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Dermatology Diagnosis

Myron Bodman, DPM

A 12-year-old boy presented with painful cracks on both soles. You are the third doctor he and his parents have seen. The patient’s mother is upset that the rash keeps returning and the father is skeptical about healthcare providers who haven’t…

Israel Santander, DPM, and M. Joel Morse, DPM

A 55-year-old male presented with a three-month history of a single slow-growing red lesion to the medial aspect of the left fifth digit with notable albeit minimal pain. He is healthy and not of Eastern European descent, is immunocompetent (non-…

Joseph Vella, DPM

A 38-year-old African-American male presented to the clinic with a complaint of a painful callus on his left fifth digit. On examination, however, there was a large nevus with irregular borders on the back of his right heel. Upon questioning, the…

Myron Bodman, DPM

Good medical practice is all about prevention. Early detection of simple disorders can lead to prevention of secondary complications as well as a reduction in healthcare costs.

Melissa Chrisman, DPM, and William D. Fishco, DPM, FACFAS

A 46-year-old female patient presented to the Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Department in Phoenix with the complaint of multiple painful sores on her right foot that drain occasionally. She reported having problems with her foot for the past…

Mark Couture, DPM

A 64-year-old male presents to the clinic complaining of dry, flaky skin between his toes with noticeable redness. This has been present for at least a week. He denies pruritus and has not scratched in between his toes. There is no history of…

Myron Bodman, DPM, and Andrew Mekhail, BS

We recently examined a patient who complained of discolored legs. She was 92 years of age and had discolored shins with multiple white and black lesions that began when she was 60 years of age.

The patient reported growing up in rural…

By Joseph Vella, DPM

An 88-year-old African-American female presented to the clinic for a diabetic foot checkup. As I was obtaining the patient’s medical history, she brought attention to a large nodule on her anterior right shin. It had been present for a while but…

Mike Casteel, DPM, and Lawrence G. Karlock, DPM, FACFAS

A middle-aged male patient with diabetes presented to our service for bilateral blue fifth toes with evidence of gangrene. The patient said the color change started about one week prior. He denied any history of trauma to his feet or recent…

Kristine Hoffman DPM, FACFAS, and Yvonne Weber, DPM, FACFAS

A 57-year-old male presented to our clinic with pain and blue discoloration to his right hallux of one month’s duration. The patient, a mechanic, noted that the pain was greatest at night and improved slightly when he was ambulating at work. The…

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