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 more Foot Surgery to Swedish Ballard

Seattle Nail Fungus Doctor: The Importance of Nail Care

Nail care is a very important part of podiatric medicine and surgery.  There are ten nails on the average human foot, each of which can cause problems.  Common conditions seen include ingrown nails, thick nails, long nails, fungal nails.  Ingrown nails can lacerate the skin and cause skin and bone infections.  Thick nails can cause … Read more Seattle Nail Fungus Doctor: The Importance of Nail Care

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 more Foot and Ankle Injuries

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 more Tribute 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 more Acute Inflammation