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Congratulations Dr. Shane!

Dr. Shane was featured in PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS:
FL Podiatrist Uses Amniotic Tissue To Heal Shark Bite Wound


When a typical day at the beach turned into a terrifying encounter with a shark, 13 year old Alysa Whetro wondered if she'd ever be able to run track again. Doctors tried something unusual to heal her wounds - tissue from the umbilical cord of a healthy mother.

The shark severed Alysa's Achilles tendon. It's an injury that normally takes more than six months to heal; but Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Foot and Ankle Surgeon at Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic used an innovative technique to repair the damage.

"Amniotic tissue comes from the placenta, and those have been shown to have the highest amount of growth factors and growth cells to help tissues in healing," Dr. Shane told Ivanhoe. Dr. Shane covered Alysa's severed tendon with a square piece of tissue from an umbilical cord donated to science by a healthy mother. After two months in a cast, and two months of physical therapy, she is completely healed.

Congratulations Dr. Reeves!

Our very own Dr. Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS has been re-elected to a 3 year term to American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Board of Directors. Congratulations Dr. Reeves! The new board will be installed on Feb. 12 during the ACFAS 2016 Annual Scientific Conference in Austin, Texas.

Big Insurance news!

As of December 1st we will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO plans. We previously were only able to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans. If you are on the BCBS HMO plan you will need a referral from your primary care doctor but can call us with your referral anytime to make an appointment. We look forward to treating you in the future. 

Dr. Shane Shark Bite Story on Fox 35 News at 10

Dr. Shane was featured in a news segment documenting the follow up to Alyssa Whetro's shark bite surgery. Alyssa was biten by a shark in waist deep waters off the coast back in May. Today she is back on her feet thanks to the help of Dr.Shane. To check out the whole story please click here

When to See a Podiatrist.

Our friends at Triad Foot Center have compiled a list of signs for when you should make an immediate appointment to a visit a podiatrist: 
  • Numbness, Burning or Tingling: If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it could be an early sign of diabetes. Numbness, burning or tingling are symptoms of a nerve disorder called peripheral neuropathy 
  • Discoloration: If your foot appears discolored, you may be suffering from an infection, dead tissue, lack of circulation or other serious issues. 
  • Wound Not Healing: If you have a wound that will not heal, you may be suffering from a more serious condition, infection, poor circulation or diabetic symptoms. 
  • Pain in Feet When Elevated: If you experience pain in your feet while your legs are elevated or even when you’re lying in bed, it could mean you are suffering from circulation problems or decreased blood flow.  
  • Swelling and Pain: Swelling in your foot could be a result of an array of conditions, which should be looked at by a podiatrist. 
  • Development of Deformity: If you notice a hammer toe, bunion or a boney prominence forming, you should have it evaluated by a podiatrist immediately. Early intervention is key preventing the condition from becoming worse. 

If you are suffering with any of the above it is important to come in and be evaluated by your podiatrist. With 17 locations throughout Central Florida we can help you. Call us today to make an appointment at 407-423-1234. 

Congratulations Dr. Reeves

We are proud to announce that our very own, Christopher Reeves, DPM,FACFAS, has been awarded the Florida Hospital Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program 2015 Teaching Award. This award is presented to Dr. Reeves for his contributions, dedication, and teaching of the podiatic medicine and surgery residents. Congrats Dr. Reeves!

Congratulations Dr. Smith!

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Smith for being awarded the 2015 Outstanding Specialty Consultant Award from Florida Hospital's Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Smith is our hospitalist and sees patients on Thursday afternoons in our Winter Park location. For more information on Dr. Smith please visit our website at www.orlandofoot.com.

New Patient Testimonial & Doctor Videos on our YouTube. 

We recently updated our YouTube channel with some new patient testimonials as well as a few educational videos from some of our great doctors. To check out the videos please visit our YouTube page

Dr. Shane performs on Shark Bite Victim

Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, performed surgery on a teenage girl who was bitten by a shark over the weekend. The unique surgery put a graft from an umbilical cord on her Achilles tendon to help her get back on her feet. 

Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS

Our very own doctor Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, delivered the commencement address for new graduates at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Congratulations to all the graduates and good luck on your journeys into the world of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Reeves works out of our Waterford Lakes, Downtown, and Winter Park locations. To learn more about doctor Reeves click here.

Congrats Dr. Sanchez!

We are proud to announce that Dr. Luis Sanchez has been appointed to the University of Central Florida (UCF), College of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Surgery! Way to go Dr. Sanchez and Go Knights!

You can visit Dr. Sanchez at our Kissimmee and East Orlando locations. To learn more about Dr. Sanchez click here.

Important Insurance Annoucement!

As of January 1st our clinic is no longer accepting Cigna Local Plus, Cigna Disney HMO, and Cigna Central Florida Network. We are still accepting Cigna PPO.

In  addition our clinic is now participating with most Medicaid plans. If you have United, Amerigroup, Molina, Sunshine, Magellan, CMF Ped-I-Care (Title 19),  or Staywell we can now treat you! Please call to check that your doctor is participating.

For more information on the all insurances accepted visit the Insurance Plans page of our website or call us at 407-423-1234 we are happy to answer any questions.

Congratulations Dr. Perez!

We are proud to announce that Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinics very own doctor, Andres Perez, is one of Vision Magazine's Top 25 Influencial Hispanics in Central Florida!

Congratulations Dr. Perez we are proud to have you on our team. You do great work in the hispanic community and beyond.

Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic featured on the cover of Florida MD Magazine!

We are proud to announce that Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinics was the featured cover story for the January issue of the magazine, Florida MD. You can download a digital copy of the magazine on their website at Florida MD. Hard copies will also be available at all of our 17 clinic locations.

The article will focus on the history of the clinic as well as some of the latest advances such as our MLS Laser Therapy, our state of the art surgery center, and more.

Congratulations to Dr. Shane’s Patient, Alysa Whetro , on heading to the Junior Olympics!

For more information on the all insurances accepted visit the Insurance Plans page of our website or call us at 407-423-1234 we are happy to answer any questions.