513-351-6300

5521 Montgomery Road
Norwood, Ohio 45212
DrO@runlabdro.com

Complete Foot Care

Besides being an expert in biomechanical theory and its application to remove foot pain, Dr. Osborne also treats many other disorders of the feet.

He is an expert in painless, conservative salvage of thick fungus toenails, and the delicate trimming of painful corns and calluses down to healthy skin.

He is also an expert in non-surgical treatment of heel pain and recently was certified in shock wave therapy for Plantar Fascitis.

In 18 years as a Podiatrist, Dr. Osborne has become an expert in all aspects of conservative and preventative General Podiatry.

On staff at Jewish Hospital with courtesy privileges at Bethesda North Hospital, Dr. Osborne tries absolutely every conservative therapy known before embarking surgery. "I've talked and helped more people out of surgery than I have ever advised it". Practicing out of a paid off location really helps me not to have to push the high priced procedures as someone with high overhead from multiple locations (with high rent and salaries and costly advertising, i.e. phone book etc.) expenses, may be inclined to. I know most doctors will say their treatment choice for a patient is never based on their overhead expenses. I think that's great, however, paying the bills is always in the back of every doctor's mind.

I've really been blessed, and have built a nice practice from word of mouth and my convenient location. I am grateful for everything that has been given to me.

FOOT AND ANKLE CARE BY PODIATRIC PHYSICIANS

Foot and Ankle Problems

  • About 19% of the US population has an average of 1.4 foot problems each year.
  • About 6% of the US population has foot injuries, bunions, flat feet or fallen arches each year.
  • About 60% of all foot an ankle injuries, reported by the US population older than 17, were sprains and strains of the ankle.
  • As people age, the prevalence of toenail problems, corns and calluses, bunions, and toe/joint deformities increases.

Comparison of Podiatric Physicians to Other Providers

  • Podiatric physicians are the major providers of foot care services, providing 39% of all foot care.
  • Podiatric physicians are four times less likely to use costly inpatient services than other physicians.
  • Podiatric physicians provide treatment for 82% of corn and callous problems, 65% of toenail problems, 63% of bunion problems, 46% of flat feet or fallen arch problems, and 43% of toe/joint problems.
  • Patients with foot problems visit podiatric physicians an average of 3.7 times a year.

Podiatric Physicians

  • About 6% of the U.S. population sees a podiatric physician each year. There were 60 million patient visits in 1999 by nearly 16.2 million people.
  • About 81% of all U.S. hospitals have a podiatric physician on staff.
  • About 87% of podiatric physicians are affiliated with preferred provider organizations.
  • Over the past 10 years, an average of 592 new podiatric physicians graduated yearly from the 7 podiatric medical colleges.

Sources for the data are the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, American Hospital Association, American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education, Medical Economics Magazine, Podiatry Insurance Company of America, United States Bureau of the Census, and United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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