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How to Choose a Foot Care Doctor.
Your choice of doctor for a foot injury can make a big difference in diagnosis and recovery. How to choose the right podiatrist is a matter of research, referrals and reputation.
Podiatric doctors must look beyond the initial injury as a way of gaining insight into how well the patient will respond to treatment; do they have the means and abilities to keep up with physical therapy and are their special circumstances that warrant particular attention. A physician that is able and willing to look deeper than the damage on the surface is one that will truly be a health care advocate instead of just a turnstile doctor.
As any person who has suffered from a foot injury will attest to, the pain from a sprained ankle, broken foot or bone spur is something that can be physically dealt with but many times the emotional wound, especially in seniors; which come with a lack of mobility and sense of helplessness, is often overlooked by many doctors. Too many times when we go to the doctors, we may feel like so many cattle as we’re paraded into the waiting room and then the examining room only to be greeted by some harried physician who has 10 other patients lined up and can only spend about 5 minutes to check you out.
Fortunately one provider of Podiatric Medicine has taken it upon himself to be more involved with his patients. Dr. Niccoli practices through the Alameda Family Podiatry Group in Alameda California and has enjoyed a solid reputation as a knowledgeable and caring Podiatric physician that takes each patients needs and issues to heart.
Dr. Niccoli is a graduate of California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and had spent his externship at Stanford University, Harvard Affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and holds a Masters degree in Medical Education. He is the former Chief Surgical Resident for Coast Plaza Medical Center in Los Angeles where Dr. Niccoli worked on reconstructive surgeries for the feet and legs, ankle pain and degenerative joint diseases. Because of his experience in neurological conditions, advanced biomechanics, hindfoot and ankle trauma as well as revisional surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Niccoli brings an exceptional expertise and poignant education that helps patient’s recover from their physical problems but can also help in dealing with the emotional upsets of an injury.
For more information about the TOPAZ treatment for heel pain contact Dr. Niccoli via the Alameda Family Podiatry Group at (510) 521-3410 or click on http://www.drniccoli.com.
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At Alameda Family Podiatry Group, we are dedicated to excellence. It is not normal for your feet to hurt and we have the special training and experience it takes to treat problems like yours. Whether you are an active, hard-working adult, a weekend warrior or serious athlete, you can trust you will receive the very best care.