Our office is in network with most Commercial Insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid Plans.
A referral is NOT required to schedule an appointment with our office unless your insurance plan requires one.

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Wound Care

Wound care is a critical aspect of podiatry, especially for patients with diabetes or poor circulation, as they are at a higher risk for foot ulcers and infections. Proper wound care involves keeping the wound clean, applying appropriate dressings, and monitoring for signs of infection. Following a podiatrist’s instructions for wound care is essential to promote healing and prevent complications.

 

For diabetic patients, wound care is part of a comprehensive approach to foot health. This includes regular foot inspections, properly fitting shoes, and managing blood sugar levels. A podiatrist may also recommend specialized diabetic shoes and socks to protect the feet and reduce the risk of wounds.

 

In some cases, advanced treatments such as debridement, which removes dead tissue or uses growth factors and skin substitutes, may be necessary. These treatments can help wounds heal more quickly and effectively. If you have a foot wound or are at risk for foot complications, it’s important to seek the care of a podiatrist who can provide the appropriate treatment and guidance.

 

Please note that the information provided here is general and may not apply to all situations. Always consult with a healthcare professional for specific medical advice and treatment.