Chris Hourmouzis, D.Ch, Chiropodist, is the primary practitioner at the clinic.
Chris has been in practice for 25 years and has a variety of experience in many different settings, including being on staff at hospitals and community health centres in Toronto and Hamilton. Chris has been a clinical instructor for the Chiropody program at the Mitchner Institute and has sat as a Board Member for the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine.
Chris is a third generation “foot specialist”, as his grandfather was a custom shoe maker and his father an orthopedic shoe specialist. Besides being knowledgeable in footwear, Chris took the “next step” to become a licensed foot health practitioner.
This experience is passed on in knowledgeable patient care, insuring you the best care possible.
The Hamilton Family Foot Care Clinic was opened in 1992 and has been at 595 Upper Wellington since 2005. We strive to offer personalized 1 on 1 care. This ensures that you get the care that you require.
What is a Chiropodist?
In Ontario, a chiropodist is a licensed foot care practitioner recognized by the Ministry of Health.
Chiropodists are primary health care professionals trained exclusively to assess, treat and prevent foot disorders. Their education is intensive and advanced including the study of anatomy & physiology, pathology, soft tissue surgery, pharmacology, theoretical and applied biomechanics (the study of human movement and motion).
Chiropodists are legislated and controlled by a governing body known as the College of Chiropody.
Method of payment & Insurance coverage
We are not covered by OHIP, therefore we are a "fee for service" office. We accept cash, cheque, debit, Mastercard and Visa. If you are concerned about insurance benefits covering your visit or the service/products we provide. Please bring in your benefits book or contact your provider ahead of time to get an idea of what your coverage might be. We cannot do this on your behalf, due to privacy regulations on your insurer can only tell you what your coverage is. We are always prepared to do "predetermination" letter for your insurance company. This letter explains what goods or services we would like to provide, why you need them and the costs associated with it.