“Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetes.”
There are approximately 120,000 non-traumatic amputations performed every year in the U.S. and about 80% of those are due to complications from diabetes. This is an alarming statistic and should not be taken lightly.
The Dallas Podiatry Works physicians are foot and ankle specialists who are driven and committed to caring for their patients with diabetes. An amputation is an absolutely devastating consequence of diabetes but amputation can be prevented with regular visits to a podiatrist. Foot complications that go unnoticed or untreated are what often result in amputation down the road. Neuropathy and poor circulation, two symptoms of diabetes, often inhibit healing when a problem arises. Minor things such as a callus or blister can turn into a sore or ulcer, which could lead to amputation.
Research at Thomson Reuters has compared the situations of patients with diabetes who had regular care from a podiatrist with those who had not. Amputation and hospitalization rates were significantly lower with the patients who had visited with a podiatrist.
Our podiatric offices in Dallas and Plano, TX puts a priority on providing ongoing, personalized care to each of our patients with diabetes. We can monitor the health of your feet and detect problem areas, possible complications and health risks BEFORE they lead to tragedy.
If you have diabetes, are you regularly seeing a podiatrist? There is a lot to monitor when you have diabetes, let us take care of your feet and help you avoid becoming part of a statistic. Contact our office today with any questions or to make an appointment. Call 972.853.7100 Dallas, TX or (972) 943-2232 Plano, TX or fill out our online contact form.
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.