In a new office outfitted with advanced systems, Dr. Allan Burke of Friends Foot Care treats issues that range from unsightly toenail fungus to foot fractures. He eliminates fungal growth on and beneath the nail bed with an advanced laser system. For patients with injuries or imbalances, he reveals the exact dimensions of the feet with a digital scanner before crafting custom-tailored orthotic inserts. If local anesthetic is required for a treatment, he delivers it to the skin using a minimal-pain device that inserts pH-balanced solution.
Dr. Timothy Stringer, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and Dr. Laura Guerin, who specializes in treating problems caused by diabetes, combine their expertise to treat a slew of foot and ankle ailments at Premier Foot & Ankle Associates. They prescribe custom orthotics to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, extract ingrown toenails, and administer radio frequency to plantar warts to kill the virus. For more serious problems that require surgery, such as bunions or the aftermath of running into a streetball player who vows to break your ankles, their office has an adjoining surgical center that is accredited by the nonprofit The Joint Commission.
In addition to treating a slew of foot and ankle ailments, board-certified podiatrists Dr. Annette Joyce and Dr. Justin Lewis rejuvenate weary paws with medical-grade pedicures. A toenail trim keeps clients from missing meetings because they were caught in shag carpets, and a comprehensive buffing softens and sloughs off toughened calluses. Leg tips then soak up an application of moisturizer before a tailored massage saps tension from heels and arches. Feet can shimmy out of the office with softer skin, reduced soreness, and the ability to run up water slides.
The licensed spa technicians at We Treat Feet Spa offer a variety of treatments for the feet and hands. The classic pedicure with Dr.'s Remedy polish uses a natural alternative to regular polishes, making it idea for clients with nail fungus, brittle or discolored nails, chemical allergies, or those who are pregnant. Nail extensions are available in silk tips or shellac, and customers can adorn their new nails with nail designs. Sore feet can take advantage of a foot bath and massage to relax.
The podiatrists at PA Foot & Ankle Associates believe it's important to keep up with the latest technology and techniques in their field, so they attend multiple podiatry seminars throughout the year. They then take that information back to patients and educate them about their foot and ankle conditions and the modern ways to treat those problems. As a result, two of the practice's doctors were recently voted to be the Best Podiatrist in Lehigh Valley Magazine's Best of the Valley competition and in Morning Call's Readers' Choice award competition.
Not content to merely determine prescriptions, optometrists and staff members at the Brandywine Vision Associates also manage eye disease, conduct LASIK consultations, and procure high-end eyewear from brands such as Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, and Prada. After an exam determines patients' prescriptions and algebra skills, they pick out frames furbished with lenses in ultrathin, scratch-resistant, polarized, or high-def varieties, or grab contacts. Customers can visit on weekdays, evenings, or weekends.