my son was injured in school and suffered edema and placed in a cam boot (after a long wait, where he re-injured his foot because it was unprotected). He was told to keep his foot elevated until the swelling went down. Week after week he was off school and a medical excuse was supplied. He was in a lot of pain. The school gave us a hard time, but medical advice was followed. The swelling was not subsiding, and the dr. couldn't understand why. No medication or PT was given. I overhead the dr. on the phone, discussing with the school nurse and my son's pediatrician, about the mother and son being 'difficult'. The school principal gave us a hard time about absences. I tried sending him, but he was in pain and had to keep the foot elevated (per medical advice). We sent him to the high school in the evening for instruction, and within 30 minutes the staff were phoning me because my son was in tears from the pain (he was in a wheelchair). I have medical records where the dr. has annotated a derogatory statement about me, the parent. Finally, I brought my son to a competent pediatric orthopedist who said that this type of swelling takes 6 months to subside, and that is exactly what happened. I wish I had discovered him sooner. If the foot doctor had known what he was doing, instead of being swayed by the school faculty, he would have stood by his treatment method (which we were following) and not shifted the blame for the absences on us. Or, if he was doubtful about his procedure, he should have sent us on to a medical expert who we eventually discovered on our own. We were put through hell when the school reported the absence and had us investigated. We had done nothing but follow medical procedure from a dr. who doubted his own diagnosis! The orthopedist had no doubts and agreed that the procedure was correct, albeit lacking. PT and other treatment methods should have been introduced earlier, to hasten recovery. I would not recommend this practice to anyone.
I never even made it to meet the Podiatrist. For all I know he could be a wonderful Doctor, but the extremely unprofessional and rude front desk receptionist has and will continue to tarnish the reputation of the office.To begin, my first scheduled appointment was cancelled by the Doctor due to an emergency. It wasn't a big deal because things happen. My rescheduled appointment was exactly two weeks later. Upon our arrival there was a meek welcome before the flurry of rolling eyes, nasty tone of voice and pure attitude telling me that I was late and the doctor was NOT (she made sure to emphasize that as she rolled her neck) going to see me today. I was confused because I thought I had the same appointmemt time just pushed two weeks due to THIER cancellation. Instead of being a professional receptionist and saying something along the lines of I'm sorry maybe there was a mix up, I understand how you could of thought you had the same time appointment but unfortunately you are late and we are going go have to reschedule etc. There was NO understanding or empathy, she just got more and more nasty shaking her head and treating me as if I had blown off 10 appointments. Then she forced herself to offer to reschedule the appointment in the form of "Well...I can reschedule you but it WON'T be a saturday" As in she would reschedule me but definitely at my inconvience. At that point, well to be honest the first 30 seconds of her rude behavior at the start of the conversation was enough to make me never want to return. The icing on the cake however, was when I returned home to find out from my brother that when she had so gratiously called the house to see if I was on my way she obnoxiously said "This is the Doctor's office, DO YOU REALIZE what time it IS?"In conclusion, the Doctor could be great but with a front desk receptionist like the one I encountered representing him, NO patients will ever make it through to meet him.
Been using orthotics for over 20 years. The ones I got from dr. Wodka are the most comfortable I've ever had.