At Westdown Podiatry we ensure you receive the very best care. We make a full assessment of every patient in order to develop an individual treatment plan tailored to your needs.
We appreciate that people sometimes feel embarrassed about their condition, which may stop them seeking treatment. Having your confidence is important to us, this is why our caring approach ensures both confidentiality and professionalism at all times. Westdown Podiatry is strongly committed to excellence, we continually update our skills ensuring your treatment is in accordance with current best practice.
What about Confidentiality?
Your privacy will be respected at all times, all medical records will be kept strictly confidential.
What about Hygiene?
Westdown Podiatry strongly believes in the need for good infection control. All medical equipment is sterilized before use following recommended guidelines.
Is the practice part of the NHS?
Westdown Podiatry is a privately run practice which is not part of the NHS. We do liaise regularly with General Practitioners to ensure our patients are obtaining the best possible treatment plan for their conditions.
What happens if you cannot treat my problems?
We do not believe is treating a patient unnecessarily, if your problem can be better managed by another medical professional be it private practice or within the NHS we will endeavour to ensure you are appropriately referred. This forms part of our individual treatment plan that we will carry out for all our patients.
How much does the treatment cost?
The treatments vary in price depending on the treatment plan. We endeavour to ensure all our patients are aware of costs beforehand. We do not believe in hidden charges, any additional charges incurred during treatment (for example insoles/padding) will be discussed before commencing.
Alan Packwood, a state registered podiatrist/chiropodist who qualified with a 1st class honours degree from Plymouth University. We cover a large area including Yelverton, Plymouth, Gunnislake and Okehampton and offer treatment at your home or our in our Tavistock clinic.
Alan moved to Tavistock with his family in 1999 after serving 12 years with the British Army, he is a keen hill walker and cyclist.
I strongly believe being a successful chiropodist is about quality treatment, patient satisfaction and value for money. This is why I always involve patients in developing their treatment plans, and ensure there is adequate time for their foot problems to be correctly diagnosed and treated.’ (Alan F Packwood)
At Westdown Podiatry we aim to provide foot care of the highest standard and in a manner that our client’s do not feel their treatment is being rushed. Depending on the patient needs, a minimum of 30-40 minutes is allocated to each patient.