Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Department of Specialty Care
Podiatry 

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.*

Foot and ankle surgeons are the surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. They provide complete non-surgical and surgical care for a variety of conditions that affect people of every age. Foot and ankle surgeons today are a new generation of skilled physicians. With the highest level of education, training, and board certification, they are the leaders in the field of foot and ankle care.

Podiatry Patient

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Abigal Elliot, DPM, AACFAS
Lori Shuler, APRN-CNP

Monday - Tuesday | 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday | 8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday | 8:30 am-12 pm
Friday | 8 am - 12 pm

7 Woodlake Trail 
Suite A
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

 

Telephone
Fax
740.392.8257
Email
Marketing [at] KCH [dot] org
Do More Than Just Surgery

Foot and ankle surgeons diagnose and treat all conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg—from heel pain and bunions to diabetic foot care/complications as well as amputation prevention, ingrown toenails, arthritis, sports injuries, infections, trauma, fracture repair of both the foot and ankle and much more!

Pioneers & Collaborators in the Care of Patients

Foot and ankle surgeons have pioneered breakthroughs in treatment protocols and surgical techniques that have helped millions of patients. Foot and ankle surgeons are experts in chronic conditions, such as diabetes, infections, cardiovascular disease and arthritis (which can all affect lower extremities). They also regularly collaborate on multidisciplinary teams (patient’s primary care doctors and specialists) in both the hospital and office settings to ensure the care our patients receive is the best and most comprehensive available.

When Should I See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?

Anytime you have foot or ankle discomfort, changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle, an abnormal growth, an injury or a medical condition (diabetes, poor circulation, etc.) that can affect your feet or your ability to function in certain activities is impaired, it’s time to see a foot and ankle surgeon.
 

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You Can Outsmart Diabetes!

Of the more than 28 million people in the US with diabetes, about half will develop neuropathy, a loss of feeling in the lower extremities. This nerve damage means an open sore or injury on the foot may go unnoticed until it becomes infected, which can eventually lead to the need for partial or full amputation of the foot or lower leg. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputation.

However, while the risk of foot complications may be frightening, there are many ways in which YOU can help outsmart diabetes!

Take a step in the right direction by having your feet checked regularly by a podiatrist. Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet, based on their education, training, and experience! When you add a podiatrist to your health-care team, he or she can provide you with important information so you're able to better manage the the effects of diabetes on your feet.

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