Poughkeepsie, Hudson Valley Podiatrist
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PODIATRIST IN THE POUGHKEEPSIE, HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK AREA, WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR PRACTICE!
One of the goals of our Web site is to provide you an extension of care. As you navigate through the site you will find a wealth of information about podiatry, foot and ankle ailments, treatments available, exercising and shoes. There is an overview of our practice including our doctor and staff, office hours, insurance and appointment procedures, maps, directions and contact information.
We believe our patients deserve the best care available in order to meet their pedal health needs. Accordingly, we try to educate our patients about their condition, institute a personally tailored treatment plan, and when necessary, recruit other healthcare professionals to achieve this goal. We know the more that our patients understand about their condition; the more able they will be to participate in their care, thus ensuring a better chance for success.
We take pride in providing you with a "comfortable" experience from your initial phone call until the point we have provided the type of relief you initially sought. Our qualified staff is friendly and will ensure a pleasant visit. They are well-trained to answer any questions that may arise. Our main office is in the Hudson Valley, conveniently located in the Arlington section of Pougkeepsie near Vassar College. We provide off-street parking and a handicap ramp (if you need to avoid stairs we have a wheelchair available to transport you from the parking area to the treatment room as necessary).
*PODIATRY SERVICES EXPANDED FOR MEDICAID PATIENTS*
One of the most devastating outcomes of uncontrolled diabetes is the threat of losing a limb. Studies have shown that there is a critical link between regular foot exams and diabetes management. For persons with a diabetes diagnosis who participate in New York State’s Medicaid program, there has
been a positive change in benefits that makes it possible to obtain services from podiatrists(foot specialists).
At the end of 2012, the Medicaid Redesign Team proposed that all Medicaid patients should have podiatric care. The benefit to persons with diabetes is significant.
According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 60 – 70% of the people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nerve damage that could result in foot problems. They also estimate the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion.
Every 30 seconds, a lower limb is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world. People with diabetes are more prone to develop foot infections, called foot ulcers, which can quickly result in amputation. Preventing amputation means knowing the main warning signs. Other common diabetes warning signs in the feet besides ulcers include:
· Cold to touch
· Change in shape
· Slow-healing cuts
The New York State Podiatric Medical Association recommends that if any of these symptoms are discovered to visit a podiatrist immediately. Including a podiatrist on the diabetes management team can significantly improve a patient’s ability to manage diabetes successfully.
For further information regarding New York State’s Medicaid program,visit http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/.