Dr John Hickey, DPM Podiatrist - Levittown 2870 Hempstead Tpke, Suite 103 Levittown, New York 11756 516-735-4545 What makes our practice different from others?
While all doctors have to take a certain number of credits of medical education each year, our doctors often wind up with almost twice the number required. This allows us to remain current and to be sure that we provide the best care possible for our patients. We have a Xi Scan, which is a fluoroscope. This enables us to view the foot like an Xray, but while the foot is moving. This is usually performed in-office, under local anesthesia. It has the advantage of being less traumatic than other types. It is not for every patient or condition, but should be looked into if surgery is contemplated. It works especially well for soft corns, between the toes. •For over five years, we have been offering a special type of procedure which goes under several names. This is not new, having been used orthopedically for about 20 years. Under local anesthesia, we inject 4 cc of your own platelets into the problem region. We do it as an attempt to avoid surgery. It gives about 90% relief, which patients have assured us they can live with. •For those people who don't like (or cannot tolerate) cortisone injections or regular anti-inflammatory medicine, we offer a full range of homeopathic injectables and oral tablets. •Several years ago, both doctors went to California to learn how to perform Osteopathic Manipulation of the foot and ankle, and have returned for refresher courses, as well. This is used extensively in our office for mechanical problems such as heel pain, ankle sprains and neuromas. It has helped us avoid surgery in many instances. •Ankle instability •Ankle sprains •Bunions •Calluses •Corns •Crush injuries •Diabetic foot problems •Flat feet •Fungus toenails •Geriatric foot troubles •Hammertoes •Heel spurs •Ingrown toenails •Warts
Wantagh 11793 athlete's foot remedies ****************************************************************************** A podiatrist is a health care expert who specializes on the foot and the ankle. To become one of the foot doctors, an individual must first finish a 4-year bachelor's degree from a university, then transfer to a Podiatric Medical School that offers a Doctorate degree on Podiatry. After they have achieved their doctorate degree, one must go through hospital-based residency programs, which runs from two to three years. After completing the 2- to 3-year course, they will have full medical and surgical privileges for the treatment of the foot and other related problems, though there are specified variations from state to state. Podiatrists treat a wide range of people from children to adults, from couch potatoes to athletes, and many more.
There are categories into which a podiatry is further explained. Many diabetics end up in podiatry hospitals since the future effects of diabetes are peripheral neuropathy and ulcerations, which involve the feet. Podiatrists use the modern and the most advanced wound machines to heal and help people with foot wounds that may cause later infection. Ointments and dressings are also applied to the wounded foot.
Meanwhile, podiatrists can also be consulted by pediatric patients who are having trouble in toe walking. Podiatrists, unlike other medicine specialists, must be knowledgeable about dermatology, surgery, pharmacology, radiology, and neurology since these specializations are somewhat concerned with the foot and the ankle. They also prescribe therapies and perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and laboratory examinations. There are more than 17,800 practicing podiatrists in the United States that you can find in a podiatrist directory.