Podiatrist Joins FCHC Medical Group
Imad Attar, DPM, has joined the FCHC Medical Group and the FCHC Medical Staff as an Active Staff member. Dr. Attar is accepting patients of all ages in his FCHC Podiatry office, located in the North Medical Office Building, Suite G-04, 725 South Shoop Ave., Wauseon. To schedule an appointment, call his office at 419-330-2638.
Dr. Attar received his Medical Degree from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine, Glendale, Arizona. His post graduate Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency was performed at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan.
“I’m originally from Michigan, and I trained at both a community hospital as well as in a large academic, tertiary care hospital,” says Dr. Attar. “I am very comfortable with the rural setting of Fulton County Health Center and feel quite fortunate to be joining the community here.”
“My first exposure to podiatry was when my mother had bunion surgery,” says Dr. Attar. “I became very interested in the field and shadowed a podiatrist when I was in college.” He says he played recreational sports when he was younger, so he is able to relate to athletes and their sports injuries.
“My philosophy is to improve the quality of life of my patients through preventative
measures first, followed by early detection and conservative strategies,” says Dr. Attar. “As a last resort I will use surgery if and when it is necessary.”
He says the most common type of patients who visit a podiatrist are those individuals who are middle aged to elderly and have developed foot problems over the years. “There are also ankle problems that I manage and treat such as sprains, heal pain from Achilles tendonitis, or even bone spurs on the back of the heal. Sprains and fractures are common with young athletes and weekend warriors.”
FCHC Podiatry offers a variety of services in the office which include diabetic foot care, wound care, removal of ingrown toenails, steroid injections, prescription for diabetic shoes, and fracture management. In addition, Dr. Attar performs other surgical options in FCHC’s Surgery Department. These include correction of bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel spurs, fusion of arthritic joints, and fracture management.
On a personal note, Dr. Attar has performed a variety of volunteer community service projects relating to Podiatry. These include providing podiatric medical care to individuals in homeless shelters, fit screenings for Special Olympic athletes, and podiatric medical care to individuals in a running store. He enjoys traveling to new destinations and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Attar is also an avid sports fan and loves to watch and follow the Detroit Lions, Pistons and Arsenal.
Common Medical Conditions Treated at FCHC Podiatry
- Ankle Pain
- Arthritic Conditions
- Bunions and Hammertoes
- Corns and Calluses
- Wound Care Including Diabetic Foot Care (including Foot Ulcers/Wounds)
- Flat Feet
- Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
- Ingrown and Fungus Nails
- Sprains and Fractures
- Gait and Balance Issues Related to Feet
- Tendonitis Foot and Ankle
- Warts and Neuromas
- Surgical Interventions
- Sports Injuries
- Orthotic Inserts
For More Information
Dr. Attar is accepting patients of all ages in his FCHC Podiatry office, located in the North Medical Office Building, Suite G-04, 725 South Shoop Ave., Wauseon. To schedule an appointment, call his office at 419-330-2638 or visit www.fchcpodiatry.org.