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By Clark Podiatry Center
July 07, 2020

Last month, we announced we were reopening for all of our podiatry services. Our priority for keeping our patients and staff healthy has remained the same. Among our requirements and safety guidelines, we kindly ask that you please wear a mask. The CDC continues to stress the importance of face coverings. They help to protect not only you but also our community. The team at Clark Podiatry Center joins our nation’s efforts to see fewer people impacted by COVID-19.

Why do I need to wear a mask?

Even if you don’t think you have symptoms of COVID-19, you still may be putting your loved ones at risk. There are cases where people have little or no symptoms of the virus, but they still pass it on. Help to protect your health and the health of the staff by wearing a face covering. While we are limiting the number of guests that can accompany each patient, a mask is requested.

How do I know if I’m wearing my mask the right way?

Visit the CDC’s website to learn more about face coverings. The first step is to wash your hands thoroughly and only to wear a clean mask. You then want to make sure you are covering your mouth and nose, and the cloth is secure under your chin. Lastly, your mask should fit well around the sides of your face.

Are cloth face coverings the same as the ones in the doctor’s office?

No, medical staff and first responders use PPE (personal protective equipment). Examples include N95 respirators, in addition to surgical masks. These critical supplies should only be reserved for this group, as they are in high-risk situations.

We remain at your service for your foot and ankle needs. Telemedicine appointments are available if you are more comfortable with this option. If you have any questions or urgent concerns, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? It’s another opportunity to show how we love and care for the men in our lives. It starts by checking in and asking some of the tough questions. It looks like tagging along for a doctor’s visit. Caring for the men in our lives is shown by telling them they don’t have to stay in pain while walking. The team at Clark Podiatry Center is here to help. Here’s how you can do your part: 

Ask about health maintenance

Scheduling regular appointments is a great practice and encourage healthy living. It is important to have check-ins with health professionals to monitor — and adjust. For men with diabetes, regular appointments can mean the difference between the early signs of an ulcer or a worsening infection.

Become a health ally

You may need to help with finding a doctor or scheduling an appointment. You may also need to drive your husband, or son, brother, or dad to the appointment. Whatever it takes — show the men in your life that you value their health and are committed to journeying with them. Being a health ally also provides accountability.

Don’t ignore the pain

From your head to your toes, pain is not normal. It shouldn’t be accepted — or ignored. We appreciate the men in our lives, and we don’t want them to have lives filled with pain that can be treated. When it comes to discomfort while moving around, contact a podiatrist. We’re here to help determine the cause of the pain and find ways to reduce it or remove it completely.

Thank you for your patience and support over these past months. We’re pleased to share we are now accepting all podiatry appointments. We are taking the necessary steps to remain vigilant and protect our patients and staff. Telemedicine appointments are also still available. If you have any questions or urgent concerns, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

By Clark Podiatry Center
May 12, 2020

Having a difficult time talking with your children about COVID-19? It’s OK. We understand. For something that many adults are still trying to process, this experience can be even more complicated for children. The team at Clark Podiatry Center wants to support you during this time. Here are a few suggestions for starting your conversation with our youngest community members. The CDC offers a helpful resource.

Focus on facts — not fear

The CDC provides regular updates, including new symptoms and recommendations on how to prevent the spread of germs. Use reliable and trusted sources to talk about the virus with your children. Avoid social media accounts that haven’t been verified or recommended by your local officials.

Provide practical ways to help

Everyone is doing their part to protect their neighbors from COVID-19. It includes first responders, delivery and service members, teachers, and other community members. Encourage your children to record a “thank you” video for their teacher. Help your children pick a favorite song that helps them wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Teach your child how to cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing.

Share how adults will keep them safe

Reassuring children that they are safe is important. Talk with your children about the brave men and women who are working tirelessly to protect people from the virus and find a cure. Sharing with your children how adults are here to help and provide safe ways to move and play is a great step in the right direction. Find age-appropriate videos or research online to help with your conversation.

As a reminder, we ask that appointments only be made for emergencies such as infections or injuries and high-risk patients. A person with diabetes or severe circulatory issues is considered in this group. If you have any questions or urgent concerns, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. For concerns about your children, The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

By Clark Podiatry Center
April 06, 2020
Category: Exercise

Times are a bit different right now. As community members practice social distancing to protect their neighbors, people are staying inside much more. On beautiful days, they’re safely taking advantage of fresh air and being outdoors. The team at Clark Podiatry Center is on your side during this new season of our lives. We’re also here to provide some helpful, fun ways to enjoy the fresh air.

Stretching and reflecting

Whether you have a spacious backyard or a small balcony, we encourage you to step outside. Enjoy the fresh air. Bring your mat, a towel, some music, and even a cup of coffee. Take time to stretch and reflect. If you have exercise plans, stretching is even more important. Prepare your body for the day.

Walking and talking

Even if it’s a quick trip to the mailbox, practice social distancing and give a friend a call. You can use this time to check in on a friend who may be new to working from home or homeschooling children. Walking is also an effective yet gentle way of exercising. Always be sure to wear shoes when going outside — even if you’re grabbing the mail.

Playing and staying

Step outside and bring a game of chess — or your favorite puzzle. You don’t need much space to take on your favorite activities. Doing your favorite things on a sunny day can become even more exciting. If you have roommates or live with family members, invite them to join in on a game or activity. Do your part to keep everyone involved in getting a little fresh air each day.

If you have any questions or urgent concerns, make an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. At this time, we ask that appointments only be made for emergencies such as infections or injuries and for high-risk patients. This includes people with diabetes and severe circulatory issues. Our office is located in Clark, New Jersey; call us at (732) 382-3470. For concerns about your children, The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

 

Many families have older relatives living in their homes. This multi-generational experience is different for every family, but it requires involvement. As kids now do schoolwork from home and parents continue their 9-5 jobs online, older relatives are also practicing social distancing. How do you consider them during this time? The Clark Podiatry Center has some practical ways to keep everyone involved.

Invite a new workout buddy

While a senior may move differently, physical activity is a benefit for everyone. Since you’ve moved your gym routine to your home, invite another person to tag along. Be open to modifying exercises or taking it slower than your usual pace. The invitation will be welcoming — even if they choose to simply cheer you on.

Respect their space

With the whole family home all at once, this may be overwhelming. Set boundaries and schedules to allow for all family members to have time to be alone or join the family for group activities like meals. For older relatives, this may mean being sensitive to their eating schedule or when they need additional rest. Be considerate of loud noises.

Stay on schedule

After many days at home, one day can feel like the next. If you’ve established schedules with older relatives, keep them. Check their feet often, provide meals on time, and find a safe, creative way for exercise. Also, pay attention to any changes in their feet or indicators of discomfort. If your loved ones have diabetes, encourage regular glucose checks and healthy eating. Continue to provide support.

If you have any questions or urgent concerns, make an appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. To practice social distancing, we ask that appointments only be made for emergencies such as infections or injuries and for high-risk patients. This includes people with diabetes and severe circulatory issues. Our office is located in Clark, New Jersey; call us at (732) 382-3470. For concerns about your children, The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.





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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470