Regular foot care is essential to those with diabetes. Pancholi Foot and Ankle in Hazleton and Palmerton, PA offers comprehensive care at every stage of diabetes for patients located in Lehigh Valley and Allentown. A foot doctor is an important addition to your primary care and management of your diabetes in maintaining your best health.
Podiatry is one of the most overlooked aspects of treatment for those dealing with the disease. Because feet can be greatly affected by diabetes, they should be monitored on a regular basis. Having a podiatrist on hand at every stage of diabetes can be beneficial for the prevention of foot problems, regular diabetes checkups, or for assisting you with managing foot complications or injuries. Higher levels of blood glucose can damage the nerve endings in the body, including the feet. Other possible damage to the feet with diabetes can include:
Skilled podiatrists can assess the risk factors of those with diabetes during a comprehensive foot exam. Checking for abnormalities such as evaluation of pulses, sensation in the feet, and foot biomechanics such as general foot structure and function, helps determine the person’s risk for developing foot complications associated to diabetes. Patient education and examination can prevent future problems.
When evaluating the feet, podiatrists consider specific conditions as they assess the risk for complications in those people with diabetes. Those conditions may include:
The world of health insurance can be confusing. While we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid PA, we will work to verify your benefits so that you have a clear picture of what your treatment will end up costing you. We understand the ins and outs of health insurance and want to make sure that there are no surprises! If your insurance provider is one of the following, please call our office to schedule your appointment: Amerihealth, Gateway, Geisinger, and Medicaid This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"I wish I had found Dr. Pancholi 10 years and 2 podiatrists ago. She accurately diagnosed my foot and ankle problems and recommended corrective procedures."
"Any problems with your feet or legs, you must be seen here!!!! Wonderful staff and the doctor is amazing"
"Dr Steber is great! He saved my foot. I was recommended by another podiatrist to go to a wound care specialist. I searched online & liked what I saw on their website..."
"I was very impressed with Dr. she listened to my problems and she seemed to genuinely care I also felt she was very knowledgeable..."
"Wanted to check out some pain in my toe prior to a cruise. Was able to make an appointment the same day I called - turns out the problem was a non-issue..."
"The shot seems to be working. I was able to take my walk last night and the heel pain Is subsiding. It was great to experience less pain I can finally walk normal..."