Podiatry Virtual Healthcare Service | EdenTelemed.ca | Virtual Private Clinic in Quebec

Consult a Podiatrist in Minutes, By Phone or Video.

Book same-day appointments with a licensed podiatrist online. Get quality care and medical treatment from anywhere & on-the-go.

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About Podiatry

A podiatrist, a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats conditions, abnormalities, and diseases of the foot. 

The podiatrist has the expertise and skills necessary for the relief of pain in the feet, joints, and muscles. In order to treat you, the podiatrist uses surgical, medicinal, pharmaceutical, mechanical, and chemical means. In addition, the podiatrist holds a radiology permit. In Quebec, he must be a member of the Order of Podiatrists. He works in private practice.

Foot problems are very common in the general population. They can appear from childhood and at any time in our lives. Certain medical conditions can also be responsible and lead to other problems and pain in the feet. Foot conditions can be prevented if treatment is done in time. If foot problems are not treated, they can worsen and become difficult to treat or sometimes even irreversible.

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Podiatry Consultation

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Instantly connect with a Podiatrist for medical care. Our online podiatrists can diagnose and prescribe medications or lab tests for several common medical conditions of the feet, in both adults and children. Prescription delivery available.

Follow-Up Podiatry Visit

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For recurring clients who have already used the Podiatry consultation service. Our doctors have access to patient's medical histories for a more efficient service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Eden Telemed?

With Eden Telemed, you can start talking to a family doctor or specialist to get a prescription online in minutes. All Eden Telehealth doctors are Canadian licensed physicians and members of the College of Physicians of Quebec. Our goal is to provide unlimited access to fast and convenient virtual care from the comfort of your home or office.

How does it work?

You simply need to tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll connect you with a doctor. All of our consultations are private and confidential, and take place over secure chat, phone, or video.

When and why should I consult a podiatrist?

The use of a podiatrist is ageless. In fact, as soon as you notice pain in the organs mentioned above or changes in their shape, do not hesitate to book an appointment with our podiatrist, as soon as possible. It is important to understand that some foot problems can have unfortunate consequences on your overall health.

If you notice any irregularities in your feet or how they feel, then you should visit a podiatrist. Symptoms may include: pain or tenderness, cracked toenails, Numbness or burning, ulcers or sores, odors or growths.


Do i need a prescription from the doctor to consult a podiatrist?

No medical referral is required.

Are certain people more likely to see a Podiatrist?

Yes, there are several health conditions that can increase the risk of developing foot problems, including people with:

-Heart disease or stroke

-High cholesterol

-Poor blood circulation


-Arthritis or gout



Is there a benefit to consulting a podiatrist rather than my family doctor?

Absolutely! Podiatrists are specialists trained in all medical conditions relating to the feet, while a family doctor generally treats all conditions of the body. 

Therefore, if you are looking for advice relating to your feet then a podiatrist may be better qualified to provide treatment.

Can a podiatrist prescribe oral antibiotics, antifungals or pain medication?


Do insurance companies reimburse podiatry care?

Yes. Most insurance companies reimburse part or all of podiatry services depending on the insurance coverage. However, it is always best to check with your insurance.

Can a podiatrist prescribe laboratory or blood tests?

Yes. Blood tests allow the podiatrist to confirm a podiatric diagnosis or to rule out any risk of systemic disease. These tests and results also help to properly establish a safe treatment plan and ensure a proper follow-up.

How do podiatrists diagnose foot conditions?

To assess your situation, the podiatrist may ask you to stand and walk so that they can watch you for a range of motion. If necessary, they may also prescribe tests, such as :


-Nail swab




-MRI scan

What will an online consultation with a podiatrist be like?

Appointments usually take between 15 to 30 minutes depending on your condition. The online podiatrist will ask you to describe your symptoms and reason for the appointment. This will allow them to determine the best course of treatment. If necessary, the podiatrist may recommend a follow-up appointment or an in-person visit.

How do I get a blood test?

After your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you lab or blood tests to analyze your condition. Our nurse team can perform lab & blood tests in the comfort of your home or office. Private lab costs are covered 80% or more by most private insurances. Results are obtained quickly within 24 hours for the majority of tests. Our medical team will guide you through the process and let you know if you need to be fasting or not.

Can a podiatrist prescribe medical imaging (X-RAY, Ultrasound, MRI)?


When to consult a podiatrist for your child?

In order to reassure the good physical development of your child, the examination of his feet carried out by the podiatrist is very important.

You should consult a podiatrist when you notice that your child:

- Has a “W” position when seated.

-Has an inward gait (walking inwards)

-Walks on his tippy toes

-Frequently falls

-Gets tired quickly during physical activities

-Complains of pain

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Treatable Health Conditions

The podiatrist can treat many problems occurring in the lower limbs (feet, heels, ankles, legs, lower back, hips and joints) in children and adults.

Note: The following conditions cannot be treated via a virtual consultation: medical emergencies and major injuries.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call 911 immediately or go to the nearest hospital.