April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. OCH Evergreen Clinic’s podiatrist wants to spread awareness of common foot issues and help the community get prepared for the upcoming flip-flop season.
OCH’s podiatrist, Dr. Geoffrey Bricker, has over 40 years of experience in the medical field and is board certified in both podiatric surgery and foot and ankle surgery.
“Your feet often get overlooked. The services I offer cover everything from the lower leg to the tip of your toe and everything in between,” Bricker said.
Bricker goes on to explain that proper foot wear, a healthy diet and routine foot checks are a few things that help prevent wounds and protect the feet.
“In the upcoming summer months, it’s important to avoid walking bare foot in common areas like pools and locker rooms that leave you open to communicable diseases. Wearing flip flops or sandals allows a protective layer between you and the floor.”
Bricker offers podiatry services and preventive care to patients of all ages. He is currently accepting new patients at the OCH Evergreen Clinic located at 1540 E. Evergreen in Springfield. He also sees patients once a week at OCH’s Sparta location.
“During National Foot Health Awareness Month, I encourage you to take that one minute out of your day to look at your feet. If you find something wrong, come see me!”
The OCH Evergreen Clinic takes all insurances and self-pay patients. You can call the clinic at 417-823-2900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bricker today!