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Doctors of Podiatry Perform Free Foot Screening at Diabetes Event on November 3


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Pictured from L to R: Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health & Wellness Director; podiatry doctors, Anthony Tuccio, D.P.M. FACFAS, and Darrell Hoppes, D.P.M., doctor of podiatric medicine on the medical staff at WCA Hospital, will conduct a free foot screening during the WCA Diabetes event at WCA Hospital, 207 Foote Avenue, on November 3, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests are asked to register for the foot screening by calling 664-8677.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, October 26, 2015)—The WCA Hospital Diabetes Education Center team invites the community to attend the WCA Diabetes event, VOTE YES For Good Diabetes Health, Tuesday, November 3rd, which includes a free foot screening.  Podiatrists, Anthony Tuccio, D.P.M., FACFAS; and Darrell Hoppes, D.P.M., doctors of podiatric medicine, on the medical staff at WCA Hospital, will perform the free screening.  The foot screening will be conducted at WCA Hospital, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown.

The public is asked to register for the free foot screening before the event by calling Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health & Wellness Director, at (716) 664-8677. 

Dr. Tuccio and Dr. Hoppes provide care at the WCA Hospital Wound Care Center, located on the 3rd Floor of WCA.  The physicians will perform the screenings to identify individuals at risk for foot complications.  “Foot health is very important for people with diabetes since the condition is often linked to poor circulation and disease of the nerves,” said Dr. Hoppes.  “Our foot screening can help identify individuals who may be at risk for diabetic or debilitating foot complications.”

Darrell Hoppes, D.P.M., received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Medical Education degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania.  He is a practicing podiatric medicine physician provider at Podiatry Associates, located at 844 Fairmount Avenue, in Jamestown, New York.  He resides in Warren, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jessica.

Anthony Tuccio, D.P.M., FACFAS, received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine medical degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.  Dr. Tuccio is board-certified and received his fellowship from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association.  He is a practicing podiatric medicine physician provider at Podiatry Associates, located at 844 Fairmount Avenue, in Jamestown, New York. He resides in Jamestown, New York, with his wife, Kim.

The diabetes event on November 3rd from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at WCA Hospital, 207 Foote Avenue, will also include free blood pressure checks, cooking and tasting demonstrations, free fall risk assessments by the WCA physical therapy team, grip testing conducted by WCA Occupational Therapy, snacks, and giveaways.  The Jamestown YMCA exercise staff will present simple and easy exercise demonstrations.  Individuals are invited to take the type 2 diabetes risk test and register for the 16-week free workshop during the event and take home resources that help residents prevent or manage diabetes.  See the very latest in insulin pumps, glucose monitors, and treatments and meet WCA diabetes education team.  Guests can enter to win a sugar free gift tower door prize.  First 200 guests receive a free personalized tote bag! 

Kerry Mihalko, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and Donna Thor, diabetes education assistant, serve as full-time staff at the Center.  Wolf-Dieter Krahn, M.D., board-certified in family practice medicine, is the medical director for the WCA Diabetes Education Program, and Maureen Kohl, R.N., Nurse Manager serves as hospital leadership.

“If you are affected by diabetes, the American Diabetes Association® offers helpful tips for taking care of your feet,” said Kerry who has served the community as a certified diabetes educator for 15 years.  “Check and wash your feet every day.  Wear shoes and socks at all times and protect your feet from hot and cold temperatures.  It is recommended that you wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for five minutes, two or three times a day, to keep the blood flowing to your feet.”

About WCA Hospital Diabetes Education Center
The newly relocated WCA Diabetes Center offers front door handicap accessible parking; a spacious teaching classroom for individual sessions and group education forums; and wireless internet access for patients who wish to take notes electronically.  The American Diabetes Association recognizes WCA’s service as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education.  The program supports an excellent learning environment that teaches individuals skills which embrace nutrition and diet therapy; helpful tips on exercising your way to health; medication management including insulin pump therapy; preventing, detecting and reducing risks related to diabetes disease; healthy lifestyle behaviors; and caregiver and family support. 

For more exciting details about the open house at www.wcahospital.org or call Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital, (716) 664-8614.  Many insurance companies cover diabetes education; check with your insurance provider.  To learn more about the program, call (716) 485-7474 or visit us on the web at http://www.wcahospital.org/diabetesed.php.  For a new brochure describing the diabetes education program or to schedule an appointment, call (716) 485-7474.  For information on the WCA Hospital Wound Care Center go to http://www.wcahospital.org/woundcarecenter.php.

WCA Hospital, which celebrated its 130th year of service to the community on May 23, 2015, is accredited by The Joint Commission.  To discover all of the ways WCA Hospital cares for you, go to www.wcahospital.org.

 
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