Meet Our Providers at San Francisco Podiatry Clinic
Dr. Magdalena Blasko and Her Medical Team Offer a Variety of Podiatric Services for San Francisco and Bay Area Residents, Including Toe & Nail Disorders Treatment, Wound Care, Bunion Treatment, Foot Pain Management, and More. Please Give Us a Call Today at (415) 212-7740 to Book an Appointment.
Looking for an experienced podiatrist in San Francisco, CA? Look no further than Magdalena Blasko, DPM. Dr. Blasko has been successfully treating patients in San Francisco and the surrounding communities for more than 19 years. Do you have any questions about our doctors’ expertise and qualifications? We got the answers!
What are the typical qualifications of a Podiatrist?
When you need a health professional, who specializes in conditions affecting the lower legs, ankle, and feet, you need to see a podiatrist. These medical professionals also provide preventive care that improves the quality of life for their patients by improving their mobility and independence. These doctors treat a wide range of infections, injuries, and defects affecting the foot and leg. Some of the most common ailments our doctors treat include bunions, corns, calluses, and ingrown toenails.
Our doctors also assist with the conditions of the foot and nails that are associated with other major health concerns. If you have oedema or diabetes, a podiatrist often is needed to maintain the health of your foot. If you need prescription orthopedic inserts for your feet, a podiatrist is also the doctor you would talk to for assistance. Overall, our doctor’s goal is to help you walk without any discomfort.
Some of the services our doctors provide include:
Diagnosis – Our doctors can assess diseases, abnormalities, and injuries of your foot or lower leg and diagnose them. They can then offer treatment options to help you get better. They can also provide advice to patients who are at high risk for amputation due to complications in their foot or lower leg.
Treatment – At our podiatry clinic, we have a variety of treatment techniques available to treat foot and lower leg issues. Our clinic has various diagnostic equipment, treatment tables, and shaping equipment to help treat lower leg and foot conditions.
Prescribing Mobility Aids – Our podiatrists can prescribe and order fitting orthotics and other mobility aids to improve your quality of health.
Education – Come to our podiatry clinic in San Francisco today for more information about health concerns that can affect the health of your feet. Education and preventive care now can go a long way to preventing health problems in the future!
Working alongside other nurses, physiotherapists, physicians, complementary practitioners, and occupational therapists, podiatrists are part of a comprehensive treatment for many patients with foot problems.
What can a podiatrist treat?
Our podiatrists at our clinic have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions and diseases affecting the feet and lower limbs. They can also help prevent and rehabilitate these areas to make sure they are as healthy as possible. Their goal is to keep you healthy, active, and mobile. They are here to treat infections and relieve pain. Finally, our providers can recommend the correct footwear to use to alleviate everyday foot problems and pain. Some of the things our doctors can treat include:
- heel pain
- corns and calluses
- smelly feet
- dry and cracked heels
- athlete’s foot
- flat feet
- aging feet
- sports injuries
- toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
What are the typical associations of Podiatrists?
The most common association podiatrists are members of are the American Podiatric Medical Association. Also known as the APMA, it is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, and is the leading source for ankle and foot health information. Founded in 1912, today it represents the majority of an estimated 18,000 podiatrists in the United States. There are 53 state associations throughout the United States and its territories. There are also several affiliated societies that many podiatrists are also members that work closely with the APMA.
To be a member of the APMA, a doctor must be licensed in the state they are practicing in, which all of our doctors currently are. There is also a strict code of professional ethics that they must follow. The APMA provides doctors a national platform to advocate for all podiatric physicians on issues concerning the health of feet and ankles. There are also many resources available to these doctors on the state level.