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Podiatry

Podiatry

Foot problems such as pain, numbness or weakness often need specialized care. But when your feet hurt, getting to a doctor can be hard, especially if you have to drive yourself or go to a bus stop.

We make it easier by offering free transportation to all of our patients at Leon Medical Centers. At your request, we can pick you up at your home and take you back after your appointment. Our trained drivers can help you walk or push your wheelchair, if you choose.

Fast Appointments

Any patient can see a podiatrist or specialist (foot) doctor at Leon Medical Centers without a referral. Simply call our customer service number and ask for an appointment. You can also come in to our centers and make an appointment.

Our podiatry services at Leon include:

  • Podiatrists
  • Podiatry Surgeons
  • Medical assistants

As a patient, you’ll be in a large, comfortable room for your exam. We also use special automatic chairs that make it easier for you to sit down and get up.

Free Diabetic Shoes and Inserts

When you have diabetes, taking care of your feet is important. You can have a free pair of shoes with inserts every year. The best pair for you is prescribed and individually fitted.

The Most Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam

If you have diabetes, you can also have a complete foot exam one to two times a year at no cost. It’s part of our mission to help you stay healthy and prevent problems before they happen.

Your diabetic foot exam by the podiatrist includes a:

  • Shoe exam. A check to make sure your shoes fit well and to identify uneven wear and other problems.
  • Dermatology exam. Examination of the skin and nails on your feet.
  • Musculoskeletal exam. A check of your joints and bones.
  • Neurological exam. The podiatrist uses specialized equipment to check for loss of feeling or numbness in your feet.
  • Arterial exam. The podiatrist checks your arteries and circulation.

We Clip Your Toenails and Remove Calluses

When you have diabetes, even a small cut on your foot can be risky. This is why we’re happy to clip your toenails and remove calluses for you. You can have this done during your regular follow-up appointments every 6 to 9 weeks.

The Right Treatments for You

Many foot conditions are treated on site at Leon. The experienced podiatry doctors can help you choose the best treatments.

Some of the most common conditions we treated are:

  • Fungal infections and other infections
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Foot ulcers and wounds
  • Sprains and strains

Your treatment options at Leon Medical Centers or at the hospital include:

  • Medicines
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching exercises
  • Injections
  • Orthotics (shoe inserts and other devices for your feet)
  • Wound care
  • Surgery

One Place for Care

At Leon Medical Centers, you can expect a seamless experience during your care.

The contracted podiatry services, urgent care centers and other departments share the same electronic health record. This helps the providers coordinate your plan of care. It’s also accessible if you need care while traveling to another city, state or country.

Related Departments, Programs and Services

You deserve the highest level of care. That’s why we work with a number of Leon Medical Centers’ departments, programs and medical services. These include: