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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
17 years in private practice, preceded by 10 years of education and training, I have seen almost every condition that can occur in the foot. As a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, I treat not only the foot and ankle, but structures that contribute to the function of the foot and ankle. Podiatric physicians are actually a combination of multiple specialties, focused on the lower extremities. We treat DERMATOLOGIC conditions (skin & nail problems, infections, wounds), NEUROLOGIC conditions (neuropathy, nerve entrapments, neuromas), ORTHOPEDIC conditions (deformities, bunions/hammertoes, trauma) and VASCULAR conditions (edema, arterial and venous diseases, circulation problems).
In addition, we are experts in BIOMECHANICS and the evaluation and treatment of abnormal form and function. I treat adults, children, elderly, diabetics, athletes... each with their own unique circumstances which contribute to their problem and to the treatment options available. I believe in evaluating the patient as a whole, incorporating their unique circumstances (health, age, activity level, job duties, etc) into the diagnosis and into the treatment plan.
Patients sometimes ask me why I limited myself to the foot and ankle. But as you can see, there is more complexity and variety in the foot than perhaps any other specialty in the body. I enjoy the challenges that walk (or limp) through the door. Every patient is different and every patient deserves a thorough assessment of their unique problem.
Conservative treatment is always one option. But when a more definitive or surgical treatment is being considered, patients should feel comfortable knowing they will be offered the most up-to-date treatment options available. This is when the combination of physician experience and utilization of modern techniques is most advantageous.
No malpractice history found for California.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1997
Completed in 1999
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As a podiatric physician, board certified in foot surgery, I specialize in both non-surgical and surgical treatment of a variety of conditions that affect people of all ages. I believe that patient education is very important, because when the patient understands their problem they will have a more active role in their treatment plan and better recovery.
Every patient is different and many conditions have more than one treatment option. For this reason, it is important to listen and to evaluate each patient individually, then include the patient when determining which course of treatment is best. Customized treatment plans take into consideration many factors and only after a thorough examination and consultation can a patient be fully informed about his/her condition and treatment options available.