Advanced Wound Healing Institute
Dr. Kevin Lam * Dr. Drew Chapman
Dr. Isin Mustafa * Dr. Patrick Bartholomew
Dr. Sahiba Singh * Dr. Lori DeBlasi
Dr. Joseph Altepeter * Dr. Karan Malani * Dr. Robert Bello
Welcome to the Family Foot & Leg Center Opened in 2005 by Dr. Kevin Lam
as the premier center for foot / ankle medical & surgical care.
For people with diabetes, having too much sugar or glucose in the blood for prolonged periods can cause some serious complications, including lower extremity problems.
Long-term high blood sugar can cause diabetic neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that can occur throughout the body but most often in the legs and feet.
What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?
- Darkened skin on the affected area
- Loss of hair in the area
- Decreased sense of hot or cold
- Tingling sensation
If diabetic neuropathy leads to DFU, watch out for
- Discharge or pus
- Foul smell
- Skin discoloration
Go to a podiatrist or a foot doctor at least once or twice a year, whether or not you think you have a foot issue. A comprehensive foot examination will determine the risk factors that may result in foot ulcers or worse, consequent foot amputation.
Wound Care - what Podiatrists do
to save your feet
**There are approximately 29 million people with diabetes in the US and it is estimated that 1 in people over the age of 65 have diabetes. Over the next 20 years, it is expected that this problem is only going to get worse.
When peripheral neuropathy develops, the incidence of ulcer formation increases. The 3-year mortality for people with diabetes increases from 13% to 28% with an ulcer. Following a lower extremity amputation, the 5-year mortality increases to 60%.
Diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation and mortality, and thus, it is very important to prevent them.
At Family Foot and Leg Center, we offer advanced wound care for your feet and legs.
Our doctors are well-trained from residency in conservative and advanced wound care options from simple debridement to advance grafting and flap techniques.
9 convenient locations throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota Counties
give us a call AT: (239) 430 3668 option 2
or use our patient portal
We keep you walking.
We welcome you as a patient to our podiatry practice in Florida. We currently have 8 locations across Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties, We are grateful that you have chosen us as your complete foot and lower leg care center.
advanced healing technologies
At FFLC, we use advanced wound healing technologies to help keep patients out of the hospital and onto healing.
- Faster recovery time
- Better results
- Improved long-term outlook
- Optimal quality of life
We use in-office advanced wound healing products from Organogenesis
We help you heal faster without the need of going to a hospital where risk of catching MRSA may be higher.
If a hospital or facility surgery is necessary we offer ultrasound debridement,
split thickness grafting, full thickness grafting, muscle and vascular flap techniques.
We have several locations from Collier, Lee, & Charlotte Counties to serve your foot and ankle needs:
730 Goodlette Road
FFLC North Naples
840 111th avenue north
21401 Corkscrew Village Lane Suite 4
FFLC Cape coral
530 S.E. 16th place, Suite A
Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Offloading – taking away the pressure by putting pads around the area; surgical options
- Antibiotics to control infections
- Wound care – cleaning out the dead tissue to allow the wound to heal
- Restoration of blood circulation for PAD (peripheral artery disease) – along with vascular specialists
- Administration of activated collagen
- Skin flaps, skin grafts, and/or skin substitutes with growth factors to help in healing
- Tendo-Achilles lengthening
- Advise patient on proper shoe wear, inspection of feet everyday, medical management of diabetes, proper nutrition
- Follow-up with a podiatrist at least every 6 months, sooner if you have pre-ulcerative lesions on your feet / lower extremities
**There are approximately 29 million people with diabetes in the US and it is estimated that 25% people over the age of 65 have diabetes. Over the next 20 years, it is expected that this problem is only going to get worse.
The 3-year mortality for people with diabetes increases from 13% to 28% with an ulcer. Following a lower extremity amputation, the 5-year mortality increases to 60%.
Diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation and mortality, and thus, it is very important to prevent them. At Family Foot and Leg Center, we offer advanced wound care for your feet and legs. Our doctors are well trained from residency in conservative and advanced wound care options from simple debridement to advance grafting and flap techniques.
If you have a foot, ankle, leg, knee wound, do not delay.
Schedule an appointment at any of our 8 offices in Florida across Lee, Charlotte, and Collier county
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Call Today: 239 430 3668 (FOOT)
Self Service # (239) 420-7170
Fax: 239 692 9436
Super friendly staff, knowledgeable doctor. If you have a problem with your foot Jake Powers is the doctor to see.
After a successful cure from a knee injury, I'm glad that one of my extended family member sought consultation from Dr. Dunleavy at the Fort Myers FFLC and is now absolutely fine. The patient had a bunion in the left foot which needed to be removed. He underwent the painless and scar free Bunionectomy at FFLC. We thank the specialized podiatrist panel of FFLC and recommend the center for anyone with conditions of the foot and leg.