As Board Certified Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine Podiatric physicians and surgeons for the Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, and surrounding areas, we believe patients of all ages deserve the best foot and ankle care. Our mission is to provide the information needed to begin a high quality treatment program and work together with our patients to reach the goals to bring you comfort and relief using gentle, effective, and comfortable correction of all foot and ankle problems.Visit our Online Store
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At Tri-City Foot and Ankle Center our mission is to provide timely, appropriate, and cost-effective healthcare to patients who require our podiatric services. We provide gentle and convenient treatment or a wide variety of ankle and foot disorders. We make every effort to accommodate patient needs and this includes same day appointments. We offer office-based surgery, in-house x-ray production, and a variety of foot and ankle products. Dr. Thielges and Dr. Grimm believe that a patient-friendly environment is crucial to better outcomes and patient satisfaction. Dr. Thielges and Dr. Grimm believe the patient comes first. If you have been looking for a specialist who will explain your diagnosis and treatment to you, you need not look further than Tri-City Foot and Ankle Center.
During this first visit, we obtain important information about you, such as your medical history, and give ample time to develop a doctor-patient relationship. Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Website. Also, take some time to review our doctor page and familiarize yourself with your Board Certified Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine foot and ankle specialists. We look forward to your first visit.
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We are pleased to have you as our patient. Tri-City Foot & Ankle Center is dedicated to providing quality, accessible, and cost effective health care services to our patients and we strive to make every visit a positive experience. This information was designed to provide our patients with a detailed explanation of our financial policies. We realize this information may not always address your specific situation and encourage you to speak with a member of our staff whenever you have any questions or concerns regarding your account.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ON FILE: We strongly encourage a credit card on file if we will be billing insurance for you. The information will be held securely. When your portion of the bill is determined (following a review of your copay, co-insurance, and deductible) we will charge your card and a copy of the receipt will be emailed to you. You can remove your credit card on file by giving written notice.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES: Payment for services is due at the time that those services are provided to you, and we expect that all charges we present to you at a visit will be paid at the time of the visit. This includes copay amounts, program deductibles, earlier charges that remain unpaid, and charges for services that we believe are not covered by, or are left over as your responsibility to pay after coverage by, insurance or government programs. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card. There will be a $25.00 charge for returned checks. Delinquent accounts will be referred for collection at the discretion of the office manager.
UNPAID BALANCES AND AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS: Patient balances are due upon final insurance determination of patient balance and will be charged to your credit card on file. Statements will be available via email at your request.
CO-PAYS AND UNPAID BALANCES DUE AT TIME OF VISIT: Please be prepared to pay all co-payments and unpaid balances at the time of service. We do not send bills out for co-payments, so your visit will have to be re-scheduled if you are not prepared to pay the co-payment.
INSURANCE: If your doctor is a participating provider with your insurance plan, we will submit the claim to your insurance company. To do this we must have complete and accurate insurance information and a copy of your identification card or claim form. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company; therefore you are responsible for payment whether or not your insurance company pays. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company regarding pre- authorizations, obtaining required referrals, second opinions, etc. Failure to do so may reduce the amount of benefits paid by your insurance, and the balance will then become your responsibility to pay.
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NO INSURANCE: If you do not have insurance or the doctor is not a participating provider with your insurance plan, please be prepared to fully cover the fees for each visit at the time of treatment.
BILLING COMMUNICATIONS: We may present charges to you by written statement via the mail following a visit. If we do this, we expect that each charge will be paid in full by return mail or online via our patient portal the first time it is presented to you.
CO-PAYMENTS: Co-payments will be collected at the time of your visit. Please check with your insurance company for the requirements and provisions of your policy to determine the dollar amount of your co-payment prior to your appointment.
DEDUCTIBLES: If you have an annual deductible which has not yet been paid in full, then any charges incurred up to that amount are due at the time of your visit.
MINOR PATIENTS: The adult or the parent (custodial guardian) accompanying a minor is responsible for payment of services. For unaccompanied minors, non-emergency treatment will be denied unless prior authorization from the parent or guardian has been made for the charges and treatment.
SUPPLIES: For your convenience we make some supplies available for purchase in the office. If you choose to purchase these items, payment is due at time of purchase. We also offer a link to our online store with a greater array of products, which can be accessed through our:Online Store
ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS: When seen at Tri-City Foot & Ankle Center, you authorize your insurance benefits to be paid directly to Tri-City Foot & Ankle Center and/or its doctors. The office will bill your insurance as a courtesy and the patient is responsible at the time of service for all co-payments, deductible, unpaid balances and non-covered services. The patient must also authorize the release of information required to process the insurance claims.
We are preferred providers on most plans in the Tri-City area but it is your responsibility as the patient to contact your insurance carrier to confirm coverage and possible need for a referral before visiting our office.
All patients we will be billing insurance for will need to see our Financial Policy.
We will require to have on file a copy of your insurance card in order to bill your insurance carrier for services rendered during an appointment. If we do not have this information then you are solely responsible for all charges incurred. Payment in full is then due before you leave the office. Once we receive appropriate insurance documentation, we will bill your insurance carrier and you will be refunded any overage amount that the insurance carrier does not pay.
Some insurance carriers require that a patient obtain a referral from their primary care physician in order for the insurance to pay for care by a specialist physician. Most insurance carriers do not require a referral, but if yours does it is your responsibility to ensure that the referral is in effect prior to visiting our office.
To get a referral you must contact your primary care physician's office. They will submit a Referral Request to your insurance carrier. This does not mean that you have an approved referral, your insurance carrier must process and approve your referral before you visit the specialist. Do not assume this referral is approved until you have confirmation from your insurance carrier. If you are not sure about approval, contact your insurance carrier or check the carrier's website.
Born and raised in West Richland, WA, Dr. Thielges attended Hanford High School, graduating with honors while enjoying playing on the varsity golf team and with the local AAA hockey team. He moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2007. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Thielges pursued his podiatric medical education at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL, earning the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Thielges continued his education as a surgical resident at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania from 2011-2014. Dr. Thielges received training emphasizing all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery, including an extensive number of forefoot surgery, rearfoot and ankle reconstructive techniques, diabetic limb salvage, and foot/ankle trauma.
Dr. Thielges is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, and an Associate of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Thielges is happy to return his practice as a Board Certified podiatrist Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine in Richland, serving the Tri-Cities area. He enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time on the Columbia River.
Originally from New York, NY, Dr. Grimm attended Houghton College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics in 2006. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Grimm became an EMT in 2006 before pursuing his podiatric medical education at the Des Moines University in Iowa. It was there that he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2011.
Dr. Grimm continued his specialty training in Erie, Pennsylvania as a surgical resident at Millcreek Hospital for 3 years from 2011-2014. During his post-graduate training, Dr. Grimm gained extensive experience in multiple hospitals and surgeries centers throughout Erie with particular emphasis on reconstructive foot surgery, foot trauma and diabetic foot complications.
Dr. Grimm is a Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, and an Associate of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Grimm is happy to bring his practice as a Board Certified podiatrist Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine in Tri-Cities . He currently resides in West Richland, WA and enjoys ultimate Frisbee, tennis and is actively involved in his church.
From routine checkups to surgical treatments, Tri-City Foot and Ankle Center is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. Our administrative staff will make your appointments, help with insurance issues and be available for any other needs while you are in our office or when you call from home. We offer non-surgical and surgical treatments for adults and children to eliminate or relieve many common problems of the foot and ankle including:
In addition, our surgeons are trained in arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery, wound management, and limb salvage.
To request treatment with one of our expert podiatrists:Request an Appointment Today
303 Bradley Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Monday-Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: By appointment
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