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Patient Information

We look forward to working with you to help correct any foot conditions, which may be affecting your day to day activities. It is important to have all the necessary paperwork, insurance information, and information about your condition when you first come into our office.

To set up an appointment, please call our office at 864-586-3131. You can also request an appointment using our online form here.


New Patients

Our office is accepting new patients. It is possible that you will need a referral from your primary physician, but please check with our office staff to see if your insurance requires that. We would certainly assist with any referrals that would be necessary.

We encourage you to download the Upstate Footcare Patient Forms (see link below). The New Patient Forms include general information questions, and some informational questions regarding your foot problems and past medical history. You will need to print out these forms at home, fill them out, and bring them to your first appointment. Completing the New Patient Information Forms will save you time on your initial visit.

Download Upstate Footcare Patient Forms


We accept most insurance plans at this time, but please check with our front office staff to see if we do accept your insurance. Insurance verification is recommended prior to your appointment. You should also be aware that Medicaid does not cover podiatry in the state of South Carolina.

For additional resources about Upstate Footcare and specific conditions, please look at the various links on our website. Also, Dr. Blaakman is always available as a resource for his patients. If you have specific questions, please let us know, and we can help provide the best way for you to get those questions answered.


If you need foot and ankle care in the Upstate of South Carolina, please contact Upstate Footcare. Dr. Blaakman is an experienced podiatrist who can diagnoses and treats patients of all ages.

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