WSPMA 2019 Annual Conference Day 2

Dr. Hoy attended the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association’s Annual Conference at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington from April 5-7 as part of his continuing medical education.  Topics covered during the second day of the conference included: Team Approach to Limb Preservation Internal Brace Augmentation for Lateral Ankle Instability Clinical Applications of Platelet Rich … Read more

WSPMA 2019 Annual Conference Day 1

Dr. Hoy attended the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association’s Annual Conference at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington from April 5-7 as part of his continuing medical education.  Topics covered during the first day of the conference included: Wound Care Dressings Fish Skin as Graft for Diabetic Foot Wounds Tendon Transfers The Opioid Epidemic and … Read more

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry?  There are more commonalities than there are differences.  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and treated by virtually all medical insurance companies and government entities as such.  Its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and … Read more

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

Podiatry: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Podiatry is a field of medicine that focuses on the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of issues relating to the foot and lower leg. Podiatrists treat a wide variety of medical issues, including: Problems with biomechanics Leg length discrepancies Plantar fasciitis/tendonitis, meaning shin and knee pain Care for those with diabetes, circulation issues, or arthritis Ingrown … Read more