in Missouri & Illinois
Diabetic foot ulcers occur in approximately 15% of patients with diabetes. These wounds are commonly located on the bottom of feet, but can be found along the outer perimeter or on top. A percentage of patients will be hospitalized due to infection or other complications resulting from a diabetic foot ulcer. Limb amputation is probable if proper medical attention is not received for treatment of wounds. There is research available proving that Diabetic Foot Ulcers are preventable, if the proper steps are taken to avoid development. Lower extremity wounds are not only painful, but very dangerous, if not given proper wound care.
Treatment of lower extremity ulcers, similar to other conditions, has a variety of options. Every wound is different and needs a customized treatment plan. The provider will evaluate the ulcer and implement treatment accordingly. Treatment of lower extremity wounds may involve bioengineered skin substitutes, specialized dressings, gels, creams, or surgical techniques, to promote wound healing. Keeping the wound clean and properly dressed, adjusting diet to include essential nutrients, and developing a well-balanced treatment program are the keys to healing lower extremity ulcerations.
what patients ask about regularly
We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality foot care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. X-rays are performed in the office.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone or request an appointment online. Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help.
We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.