Higher Risk Foot Care

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Higher Risk Foot Care

This program provides a comprehensive lower limb and foot exam for patients with Diabetes and/or Peripheral Vascular Disease to determine their potential risk of foot complications secondary to Diabetes and/or PVD. A plan of care going forward is developed with the patient according to the results of the initial assessment and is reassessed ongoing by the patient's PCP/PEFHT Higher Risk Foot Clinic Nurse during subsequent foot exams to help patient understand how to manage and what to look for as conditions change.  Depending on acuity, patient is recalled for follow-up to ensure acute issues can be identified.

Ask about a referral to our Foot Care Clinic if you have any of the following:

  • Have poor circulation in your legs
  • Are diabetic


Our Foot Care nurses work collaboratively with:

  • Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
  • Our Wound Management Nurse
  • Our Diabetic Educator
  • Quinte Health Care Corporation (QHC)
  • Community services providers

Goals

The goals of the Foot Care Clinic are to:

  • Promote comfortable and safe mobility
  • Reduce the risk of skin breakdown, skin ulcers and toe or foot amputation
  • Improve your ability to manage your own foot care if possible
  • Provide competent foot care for eligible patients who are unable to manage their own foot care

Services

Our Foot Care Clinic Nurses will:

  • Monitor your skin condition and circulation
  • Provide foot care as needed
  • Review information with you about footwear
  • Refer you for pressure relief and orthotics as needed
  • Provide education to help you take care of your feet at home if appropriate
  • Arrange follow-up appointments or referrals as needed

Link of Interest

Foot Care - Canadian Diabetes Association

Location and Days of Operation

Harbourview Clinic
35 Bridge Street Suite 1, Picton, ON


Sandbanks Medical Centre
12 Prince Edward Drive, Wellington, ON

Contact Information

Denise Girard RN, Advanced Foot Care Nurse
613-476-0400 ext. 202
Thursday & Friday

Lisa Hedger RN, Advanced Foot Care Nurse
613-476-0400 ext. 202 (Picton)
613-399-1281 (Wellington)
Monday (Wellington) & Tuesday (Picton)