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PODIATRY OUTREACH CLINIC


Lane County Hospital is proud of our ability to offer the monthly services of Dr. Douglas L. Brown from the Kansas Foot Clinic in Garden City, Kansas. Dr. Brown has been taking care of Lane County residents and the surrounding areas here at our facility since 2010. He offers all phases of podiatric services including but not limited to diabetic foot care, foot pain, hammer toes, toenail problems, bunions, calluses and corns, arch pain, and athlete's foot.

Dr. Brown graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1978 and began a general podiatry practice in Hutchinson, Kansas from 1979 through 1984. He soon realized that podiatry services were greatly under serviced in the Garden City, Kansas area and relocated in 1984 and has been providing care for our area ever since. We greatly appreciate Dr. Brown's dedication to our hospital and the areas we serve.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Dr. Brown in our Podiatry Outreach Clinic you may do so by calling Joni Bollinger at 620-397-5321.

MORE ABOUT PODIATRY


You probably know that podiatry is the branch of medicine that researches, diagnoses and treats problems of the feet and ankles. A podiatrist treats several different types of foot ailments including fractures, ulcers, tumors, nail diseases and deformities using both medical and surgical techniques.

There are probably also a lot of things that you don't know about podiatry or about feet in general. Here you will find some fun and interesting facts about both, compiled from several different sources.

75% of Americans will experience foot problems at one time or another in their lives.

Heel pain is the most common foot ailment in the United States.

Your feet have a total of 52 bones: 25% of all the bones in your body!

When you're running the pressure exerted on your feet can be 3 or 4 times your body weight.

A 2½-inch high heel can increase the load on the forefoot by 75%.

Toenails grow faster during hot weather.

There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they produce as much as half a pint of moisture each day.

There are only nine colleges in the United States that offer a course of study in podiatric medicine.

Women have four times as many foot ailments as men (partially due to the effects of high-heeled shoes).

The world record for largest feet belongs to a man who is a U.S. size 28 ½ shoes. (The average male shoe size is 10½.)

The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and sensory nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of the body.

Each foot has 33 joints.

Walking is the best exercise for your feet.

The ancient Romans were the first to make different shoes for the right and left feet. Before that shoes could be worn on either foot.