What to look for in a foot doctor

8:47 AM, Mar 05, 2020

Did you know the average person takes 8,000-10,000 steps per day? Even with that kind of wear and tear, you may take your feet for granted — until they hurt.

“It's no wonder that they develop problems and get sore,” says Dr. Bruce Fisher of Advanced Foot & Ankle Center of Montana. “You are not alone. Most people at some time in their lives will have a problem with their feet. The good news is many of these common problems are easily treatable.”

That treatment should come from a doctor you trust, who is well-established, has roots in the community and who will get you back on your feet and on with your day.

So, what should you look for in a foot doctor? Here are the essential traits.

Expertise and experience

It may not be easy to tell who has the expertise and experience to provide the best treatment. Dr. Bruce Fisher of Advanced Foot & Ankle Center has been serving north central Montana for over 20 years, is New York trained, double board certified, so he knows Montana, he knows his patients and he knows medicine and orthopedics of the feet. He’s also in private practice and is independent of other large corporate facilities in the area.

He is a surgeon who can treat many podiatric conditions including bunions, calluses and corns, hammertoes, heel pain, plantar warts, ingrown nails, Achilles tendonitis, athlete’s foot, running injuries, sprains, strains and tendonitis to name a few.

Continuity and care

While available medical care in rural areas can be every bit a good as larger cities, one ongoing issue is the lack of continuity in care. Doctors all too often come to town then leave shortly thereafter or jump from practice to practice making this difficult and highly inconvenient for patients. “We are an independent practice and have our own vision of what quality patient care should be. Our friendly staff knows our patients by name, wait times are short and time with the doctor is more than ample. You won’t be made to feel rushed or unimportant. We do our best to provide the personal, quality one-on-one care you deserve” says office administrator Vera Fisher.

See for yourself

Whether you need foot care for yourself or another family member, Dr. Bruce Fisher and his staff at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center of Montana has you covered. With treatment options for preventative care, diabetic foot care, injuries, and everything in between, you’ll have a staff that will get you scheduled ASAP and a doctor who will get you healed.

Even new patients with a problem can get in quickly. “If somebody has a pressing or painful issue and they're not even a patient of ours, we’ll fit them into our schedule,” says Vera Fisher. “They don’t have to withstand the pain or wait until it becomes a larger problem.”

Visit GreatFallsPodiatry.com for more information and to make an appointment.

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