Foot and Ankle Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

During these turbulent times, as doctors’ offices are considered essential services, our office is open.  On May 18, 2020, Washington State opened the healthcare industry to services of all levels, including elective hospital surgery. It is dangerous to let foot conditions go untreated.  Injuries can heal wrong.  Infections can get worse.  Wounds can lead to … 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

ACFAS Pacific Region Complications Seminar

Dr. Hoy attended the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Pacific Region Complications Seminar held at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus on Saturday, November 3, 2018, a continuing education program of the Western University of Health Sciences.  Resident physicians from throughout the States of Washington and Oregon presented regarding complications of foot and … Read more

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Meeting Days 3 and 4

On the third and fourth days of the conference, speakers lectured on the following topics: Tendinopathy, including treatments involving platelet rich plasma, extracorporeal shock wave therapy Spiraldynamic: a new rehabilitation technique Ankle Joint Osteochondral Defects Foot Orthoses for Foot and Knee Pain Rebuilding the Foot Improving Bone Health Physical Therapy Shoe Technology Nutrition

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Meeting Day 2

Excellent speakers and teachers today, including the team surgeon for the Green Bay Packers, distinguished faculty from Italy, United Kingdom and Germany, and Olympic Swimmer Gary Hall, Jr..  Dr. Hoy learned about the following topics: Plantar Fascia Rupture Jone’s Fracture Lisfranc’s Joint Injury Achilles Tendon Rupture Navicular Stress Fracture Ankle Equinus Bunion Surgery in the … Read more

Recent Milestones in Podiatry

South Carolina.  On May 17, 2018, South Carolina signed into law H 3622, an updated podiatry scope-of-practice act to allow doctors of podiatric medicine to medically and surgically treat the ankle, and gain greater amputation privileges as well. The podiatry scope-of-practice statute was last updated in 1976.  This scope of practice victory was achieved through extensive grass … Read more