When should a diabetic see a podiatrist?

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

At this time, our office continues to be open to new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. We are continuing operation in an effort to keep patients out of the urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments, which increases the chances of being exposed to the virus. We have x-ray and ultrasound in the office to prevent you from having to go elsewhere.

For those patients who cannot or wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

Houston podiatrist tests diabetics for peripheral artery disease with padnetEvery person with diabetes should have a relationship with a Houston diabetic foot specialist. This means you, whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Even if you don't have a problem or don't think you're currently at risk, it is important to do.

 

When you are first assessed by your podiatrist, you will have a comprehensive examination, including an assessment of your circulation and nerve function. Both of these issues are significant risk factors that has the potential to put your foot and leg at risk. Having a baseline study allows us to catch any problems early and treat them while they are manageable. You'd be surprised how many issues we find on this initial screening even when there are no symptoms.

 

You should not wait for a diabetic foot problem to arise before visiting a Houston podiatrist. Prevention is the best medicine! Contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists to schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider. Together we will ensure your feet stay with you for a lifetime.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.