We found 1 podiatrists who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Buffalo Grove, IL.

Steven N. Sharlin DPM
Specializes in Podiatry
average rating 4.55 stars (10 ratings)
1257 West Dundee Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Steven Sharlin specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Sharlin's clinical interests encompass orthotics and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sharlin completed a residency program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharlin takes. Dr. Sharlin has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Orthotics, Sports Health

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What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is the medical specialty that deals with injuries and diseases of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Caring for feet may seem simple at first glance, but podiatry combines elements of sports medicine, wound care, diabetic care, and pediatrics into one specialty.

Podiatrists examine and treat many minor conditions in their office. They may perform surgery at a hospital, and they may refer patients to other professionals for physical therapy or orthotics if needed.

Some of the conditions commonly seen by podiatrists include:
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain and heel spurs
  • Hammer toes
  • Neuromas
  • Ingrown or infected toenails
  • Plantar warts
  • Corns and calluses
  • Structural issues of the foot

Pain in the feet and ankles is often neglected or seen as a normal part of daily life by patients, but keeping your feet healthy is a great way to maintain your mobility into old age. A podiatrist can help you keep moving comfortably.
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