From routine checkups to foot and ankle surgery, Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, P.C., is equipped to handle all of your podiatric needs. In addition to years of clinical experience, modern diagnostic techniques are ultilized to identify complex foot and ankle conditions.
1. We are dedicated to utilizing the most modern medical technology and equipment available to treat our patients.
2. We are committed to efficiency for our patients and ensure that your appointment runs on time.
3. We understand the medical team approach to your care and make every effort to communicate with your primary care physician.
Common conditions we treat:
We are continuously looking for ways to improve the quality of care we provide as well as helping you understand your diagnosis and treatment regimen. At Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, we have built a state of the art facility hidden within a comfortable and relaxed environment. With the changing digital world, we stay current with the latest in diagnostic tools and equipment like:
Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound (MSK)
MSK provides a quick and painless aid to diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue and bony injury and/or pathology. You receive an immediate treatment without being referred for an expensive and often uncomfortable diagnostic study. Pathologies in which ultrasound has proven beneficial include but are not limited to: plantar fascia tears and inflammation, tendonitis tears and ruptures, cysts, neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, ligament strains and tears, ankle sprains and strains, foreign bodies, stress fractures, muscle injuries and rupture.
On-site Digital Radiography
Our digital xray system eliminates the old fashion film and places your xrays on a computer that can be viewed at any time. This gives us the ability to manipulate the views allowing for better diagnosis of problems that could be overlooked with regular film xrays. These xrays can easily be shared with referring doctors or family by placing them on a CD which can be viewed on any computer.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
We utilize the most advanced medical documentation system to document your visit and to keep your primary care doctor well informed of your condition. This electronic medical record system insures permanent storage and instant recall of your medical history and treatment while insuring patient privacy and confidentiality.
Online Appointments/Scheduling Requests
We know you live a busy life and sometimes going to the foot doctor is the last thing on your mind. So, we want to make scheduling appointments as convenient as possible. You can go to our website anytime, day or night, to request an appointment to see Dr. Lockwood.
Doppler Vascular Testing
The probe of the machine shoots sound waves at the red blood cells in the artery, and the speed of the red blood cells is measured by noting how quickly the sound waves bounce back off the blood cells towards the Doppler probe. The test works because if there is vascular disease, the blood vessels are more constricted, which causes the speed of the red blood cells to go down, giving a different read-out on the Doppler machine. The test is completely painless. Diabetics, smokers, the elderly, and anyone else with circulation concerns should be considered for this sort of vascular testing.
PADnet is a diagnostic test that can provide early detection of Peripheral Arterial Disease, known as P.A.D. PADnet detects blockages in arteries and the quality of blood flow using pulse volume recordings and segmental blood pressure measurements. The results from this test will allow your doctor to determine the best treatment options.