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Smiling Faces You Will See At Our Podiatry Office!

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The physicians and staff at Quality Foot Care strive to make every appointment a pleasant experience!

Let’s meet some of the smiling faces you will see at your next visit…

JACKIE- Receptionist/Assistant: Jackie has been at Quality Foot Care for the last 7 years! She is one of the friendly voices you hear when calling the office to make an appointment. She has 3 children. In her free time, she enjoys working with people, biking and gardening.

BRENDA #1- Certified Podiatric Medical Assistant: Brenda #1 has been at Quality Foot Care for 2.5 years. She is married for 18 years to her husband Ryan and has one daughter Mackenzie. She loves animals and has 3 dogs, 6 chickens and 1 rat. While she is not at Quality Foot Care, she enjoys rehabbing baby and injured wildlife. She likes classic cars, crocheting and roller skating.

BRENDA #2- Receptionist: Brenda has been at Quality Foot Care for 6 months now. She is another friendly voice you may hear when calling our office. She has two grown daughters, Tracey and Katie. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Nick.

CHERYL- Assistant: Cheryl is the newest member of our Quality Foot Care family. She has been married for 12 years and has 1 daughter. While she is not at work, she enjoys the outdoors, exercising, travelling, her dog as well as decorating and gardening.

Jill- Medical Biller: Jill is the leader of our billing department. She is the one that you may speak with for billing questions or concerns. Jill has one daughter. In her spare time, she likes going to flea markets, spending time with family and doing karaoke.

If you or anyone you know have foot and ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care of Doylestown at 215-230-9707 for an appointment today!

 

 

Feet Itch and Sweat?

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Above pictured is Dr. Kaplan and his labradoodle Barley!

Athletes foot is a fungal infection that occurs on the skin of the feet. It is important to realize that this does not only occur in athletes, but can occur in anyone. Fungus is everywhere in the environment and is transmitted to the feet by walking barefoot- commonly seen in gym locker rooms, swimming pools and bath-houses. Fungus likes to live in dark and moist places and now that winter is upon us and we are not wearing sandals, our feet tend to stay in dark, moist conditions in our closed toe shoes.

Symptoms:

Itching of skin

Flaky/ scaling of skin

Blistering

Cracked Skin

Raw Skin

Pain

Steps to avoid Athletes Foot:

Keep shoes and socks dry

Change shoes regularly

Avoid moisturizing between toes

Wear flip flops in public showers

Dry in between toes daily

Many times people mistake athletes foot for dry skin but unfortunately just applying a moisturizer or exfollient will not clear it up. Many times, you need prescription medications to resolve the infection. If you think that you are developing athletes foot or any other foot/ ankle conditions, contact Quality Foot Care today for evaluation by one of our board certified podiatrists!

Put Away those Sandals!

Now that October has arrived, most of us are packing up our sandals and summer shoes and putting them away and bringing out the closed toe shoes and sneakers in anticipation of colder weather. (Although this week it is going to feel more like summer) Closed toe shoes don’t allow for the foot to breathe and they form a moist, dark environment  where fungus loves to grow.
We commonly see athletes foot infection spike in winter months. Most people with athletes foot infections complain of scaling skin that sometimes becomes red and inflamed and itches like crazy. You should avoid scratching as this can lead to skin openings leading to bacterial infections which can be far worse than the original athletes foot infection.
Treatment:
For Acute Cases:
     Antifungal Cream- Clarus Topical antifungal Cream is a great option to
                     start the clearing process.
     Exfoliating Cream- This allows some of the scales to break down
              especially if you have very dry feet which allows better
                    penetration of antigungal cream.
It is also important to not only treat the foot but also to treat the shoes/boots as this is where fungus likes to live. Clarus anti-microbial spray is always a good option to spray in the shoes. This will also help with odor control in the shoes. This product is both antibacterial and antifungal.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing athletes foot infection or any other foot/ankle issues, contact Quality Foot Care today at 215-230-9707 for an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists in Doylestown, PA.

Our Doctors

At Quality Foot Care, you’ll have the confidence of being treated by one of our highly trained foot & ankle specialists.  Our podiatrists are board-certified and exceed all of the highest educational standards.  You’ll also be pleased to know that they are active staff members of Doylestown Hospital.. See All Doctors

Dr. Ken Lefkowitz

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Dr. Lonnie Kaplan

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