Frequently Asked Questions

What territory do you cover?

We cover 25 miles radius from the city of Boston.

Travel Surcharge may apply beyond the 25 mile radius

Who is our patient population?

Individuals who are 18+ years and older. Any person who can access the traditional brick and mortar podiatry clinic and those who wish to be seen in the comfort of their home. Our patients may include those with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, on blood thinners, decrease sensation to feet, reduced blood flow to lower extremities and anyone who is unable to reach their feet for any reason

Do you have an office?

Yes, we do. Nyota Medical Footcare provides services in the convenience of your home and our office at 140 Wood Rd, Braintree, MA 02184. We also offer limited services via Telehealth. Please contact your insurance company to find out if Telehealth services are covered.

Why not a pedicure?

Pedicures are beauty services rendered by non-medical professionals. If a patient is generally healthy with no risk factors for developing infections and wounds that would not lead to amputation, then it maybe ok for them to visit a facility that provides pedicures. However if you have corns, calluses, fungal toenails, thick toenails, pain in the feet, or peeling skin, this is not normal and should be evaluated by medical provider.

A visit with one of our medical providers will leave you with knowledge about your foot health and body wellness that will make a big impact in your life.

What is the difference between a podiatrist and the services that you provide?

A Podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine and they are trained to provide care and surgical procedures for those with foot and ankle problems. Our services are provided by a nurse practitioner who is trained as an adult primary care provider under the nursing care model and received specialized footcare training under well-known podiatrists. The focus of our care delivery is prevention and to treat when it is safe and necessary to do so.

Like podiatrist, our nurse practitioner can perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests (like x-rays) and labs, provide counseling, education and write prescriptions.

Do you take insurance or is it cash only business?

Accepted Insurances:

  • Allways
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare of Massachusetts
  • Senior Whole Health
  • United Healthcare
  • WellSense

If your insurance is not listed, we can provide you with a superbill that has all the necessary information you need to directly submit a claim to your insurance so you can get reimbursed.

Accepted forms of payment: Debit cards, Credit cards and checks. For the safety of our employees being on the road we do not accept cash. 

Can you perform major surgery, besides partial or full toenail removal?

No, our providers are not able to perform surgical procedures beyond toenail removal, as the scope of our practice does not include ankle and foot surgical procedures.

We can refer you to local Podiatrists whom we have partnered with for surgical care. Examples of procedures we do not perform include: Injections, bunion surgery, hammertoe surgery, surgical removal of deeply embedded warts, and surgical removal of deeply embedded foreign objects. 

Will you manage wounds?

Yes, for basic wounds at your home or our office, while complex or more severe wounds will require you to make regular office visits so we can closely monitor the wound and ensure it is healing optimally.