Coronavirus Personal Care Tips

Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, James Robb, MD UC San Diego. Dear Colleagues, as some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the … Read more

Coronavirus Information

Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet We are requesting that all patients who have any of the following symptoms to call us before entering the office.  Call, text (206) 682-8741 or E-mail to cancel or reschedule your appointment with us. Fever New acute cough or difficulty breathing Sore throat Acute onset of muscle pain or myalgia … Read more

Dark Lines on Toenails

Dark lines on the toenails are often seen in the office and asked about by patients.  Although most cases of dark nails are benign melanin in the nail root, a small percentage may represent melanoma, a potentially fatal cancer. Pigmentary changes in nail appearance may occur from trauma, inflammatory disease, occupational exposure, fungal infections, etc. … Read more

Achilles Tendon Ruptures

There is debate whether surgery or conservative methods are indicated for Achilles tendon ruptures. Reasons to consider surgery include: Most current treatment algorithms agree on surgical repair for non-obese healthy active individuals younger than 30 to 35 years of age with a rupture gap greater than two centimeters. New mini-open and percutaneous techniques with lower … Read more

Prescribing Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are like eyeglasses for the feet.  With the exception of trauma and systemic disease, abnormal angulation in gait is likely the cause of the patient’s presenting symptoms. Movement patterns and mechanics of the foot, ankle, leg, core need to be considered in order to effectively manage these concerns to provide effective treatment that … Read more

Seattle and Eastside Long-Term Care Podiatry Service

Dr. John Hoy is a podiatrist who has worked in various different types of senior living facilities for 15 years, serving the Greater Seattle and Eastside area of King County.  He currently provides foot and ankle care services in the following cities: Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bothell, Seatac, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent.  He works with … Read more

Diabetes and Hypertension

Enjoy two videos below on these very important health topics that can affect the feet: diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetes from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. High Blood Pressure from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo.

Women’s Feet Health

Oftentimes, our precious patients will present with painful foot conditions due to shoes they have to wear for work.  We work with our patients to come up with the best solutions available to minimize foot pain and accommodate for life’s necessities. If you choose to wear high heels frequently, you may experience pain that’s common among those … Read more

Senior Falls Prevention

Fall Prevention for Seniors from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Footcare and diagnosis and treatment of painful foot conditions by a podiatrist is very important in the elderly population to prevent falls that may be due to painful feet. Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older. Everyone experiences decreases in … Read more

Cracked Heels

Heel Fissures from Chicago Health SMB Brands on Vimeo. Evaluation for cracked heels needs to include an assessment of the depth of any fissures and whether they are infected and need antibiotic treatment.  There may also be thick skin and callusing around the crack that needs to be trimmed down.  Once this problem is fixed, … Read more