Podiatrists are often the first to diagnose lower extremity circulatory problems that may be caused by diabetes, and their expertise is critical in the fight against amputations in diabetic patients. One in four adult Texans is projected to have diabetes by the year 2040 according to a recent report by the Texas Health Institute, These numbers take into account an aging population more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, increases in minority groups at high risk for type 2 diabetes, and people with diabetes living longer. The increase in diabetes will surely mean an increase in lower limb amputations related to the disease, and care by podiatrists in patients with diabetes can potentially result in significant direct health care cost savings.
Preventative care by podiatrists prior to the first evidence of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes prevents or delays lower extremity amputations and hospitalizations. Preventative care by today's podiatrists can not only save limbs and lives, it can bring significant savings to the Texas economy. Studies have shown that effective diabetic foot ulcer and amputation prevention could save the US health-care system up to $21.8 billion annually. That relates to more than $2 billion savings annually in Texas alone!
At Complete Foot and Ankle Care of North Texas, P.A. we believe that the doctor and patient work as a team for foot and ankle treatment. Our physicians invest their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. With the help of our professional staff, we also follow up to ensure pain relief, problem resolution and health improvement.
We believe that informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. That is why we've included an extensive section on our website covering a full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through the pages at this website for concerns about foot symptoms, diagnoses and care.
Our website also provides information about Complete Foot and Ankle Care of North Texas, P.A.’s office: including maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you'll find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you expect in physician care.
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