What is podiatric care?
As Podiatrists, we provide comprehensive care of the foot and ankle. This includes podiatric medicine, podiatric surgery and podiatric sports medicine.
Podiatric medicine involves the evaluation, diagnosis and provision of care of common foot problems including corns, calluses, skin disorders, arthritis, fungal infections, ingrown toenails and plantar warts. Also included are complications of the lower extremities related to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation) and peripheral neuropathy (numbness).
Podiatric surgery is performed to correct various disorders, such as bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, tendon injuries, ganglion cysts, arthritis, congenital deformities and fractures of the foot and ankle.
Podiatric sports medicine involves the treatment of athletic foot and ankle injuries including heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, fractures, ankle sprains, high arches and flat feet.
Your feet are the foundation of your body, consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 ligaments, and the network of tendons, muscles, and blood vessels in the foot and ankle, as well as the toenails and skin. They should be examined periodically to control and prevent disorders. We, therefore, wish to acquaint you with the customary sequence of procedures followed in patient care.
What should I expect as a new patient?
We welcome all new patients. We promise you the same unwavering quality we have been providing patients in Washington, DC since 1985.
As a new patient, you can expect to fill out a patient history (click here to download patient history form). The information asked on this history is necessary to provide you with the best medical care possible. Co pays and fees are due and payable at the time of visit unless payment arrangements have been made.
What should I expect if I am an existing patient?
Please let us know if there have been any changes in phone numbers, address, insurance, etc. This will help us serve you better.
What if I need to speak to a doctor?
The doctors are in the office from 7:30am 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Any questions regarding prescription refills need to be asked during office hours when records are available.
What if I need to reach a doctor after hours?
The doctors can be reached for medical emergencies after hours though the answering service.
What are your hospital and surgical center affiliations?
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Massachusetts Avenue Surgical Center
MedStar Surgery Center
Where can I find more information on common foot and ankle problems?
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine