by Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
Hi, my name is Jordan and I’m one of Dr. Brook’s medical assistants. Today I’m going to be talking to you about diabetic shoes. The use of diabetic shoes and custom orthotics are part of a preventative and therapeutic treatment for our diabetic patients. Diabetic shoes have come a long way. We now have different styles, some being tennis shoe, and then some being more of a casual shoe.
We use multiple companies to order our diabetic shoes. We have different catalogues and also websites that we can show you to choose from.
Based off from your foot exam, your doctor will either prescribe a custom-molded insert. We would use this foam impression box to get an impression of both of your feet, or we will prescribe you a heat-mold insert which will actually mold to the heat from the bottom of your foot over a period of 7 days.
When picking out a shoe, I will help you try to pick out the one that’s right for your condition. I will use a device to measure the length and width of your foot so we make sure your shoe fits you properly. I will prepare all of the necessary paperwork to send over to your primary care doctor that they will need to sign in order to get your shoes. Whenever I receive your shoes, I will give you a call and you can come in and try them on and make sure they’re fitting properly. At that time, when you take home your shoes, you have six months, no questions asked, to bring them back, if you need to return them.
If you have any questions, please give us a call. Thank you for being our patient. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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