Patient Appointment Checklist

Is this the first time you have visited a podiatrist? Well, don’t worry. This handy guide will prepare you for your appointment and help make the most of your time with the foot and ankle expert. Before Your Visit: Make a list of your symptoms and questions. Make a list of all medications, allergies and … Read more

Dark Lines on Toenails: When Is It Cancer?

The following two researchers give warning signs for melanoma cancers with dark lines on nails. Learn about other causes of dark lines on toenails. According to Baran and Dauber, suspicion of melanoma includes the following: 1. begins in a single digit of a person during the sixth decade of life (50’s) or later; 2. develops … Read more

How Long Does It Take for Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain to Heal?

Many doctors report a 90 percent cure rate for conservative, or non-surgical, treatment of plantar fasciitis or heel pain within a 10-month time frame.  However, they usually fail to describe the actual time frame or the criteria for achieving what they often describe as “cure” or “successful resolution” of the condition. The conservative treatments recommended … Read more

Foot and Ankle Telemedicine Service for Washington State

Are you suffering from a foot and ankle problem and cannot get to a doctor? Telemedicine is where the doctor visit is conducted wherever you are with your phone, tablet or computer. Telemedicine service is available from Dr. John Hoy, podiatric physician and surgeon from Seattle, Washington. Dr. Hoy is Board Certified in Foot Surgery … Read more

Podiatry for Seattle and Eastside

Have a foot or ankle problem and you are in the Seattle area or Eastside? We can help, whether you are at home or in the office. Don’t let injuries, pain or infections go untreated. Wounds can lead to hospitalizations. You can set up a telemedicine appointment in the comfort of your own home. Or … Read more

Foot and Ankle Stress Fractures

What Is a Stress Fracture? The technical term for a broken bone is “fracture” and refers to any kind of crack in the bone. Though the terms can be used interchangeably. Bone breaks come in two varieties: traumatic fractures, where the break is caused by large amounts of force, like breaking your leg in a … 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

Finding a Podiatrist, What to Ask and More

Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in foot and ankle issues. Podiatry can range from diagnosis to medical and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities. Since podiatrists are specialists, you might not have had to visit one before, or you could have just moved to a new area. Here’s what you need to know to … Read more

Podiatrist Career Info and Education

A podiatrist is a kind of medical professional who specializes in working with the foot, ankle, and other parts of the leg. This area of the body is the lower extremity. A doctor of podiatric medicine or DPM is trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries to the lower extremity. Consequently, a … Read more