Foot Surgery to Swedish Ballard

Dr. Hoy has been performing his foot surgeries at Swedish Medical Center Ballard campus since September 1, 2015.  This is for higher efficiency, quality and patient satisfaction since the hospital restructured as described below. Ian Wright, MD, Vice President of Perioperative Services at Swedish Seattle, explains the rationale for the change: Swedish Seattle (First Hill and Cherry … Read moreFoot Surgery to Swedish Ballard

Foot and Ankle Injuries

One of the largest parts of our practice is the treatment of injuries and sports medicine.  Dr. Hoy is an independent medical examiner for the State of Washington and is on multiple medical panels to evaluate the treatment progress for workers throughout the State.  In this capacity, he reviews hundreds of workplace and other injuries. … Read moreFoot and Ankle Injuries

Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprain represents trauma to the foot.  By definition a sprain is a injury to a ligament, which connects bone to bone.  During an ankle trauma there may be other injuries as well, such to injury to tendons or bones.  It is important to have the condition examined to make sure more severe injuries do … Read moreAnkle Sprain

Tribute to Dr. Charles W. Bradley

Dr. Hoy recently found out about the passing of one of his mentors from medical school, Dr. Charles W. Bradley, Class of 1949. American Podiatric Medical Association Past President (1974–75) Charles W. Bradley, DPM, resident of Burlingame, CA, passed away in March 2013. Dr. Bradley practiced podiatric medicine for 60 years in Brownwood and Beaumont, TX, … Read moreTribute to Dr. Charles W. Bradley

Acute Inflammation

Acute inflammation usually occurs after an injury or using a diseased body part, for example, an arthritic foot.  Inflammation is characterized by redness, swelling, warmth.  It is treated by the acronym RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation.  For more information, please click this link.  Pain and stiffness that occurs from a chronic … Read moreAcute Inflammation

Children’s Heel Pain

There are many causes of children’s heel pain, but the most common is calcaneal apophysitis, which is inflammation caused by motion to the growth plate in the heel.  These growing pains are most often treated with heel cups provided in Dr. Hoy’s office.  For more information, please click this link.