I try to explain the diagnosis, anatomy, and treatment options, and let the patient decide what they want to do. I give pretty accurate details concerning the recovery period for surgical procedures, to allow the patient to make the best decision for themselves. I also refer patients to vascular surgery, neurolgy, infectious disease, and rheumatology when needed.
I became a podiatrist because I ran cross country and track in college and was interested in sports medicine. I was a US Navy podiatrist for 3 years following residency, stationed in Newport, Rhode Island, and now work with River Valley Orthopedics and the Mercy Health St. Mary's wound clinic.