Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 2, 2010
Dr. Dane Ulett, a board certified podiatric surgeon with Village Podiatry Centers presented an educational lecture to Oglethorpe University students at the Emerson Student Center in Atlanta on March 16. The lecture, “Your Foundation for Life: Foot & Ankle Health,” focused on the podiatry profession and lower extremity healthcare.
The event attendees included aspiring medical students and students active in various sports. Dr. Ulett discussed the training of a podiatric surgeon and provided medical information on common foot and ankle ailments and injuries, as well as preventive care. He included a discussion of diabetes, a rapidly growing disease among all ages, which may negatively impact lower extremity health due to peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Ulett, a practicing physician and surgical instructor, encouraged the students to have an awareness of when to see a doctor and not to take their foot health for granted. “Young adults often ignore foot pain and continue activities despite suffering injuries that can seriously damage joints or tendons. My goal is to use community lectures to educate about the value of good foot health for a life time of mobility,” said Dr. Ulett. “I also hope to inspire students to consider the field of podiatry, a vital medical specialty for treating all ages.”
About Village Podiatry Centers
Village Podiatry Centers is the largest foot and ankle surgical practice in the southeast with 27 physicians in 24 locations serving metro Atlanta and the Macon region. Comprehensive treatment and surgery are provided for all conditions and injuries. The physicians staff 20 hospitals and three dedicated foot and ankle surgery centers. Village Podiatry Centers employ more than 150 support staff managing clinical and administrative operations. The corporate headquarters is located in Smyrna, Georgia. More information can be found at http://www.villagepodiatrycenters.com
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