As one of the foundation’s key physician leaders, Dr. Block will identify challenges faced by PAD patients and explain why alternatives to amputation are needed. Dr. Block has spoken at numerous medical conferences on the drawbacks of amputation and how new treatment protocols can save limbs, and ultimately, a patient’s life.
The foundation’s objectives include raising awareness about PAD screenings, symptoms and treatment approaches. It has identified a need to educate patients and their families, as well as the healthcare community, about alternatives to lower-extremity amputation.
For more information about the foundation, visit www.mylegmychoice.org.
About the My Leg My Choice Foundation
My Leg My Choice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation committed to educating patients and their families that have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD) or are at risk for lower extremity amputations about their options. The foundation provides information for patients, patient outreach programs, and PAD screenings for high risk individuals. Detecting and treating PAD early can help keep legs healthy, lower the risk of for heart attack or stroke, and increase mortality and mobility.
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