Dates Added for Brookings Foot Care Clinic

Posted: 4/25/2013

Foot Care Nurse Mandy Odegaard examines a patient’s feet. Foot care nurses will be available to help patients at the added foot care clinic dates this spring. Patients interested in setting an appointment can call (605) 696-9000. Brookings Health System’s popular foot care clinic has added spring dates in Brookings, SD.

In addition to the weekly Tuesday dates at Brookings Health System’s hospital, additional foot care clinics will be held on May 8, May 15 and June 13. Cost per patient is $30.

“Our foot care clinics in Brookings, SD; Arlington, SD; and White, SD are very popular,” said Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad. “We added additional spring dates in Brookings to accommodate the needs of our patients.”

The foot care clinic is led by a certified foot care nurse who helps individuals who experience problems with bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses, nail fungus, and other foot-related issues.

The foot care nurse 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 at the hospital, Arlington Medical Center, or White Medical Clinic, call Brookings Health System at (605) 696-9000.

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.