Proudly serving Charlottesville and the surrounding communities since 1999.
March 23, 2020
Whew! We’ve all made it to another Monday. Let’s continue to responsibly work together to support our community and keep our families, friends, and neighbors safe.
In light of the continued spread of coronavirus throughout the US and now even closer to home, more policy changes and restrictions will be implemented this week. We will continue seeing patients in our Charlottesville office during our limited hours 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on Mondays through Thursdays until further notice.
Based upon further guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the American Podiatric Medical Association, we are now rescheduling ALL elective routine foot care visits. This includes routine nail trimming and corn/ callus treatments. If you are currently experiencing foot or ankle pain or complication, our physicians will be available to treat our high risk and urgent care patients in order to reduce the burden on our local emergency care facilities.
We will continue to screen all scheduled patients for potential risks factors, including travel history and symptoms consistent with any upper respiratory infection – including sinus infection or cold (i.e. coughing, fever, shortness of breath, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat).
In addition, we are limiting all patients to one accompanying adult in the treatment room (i.e. spouse, nursing aide, driver, etc.). No visitors will be allowed to remain in the waiting area. No children under the age of 18 will be allowed in the waiting room or treatment areas. Children under 18 scheduled for an urgent visit will be allowed one accompanying adult guest.
Our staff and physicians continue to practice standard personal hygiene, patient safety and medical sterilization protocols, as always, and have continued to ramp up these measures between each patient visit.
If your appointment needs to be rescheduled or postponed for any reason, but you are currently experiencing an acute foot or ankle problem or complication, please let our staff know. We are capable of performing telemedicine consultations for our current established patients. One of our physicians may be able to provide appropriate temporary home treatment recommendations until we can schedule you in the office.
Of course, this situation is very fluid, and we will continue to work with the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, American Podiatric Medical Association and local hospitals to make any additional updates and/ or restrictions as necessary.
Is transportation to and from your (or your parents' ) doctor's office visits becoming difficult? Ask Alisha about our $90 Home Visit. 434-979-0728.
Do you have a ballet dancer in your family? Did you know that Dr. Heather Snyder is the Medical Director for the Charlottesville Ballet? She is a current member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and has been specifically trained to perform pre-pointe assessments. Dr. Snyder will assess postural stability, strength, flexibility and perform a radiologic assessment of your dancer to determine if she can safely dance on pointe.
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Our practice specializes in the conservative care of disorders of the foot and ankle.
hammertoes and bunions
diabetic foot and wound care
ingrown and fungal toenails
corns and calluses
arthritis and joint pain
sports medicine (strains and sprains)
dance medicine(injuries and pointe evaluations)
heel and arch pain
plantar warts and other benign skin conditions
Our board-certified physicians are trained to provide quality podiatric care for the entire family - children, students, athletes, dancers, diabetics, and seniors.
X-ray services are available on site.
We are currently accepting new patients. Urgent care, second-opinions, and physican-referred patients are always welcome. (See our "About Our Practice" page for office hours.)
Call (434) 979-0728 for arrangements or more information.
Here's a sample of some of the questions our doctors answer everyday...
What's this lump on my foot?
Is this a bunion or a hammertoe?
Do I need surgery?
When can my daughter start pointe training?
I need new shoes. What should I buy?
Do I need orthotics?
Why does my heel hurt when I get out of bed in the morning?
Why are my feet or toes burning?
How can I strengthen my weak arches and ankles?
How can I get rid of this corn or callus?
Is this a wart?
Can I cure toenail fungus?
How can I get rid of this ingrown toenail for good?