Kerr Drug recently launched a new Diabetic Shoe program working with the Dr. Comfort
line of Diabetic Shoes. This service is currently offered in our Chapel Hill
Formally referred to as “Diabetic Therapeutic Shoes,” they are not “Orthopedic Shoes” or “Corrective Shoes.” The purpose of Diabetic Shoes is to protect the foot of the patient while providing comfort and stability. Diabetics can develop numerous foot complications, some arising out of improperly fitted footwear, such as:
· Loss of feeling in the feet and extremities (Neuropathy)
· Poor circulation
· Slow healing of sores
· Pre-ulcerative callus
· Painful bunions
With the assistance of a professional, one can be assured that the patient is getting shoes that will be right for them and are not too small or tight.
At our Chapel Hill and Sanford locations, the DME Specialists will measure the patient’s feet, help with shoe selection and ordering of the shoes, and will conduct a final fitting to ensure a proper fit before billing the patient’s Medicare. There are special insoles that come with the shoes that the Specialist will “heat mold” to the shape of the patient’s foot.
Medicare Part B will allow for 1 pair of shoes and 3 pairs of insoles to be purchased per calendar year. The shoes and insoles are billable, with a prescription from a physician, to Medicare Part B. Kerr Drug accepts Medicare assignment on these shoes as with all diabetic testing supplies. Co-pays and deductibles apply.
Contact Ryan Scarborough at our Chapel Hill location at 919-942-8738 or Sheri Matthews in Sanford at 428 919-774-8510 to see if Diabetic Shoes are right for you.