In fact, of the 29 million people who have diabetes in the United States, it is estimated that 8 million are unaware they have it.
“Our practice sees many patients who initially come to us with advanced diabetes and need the care of an experienced podiatrist,” Dr. R. says. Rudolph Anderson, Jr., DPM, FAPWCA is also part of the Alexandria office.
Shirley Tinner of Falls Church has had diabetes for 40 years.“ Dr. R. has been my doctor for the past 25 years. He really looks after me and gives me good advice,” she says.
Shirley has neuropathy in her feet and was recently referred to Dr. Anderson for a diabetic foot examination. Dr. Anderson consulted with Dr. R. about her medication and developed a plan for treatment.
Diabetic neuropathy can damage nerves in the legs and feet, causing pain and numbness. In addition, a patient with neuropathy may not notice or feel cuts, ulcers or sores on their feet, which can become infected and may ultimately require amputation of the limb. “That’s why aggressive treatment early on is so important,” says Dr. Anderson.
“It’s convenient that Dr. R. and my podiatrist are in the same office. I’m disabled and my daughter has to bring me to my doctors’ appointments on her day off from work. It saves time for us, having to make just one trip to see both doctors. Plus, I also can have my lab work done there,” says Shirley.
The staff at the Alexandria practice coordinates appointment schedules for patients for greater convenience. “The more we can make care seamless and coordinated, the better it is for our patients,” says Dr. R.
Convenient. Coordinated. Excellent Care for Diabetes.
At the Alexandria practice of the VHC Physician Group, we’ve combined primary care physicians with many of the specialists you might need in one convenient location. Our practice offers:
- Primary care physicians
- Specialists, including colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, podiatrists and urologists
- In-house lab services
- Electronic Health Record shared by all clinicians in the VHC Physician Group, resulting in safe, seamless, coordinated care
- Online appointment scheduling for established patients
- Patient Portal for online access to personal electronic medical records
Accepting new patients. Call 703.DIALVHC (342.5842).
1600 N. Beauregard St. | Suite 300 | Alexandria, VA 22311