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CALIFORNIA PODIATRIST STRESSES THE VALUE OF 'TOE AND FLOW' MODEL OF CARE

 

 

 

 

"We all rightly take cancer and heart attacks seriously. Diabetes, however, has not risen to that level. If one were an evil deity and wanted to sock it to humanity, one wouldn’t pick something like cancer or a heart attack. Those are often far too dramatic. One would rather choose diabetes: It is silent, sinister, and it happens in the background. No one sees it coming," says podiatrist Dr. David Armstrong.
 
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Dr. David Armstrong
 
 
"Many of the patients we see here at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have already been offered amputations elsewhere. We believe that many of these amputations may not be necessary. What is so exciting here is that we can, unlike virtually anywhere else, bring a team of elite physicians, surgeons, and therapists to the patient in a coordinated program. This model, which has (at its core) vascular and podiatric surgery, has been nicknamed the 'Toe and Flow' model of care," says Armstrong.
 
Source: USC News [2/27/18]  
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
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