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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. We can pick you up at your home and take you back after your appointment. Our trained drivers will help you walk or push your wheelchair.

Fast Appointments

Every lady and gentleman can see a podiatry (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 department of Leon physicians and affiliated specialists includes:

  • Podiatrists
  • 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 because of your Leon benefits. We prescribe and fit the best pair for you.

The Most Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam

If you have diabetes, you can also have a free, complete foot exam one to two times a year. It’s part of our mission to help you stay healthy and prevent problems before they happen.

Your diabetic foot exam includes a:

  • Shoe exam. We check to make sure your shoes fit well. We look for uneven wear and other problems.
  • Dermatology exam. We check the skin and nails on your feet.
  • Musculoskeletal exam. We check your joints and bones.
  • Neurological exam. We use special equipment to check for loss of feeling or numbness in your feet.
  • Arterial exam. We look at 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

We treat many foot conditions at Leon. Our experienced podiatry doctors can help you choose the best treatments.

Some of the most common conditions we treat 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 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.

Our podiatry department, urgent care centers and other departments share the same electronic health record. This helps our team work better together on 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: