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.
Under the direction of Dr. George Tsatsos, Dr. Svetlana Zats, Dr. Mariano Rivera and Dr. Kevin Massard, the staff of Ankle N Foot Center performs podiatric and medical aesthetics services equally adeptly. Doctors can craft customized orthotics from patients' digital measurements, diagnose problems with in-house x-rays and ultrasounds, and help heal injuries with physical-therapy programs led by a penitent stiletto heel. Clients on already happy feet can waltz toward the medical salon, where aestheticians use medically sanitized instruments and safe, natural products to exfoliate feet and polish nails.
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.
The foot is an intricate part of the body—composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles—and the sole focus of Warheit Podiatry. Across two locations, Dr. Michael H. Warheit uses advanced diagnostic technology as well as laser and surgical treatments to help his clients stand, walk, and run without discomfort. Treated conditions range from ingrown toenails to arch pain, with many treatments allowing patients to return to work the next day. When not tending to feet at Warheit Podiatry, Dr. Warheit volunteers his time educating patients on diabetic foot care at several retirement homes.
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.
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.