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Encinitas Podiatry Group

Encinitas Podiatry GroupDr. Hatfield has practiced in Encinitas since 1978. He was the first full time podiatrist in the community and the first podiatrist on staff at a Scripps Hospital.

501 North El Camino Real, Suite 201
Encinitas, CA 92024

  760- 436-8667 Phone
760-436-2292 Fax

Office Hours

Monday     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday     8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Directions:

From La Costa and north:

Come south, on El Camino Real, past La Costa Blvd. to Gardenview. Turn left on Gardenview. We are in the San Diego County Credit Union building on the left at the corner. Make the first left turn into the driveway and park in the upper lot. Walk across a ramp into the 2nd floor offices.

From Encinitas and south:

Come north, on El Camino Real, past Encinitas Blvd. to Gardenview. Turn right on Gardenview. The San Diego County Credit Union building is on the left at the corner. Make the first left turn into the driveway and park in the upper lot. Walk across a ramp into the 2nd floor offices.


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Appointments: Office hours are by appointment. Please call in advance to schedule. If cancellation or rescheduling is necessary please give us 24 hours notice, as there are often other patients who would desire to take an available appointment time.

Emergencies: We make every effort to be available for emergencies.

The Consultation: At the time of the initial office visit, we will need a little extra time to become familiar with your medical status. Even if you have a minor problem, this can be important, so we schedule extra time for this interview. It is helpful if you come in at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to take care of paperwork.

The doctor will perform a thorough exam, x-rays will be taken if necessary and a treatment course will be discussed. Usually steps can be taken to relieve painful symptoms at the initial visit.

A partial list of contracted insurance companies is listed below(*when you call for an appointment, please have your insurance information available as contractual agreements between the insurance company, the doctor's office and you, the patient may have changed). If we are contracted with your insurance company, we will follow their payment guidelines. If we are not contracted with your insurance company, payment is due at the time of service. Payment schedules can be made for larger accounts.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Please call us if you have an unlisted insurance plan: We may be contracted.

*HMO plans are not affiliated through an IPA/Some plans may also offer POS (point of service) plans.

ADMAR PPO
AETNA & AETNA PPO/POS/HMO*
AFFORDABLE (aka FIRST HEALTH/HEALTH CARE COMPARE) PPO
BEECH STREET PPO
BLUE CROSS PPO
BLUE SHIELD PPO
BPA (Formerly ANTHEM ACCESS) PPO
CAPP CARE PPO
CCN PPO
CHAMPUS Standard/Prime
CHOICE CARE (Formerly EMPLOYERS BENEFITS/HEALTH) PPO
CIGNA PPO/POS/HMO*
EMPLOYERS BENEFITS/HEALTH (aka CHOICE CARE) PPO
FOCUS (Formerly PHN) PPO
FOUNDATION HEALTH SYSTEMS PPO/WORKER'S COMP
FIRST HEALTH (Formerly AFFORDABLE) PPO
HEALTH NET PPO
INTER-PLAN PPO
MAIL HANDLERS (Through FIRST HEALTH) PPO
MCS HEALTH CARE NETWORK PPO
MEDICARE  
MED NETWORK (Formerly ADMAR) PPO
MED PARTNERS PPO
ONE HEALTH PPO
PACIFICARE PPO/POS
PACIFIC FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL CARE (aka SDFMC) PPO
PHCS (PACIFIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS) PPO
PHN (FOCUS) PPO
PRUDENTIAL (Through Aetna) PPO
RAILROAD MEDICARE  
(SDFMC) SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL CARE PPO
UNITED HEALTH CARE PPO
USA MANAGED CARE NETWORK PPO/WORKER'S COMP
WORKER'S COMPENSATION  

The above list is subject to change.

It should be noted that every insurance plan covers most services when medially necessary. Medicare covers most foot care services, but not orthotics and occasionally not other services. Medicare always covers surgical correction and treatment of painful foot conditions.

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