Proudly serving Charlottesville and the surrounding communities since 1999.
May 18, 2020
Cautious baby steps…moving slowly forward.
Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 our office will resume normal business hours
Mondays – Thursdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Our patients will see the following the changes and protocols in place:
Patient appointments will be spaced out 30 minutes apart to reduce the number of individuals in the office at one time and allow for more thorough cleaning and disinfection of the treatment areas between patients.
If you arrive early for your appointment, we ask that you wait in your vehicle until your scheduled appointment time and/ or call the front desk (434.979.0728) to see if we can accommodate you earlier.
We are aware that this will significantly limit the number of available patient appointment slots per day. We do have an active waiting list for cancellations and same-day emergency appointments available to try and accommodate as many patients in need of care as soon as possible.
Adult patients over the age 18 are asked to present to the visit unaccompanied. Any spouses, drivers, nursing assistants, etc. will be asked to wait in their vehicles. If you have extenuating circumstances that will require personal assistance in the treatment area, please contact our medical assistants (434.979.0728) to address your concerns prior to your visit so we can make appropriate accommodations.
Patients under the age of 18 will be allowed one adult companion in the treatment area. Siblings will not be allowed to wait in the office.
New patients can access all registration paperwork from our Patient Center on our website (www.affapodiatry.com). We ask that all new patients print and complete the registration packet prior to your scheduled visit. Just remember to bring the completed paperwork with you to your appointment!
All scheduled patients will be screened for travel history and symptoms prior to their appointments. If you have risk of exposure to coronavirus, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment after a 14-day waiting period.
All persons entering our office must be wearing a mask or cloth facial covering. Due to our limited supplies, our medical grade masks will be restricted for use by our physicians during direct patient contact. We will not be able to dispense any medical masks to patients at this time.
Our staff members are temperature screened every morning. We will NOT be temperature screening our patients at this time. Because our practice is primarily one that deals with musculoskeletal ailments (i.e. joint pain, arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, etc.), most of our patients are taking Tylenol, aspirin, Aleve, Advil, or other anti-inflammatories daily - all of which will lower any fever thereby making temperature measurements in our patient population unreliable.
Our doctors are capable of performing telemedicine consultations for all of our current established patients. If you have a medical concern or question, our physicians can determine if you need to be treated in the office or may be able to provide appropriate temporary home treatment recommendations.
To reach Dr. Bryan Snyder with a medical concern, please email
As always, we are committed to keeping our staff and patient safe and healthy and will continue to do our part to act responsibly during these difficult times. Of course this situation is very fluid, and we will continue to work with the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, American Podiatric Medical Association and local hospitals to make any additional updates and/ or restrictions as necessary.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Effective July 1, 2020, our practice will be out-of-network with all Anthem plans, including out of state Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and the Federal Employees Program. If you are a beneficiary with Anthem or any BCBS plan, payment for all services rendered will be due at the time of your appointment. We will be happy to provide all patients with a detailed receipt at checkout that you may then submit to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.
Do you have a ballet dancer in your family? Did you know that Dr. Heather Snyder is the Medical Director for the Charlottesville Ballet? She is a current member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and has been specifically trained to perform pre-pointe assessments. Dr. Snyder will assess postural stability, strength, flexibility and perform a radiologic assessment of your dancer to determine if she can safely dance on pointe.
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Our practice specializes in the conservative care of disorders of the foot and ankle.
hammertoes and bunions
diabetic foot and wound care
ingrown and fungal toenails
corns and calluses
arthritis and joint pain
sports medicine (strains and sprains)
dance medicine(injuries and pointe evaluations)
heel and arch pain
plantar warts and other benign skin conditions
Our board-certified physicians are trained to provide quality podiatric care for the entire family - children, students, athletes, dancers, diabetics, and seniors.
X-ray services are available on site.
We are currently accepting new patients. Urgent care, second-opinions, and physican-referred patients are always welcome. (See our "About Our Practice" page for office hours.)
Call (434) 979-0728 for arrangements or more information.
Here's a sample of some of the questions our doctors answer everyday...
What's this lump on my foot?
Is this a bunion or a hammertoe?
Do I need surgery?
When can my daughter start pointe training?
I need new shoes. What should I buy?
Do I need orthotics?
Why does my heel hurt when I get out of bed in the morning?
Why are my feet or toes burning?
How can I strengthen my weak arches and ankles?
How can I get rid of this corn or callus?
Is this a wart?
Can I cure toenail fungus?
How can I get rid of this ingrown toenail for good?