The winter edition of APMA‘s doctor-to-patient newsletter, Footprints, is now available to download. APMA member podiatrists offer their advice for safeguarding your feet and ankles in cold conditions. Help minimize your risk of injury and keep your feet healthy by taking note of the tips in the latest edition.
Response to COVID-19 pandemic
Dear Patients and families,
We at Shore Foot & Ankle are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety in this uncertain time. By order of Governor Hogan, healthcare facilities may remain open but all non-emergent and elective procedures and surgery shall cease. All previously scheduled surgical procedures therefore are on hold. We will also limit non-urgent office visits to reduce the amount of patient-staff interactions in regards to social distancing during this health emergency. We have cancelled and rescheduled the majority of our appointments and are only focusing care on our patients that have more advanced problems requiring continued care. At this time, in accordance to state law, we will only be seeing patients with certain conditions or who are in the middle of subsequent care.
Examples of patients that will be seen are:
- All post-op patients
- Patients with active ulcers or wounds
- Patients with acute injury, sprain, or fracture
- Patients with sudden onset pain, redness, swelling, or signs of infection
- New patients with undiagnosed pain or problems
We will also be closing the office from Friday thru Monday during the emergency. Dr. Gannon will be available on Tuesday morning 8:30 AM – 12 PM, Wednesday 1 PM-4 PM, and Thursday 8:30 AM-3PM.
We continue to follow the proper sterilization and cleaning standards to ensure a safe and healthy environment for both you and our staff. We encourage any patient who has any sign of flu-like symptoms to cancel their appointment and contact Atlantic General Hospital to be screened at the appropriate location. As always, you may leave a message with any questions or concerns on our answering service and we will contact you as soon as possible. We will be following these protocols until the restrictions are lifted and we can return to our normal operations. Thank you for your understanding.
Dr. David Gannon
Shore Foot & Ankle Podiatrist Dr. David Gannon has re-located his practice from his offices at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mercy Medical Center to the Eastern Shore. Dr. Gannon and staff are happy to provide a gentle caring touch to your foot and ankle care. We bring the expertise and experience usually only found at a large medical institution to a local comfortable setting. No longer do you have to travel to the city to get high-level quality care from a podiatrist.
We at Shore Foot & Ankle advocate a conservative treatment plan utilizing a full array of therapeutic modalities in order to provide care and comfort for your condition. Obviously surgical intervention may be warranted for certain disorders and Dr. Gannon offers the highest level of training in his field. Dr. Gannon is board certified in both Foot Surgery and Rear Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.
Shore Foot & Ankle provides podiatry services for all foot and ankle problems including:
- Diabetic preventative foot care
- Ulcer and wound management
- Swelling and poor circulation
- Sports injuries
- The surgical management of multiple orthopedic foot and ankle conditions.
Custom shoe inserts, specialized shoe gear, and foot care products are also available for your convenience. We participate with most insurance plans.
Shore Foot & Ankle guarantees a clean, comfortable environment for your care. Sterilized instrumentation is used for each individual patient and foot spas are available for therapy. Please feel free to browse our web site and click on the links for additional medical information. You may contact us by phone to request an appointment at 410-629-0222. Initial patient information forms are available for you to fill out prior to your visit to save you time.
Once again, Welcome to Shore Foot & Ankle, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.