Your first visit to the office of Dr. Gruenes establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There’s also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.

New Patient Forms
Please print and fill out these forms to expedite your initial visit.

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CareCredit for Treatment and Care
We offer CareCredit to make it easier for you to get the treatment and care you want and need. CareCredit, a part of GE Capital, and the nation’s leader in patient financing have a variety of payment plans for you. With CareCredit you can enjoy low minimum monthly payments and use your card over and over for additional procedures without having to reapply.

Insurance Accepted

  • United PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • CignaPPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Great West Healthcare PPO
  • Humana PPO
  • Tri-Care and Tri West Healthcare
  • Medicare
  • Operating Engineers
  • Coast Healthcare Management
  • HMA, Inc (A MultiPlan Company)
  • Applecare
  • Podiatry Plan
  • St. Jude Heritage and Affiliated Plans

If your insurance is not listed, please feel free to call our office to check on coverage.

Affiliated Hospitals
Dr. Gruenes has surgical and staff privileges at the following hospitals: St Jude Hospital in Fullerton, Placentia Linda Hospital in Placentia, and Kindred Hospital in Brea

What to expect
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 Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in podiatric care.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession, and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

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