James Island, Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.

 

What is a podiatrist?
Podiatrists specialize in medical care of the foot, ankle and lower leg. They must have a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) degree from a college of podiatric medicine. Podiatrists are sometimes referred to as foot doctors, foot and ankle surgeons, or podiatric surgeons. They must pass written and oral board examinations and must obtain a state license to practice podiatric medicine.