Dr. Mark E. Sowell, DPM | Dr. Matthew Daugherty, DPM
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Diabetic Foot Exam
Annual Diabetic foot exams are a cornerstone of prevention for the diabetic patient. The American Diabetes Association and most other medical associations agree that early detection of diabetic foot risks decreases the likelihood of severe diabetic foot complications. Therefore, at East Texas Foot Associates we take diabetic foot exams seriously. Dr. Sowell and Dr. Matthew Daugherty have developed a series of examinations that best relate to early detection of risk and combined with documentation that easily communicates to other professionals the state of each diabetic’s foot health. Dr. Sowell and Dr. Matthew Daugherty take their role of being part of a medical team for their patients very seriously. Additionally, diabetic patients are staged in risk categories to help educate the patient more clearly on their status and to provide clear instruction on how to care for their feet. Each diabetic patient should leave with a better understanding of their level of foot risk due to diabetes, instructions on how to protect themselves from complications.