Frequently Asked Questions

Advice from the Experts

Please read over the topics below for helpful information about our services here at Alpine Foot & Ankle Clinic.

Do I need a referral to see Dr. Lalani?

Not necessarily. Your visit will only be covered by Alberta Health Care if you have a referral from a GP. Without a referral, there is an associated fee for your visit. Appointment requests can be made online.

Is my visit covered by Alberta Health Care?

Podiatric services are partially funded by Alberta Health and Wellness. In the form of a co-payment, the patient will contribute to the total cost of the treatment, based on recommendations from the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta. Please refer to the Median Fee Schedule provided below:

Median Fee Schedule
Median Surgical Fee Schedule

If you have any questions about your financial responsibility, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Does Alpine Foot & Ankle Clinic perform surgery?

Yes. Both Dr. Lalani and Dr. Anand are trained in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery. Surgery can either be performed at the clinic in our Surgical Suite or at an outside Surgical facility.

Do you offer orthotics?

Yes. We use a 3D scanning technology to create an accurate mold of your foot. This allows us to prescribe an Orthotic device best suited to your needs.

Do you manage patients with Diabetes?

Yes. It is very important that patients with Diabetes are seen regularly for the management and/or prevention of foot-related complications.

What to Expect

Upon arriving at Alpine Foot & Ankle Clinic, you will be greeted by a helpful, informative staff member, who can explain how Podiatry works within the scope of Alberta Health Care.

You’ll be able to ask any questions you might have, and you’ll have easy access to Dr. Lalani for more specific or complicated questions.