Board-certified in Primary Care and Diabetic Foot Care
BSN Nursing: Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
Podiatry School: NY College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency: NY College of Podiatric Medicine
When your feet hurt, your whole body feels the pain. Foot problems can have a negative impact on quality of life and affect anyone’s ability to work, or care for themselves and their family. Whether it’s an injury, laceration, ingrown nails, infection, fractures or sprains, we’ll help you get back on your feet with our expertise in treating a wide range of foot issues. Many foot problems are related to other medical problems a patient may be having. I am aware that some patients may not be able to see or reach all areas of their feet. Therefore, my exam will often take a broader scope in order to discover underlying causes or risk factors for disease.
For patients with diabetes, excellent foot care is essential to prevent complications such as diabetic foot wounds. Because diabetes can reduce blood flow in the feet, tissues there receive a lower amount of oxygen and nutrients. This condition allows blisters and sores to form that are difficult to heal. Diabetes also causes nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy that causes numbness in the feet leading to changes in balance and difficulty getting around. Neuropathy can also cause a painful, tingling sensation in the feet. The altered sensation may keep patients with diabetes from noticing the development of foot blisters or sores until they are well advanced. All patients who suffer from diabetes or circulatory issues should have their feet checked by a podiatrist at least twice a year.
Examine your feet on a daily basis and protect them with good shoes and good care. They are meant to bring you a lifetime of independence.