Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr. founded his eponymous institute in 1965 to treat the foot and ankle ailments of Des Plaines–area patients. Now with 10 practice locations and a staff of 15 podiatrists and surgeons, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute has grown into a recognized network that's seen the soles of more than 100,000 patients. This team utilizes technologies such as MRI, digital radiography, and old-fashioned feet tickling to diagnose conditions ranging from fractures and deformities to ingrown or fungal nails and diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Weil recently completed a study, and presented it the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, that shows a 63% chance of a nail-fungus treatment clearing a nail as long as there is at least 3 millimeters of clear nail at its base.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Alex Yanovskiy works hard to relieve foot and ankle pain. He treats everything from hammertoes and sprains to corns and bunions, using digital ultrasound diagnostics to assess problems faster than a Magic 8 Ball. Dr. Yanovskiy stays connected with the latest in medical technology by taking continuing-education classes and participating in the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.
While conventional medical practices can nullify the physical symptoms of a variety of ailments, they oftentimes overlook the interconnectivity of one's physical, mental, and spiritual states. With this in mind, North Suburban Wellness's staff takes an integrative approach to medicine—creating personalized treatments that aim to achieve optimal vitality and wellness by incorporating a number of health methodologies. With chiropractic and nutritional medicine, the doctor boosts metabolism levels and addresses discomfort caused by conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome as the massage therapist relaxes muscles tense from hours of trying to keep one's skeleton from running away. For mental relaxation, the yoga instructor, who has been practicing for nearly 30 years, helps patients tend to worries with calming, methodical movements. Clinical psychology and biofeedback, kinesiotherapy, and Chinese-medicine specialists also lend their talents to the medical team to truly care for patients both inside and out.
Drs. Igor Dukarevich and Claude Harb keep their patients' feet pain-free by providing everything from basic cosmetic care to corrective surgery when necessary. At Advanced Podiatry Clinics, the multilingual physicians oversee a staff of medical professionals armed with modern diagnostic and treatment technologies, including digital x-ray machines, ultrasound scanning systems, and a Cutera laser system, which can treat the underlying infections that cause toenail fungus. This combination of technology and professional experience allows the practice to address a wide array of common foot and ankle concerns, fixing everything from ingrown toenails and sprains to bunions and triple-knotted shoelaces.
Holistic foot-healer Dr. Anthony Spitz targets toenail fungus with short, high-intensity blasts from the Q-Clear laser. Since there's no downtime after the short procedure, patients can cartwheel straight out the door and go back to their normal activities. Yellowed, brittle toe shields will be replaced by clear nails over the next six to nine months, giving feet the confidence to bare all in a pair of flip-flops or fuzzy glass slippers.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Mary DiSomma knows how to treat the myriad afflictions that can affect the feet. She and her associates at DiSomma Foot & Ankle Clinic care for conditions ranging from bunions and ingrown nails to fungal infections on an outpatient basis. They are also available to handle emergencies such as sports injuries, gout attacks. The clinic's Q-Clear laser takes aim at plantar warts and onychomycosis without messy ointments or downtime, allowing patients to proudly flaunt their healthy, bare feet after the infections clear.