Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to the Seattle Foot and Ankle Center, where we provide specialty foot and ankle medical and surgical care.  In this blog you will find educational articles, get updates on what is happening in the practice, as well as articles and commentaries on health in general.  You may also view our Video Library on YouTube … Read more

Billing and Collections Compliance

Dr. Hoy has received two certifications from the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance.  The first is Certified Healthcare Billing Specialist, granted in 2012, and the second is Certified Healthcare Collections Manager, granted in 2013.  These certifications demonstrate that Dr. Hoy, a compliance professional, understands and abides by national regulations governing medical billing and collections.  For each of the certifications … Read more

Importance of Primary Care in Podiatry

Oftentimes patients who present to a podiatrist do not have primary care physicians.  A primary care physician is an MD or DO doctor who sees a variety of health problems and takes care of individuals in a general sense.  Examples of primary care physicians include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. Patients often tend … Read more

South Seattle Podiatrist

The most diverse area of Seattle is growing, and there is a great need for foot and ankle medical and surgical services. Dr. Hoy was born and raised in South Seattle, still living on Beacon Hill.  He is part of a Chinese- and now Mexican-American family. Dr. Hoy attended Rainier Beach High School, stayed locally … Read more

Northgate/Lake City Podiatrist Seattle

If you are in the Northgate area of Seattle, hop onto the Link Light Rail 1 Line if you need professional foot and ankle medical and surgical care.  Our office is 13 minutes away from the Northgate Station.  Get off at the Westlake Station and walk one block north.  Thank you.  

Roosevelt/Green Lake Area Seattle Podiatrist

If you are in the Roosevelt/Green Lake area of Seattle, hop onto the Link Light Rail 1 Line if you need professional foot and ankle medical and surgical care.  Our office is 10 minutes away from the Roosevelt Station.  Get off at the Westlake Station and walk one block north.  Thank you.

University District Seattle Podiatrist

Our office has been meeting the foot and ankle medical and surgical needs of the faculty, staff and students of the University of Washington.  An alumnus of the University (1994, Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology), Dr. Hoy is a Teaching Associate in the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. … Read more

Ankle Pain

Dr. Hoy will diagnose and treat your source of ankle pain and get you back to activities. There are several injuries that may be experienced, which can precede uncomfortable ankle pain. These may include falling or tripping in which a fracture can occur, or a medical condition such as ankle arthritis. Throbbing, aching, or feeling … Read more

Proper Shoe Fitting

Dr. Hoy can advise you on the qualities of a good shoe that will promote health of the feet, as well as make recommendations for shoes and inserts that you will need. Research has shown that wearing shoes that fit properly may aid in preventing uncomfortable foot conditions from developing. Ingrown toenails may occur if … Read more

Preventing Running Injuries

Our office treats running injuries, and painful conditions that can be brought on by running, especially in bad shoes. For people who love the sport of running and jogging, it’s beneficial to learn what can be implemented to prevent running injuries. Research has shown the importance of having a physical examination prior to pursuing any … Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic arthritis that affects the whole body.  It is important to see a primary care physician and maybe even a rheumatologist for medication to control this disease.  It may also cause deformities in the feet that may require surgery, or painful calluses that need regular care. The condition known as rheumatoid … Read more