Comprehensive care for conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg

Doctors of podiatric medicine and surgery (podiatrists) are physicians/surgeons who diagnose, evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Every Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple podiatrist is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Our physicians are also members of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA).

The podiatry clinic offers footwear related supplies such as:

  • Compression hosiery
  • Socks
  • Shoe inserts
  • Arch supports
  • PediFx pads
  • Full line of Bako Lab products
  • Prescription strength medications for feet and toenails

Common podiatric problems we treat in Temple

  • Artritis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunions/tailor’s bunion
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diabetes-related foot problems
  • Diabetic shoes and inserts
  • Pie plano
  • Foot perspiration and odor
  • Foot ulcer
  • Dedos de martillo
  • Dolor en el talón
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar warts
  • Peripheral edema
  • Prescription orthoses
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Toenail fungus
  • Venous insufficiency

Baylor Scott & White podiatrists in Temple are part of a comprehensive medical team that addresses more complex health concerns, such as diabetes, arthritis and sports injuries.

Foot Wound Clinic

The Foot Wound Clinic focuses on treating patients with healing and non-healing wounds of the foot and ankle commonly associated with complications from:

  • Diabetes
  • Vascular disorders
  • Pressure sores
  • Traumatic wounds

Working in conjunction with the Baylor Scott & White Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine clinic, the foot care physicians use leading-edge treatment modalities to promote wound healing, including:

  • Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac)
  • Bioengineered tissue applications
  • Total contact casting
  • Surgical treatment or reconstruction for limb salvage
  • Larval therapy
  • Pedorthic services available

Lower extremity amputation prevention (LEAP)

Patients with diabetes mellitus or any condition that results in loss of protective sensation in the feet can benefit from the LEAP program.

This program can dramatically reduce the likelihood of lower extremity amputations through:

  • Regular foot evaluations
  • Educación del paciente
  • Daily self-inspection
  • Footwear selection