Artesia General Hospital’s Podiatrists, Dr. Joseph Marino and Dr. Dominick Olivo, are foot and ankle specialists who help to keep your feet healthy and working well! The average American takes about eight to ten thousand steps each day and for those suffering from foot problems, each step can be agonizing.
Foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. The association notes that the neglect may stem from a “curious misconception that feet are supposed to hurt.” “That’s not the case,” says Artesia General Hospital’s Podiatric Specialist, Dr. Marino.
The foot is a complex structure containing about one-fourth of all the bones in the body, as well as muscles, nerves, ligaments and blood vessels and is designed to give us balance and mobility, according to Dr. Marino. Podiatry is a field that is dedicated to ensuring these complex structures are able to stand up to years of wear and tear. The podiatric team at Artesia General Hospital offers the training and expertise to keep our patients’ feet healthy and working well.
Specialists Dr. Marino and Dr. Olivo provide care for those suffering from painful conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg. From properly diagnosing the cause of foot pain to providing ongoing foot care to diabetics, our team of physicians has the experience and the technical resources to help patients return to pain-free mobility and better podiatric health.
Podiatry services begin with an examination and diagnosis. An X-ray, MRI, Vascular test or CT scan may be required. Once the cause of your pain is identified, recommendations will be provided for the proper medical or surgical treatment. For some patients – diabetics, for example – treatment may be ongoing.
When surgery is required, Dr.’s Marino and Olivo offer the latest techniques for foot and ankle procedures. Most patients usually are able to go home on the same day as surgery and are often able to return to their daily routines soon afterwards.
Examples of the conditions treated are:
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Wound Care
- Joint Replacement
- Deformity Correction
- Heel and Arch Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toe Nails/Nail Surgery
- Skin Lesions
- Pediatric Foot deformities
- Flat Foot/Club Foot deformities
- Intoing and Outtoing of Gait
- Fractures of Foot and Ankle
- Repairs of Tendon and Ligament
- Skin problems such as fungal Infections
Appointments available in Artesia, Carlsbad and Lovington.
Monday – Friday – 8 am – 12 pm | 1 pm – 5 pm
Immediate Surgical Bookings Available
Dr. Joseph Marino
Phone – 575-736-8282
Dr. Dominick Olivo
Phone – 575-736-8105