The Annual Diabetic Foot Exam

If you are a diabetic, your doctor probably told you to get your annual eye exam and annual diabetic foot exam.  An annual diabetic foot exam is crucial to avoid serious problems, like amputation.

At Hollowbrook Foot Specialist we do a comprehensive diabetic foot exam.  You might be wondering why you would need a diabetic foot exam when your feet feel fine.  When you go to the Podiatrist, he/she will be checking all aspects of your feet to determine your risk level for serious foot problems.

What happens during an Annual Diabetic Foot Exam

The doctor will check if there are any skin color changes, and nail changes. The doctor will also check between your toes to determine if there are any cuts or infections. Infections of all kinds are a serious problem for a diabetic.

The doctor will then check your circulation.  He will check the pulses in your feet and legs and may perform a PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) test to make sure your circulation is working correctly. Good circulation is vital to staying healthy.

There will also be multiple sensation tests to determine your ability to feel things with your feet. Diabetics often lose sensation in their feet, called diabetic neuropathy. If you have neuropathy, you may not feel a sore or wound on your foot until it is too late.

If you already have diabetic neuropathy, he will check the to see if it is stable or getting worse.  Since people with diabetic neuropathy have a loss of sensation, they wouldn’t know if they have a cut, blister, or sore. It’s very important for diabetics to check and protect their feet.

Why diabetic shoes are important

At our office, we have shoes, sneakers and slippers, that are specially made to protect diabetic feet.  The inside of the shoe is specifically made so that there are no seams or bumps that would cause irritation to your feet.  These shoes, slipper and sneakers have extra depth so they can accommodate feet that swell, and come in sizes from narrow to extra extra wide!  They are covered by most of insurance companies once a year.

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To make your annual diabetic exam, call our office at (845) 298-9074 for an appointment.

Hollowbrook Foot Specialist serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

By David Schlam

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

I came here today for the first time what a wonderful group of people, very professional and friendly and the Dr. I saw, Dr. Geshev, he is absolutely the first podiatrist I’ve ever seen that made me feel very comfortable, and he knows what he’s doing. I would recommend this podiatrist office to everybody.

- Valerie G.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

Wonderful staff (warm and inviting). Clean office. Dr. G is knowledgeable and listened to me. He knew 3 ways to help my situation and I know that I will feel better under his care and instructions. I recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists!

- S.G.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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