Where to Find Us
We are conveniently located in the   College Park Shopping Center on Auburn Drive just off South Military Highway. Visit us in
Virginia Beach or Norfolk, Virginia, during our regular office hours to speak with one of our specialists.


Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Appointments Available on Friday, Saturday and Evenings 


Links:
Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation™

American Diabetes Association™

American Podiatric Medical Assc.™ 


 

Diabetes - Your Podiatric Physician's Role

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Diabetes Overview   How You Get Diabetes     Podiatric Physician's Role  Diabetic Related Wounds
Diabetic Foot Ulcers   Treatment of DFUs     Prevention    

The Role of Your Podiatric Physician
Because diabetes is a systemic disease affecting many different parts of the body, ideal case management requires a team approach. The podiatric physician, as an integral part of the treatment team, has documented success in the prevention of amputations. The key to amputation prevention in diabetic patients is early recognition and regular foot screenings, at least annually, from a podiatric physician.
In addition to these check ups, there are warning signs that you should be aware of so that they may be identified and called to the attention of the family physician or podiatrist.  They include:

  • Skin color changes
  • Elevation in skin temperature
  • Swelling of the foot or ankle
  • Pain in the legs
  • Open sores on the feet that are slow to heal
  • Ingrown and fungal toenails
  • Bleeding corns and calluses
  • Dry cracks in the skin, especially around the heel


Diabetes   Injuries & Trauma    Mechanical Deformities   Skin Disorders   Medical Care