Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic to Hold Foot Care Clinics

Posted: 9/6/2012

Foot Care Nurse Mandy Odegaard examines a patient’s feet.Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic will begin holding monthly foot care clinics starting in September. Cost per patient for each clinic is $30.

“We have a very popular foot care clinic offered every Tuesday at our hospital in Brookings,” said Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad. “We decided to offer the same services in our Arlington and White locations as outreach to help those patients receive their care locally and avoid a commute.”

The first foot care clinic date at Arlington Medical Center is Thursday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Subsequent 2012 Arlington clinic dates are Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

White Medical Clinic’s first foot care clinic will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with subsequent clinics scheduled for Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19.

The foot care clinics are led by Certified Foot Care Nurse Mandy Odegaard, who helps individuals who experience problems with bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses, nail fungus, and other foot-related issues.

Odegaard is available to perform screenings and assessments for circulation, sensation, nails, skin and shoes. In addition, she offers treatments such as trimming and filing toenails, grinding thickened nails, buffing corns and calluses, and moisturizing and massaging feet. She also provides education for patients on daily foot care, proper inspection methods, footwear selection, exercises and precautions to protect feet.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for one of the upcoming foot care clinics, call (605) 983-3283 for Arlington Medical Center or (605) 629-3333 for White Medical Clinic.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.