Does Joint Commission Accreditation Matter When Treating Foot Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Apr 15, 2015 2:14:43 PM

joint_commission_accreditation_sealIf you have problems causing you chronic foot pain and are trying to decide where to be treated, you will want to find a patient centered quality practice; a practice you can trust and that you know will get the job done right. You are dealing with your feet after all – they support the weight of your body, take you where you want to go, and as you know all too well, limit your daily activities when they hurt. They deserve only the best treatment to keep you at your best for years to come. That’s why finding an accredited practice or surgery center is important. If you’re not sure whether or not accreditation matters, ask yourself the following questions:

Will you be having an office based outpatient surgery?

Office based outpatient surgery includes minimally invasive foot surgery for common problems such as bunions, hammertoes, toenail fungus, heel pain, ankle pain, and foot misalignment. You want to ensure that you’ll be getting the best treatment possible that causes the least amount of trauma to your feet so you can get back to your normal daily activities in the quickest way possible.  

Do you want a practice that is safe?

Of course you do, but how do you know the practice really is safe? One way is to inquire whether the practice is accredited. Accreditation of a practice occurs after being evaluated by a national accrediting body that has strict standards relating to quality of patient care that must be met. Once the organization meets these standards; it is accredited.

Do you want the practice to meet national standards for health care?

A practice that has Joint Commission accreditation means that the entire organization of podiatrists have been through a rigorous inspection or survey process and the organization has demonstrated continued compliance of patient safety, quality, and standard of care.

Do you want podiatrists that you can trust?

Then you should consider getting treated for your foot pain at Adler Footcare. Our podiatrists are board-certified and our Podiatric operating room located in Midtown Manhattan has received the gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission – twice!

Joint Commission accreditation can be earned by many types of health care organizations, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery organizations, nursing homes, behavioral health treatment facilities and providers of home care service. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

If you have problems causing foot pain, or foot surgery has been recommended as a treatment option for you, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare for a free assessment.

We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

Learn more about choosing a foot surgery center in the free eBook available to download below.

Choosing a Foot surgery guide

Topics: Foot Care, foot surgery, Choosing a Podiatrist