Meet Dr. Wasiak

In determining the best course for treatment, Dr. Wasiak carefully considers all options—conservative as well as aggressive—to obtain the best results for your condition.

Whether you are new to our practice or a patient we haven’t seen in a while (more than one year), Community Foot Centers welcomes all ages and every type of foot and ankle problem. You’ll find Community Foot Centers is a casual, professional environment with staff who take the time to understand and treat each patient individually and with great care.

 

Our Promise to You:

Keep wait times to a minimum

We make our best efforts to keep appointments running on time, but even we can’t predict if a patient is going to require extra care or has a more complicated issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience in those instances.

 

Respond within 24 hours of your initial call and get you in the door within 5-7 days for your first appointment

For urgent or emergency situations, we try to accommodate same-day service.

 

Help you find the most convenient payment method

We accept most major insurance plans. We also accept cash, checks or credit cards.

 

Provide exceptional service.

  • To save you time at your initial visit, we’ve made our patient forms available online (make these active links to the Patient Information Form and Medical History Form). Please bring these completed forms to your first visit.

  • We ensure you have quality time to discuss your foot care issues and treatment options with Dr. Wasiak. Appointments are typically 30 minutes for non-routine care.

  • We give you access to some of the most advanced treatments available, such as cryosurgery, arthroscopy, endoscopy and more

  • We’re always “on call” – after-hours, holidays and weekends – so you can get in touch with Dr. Wasiak for critical care through our reliable, 24/7 answering service.
     

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How to Prepare for Your Appointment:

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment.

  • Please bring your completed forms (make this an active link) with you.

  • Bring any x-rays, bone scans, MRI's or other medical test results.

  • Bring your insurance card, referrals and your driver’s license. 

 

If you cannot make your appointment, please notify our office at least 24 hours in advance. Call 248.887.3729 to reschedule your appointment.

 

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What You May be Wondering

These frequently asked questions will help you learn more about Community Foot Centers, and if it’s the right place for you.

 

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists are specially qualified to diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Similar to other doctors, podiatrists must follow up an undergraduate degree with four years of medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Michigan requires podiatrists to pass rigorous state board examinations before they are licensed, as well as require continuing education programs for regular license renewal. Many people don’t know that podiatrists are trained to treat all parts of the foot – from the sole to the ankle.

 

Can’t my general doctor take care of my feet?

Your general internist or family physician can serve as your primary care provider, but podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet and ankle issues.This is especially true if you have a complicated or chronic medical problem of the foot or ankle or have experienced foot or ankle trauma.

 

But, isn’t it more expensive to see a specialist?

In some cases, it is more expensive to see a specialist because of insurance co-pays and requirements. But, costs also depend on the scope of your foot and ankle issue.

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What is Dr. Wasiak’s background?

Dr. Gary Wasiak is a highly regarded podiatrist who has been practicing in Southeast Michigan for more than 40 years.

 

He earned his medical degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now part of Kent State University) and completed his residency at Warren Memorial in Michigan. He has served in numerous professional leadership positions for the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Wasiak is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Diplomat in both the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

 

Dr. Wasiak is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is affiliated with Huron Valley-Sanai Hospital, where he is Chief of Podiatric Services, and Providence Park Hospital.

What is Dr. Wasiak like?

The majority of Community Foot Center’s patients have been with us for many, many years. What these patients will tell you is Dr. Wasiak is down-to-earth, social and very knowledgeable. He explains medical issues in real words that you can understand. He is not a “pop-in” doctor who sees you for a few quick moments and leaves the rest of your care to assistants; he is very involved in his patients’ care and has a genuine interest in getting to know his patients and their unique foot and ankle concerns. He is on top of learning about the latest podiatric techniques and technologies, but he won’t put patients through unnecessary tests or procedures for no reason.

 

Can Dr. Wasiak care for all types of foot and ankle problems?

Dr. Wasiak treats the most common to the most complex foot and ankle ailments, with specialties in diabetic care, sports medicine and pediatric care. He is also board-certified by the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery for both foot and ankle surgery.

 

Can Dr. Wasiak perform in-office surgeries?

Yes, our office is fully equipped to perform minor surgical procedures, such as ingrown toenails, warts, hammertoes and more. For more complicated procedures, Dr. Wasiak is affiliated with two local hospitals.

 

Which hospitals is Dr. Wasiak affiliated with?

Dr. Wasiak is affiliated with Huron Valley-Sanai Hospital, where he is Chief of Podiatric Services, and Providence Park Hospital.

 

Where is Community Foot Centers located?

Community Foot Centers serves the Highland community and surrounding areas.

The office is open on certain days and times.

 

HIGHLAND OFFICE

2997 East Highland Rd. 
Highland, MI 48356 
p/ 248.887.3729 

p/ 248.478.6363 
f/ 248.889.8910

 

Hours
Monday 10-3pm

Tuesday 9-12pm
Wednesday 1-6:30pm
Thursday Noon-5pm

 

What insurance does Community Foot Centers accept?

We accept most major insurance plans, including BCBS, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare, Medicaid and many others. Co-pays are due at the time of service.

 

What if I don’t have insurance?

If you don’t have insurance, we will set up a convenient monthly payment plan that works for you. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

 

How long does it take to get an appointment?

Typically, we can get you in to see Dr. Wasiak within 5-7 days of your call. Sometimes the wait is shorter. If you have an urgent or emergency foot and ankle condition, we will make our best efforts to get you a same-day appointment.

 

Do I need a referral or can I come right in for an appointment?

Referrals are necessary for patients covered by managed care programs, such as Blue Care Network.

 

How do I make an appointment?

For your convenience, there are two ways to make appointments. You can call the office location and request an appointment, or you may make an appointment request from

our contact page. The office will get back with you to schedule your appointment within 48 hours.

 

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